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Student Life Coordinator

Position Deleted on 5/06/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Peoria, IL
Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Bachelor's degree with one year of higher education experience in Student Organization/Leadership/Recreational activities is required. A Master's degree in College Student Personnel is preferred.

Prior experience in developing, promoting, directing and conducting student programs/activities/events. Experience working in a college residential community.

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal/human relations; commitment to providing excellent customer service; problem solving, budget management, supervisory, and organizational skills; must be able to: read and apply laws, rules, and regulations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a collaborative, team setting; attention to detail and accuracy; and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent.

Reports to:
Dean of Enrollment Management

Coordinate the career services and student life programs for the Methodist College. Provide and foster an environment conducive to the personal and professional growth of students.

1. Manage residence life community (as a live-out professional).
a. Understand and clearly communicate and enforce Residential Life housing policies and procedures to residents.
b. Be accessible to students on a regular basis with an open-door policy, maintaining weekday and weekend duty hours as assigned.
c. Manage and assign duty coverage with input from Resident Assistants.
d. Assist with duty coverage when residence halls are open and during vacation periods.
e. Promote a concern for the rights of students.
f. Be aware of student problems and concerns. Mediate conflicts and work to resolve problems
g. Create relationships and build community that will increase the likelihood of awareness of residents who are struggling with various situations.
h. Confront individuals whose behavior is not in accordance with community expectations and process all appropriate documentation as presented in the Student Handbook.
i. Promote and ensure a safe and secure environment.
j. Provide direction and support during emergency situations as appropriate, such as building evacuation, lock-downs, and other emergencies.

2. Develop and promote student activities
a. Ensure that activities establish a positive, inclusive environment for all students.
b. Encourage and develop values that support the development of students.
c. Plan and implement structured community building events such as dinners, game nights, etc.
d. Organize and provide opportunities for students to get to know each other.
e. Apply student development and learning outcomes theories to programming.
f. Encourage an awareness of and commitment to the educational and cultural benefits of multiculturalism.
g. Demonstrated ability in advising student groups.

3. Serve as a key member of the Enrollment Management team
a. Assess the effectiveness and outcomes of initiatives, programs and services.
b. Participate in university and division-wide strategic and operational planning as needed.
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