The Area Coordinator is a live-in master's degree-level professional who is responsible for promoting student learning and success for the operation of two - five residence halls, each housing between 35 and 270 students, that all contain living learning programs around similar topics or themes. The Area Coordinator is charged with supervising undergraduate and graduate staff in the area and collaborating with campus partners, to shape the environment and experiences of residential students by providing services and programs focused on the specific theme of the residential “quad”. An Area Coordinator will oversee an area that is either the Honors Quad, Leadership Quad or Creativity and Innovation Quad.
Listed below are both specific job duties of the Area Coordinator position as well as minimum professional standards expected of all Residence Life employees. These responsibilities encompass student and community development initiatives, both proactive and reactive, that directly influence the success of our residential students. They also detail administrative responsibilities, foundational to this success. Finally, they delineate behaviors that connote professionalism and a commitment to the values of the Office of Residence Life.
Living Learning Community Coordination
Collaborate with faculty and programs to provide educational, intentional, programs for LLCs within the residential area
Serve as the primary liaison with academic and program partners on behalf of the Office of Residence Life
Coordinate LLC Advisory Councils
Instruct first year experience seminar and/or section(s) of learning community courses, as needed
Cultivate a positive and engaging living environment that foster a sense of belonging and enables students to build positive relationships with one another
Maintain high visibility and availability, including attending community events, regularly touring the community, and interacting with residents
Know the residents and provide personal, social, academic, and occupational support and referral
Utilize institutional data to assess and respond to student needs
Collaborate with faculty and staff stakeholders to implement programmatic opportunities, some of which may be connected with living learning community themes
Serve as the financial, programmatic, and leadership adviser to the Community Leadership Team
Supervise and train 2-3 graduate assistants, 8-14 resident assistants (directly) and an additional 10-12 resident assistants indirectly
Host weekly staff meetings to communicate upcoming events, discuss community concerns, and facilitate professional development experiences; conduct monthly area wide meetings with staff
Conduct bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with staff members
Ensure staff members are appropriately confronting and documenting behavioral issues and concerns
Provide regular formal and information feedback regarding job performance
Ensure that Resident Assistant duty procedures are followed
Oversee implementation of programs and strategies
Student Conduct and Crisis Management
Review all incident reports and police reports (if available) for incidents that take place in the community and/or involve residents living in the community
Respond to residents in need, referring to other professionals, when appropriate
Provide leadership during times of crisis in and adjacent to the community
Assume shared responsibility for campus-wide on-call duty year round
Assist in emergency situations as needed
Implement Miami University and Office of Residence Life objectives, policies, rules, and procedures
Provide programs and other proactive educational interventions to enhance good decision-making by residents
Professional Development & Administration
Perform administrative duties associated with summer projects and assignments
Report, track, and follow up on maintenance issues with appropriate building managers, housekeeping staff, and physical facilities employees
Serve as the primary contact for parents and family members of residents
Serve on a minimum of two department standing committees
Administer student check-in, check-out, and room changes; assist with room condition reports and damage billing processes
Participate in departmental and divisional professional development activities
Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of staff members for the Office of Residence Life
Overarching Staff Expectations
Serve as a role model for all hall staff and residents in personal and professional behaviors
Practice ethical stewardship of university resources
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity by promoting and attending campus & community multicultural events, facilitating professional development with RA staff, presenting on diversity, or implementing strategies.
Demonstrate a consistent willingness to work with individuals from different race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, and national origin backgrounds
Create and maintain positive professional relationships within the department and across the university
Fulfill other general duties assigned by the Office of Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs and/or Miami University
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This position requires a master’s degree in education, college student personnel, counseling or human development, or a related field and at least 2 years full-time post master’s work experience in residence life with demonstrated experience in Living Learning Communities and campus partnerships. The Area Coordinator must be able to work independently, demonstrate initiative, display strong commitment to student learning, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with stakeholders inside and outside of the University. Individuals in this position must have the ability and willingness to assume shared responsibility for campus-wide on-call duty and respond to crisis and emergency situations.
Internal Number: 5535
About Miami University
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission.
Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”