Brandeis University seeks to hire an Area Coordinator to work to provide students with a safe and comfortable living environments on campus. This person will advise, support and guide students and leaders to help them grow and develop through one-on-one interactions, programs, educational outreach, supervision and advisement. This person will also perform administrative duties within the department and throughout campus. This person will live on campus.
The salary range is 40,000-42,000. Brandeis University benefits includeÂ health, dental, and vision insurance, an employer matching retirement plan, and tuition remission. Additional benefits include a two-three bedroom, furnished apartment within the Boston MetropolitanÂ area.Â Access to free on-campus parking, a cardio facility, laundry facilities, partial meal plan and several opportunities for continued professional development. Brandeis University also provides proximity to a robust Waltham downtown area, as well as the Greater Boston metro area. It also has close proximity to various modes of transportation including commuter rails, Zipcars, and Lime bikes.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
Supervises student community advisors in their role as community developers within the residence halls. Includes providing training, guidance and evaluation around group dynamics, communication skills, conflict mediation, crisis management, academics, and community building/programming efforts.
Develops academic, educational, and social programs and initiatives to make students' living environment enjoyable, safe and comfortable. This involves connecting with other university departments, as well as faculty, to ensure the growth and development of college students.
Oversees and administers supervision of a quad community of 250-500 students living within residence halls. This includes academic advisement, crisis counseling, student conduct and student development.
Administers in the student judicial process. Meet with students who have been referred to the process for alleged violations of university policy. This requires the maintenance of an established relationship with the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards.
Manages multiple tasks related to student housing concerns including assignment changes, facilities and custodial needs, special needs, roommate issues and conflicts. Serves as the liaison between students in their area and the entire university surrounding these issues.
Responsible for 24 hour conflict and crisis management for entire on campus residence community. This often includes on sight crisis counseling for psychological situations, physical altercations, severe drug and alcohol situations.
Attend regularly scheduled staff and supervision meetings. Serves in an on-call duty rotation with other live-in professional staff members.
Bachelor's degree required, Masterâ™s preferredÂ plus 1-3 years relevant experience.Â
Skills in communication, conflict resolution, supervision, academic advising, problem solving, time management and counseling.
Knowledge of basic computer skills. Previous experience as a live-on residence life staff member preferred.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.