- Area Coordinator
Area Coordinator (AC)
Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life seeks outgoing, energetic, and skilled applicants for a full-time, 12 month live-in professional responsible for one of four residential living communities at Marshall University. Each community houses between 450-800 students. Area Coordinators are responsible for the daily administration of their community and direct supervision of a team of 14-23 Resident Advisors, 1-2 Assistant Area Coordinators, and 1-3 full-time Desk Coordinators.
Supervision and Staff Development
- Supervise Resident Advisors, Assistant Area Coordinator, Desk Coordinators and conducts individual meetings, bi-annual evaluations, etc.
- Contribute and encourage the development of positive working relationships with all residence life staff.
- Attend and organize weekly staff meetings with building staff and/or departmental staff
- Assist with selecting, training, development and in-service activities for the paraprofessional staff.
- Assist with coordination of fall & spring training as well as ongoing personal and professional staff development opportunities.
Student and Community Development
- Create and promote a caring atmosphere conducive to student learning, academic success, and to the personal development of residence hall students.
- Promote an atmosphere that emphasizes Marshall’s values (academic achievement, personal freedom & integrity, dignity and respect for the individual, diversity and inclusiveness, sustainability, and service).
- Work with Assistant Area Coordinator to assess effectiveness of hall traditions & learning outcomes.
- Encourage behavior that demonstrates professionalism, role modeling, and positive communication.
- Advise and mentor student leaders through RHA, NRHH, and Hall Council.
- Implement and manage residential curriculum and learning outcomes in community.
- Develop and maintain a positive and mutually supportive working relationship with all campus offices.
- Facilitate and implement academic initiatives such as collaboration with faculty, promoting study groups and tutoring, working with relevant MU Marshall University academic offices.
- Advise and counsel individual students, making referrals when needed.
- Assist in the management of student behavior through judicial sanctioning and student advising.
- Hear, adjudicate, and mediate student housing conduct process.
- Facilitate roommate mediation process within your assigned community.
- Assist with university recruitment and retention efforts.
- Implement goals and objectives that are consistent with those of the Department of Housing and Residence Life.
- Responsible for facility management, housing operations, and all housing processes in your community.
- Serve on an on-call duty coverage rotation and responds to emergency or non-emergency situations for campus community on nights, weekdays, weekends and holidays.
- Maintain office hours (as set by your supervisor) and uphold high degree of availability and visibility for all residents.
- Oversee residence hall desk operations
- Effectively manage area and committee budget, as well as conduct all purchasing for hall activities in accordance with state purchasing expectations
- Exhibit effective time management strategies and excellence in executing tasks.
- Ability to take tasks and work independently and with accuracy.
- Work with confidence and maturity; and understands confidentiality within appropriate settings.
- Participate in department initiatives such as strategic planning, retention initiatives, Housing Sign-ups, Week of Welcome, Opening and Closing of residence halls.
- Work collaboratively with others in the department, division, Student Affairs and university.
- Enforce University and departmental policies and procedures.
- Understand there will be other duties as assigned by supervisors.
- Serve as an administrator and post consistent student focused information on the Marshall University Freshman Facebook groups (first year communities only)
Minimum Qualifications * Completion of Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or related field. * 1-2 years experience in live-in residential management or similar leadership position(s) * Working knowledge of student development theory and best practices in university housing operations
Preferred Qualifications * Full time residence life experience * Experience working with a diverse student population * Experience in student academic support
Compensation Full time, live-in, 12 month, classified, exempt position: university benefits. University Pay Grade 17: $30,787. Position compensation also includes university meal plan, furnished 2-bedroom apartment, internet, cable, and utilities.
Application Information This position is open until filled. For best consideration application, resume, cover letter, and list of three references should be submitted by March 7, 2018. Position will begin on June 1, 2018
To apply, please complete application at www.marshall.edu/hr and submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
For any questions regarding the position, please contact Le’Kesha Taylor at email@example.com
Academic Mentor (AM)
The Academic Mentor (AM) is an important member of the Housing and Residence Life staff. They are an undergraduate or graduate student who serves as an academic success resource to students living in the residence halls. The AM is a paraprofessional employee selected on the basis of leadership skills and experiences, character, the ability to relate well to others as well as demonstrated academic success at Marshall University. The AM reports to the Graduate Assistant of Residential Learning. Working together, they support and carry out the mission, learning outcomes, objectives, policies, and regulations of the Department of Housing and Residence Life and Marshall University.
Academic Mentors are expected to be mature individuals who exert a positive influence on the students living on-campus. They are expected to be concerned and highly responsible individuals who are enthusiastic and have a positive outlook toward Marshall University.
Academic Mentors work approximately 12-15 hours per week (with some weeks requiring more involvement and participation than others), and receive a room waiver for a single room in Twin Towers East (subject to change).
Overview of Responsibilities (subject to change)
- Room waiver for single occupancy room in Twin Towers East
Terms of Employment
- The AM position is a full academic year obligation, beginning August 1, 2019 until May 11, 2020.
- Academic Mentors are required to come back early in the Fall and Spring semesters for Trainings and are expected to stay during closing to help the Resident Advisor staff as needed.
- Undergraduate AMs must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and semester GPA 3.0
- Graduate AMs must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and semester GPA
- Once in position, cannot fall below a 3.0 semester GPA
- Be enrolled full-time and in "good standing" with the University, both academically and judicially
- To apply, submit resume, cover letter, three references and complete the AM application through eRezlife
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as a role model for the on-campus, Marshall University and Huntington community
- Comply with Marshall University, Housing and Residence Life policies as well as state and federal laws
- Report any violations to the appropriate authorities
- Participate in semester evaluations
- Assist in the recruitment and selection of Housing and Residence Life staff as needed
Trainings and Meetings
- Attend and actively participate in August and January staff training
- Attend building staff meetings and floor meetings as needed
- Attend Academic Mentor weekly staff meetings
- Attend biweekly meetings with supervisor
- For each biweekly meeting, you will fill out a form on the partnerships, academic outreach, and marketing you have completed within the last two (2) weeks.
- Maintain six (5) office hours per week
- Three (3) hours will be in Twin Towers East Learning Center
- Two (2) hours will be on the First Year North/South community floor you have been assigned
- Provide academic support services and connect students with campus resources as needed
- Maintain six (5) office hours per week
- Complete up to four (4) hours of desk shifts weekly
Partnership with First Year Communities
- Partner with the Resident Advisors (RAs) and communities you are assigned to and check in with them once a month, via email, and assist them with program implementation
Academic Outreach and Support
- Complete Herd Path and Academic Wellness Checks to encourage students’ success
- Mentor students regarding academic matters
- Be knowledgeable of campus resources
- Participate in marketing opportunities, including escorting students to their classes during first week of school, tabling, and going to marketing their services in classes
- As an Academic Mentor, you must be enrolled full time (12 to 18 credits) and set reasonable limits on your participation in extracurricular activities
- Additional employment is permitted only with the written, advanced consent from the Graduate Assistant of Residential Learning.
If you are considering applying for the Academic Mentor position, and want to ensure that you have the option to be included in the housing process for next year should you not get the position, you must go ahead and apply for housing and pay the housing deposit by the advertised dates. Please refer to www.marshall.edu/housing for more information.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life supports the academic mission of the university through a variety of initiatives, policies, and programs. It is critical that student staff within the department serve as positive role models for other students.
Academic Mentors are required to be engaged in full-time study at the college, and enroll in twelve (12) to eighteen (18) hours of academic credits during each semester. In order to apply and be hired for the position, candidates must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and semester GPA each semester, and remain in good academic standing at all times.
For questions concerning the Academic Mentor position please contact Christa Morton, MA, Graduate Assistant for Residential Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-696-7036.
To Apply: visit marshall.erezlife.com and complete your application
Assistant Area Coordinators (AAC)
NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME
Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life is seeking candidates who are outgoing, energetic, and skilled applicants for a live-in, graduate assistantship responsible for joint supervision of a campus residence hall community. Assistant Area Coordinators are responsible for assisting professional Area Coordinators with daily management of the residence halls.
Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Supervision and Staff Development
- Oversee a residential community composed of 400-650 freshmen and upper-class students
- Assist in the supervision of 14-23 student Resident Advisors
- Participate in all staff training and selection processes
Student and Community Development
- Advise student leaders and hall council members
- Assist in the implementation of community programming
- Handle roommate mediations
- Serve as hearing officer for hall visitation issues
- Assist in campus-wide academic initiatives
- Plan and implement building campus initiatives
- Coordinate staff developmental efforts
- Maintain 12 weekly office hours and a high degree of availability and visibility
- Maintain all student records in conjunction with Area Coordinator
- Participate in on-call duty rotation
- Assist in creating building reports
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- Assist in opening and closing of residential communities
- Assist in strategic planning
- Participate in at least one departmental program initiative
Other duties as assigned
- Completion of Bachelor’s Degree
- One year experience in Housing and Residence Life or closely related experience
- Enroll (or seeking admittance) in a Marshall University graduate program
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA
The position includes $9,500 stipend distributed over ten months, partial graduate tuition waiver, furnished on-campus room, all utilities, cable and internet, and a meal plan when dining halls are open.
To apply, please complete application at www.marshall.edu/hr and submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Must be submitted by March 28, 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Position will begin on July 1, 2018
For any questions regarding the position, please contact Tracey Eggleston at email@example.com