The Residence Life Office department at Penn State University is looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to join the Central Staff team. Penn State and Residence Life are committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. The Residence Life Office is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive living-learning community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth. We strive to enable residents to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and their community.
The Area Coordinator is a vital part of the team in helping to continue the vision and mission of the department. They are responsible to an Assistant Director of Residence Life for supervising a staff of up to five Coordinators, as well as overseeing the daily activities of a residence hall area, housing up to 4,400 students.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Supervise a portion of the summer school program.
Respond to and follow-up on student conflicts and crisis situations.
Share duty responsibilities as needed.
Oversee area student conduct case adjudication.
Assist with one or two of the following tasks: area/department newsletter, professional staff training, diversity initiatives, social media/digital marketing, admissions and print media, podcasting and online education.
Depending on the location, implement programs and activities for a variety of environments including first-year experience, sororities, academic/theme focused, apartments, graduate student and family living.
This is not a live-in position; required to be part of an on-call duty rotation and live within 15 miles and 20 minutes of campus. Driver's license preferred.
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.
Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
The position requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience. The successful candidate must possess an understanding of college student development theory as well as excellent communications skills, writing skills, and supervisory experience. In addition, excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, and outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with other departments are necessary.
This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.
As a Residence Life professional at Penn State you will work in an exciting atmosphere with opportunities for professional
development and working closely with campus partners. Residence Life is committed to the development of a safe and
inclusive living-learning community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth. We strive to enable residents
to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and their communities.