Coordinator of Residential Student Leadership and Initiatives

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Starting in mid 40's; Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Oct 15, 2019
Closes
Oct 21, 2019
Ref
FAC7822
Function
Program Manager
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Coordinator of Residential Student Leadership and Initiatives

Housing and Residence Life is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for the Coordinator of Residential Student Leadership and Initiatives position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department: Housing and Residence Life (HRL) is a self-supporting auxiliary organization within the University Life unit of George Mason University. HRL serves a highly diverse population of approximately 6,200 students, the majority of which are undergraduates living in over 40 traditional, suite, and apartment-style residence halls in three campuses within the vibrant Northern Virginia area. HRL employs over 170 full-time and graduate staff members and over 350 undergraduate student staff members. HRL is committed to provide a safe, well-maintained student-centered environment that is innovative and inclusive of the global community. It is dedicated to creating a home that enriches the experiences of our students, staff, and faculty.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Residential Student Leadership and Initiatives within Housing & Residence Life will serve as the planner, designer, and executor of Residential Student Development Initiative in collaboration and coordination with internal and external partners to align with divisional and university goals. The Coordinator will have responsibility for planning the first-year residential experience via the residential curriculum and student staff recruitment, selection, training and development. The Coordinator will be a part of a cross campus curricular team comprised of campus partners to create and implement a comprehensive first-year curriculum for students living on campus. The Coordinator will also oversee logistical and planning responsibilities for student staff recruitment, selection, and year-long training with a departmental committee. Specifically, the incumbent has shared responsibility for the following functional areas as it pertains to the HRL department: student staff recruitment, selection, and on-boarding; ongoing student staff training and development opportunities; curriculum creation and implementation in conjunction with University partners.

Duties: Residential Student Experience & Curriculum: * Co-lead the design, planning, and implementation of the residential student experience with primary focus on first year experience for residential students. * Serve on the Residential Curriculum Committee comprised of campus partners to create and continue to evolve the Residential Curriculum including learning outcomes, educational strategies, and assessment. * Work with campus partners to design and implement campus initiatives and outcomes within the residence halls to enhance the residential student experience. * Engage residential students, Resident Student Association, and HRL student staff in the planning, execution, and assessment of the residential student experience. * Engage HRL staff, with focus on the Residential Communities team, on the implementation of the Residential Curriculum. * Create training and educational initiatives for the HRL student and professional staff to help disseminate the Residential Curriculum and ensure proper implementation. * Engage in the residential student experience strategic planning process including development of Learning Communities and First Year Interest Groups. * Provide outreach and encourage student leaders within the Residence Halls to participate in work groups and review committees related to updating and refining the Curriculum. * Conduct research and collaborate with other institutions across the nation to continuously search for and become familiar with best practices as they relate to the Residential Curriculum.

Recruitment, Selection, Training & Development of Student Staff: * Coordinate student staff recruitment, selection, training and development in collaboration with HRL and university stakeholders. * Implement a fair, comprehensive process to select staff. * Develop and implement a tiered competency-based training curriculum, as per the University Life Core Competencies. * Manage paperwork for student staff hiring, evaluations, disciplinary actions, and exiting. Follow up with supervisors and Human Resources regarding required paperwork and mandatory trainings as they pertain to departmental and university policies. * Work collaboratively with appropriate HRL stakeholders to determine and update both individual and departmental training needs on an ongoing basis through assessment, conferring with supervisors, and consulting with members of the leadership team. * Assist with the creation and implementation of ongoing student staff evaluations; utilize gathered data regarding student staff performance to inform future training and development initiatives. * Coordinate training on the staff performance and development process, recruitment processes, interview, and presentation skills. * Organize, develop and lead training initiatives for student staff members, including but not limited to UNIV 332 student staff training class. * Identify and promote student staff professional development opportunities offered by Mason and professional organizations such as, but not limited to, ACUHO-I, VACUHO, University Career Services, and the LEAD Office.

Supervision & Leadership: * Supervise and evaluate the Graduate Assistant for the Residential Student Experience. * Coordinate with Graduate Assistant to lead a team of student employee mentors and student staff advisory board. * Provide leadership for student employee recruitment; manage the selection of student staff and ensure that the process occurs in a timely manner. * Serve as a liaison between the Residential Education and Engagement team and the Residential Communities team.

Collaborations & Partnerships: * Serve on departmental and divisional committees in support of the Residential Student Experience including Patriot Experience, Mason 360, Mason Reads, and others * Act as a liaison for the department when partnering with other offices on campus as they contribute to the Residential Student Curriculum and Training initiatives for student staff. * Participate in the Departmental Assessment Team. * Provide support for divisional strategic initiatives.

Other Duties: * Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. * Assist in fulfilling duties of vacant positions within the department, as needed. * Attend regularly scheduled departmental meetings. * Actively support and comply with all University policies, HRL regulations, department vision and goals. * Act as essential personnel in times of emergency and at critical times.

Required Qualifications: * Masters degree in higher education or related field at time of hire, or equivalent combination of experience and education * Minimum of 1 year of experience in student affairs * Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a residential student experience through a residential curriculum. * Experience with planning and implementing staff training, evaluation, large projects, supervision, and working on collaborative teams is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: * Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic environment creating solutions and implementing change. * Strong written and communication skills * Ability to navigate working with members of different offices and presenting to large groups of student staff. * Experience in a large, dynamic housing/student affairs environment

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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