Area Coordinator

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first_imgResponsibilities Qualifications The successful candidate will possess: experience in leadership development and team building;experience in student crisis response and support;conflict resolution, mediation, and dialogue facilitationskills;experience with and commitment to supporting diverse,equitable, and inclusive communities; direct experience in DEI workis desirable;innovative programming experience in the areas of wellness,community building, and personal development is desirable;strong people skills, a friendly and approachable demeanor, andthe ability to calmly de-escalate difficult situations;the ability to work independently with self-motivation &flexibility while at the same time the ability to work positively& collaboratively as a member of a highly-developed,enthusiastic professional team;proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite; understandingof internet for marketing and website updating (WordPressdesirable); ability to quickly learn additional specialized collegesoftware/databases, including StarRez;strong attention to detail & strong organizationskills;experience and/or education in residential life, orientation,or a related student affairs area; knowledge of college studentdevelopment theory and practice is desirable;bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related experience,or equivalent education & experience. Equal Employment Opportunity Conditions of Employment Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination,Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusivecommunity where members from all backgrounds can live, learn andthrive. These are year-round, live-on, administrative positions. Inaddition to the college’s standard benefits package, each AreaCoordinator is provided with a furnished apartment adjacent tocampus, as well as a 14-meal plan during academic periods. Theposition is in job group 3-A; salary begins at $40,000. The salaryrange has some flexibility, commensurate with experience.Office space, shared with student residential leaders, is providedwithin the correlated residential area; standard office hours areTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 5pm-10pm; Fridays & Saturdays5pm-2am; some additional hours will be required for central officemeetings, programming, etc., and hours may change during academicbreak periods.In their cover letter, applicants are encouraged to indicate ifthey are interested in one of the first-year-focused positions, oneof the upperclass-focused positions, or both. We especially welcomeapplications from members of groups traditionally underrepresentedin the field.Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021 and will continueuntil the positions are filled. Target start date is July 1,2021. Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institutionlocated in the Berkshires of northwestern Massachusetts with accessto Albany, Burlington (VT), Boston, New York City, and Montreal.Distinguished by a reputation for outstanding, inclusive teachingand scholarship, academic excellence, and exceptional alumniloyalty, the college is committed to building and supporting adiverse learning community of approximately 2,100undergraduates.We are pleased to announce four newly created opportunities forArea Coordinators, who will be responsible for supporting students’residential experience on campus, as members of the ResidentialLife & Housing (RLH) team within the Office of Campus Life(OCL) . These positions, as well as the college’s newinitiatives around TAPSI Housing (theme/affinity/program/specialinterest), are in response to Williams’ strategic planning process,specifically in the areas of Learning Beyond the Classroom and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusio n.Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience andits culture through the diversity of its faculty and staff. Ourexpectation is that the successful candidates will excel at workingin a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race,ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexualorientation, and religion. The Area Coordinators are front-line, highly-visible,student-facing roles focused on supporting students and residentialstudent leaders through a four-year developmental arc ofresidential living and learning at Williams. The positions requiresignificant interaction with students as well as with colleagues inseveral departments across campus, including but not limited toFacilities, Accessible Education, Dining Services, the Davis Center(multicultural/intercultural center), Campus Safety Services, andthe Dean of Students’ Office.Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Opening Details assist in training, supervising, and mentoring studentresidential leaders;create and execute a set of developmental residential programsthat focus on 1) health & wellness, 2) community building, and3) personal development;support and advise residential student leaders on communitybuilding initiatives and programmingsupport and advise residential student leaders and studentswith conflict resolution using restorative practices andmediation;work closely with residential student leaders to track allaspects of residential operations, including administrative tasksand housing plans and expectations;meet regularly with the correlated residential studentleadership team members, individually and as a group, to build& maintain positive collaborative relationships with the AreaCoordinator and across the team;escalate issues as needed, to be followed up on by OCL staff orthe correlated Class Dean (or by CSS in emergencies);support and assist the Assistant Director for HousingOperations with housing check-in & check-out, including keydistribution/collection and room condition reports; following up onarea damages; housing assignment/lottery processes; housingaccommodation requests; student storage program logistics;serve in the Area Coordinator On-Call Rotation for after-hours& weekend support, to help resolve situations and provideemergency and crisis support for a variety of situations, includingmental health distress, health issues, noise complaints,maintenance issues, etc.; will involve coming to campus asneeded;two of the four positions: focus on first-year residentiallife; support and assist the Dean of First-Year Students withpreparing & executing first-year orientation and first-yearexperience programming;two of the four positions: focus on upperclass residentiallife; support and advise the college’s new TAPSI program;assist with and support programming efforts of the broader OCLteam, Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification ofbackground information submitted by the applicant, including thecompletion of a criminal record check, and education whenapplicable.last_img

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