Fully furnished, one-bedroom apartment with all amenities included and laundry in the unit; full-meal plan (19 meals a week); reserved parking; benefits
The Area Coordinator (AC) is a live-in, full-time professional responsible for the development and promotion of community engagement and residential education at Lynn University. This individual will provide leadership and support for all initiatives, services, and efforts offered by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Efforts will support the mission of the University and the goals of the Division of Student Affairs. This individual will work closely with students, parents, and all stakeholders to foster a positive residential living community. This is a 12-month, full-time, live-in position with on-call responsibilities.
Essential Role andResponsibilities
Serve as the primary administrator for assigned residential facilities, including management of the facility, community building, housing assignments, staff supervision, and student advocacy and support.
Provide direct supervision, evaluation, and support to para-professional Senior Resident Assistants (SRAs) and Resident Assistants (RAs). Hold SRAs and RAs accountable for deadlines for all position requirements such as weekly reports, programming requirements/paperwork, bulletin boards, door decorations, and postings.
Serve as an advisor to the entire staff.
Hold weekly individual meetings with SRAs and RAs assigned to residential facilities of responsibility.
Effectively facilitate groups in a variety of settings, lead effective weekly staff meetings, give clear direction, and motivate staff to develop to the best of their ability.
Conduct staff appraisals twice a year in addition to giving ongoing feedback that is timely and appropriate.
Administer staff training during fall and spring semesters and assess the needs of staff and continue to provide adequate training on an ongoing basis.
Develop and facilitate community development models in your area to meet the needs and interests of the residents, and that also encourages residential involvement.
Document all inappropriate behavior and provide constructive feedback in a timely manner.
Serve as a conduct review officer for alleged violations of University policy and the Code of Conduct as assigned by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Follow through with all aspects of the conduct review process for each case assigned.
Serve in the departmental on-call rotation and respond as appropriate.
Maintain a high level of awareness regarding the facilities of the assigned residence hall/area, including submitting and following up on work orders, communicating building updates to students and overseeing the damage process for the residence hall/area, and maintaining accurate records.
Assist with routine safety procedures including fire drills, health and safety checks, and hurricane preparedness. Report and address issues associated with these to the direct supervisor.
Identify, provide assistance, and follow up with residents who have personal, academic, and/or social issues or concerns.
Address behavioral concerns as well as roommate conflicts in a timely and effective manner and provide leadership and support in this area.
Serve as a University “First Responder” for crisis situations, requiring availability and presence during hurricanes and other disasters as identified by the University.
Professionalism The Area Coordinator is a professional staff member at the University. As such, this individual will maintain a high level of professionalism including, but not limited to behavior, attire, and representation of self and the University at all times. Additionally, it is expected that this team member:
Follow through with all responsibilities and communications in a timely manner.
Keep accurate records of events, programs, budgets, evaluations, etc.
Complete the appropriate assessments of programs and functions.
Develop appropriate, professional relationships with students and colleagues (internal and external).
Work collaboratively with all areas of the University and serve as a resource for the campus community.
Maintain appropriate boundaries with students.
Embrace an open-door approach to communicating with students to assist with ideas, issues, and concerns relating to Student Affairs, individual development, and programs/services.
This position requires some evening and weekend hours to fulfill position responsibilities.
This position is a live-on position within a residential facility on campus.
This position has on-call responsibilities that require visibility and presence on campus for immediate response.
Maintain professional conduct and ethical behavior at all times.
Assist with departmental assessment of services, programs, and effectiveness.
Maintain and establish policies and procedures for the department.
Assist with campus-wide programming efforts as needed, as well as major divisional and institutional initiatives.
Serve on University committees and task forces.
Administer all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Preferred Requirements The Office of Housing and Residence Life seeks a high-energy, student-centered professional, who is ambitious, innovative, forward-thinking, and works well on a team. For consideration, this individual must minimally possess:
An earned master's degree in higher education, or equivalent, from an accredited institution.
Direct practical experience within the field of housing and residence life within an institution of higher education.
Strong relationship-building skills, working with individuals of diverse communities and cultures.
A firm understanding and knowledge of student development theory.
Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
A demonstrated passion for developing students in the higher education setting.
Ability to effectively resolve conflict and manage crisis and emergency situations as well as an ability to foster a cooperative environment.
Ability to promote collaboration and teamwork, and involve stakeholders in the decision-making process.
Proven commitment to diversity, and equal opportunity, as well as the academic, intellectual, and social development of all students.
Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida, with nearly 3,400 students from over 100 countries. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Lynn for its innovation, international students and value. Lynn's NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 25 national titles, its Conservatory of Music features a world-renowned faculty of performers, and its nationally recognized Institute for Achievement and Learning empowers students with learning differences.
Lynn University is once again one of the nation's Great Colleges to Work For®, according to a survey conducted by ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm. The results, released in The Chronicle of Higher Education, names Lynn an Honor Roll institution for ranking at the top of nine categories among four-year institutions with 3,000 to 9,999 students. Lynn's third consecutive time receiving honor roll status!
As a Lynn employee, you will help us build a better world with our students. Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Area Coordinator.