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Area Director

Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number 1803
Position Title Area Director
Type of Staff Position Non-Exempt
If, Temporary begin date:
If Temporary, end date:
Department Residential Life
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Work Hours per Week 40
Work Hours

11 month, full-time live-in position. Weekend duty rotation shared with other Staff as scheduled.
Many duties require evening and weekend hours.

Number of Weeks Per Year 48
Date Positon to be Filled 03/12/2018
Title of Supervisor Director of Residential Life

Job Description Details

Job Description Summary

The Area Director is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment conducive to the growth and well being of students assigned to a specific residential neighborhood. The successful candidate will be the professional resident staff member for an area housing 275-325 students and supervising 10 – 14 Resident Assistants. The Area Director works with the Residential Life professional staff to develop and implement a comprehensive residential life program aimed at supporting student transitions (first time freshmen, sophomores, transfers and International students) through creation of engaging and inclusive residential communities. The position works collaboratively with Student Activities and Leadership to create programming to enhance themed housing areas.

This is a eleven month live-in position with a college meal plan. Shared duty coverage on a rotating basis with other Area Directors and Graduate Resident Assistants, as well as, presence and engagement in evening and weekend programming are expectations of the position.

Essential Functions
  • Staff Supervision – Responsible for supervision of Resident Assistants. Responsibilities include team building, goal and expectation setting, on-going formal and informal evaluation, and other personnel related activities.
  • Residential Life Programs – In collaboration with the Residential Life professional staff develop and implement a comprehensive residential life program aimed at supporting student transitions (first time freshmen, sophomores, transfers and International students) through creation of engaging and inclusive residential communities. This includes guidance and direction to Special Interest and themed Housing; assist in advisement of the residence hall government; leadership development; emergency response procedures; counseling, advising and referrals mechanisms; and crisis intervention, and mediation.
  • Resident Support – Advise/counsel individuals and groups of students on personal, residential living or other matters. Make referrals to other areas of the College when appropriate.
  • Duty Coverage – Shared coverage duty, on a rotating basis, with other Area Directors and Graduate Resident Assistants. Responsibilities include direct interaction with the RAs on duty in all areas; monitor halls; respond to emergencies; confront disruptive behavior, etc.
  • Assist in departmental operations including housing selection; RA selection and training; and opening and closing of the residence halls, and summer housing.
  • Behavioral Standards – Ensure staff and residents are aware of the rules and responsibilities in the Student Code of Conduct. Assist students in developing behavioral standards appropriate to community living in an academic institution. When necessary, confront individuals and groups whose behavior is unacceptable and initiate appropriate student conduct action/referral.
  • Maintain accurate inventory records for furnishings, equipment and supplies. Oversee the maintenance and operation of the entire residence area including building keys, Maintenance Requests, etc.
  • Represent department on divisional and college-wide committees.
  • All other duties as assigned
Required Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling and Guidance or related field and
a minimum of 1-2 years of progressively responsible Student

Development experience beyond the RA position.

Demonstrated experience in supervision of staff and management of a college residential community.

Must possess the ability to work with and serve as role model for a diverse resident population.

Strong conflict resolution and mediation skills.

Exceptional organizational skills and be able to attend to and prioritize projects.

Ability to successfully manage interpersonal working relationships. As appropriate, collaborate with staff in other units and divisions to achieve the goals of the College.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Handles confidential information sensitively and appropriately.

Preferred Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills

Master’s Degree and 2 years of experience as described above.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervise Resident Assistants as required.

Physical Requirements

This is a live-in position. Must be able to work in a typical office environment that requires some lifting, sitting for extended periods and working at a computer.

Equipment to be used

Must be able to operate office equipment including PC, printers, fax machine, calculator and copier.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 01/25/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe what interests you about this position and why you feel you are a good fit for Nazareth College.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Briefly summarize your recent experience with computers & databases, and describe how you best learn new programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents