Area Coordinator - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States


Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

The Office of Residential Life at Skidmore College is seeking one live-in, twelve-month Area Coordinator. This position reflects Skidmore College's commitment to excellence and community. Skidmore College offers a competitive salary (includes room), excellent benefits package, and a furnished two bedroom, on-campus apartment. Master's required.

50%: Create and maintain a healthy community; maintain visibility in the residence halls with daily student contact; facilitate educational programming in the hall; meet with students to address personal, social and academic concerns; refers students to appropriate offices on campus (i.e. Counseling Center, Health Services, Campus Safety) when indicated; communicate with parents as appropriate. Supervise the Resident Assistants (RA); provide training, support, and evaluate student staff. Manage the residence halls including, responsibility for safety, building maintenance, room changes, room/hall inventories, damage assessments, openings and closings throughout the academic year; facilitate educational, social, health and safety programs in the hall. Maintain close working relationships with the Office of Residential Life and other offices and programs on campus; assist with Residential Life Staff Orientation, In-Service Training Programs, and new student orientation. Rotate week "on-call" campus duty (Monday through Sunday) with other Student Affairs professionals. Be available to all students during emergencies.

50%: Coordinator of staff training and development. Develop Residential Life student staff training (fall and spring) and in-service training. Reporting structure: This position answers to Director of Residential Life.

Review of applications begins Monday, June 13th and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's required.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Student Affairs with strong ties to residential life. Excellent administrative, leadership, supervisory, and communication skills. Ability to work well with students, staff, and faculty of diverse interests and backgrounds.  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
List of Three References

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Keyword Phrases

  • Residential Life
  • Area Coordinator
  • Creative Thought Matters
  • Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Community
  • Country-style living; big city access
  • Residence Life and Housing
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description