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Area Coordinator

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Residence Life
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
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General Summary of Position:

The Office of Residence Life is looking for a dynamic, student centered person to fill our Area Coordinator position! The Area Coordinator is responsible for the overall management and supervision of a residential community/area, and includes staff supervision, community development, operations management, and student support. This position is a great opportunity to provide leadership to Residence Life initiatives and processes while developing and growing your professional skills.

The Area Coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a senior staff member in the Office of Residence Life that is responsible for the overall management and supervision of a residential complex or area. This includes the supervision of Graduate Fellow(s) & student staff, development of programs, student behavior management, occupancy management, and response to needs of a particular building(s).  In addition to this, the Area Coordinator serves as the lead to an assigned departmental initiative(s), committee or process.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervise Assistant Area Coordinator(s), and Student Staff including staff of Resident Advisors
  • Oversee the design and implementation of programs and events in the area in order to enhance student development and sense of community in the residential environment
  • Oversee the occupancy management of assigned area, including the coordination of check-ins, check-outs, fire, health, and safety inspections, roster verification, room switches, room condition reports, and damage billing
  • Participate in the senior staff duty rotation and respond to crises as they arise
  • Serve as a conduct officer to address policy violations and behavioral concerns in the Residence Halls
  • Serve as chair to assigned departmental committee

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • A Master’s degree, in Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, or Business Administration or related field
  • Two years of supervisory experience in a residence life program and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff
  • Two years of previous professional Residence Life experience in a college or university
  • Two years of residential campus conduct process, as well as a working knowledge of FERPA and other pertinent laws surrounding residential conduct
  • Previous experience using Occupancy management software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to apply the tenets of student development, organizational development, staff development, and quality improvement in a student affairs setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to address the needs of student groups and staff and promote a positive residential culture and community
  • Proven ability to work closely with faculty, staff, students, and parents
  • Proficient in many computer software programs including those in the Microsoft Office group, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Acrobat, and the University’s Peoplesoft (SIS)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. 

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.