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Area Coordinator - Residential Life and Housing - 994560

Apply Now Job Number: 498144
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Categories: Student Life/Services - Housing, Recreation, Activities

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Job Title: Area Coordinator - Residential Life and Housing - 994560
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: $38,000
Pay Basis: Annually  
Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: Facilitate Student Success and Develop Community through the following:


1. Facilitate the educational curriculum for the upperclass and graduate residential students.

2. Work cooperatively with the Director of Residential Life and the Assistant Area Coordinator to ensure active and varied programming of educational, cultural, physical, emotional, social, occupational, recreational, and community service activities.

3. Ensure that the needs of residents, including those of minorities and special interest groups are assessed and that programs are initiated to meet those needs.


1. Provide leadership to staff and students in the development of a community environment. (Floor community, hall community, and connection to the campus community).

2. Supervise community development efforts on the floor, hall and campus wide levels.

3. Provide personal assistance to students through advising, counseling, discipline and crisis intervention.

4. Assist students with issues typical to upperclassmen and graduate developmental levels (for ex.- transition to graduate school or professional field, change in majors, etc.).

5. Maintain a high level of visibility by making every effort to get to know residents in the area and attending resident and staff activities.


1. Clearly communicate Residential Life policy to staff and residents.

2. When necessary, assist RA's and GA's in confronting residents who violate policies.

3. Manage the Judicial process for the apartments.

4. Conduct disciplinary conferences and apply sanctions when appropriate.

5. Assist with weekday, weekend, evening, and vacation duty coverage of campus.

6. Must be able to respond and work in emergencies on a 24-hour basis.


1. Supervise the Graduate Assistant working as the Assistant Area Coordinator.

2. Supervise 14 Resident Assistants.

3. Assist with the marketing, recruitment, and selection process of Residential Advisors.

4. Assist with the Resident Advisor training program.

5. Assist with the Staff Evaluation program.

6. Act as a liaison to other campus departments for the Office of Residential Life.

7. Organize conference and training opportunities for student leaders and Residential Life staff.

8. Represent the Office of Residential Life and the Division of Student Affairs on University Committees and participate fully in professional activities.


1. Participate in regular meetings with both the Director for Residential Life and the Director for Housing.

2. Conduct weekly staff meetings.

3. Attend Senior Staff meetings.

4. Serve on and chair Residential Life committees assigned by the Director of Residential Life.

5. Provide input to decisions regarding policies, procedures, and programs.

6. Keep staff informed about critical issues and concerns in the area.


1. Coordinate the administrative functions in the area, including preparation of weekly reports, key inventories, and timely completion of forms and correspondence.

2. Assist with check-in, check-out of all residents and coordinates/cooperates with the Director of Housing on all tasks related to assignment of rooms.

3. Assist with maintenance of facilities.

4. Assess the success of Residential Life programs and research/benchmark for the Office.
Marginal Job Functions: 1. Assist with program preparation and set up when needed.

2. Assist the Director of Residential Life and the Office of the Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs in special project assignments.

3. Occasionally attend local, regional, and national workshops and meetings.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:  
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Master's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: 1. Minimum one (1) year of residential life experience required.

2. Minimum one (1) year experience in staff supervision, leadership development, advising, crisis intervention, counseling and hall administration.
Preferred Qualifications:  
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:  
Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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