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Area Coordinator

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

-This position is open until filled, but a review of applications will begin on January 17, 2018. -The application requires candidates to provide names and contact information of at least three (3) current references. -Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.

Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Non-Exempt
Salary Grade / Rank 6NC
Min Salary 36234
Max Salary 52912
Branch of Service Non Classified
AA / ADA Statement

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to inclusion and to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

Position Information

Position Title Area Coordinator
Department Name Residential Life and Housing
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Scheduled Work Week / Hours / Area

Full-time, 35 Hours/Week calendar year position, Live-In position

Academic or Calendar Year Calendar
Number of Employees Supervised 5-9
Position Overview

Direct and administer a comprehensive student personnel and management program in a residential area comprising of two to three residence halls. Provide day-to-day leadership, supervision and service in the assigned area. Serve in leadership role in one of three departmental functions (Staff Selection, Training & Development; Community, & Program Development or First Year Residential Experience). Provide crisis intervention support to on-call staff.

Founded in 1854, Rhode Island College (RIC) is a public, coeducational college in Providence, Rhode Island. Located on an 180-acre campus, the College has a student body of 9,000: 7,518 undergraduates and 1,482 graduate students. RIC has six (6) residence halls which house 1,194 undergraduate students. The RIC on-campus community strives to meet students’ academic, developmental, and social needs. Our six (6) residence halls offering traditional corridor- and suite-style housing, the program supports a community based on personal responsibility, where there is an appreciation of individual differences and a respect for individual rights. Residential Life and Housing provides facilities that are designed to be safe, clean, comfortable, and conducive to student learning. The staff offers a wide variety of activities and events to provide opportunities for student interaction, development, and leadership.

Primary Purpose

Direct and administer a comprehensive student personnel and management program in a residential area comprising of two to three residence halls. Provide day-to-day leadership, supervision and service in the assigned area. Serve in leadership role in one of three departmental functions (Staff Selection, Training & Development; Community, & Program Development or First Year Residential Experience). Provide crisis intervention support to on-call staff.

Essential Duties

Designated Area of Responsibility: Staff Selection, Training & Development
-Develop clear and concise application process.
-Circulate materials to other departments and students.
-Develop plan to promote the RA position.
-Provide accurate information to potential candidate.
-Coordinate and publicize all aspects of RA selection including interview date & time, support staff needed to conduct interviews, etc.
-Publicize new staff to campus community.
-Secure all materials required from candidates during process.
-Serve as RA Training Committee Coordinator STAR.
-Work with selected RAs and HDs to design and administer the Fall & Spring Training
-Schedule and coordinate committee schedule.
-Supervise hall director serving in Duty Schedule Coordinator capacity.

Designated Area of Responsibility: Community & Program Development
-Serve as departmental liaison to Resident Student Association (RSA) and National –Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).
-Develop clear and concise program development process.
-Research various topics and ideas for RA development.
-Coordinate efforts to present development opportunities.
-Manage all aspects of All Staff Meeting (2 per semester) including setting dates, communicating with staff, securing space, transportation and food.
-Serve as Resident Assistant Council Coordinator.
-Supervise hall director serving in Resource Room Coordinator capacity.

Designated Area of Responsibility: Freshmen Year Residential Experience
-Oversee the development of a program vision, and the implementation of the program model within the department.
-Assist in the on-going implementation and development of the FYRE program including future living/learning communities with connection to College 101.
-Coordinate the development of activities and programs within the halls, which support the essential focal points of college residential living in the first year.
-Coordinate assessment efforts to determine effectiveness of program components.
-Serve as Publications Coordinator including website updates.
-Supervise hall director serving in Events Calendar Coordinator capacity.

Essential Job Functions:
-Supervise and evaluate a hall director within area jurisdiction.
-Select, train, supervise and evaluate a student staff, which consists of four (4) to (6) resident assistants.
-Maintain a high level of student contact through availability and visibility with individuals and groups in the residence hall in order to facilitate academic, personal and emotional growth.
-Develop and advise student groups within the residence hall (i.e. hall council).
-Enforce and support all college and departmental policies and procedures in order to develop a positive and orderly atmosphere with an emphasis on personal and social responsibility.
-Handle all judicial issues and emergency situations that develop within the residence hall (with the assistance of appropriate college individuals and/or departments).
-Develop and conduct staff development programs/orientation for the resident assistant staff.
-Work with the Housekeeping Supervisor and the Facilities and Operations Department to maintain on-going programs of hall maintenance, cleaning and refurbishment.
-Provide appropriate counseling and/or referral for individual students or staff when needed.
-Supervise Central Office projects/task as assigned by the Director of Residential Life and Housing (i.e. orientation/summer school/conference programs).
-Select, train, supervise and evaluate student employees in the residence hall.
-Serve on assigned department committees and represent the Office of Residential Life and Housing on campus-wide committees.
-Investigate and respond to concerns and complaints of students, parents, college administrators and others, in a manner that provides accurate information and fosters good public relations.
-Share on-call responsibility with other Area Coordinators/Hall Directors that include responding to crisis situations during evening and late night hours.

Occasional Duties

Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Residential Life & Housing

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Demonstrated skills in administration, organization, and supervision
-Ability to plan and implement programs, counsel students and involve oneself with College activities.
-Technological Competency

Required Qualifications

Education: Master’s Degree in Counseling/Student Personnel.

Experience: Previous paid residence hall employment experience.

Preferred Qualifications

N/A

Environmental Conditions

The employee is not exposed to known adverse environmental conditions.

Additional Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number NC00174
Starting Salary Range
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Section Student Success
Number of Positions Available 1
Anticipated Start Date or Semester
Posting Date 12/29/2017
Position Status Continuing Position
Union Status PSA
End of Temporary or Limited Position
Priority given to applicants who apply by
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants

-This position is open until filled, but a review of applications will begin on January 17, 2018.

-The application requires candidates to provide names and contact information of at least three (3) current references.
-Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents