A. Serve as Residential Life Area Coordinator (50%) Work with students and staff to create model living environments that fosters student success. Create a model living environment where all students feel safe, supported and connected and college success is supported. Build community. Foster student learning, persistence, and success. Help students achieve their academic and co-curricular goals. Support staff in connecting residents with student organizations, services, resources, and programs; mediating conflicts; and addressing concerns. Foster resident learning including the development of resiliency, time management, intercultural competence, effective problem solving skills, and healthy lifestyles. Support student and community health and wellbeing. Model and apply effective approaches to solving problems and fostering healthy life choices. Maintain health and safety standards. Foster safe, respectful living environments. Ensure the rights and privacy of all residents. Assist residents in taking responsibility for their behavior. Address student health, welfare and safety concerns with Residential Life, Campus Police, Student Counseling, Student Affairs, and other response team members; assist Res Life and other staff members in managing critical events and emergencies.
2. Build an effective staff team responsible for creating strong, healthy, diverse on-campus communities. Assist with student staff recruitment, selection, and training. Supervise student Hall Directors (HDs) and Community Advisors (CAs) supporting their development as peer mentors and paraprofessionals; serve as a role model and resource to them, provide mentoring, feedback and evaluation; lead weekly staff meetings and in-services and conduct weekly 1:1s with HD staff and multiple 1:1’s with CA staff throughout the semester. Interpret, explain, and support department, campus and university policies. Provide timely, accurate, and candid information on significant incidents/issues to Residential Life staff.
3. Coordinate hall administration and facilities management for the Green Prairie Community, David C. Johnson Independence Hall and the On Campus Apartments and assist with Residential Life program development. Coordinate hall opening, closing, room assignments, room changes, housing reports, communication, documentation and facility access. Establish effective working relationships with building, grounds, and maintenance staff members. Assist the Assistant Director for Housing, Facilities and Operations in facilitating room changes. Share Residential Life program-wide on-call and Student Life Hospital on-call responsibilities. Coordinate designated Residential Life initiatives. Assist with events and program development.
B. Residential Life /Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs LGBTQIA2S+ Programs Coordinator – 50% Coordinate and collaborate with other units to organize programs and projects to advance Morris’ equity, diversity and intercultural programs and build an inclusive and respectful campus community. Staff the Resource Center for Gender, Women, and Sexuality (RCGWS). Provide support for LGBTQIA2S+ identified students; facilitate referrals to campus, community, and statewide resources to ensure students’ academic and personal success. Provide ongoing support and resources to faculty and staff in working with LGBTQIA2S+ students. Supervise the Gender/Sexuality Advocates in RCGWS staffing, working with Residential Life student staff, and developing student support services. With the Student Counseling office, co-advise the LGBTQIA2S+ Support Group Facilitators and Support Group. Advise and support Morris Queer Student Initiative for Equality (MOQSIE) with leadership skills development and programs including Pride Week and Coming Out Week. Serve on committees involving LGBTQIA2S+ identity, such as the Gender Inclusive Housing Task Force, Queer Issues Committee, and the Campus and Community Student Life Incidents Response Team Meeting. Share expertise, best practices, guidance and insights to advance campus work. Complete benchmarking and assessment of campus climate issues on LGBTQIA2S+ student life. The University of Minnesota Morris Residential Life seeks a Residential Life Area and LGBTQIA2S+ Program Coordinator. This is a 10-month, 40 hours/100% time academic professional appointment. The position includes some night and weekend work. This annually renewable, live-in position reports to the Associate Director of Residential Life with a joint report to the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs for LGBTQIA2S+ programs.
The University of MInnesota Morris Office of Residential Life seeks a Residential Life Area and LGBTQIA2S+ Program Coordinator. This is a 10 month, 100% time position reporting to the Director of Residential and Community Life.
A Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of college student housing operations is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate skills in and a commitment to student development and success, community building, sustainable living, health and wellbeing, effective communication, and participatory leadership; a commitment to building a diverse, inclusive campus; and a commitment to professional development.
Preferred qualifications include: a commitment to the value of a liberal arts education; an understanding of issues impacting historically underrepresented student populations (e.g. Native American and BIPOC students; LGBTQIA2S+ students; low-income students, first generation students); success working in diverse staff teams; experience interpreting policies; familiarity with student judicial processes; a demonstrated ability to respond to critical incidents and issues; and a record of collaboration.
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About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.