Northwestern University’s Residential Services helps build a community environment for students through housing-related services, intentional learning opportunities and residential settings that include residence halls, residential communities, and residential colleges. Learn more about the Residential Services department and the Residential Community and Support team here: https://www.northwestern.edu/living/index.html
Pay: The pay range for the Area Coordinator position is $57,000 to $60,000, depending on experience, skills, and internal equity.
Area Coordinators (ACs) work with the Residential Services team to foster an inclusive residential environment that fulfills the mission, vision, and goals of Residential Services and the Division of Student Affairs. ACs are 12-month, full-time, master’s required, live-out staff members who are responsible for the overall management of residential areas of up to 2,500 residents. The AC reports to an Assistant Director in Residential Life. This position includes working with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty in a competitive academic environment.
(40%)Directly supervise and facilitate training and development of 4 full-time Resident Directors, indirectly supervise 4 Assistant Resident Directors (graduate students), and indirectly supervise up to 70 Resident Assistants.
(20%)Serve as a member of the Area Leadership Team for two residential areas, ensure the successful implementation of the Area Model through the RD and RA roles. Support and design accountability of area stakeholders on a regular basis and aid in information flow between these individuals.
(15%) Support the efforts of the area council, including ensuring supportive advising and coordinated community development efforts by the Resident Directors and Assistant Resident Directors
(5%)Develop meaningful relationships with students by providing opportunities for growth and development, directing students to campus resources, providing additional support as needed, and serving as an active presence in the community
(5%)Assist with the operational functioning of two residential areas housing up to 2,500 total students
(5%)Participate in an on-call rotation, serving 5,000 residential students, and perform student support responsibilities 24/7/365
Master's degree in Higher Education or similar program
Must possess excellent interpersonal communication, organization, administration skills and experience as well as a commitment to social justice and student development
A minimum of 2 years full time post-masters experience in residential life, housing, student activities, or student affairs
Experience supervising paraprofessional staff in residential life, housing, student activities, or student affairs
Intermediate knowledge or work processing, spreadsheets, email, and database software programs.
Experience supervising professional and/or graduate level staff
Prior work experience working closely with faculty members in a residential setting
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Professional Growth and Development:Northwestern supports employee career development in all circumstances whether your workspace is on campus or at home. If you’re interested in developing your professional potential or continuing your formal education, we offer a variety of tools and resources. Visit us at https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/learning/index.html to learn more.
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Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.