Residential Life Coordinator (4567U), International House 25287
University of California Berkeley
July 7, 2018
Job Title: Residential Life Coordinator (4567U), International House #25287
Job ID: 25287
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department International House
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 20, 2018
Founded in 1930 through a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., International House Berkeley's mission is to promote cross-cultural experiences and leadership skills for a world of greater understanding. Since its founding, more than 90,000 individuals enrolled at the University of California Berkeley and other Bay Area colleges and universities have resided in the historic facility adjacent to California Memorial Stadium along Piedmont Avenue. During the academic year, nearly 600 residents from 75+ nationalities (including the USA) reside in the building which has six floors of residential rooms. The facility includes a conference center featuring the Chevron Auditorium with a capacity of 350, several other smaller meeting rooms, plus a library, and a dining commons with a capacity of 325. With a renewed emphasis on the acquisition of intercultural leadership skills, I-House strives to augment and expand the impact of the residential life experience by encouraging lifetime personal and professional connections that transform lives and offer skills that enrich and enhance career opportunities.
We are in search of a professional in the student affairs arena who has strong and demonstrable leadership skills to join the International House community in a highly team oriented environment. Under the direction of the Resident Support Services Manager, the incumbent provides supervision, leadership, guidance and training to approximately 15-18 student workers: Resident Assistants (RA's) and Security Monitor's (SM's), during the evening hours (7:30 pm - 4:00 am, Wednesday through Sunday). The incumbent will be responsible for the supervision recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, of the Security Monitors. The Residential Life Evening Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring the RA's security rounds and ensuring that safety and security policies and procedures are strictly adhered to.
Additionally, he/she will also be responsible for enforcement of I-House rules and regulations; i.e., policies regarding quiet hours, non-smoking, alcohol consumption and community disruptions and communicating the pertinent rules and regulations to residents through a variety of creative formats. May be called upon to act as a mediator in resolving conflicts as needed for such issues as noise complaints, roommate and floor disputes, crisis intervention and unauthorized gatherings.
Overseeing the work of RA's and SM's during the hours of 7:30 pm - 4:00 am, Wednesday through Sunday;
Ensure safety and security in the building for residents and staff by ensuring that all policies, procedures and rules are adhered to accordingly.
Act as a point of contact, during the evening hours with campus emergency personnel.
Advising students on non-complex issues regarding student affairs or student life on the Berkeley campus as well as internal residential life issues within International House.
May assist the Resident Support Services Manager in hiring, training and scheduling of RA's as needed.
Coordinates and oversees Room Safety Inspections three times per year (Fall, Winter Break and Spring).
Mediate conflicts among residents as needed
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. A typical combination would include: graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Education, Sociology or related fields are highly desirable.
A minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience in a student residential and community-oriented program with comprehensive knowledge of the residential life experience.
First Aid and CPR certification.
Must be comfortable with working independently and acclimated to working late night hours.
Must possess strong verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated skills in conflict mediation and crisis intervention (certification preferred).
Able to take initiative and follow-through in a fast-paced environment.
Experience working in a diverse and multi-ethnic higher educational environment.
Able to be empathetic and easily relatable.
Master's degree in related field. Proficient in at least one language other than English;
Conflict Mediation certification;
Advanced knowledge of campus policies and procedures;
Salary & Benefits
Minimum: $50,100.00 - Midpoint: $76,300.00 (Including Housing at I-House, which is optional, but preferred)
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Go to http://jobs.berkeley.edu and type in the job number 25287 into the keyword search; scroll down to view the job description and apply.
A cover letter plus the names and contact information for three (3) professional references are required at the time of application. Failure to submit the required documents will result in disqualification.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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