Detailed Job Description
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Director of Residential Experience, the Coordinator is an integral member of a residential staff that creates a home for residential students by developing a safe and inclusive environment that supports growth and learning. This atmosphere is supported by a dynamic team of residential staff, a student programming body, and a variety of campus partners who support Living Learning Community programs. This is a live-in position, and the successful candidate serves as a resident director. The position assists in the implementation of a vision that focuses on intentionally and successfully transitioning and progressing students throughout their residential experience.
1. Provide support and direction for programmatic initiatives within residences that promote inclusive excellence, with particular development and implementation of a four year residential curriculum. Assist residential staff (Resident Advisors and Resident Directors) with implementing programs designed to create safe and inclusive environments within residence halls. Serve as department's lead person for programming and collaboration with campus departments who desire to program within residence halls.
2. Serves as advisor to the student led Residence Hall Association (RHA). Works with RHA to provide support, engagement opportunities and connection to national organizations and benchmarks. Provide leadership to RHA in order to become advocates for the residential experience of all residents.
3. Coordinates implementation of Living Learning Communities within the residence halls. Works with Living Learning Communities and their advisors to provide support, training, marketing and further connecting communities with the overall residential experience.
4. Provide support and training to residential staff in mediating roommate concerns and conflicts. While complying with all federal laws and regulations, serve as a resource for families of students engaged in roommate concerns.
5. Organizes and teaches Exploring Leadership (EDUC-085) quarter credit course. Provides guidance and logistical support for other instructors of the course. Markets and provides outreach to encourage students to enroll in the course.
6. Active participant of First Year Experience Committee; oversees production of one weekend of welcome signature event focused on inclusive excellence, issues of consent and safety, and responsible decision making. Collaborates on programs for first year students designed on intentionally building inclusive communities.
Other Duties: Serve as live-in resident director: Responsible for developing and nurturing a safe, inclusive and engaged community. The RD is a caring presence, accessible to all students, who supports, inspires and challenges residents to achieve academic and personal success. The RD supports the learning outcomes of the undergraduate Resident Advisor(s) (RA) position through mentorship, supervision and presence. Together with the RA, the RD not only promotes the success of students’ academic and personal growth, but also leads the position that generally requires 15-20 hours of availability during the evenings/weekends on a weekly basis.
Experience and Qualifications:Required: BA Preferred: MA
Skills/Abilities: Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of the College community.
• Understanding of information technology as applied to a residential system.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of higher education student development theory, risk management and legal issues.
• Ability to relate effectively and positively with students, families, faculty, staff and guests of the College.
• Demonstrated ability with Microsoft operating systems, including internet and email usage. • Fluency in multiple languages a plus.
Depends on Qualifications
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu. 1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College2) A resume3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.