Program Coordinator, Residential Learning - Student Life 10976
Residential Learning, a unit within the Division of Student Life at West Virginia University, is seeking applications for a Program Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Program Coordinator for Residential Learning is responsible for supporting the facilitation of collaborative Living Learning Communities and the coordination of the residential curriculum implemented by Housing and Residence Life. The Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with a diverse constituency of campus and community members such as Housing and Residence Life staff, Student Life colleagues, and Academic Affairs partners. The Program Coordinator for Residential Learning will be challenged to foster and facilitate learning opportunities for residents through the residential living experience. The Program Coordinator for Residential Learning reports to the Associate Director for Residential Learning, may serve in the absence of the Associate Director, and supports key areas of programmatic development and assessment initiatives. This live-out position will participate in an on-call rotation schedule and assumes weekday, weekend, and holiday duty coverage for the campus.
In order to be successful in this role,the ideal candidate will;
30% Living‐Learning Communities
Assist academic partners and staff in the implementation of Living-Learning Communities
Communicate regularly with Living-Learning Community staff and faculty
Work collaboratively with Residence Life staff in the selection and training of Resident Assistant staff and any Living‐Learning staff (peer advisors/tutors)
Provide research and best practices information for current and new Living‐Learning Communities on campus
Assist the Associate Director for Residential Learning with general guidance and support for current and developing Living-Learning Communities
30% Residential Learning
Assist in the development and implementation of the department's residential curricula
Coordinate academic initiatives appropriate to building or area
Collaborate with academic and student life partners
Assist Residence Life staff in creating successful academic programs
Maintain resources for staff training and development
Provide training and support for Residence Life staff and collaborative partners regarding Residential learning initiatives
20% Student Leadership Development
Serve as the lead advisor (with a Residence Hall Coordinator in an assisting role) for the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
Assist in staff training and staff development sessions for Residence Life staff and students
Manage student leadership budget in coordination with Associate Director for Residential Learning
Work collaboratively with the Associate Director for Residential Learning on related assessment projects
Utilize Qualtrics or other database software in continued assessment and improvement of programs
Provide support for on‐going assessment needs
10% Staff Supervision
Supervise the Residential Learning Graduate Assistant
Assist in the recruitment, screening and selection of candidates for the Graduate Assistant position
Assist in staff training and staff development sessions
Conduct one-on-one meetings with student staff members as needed
Preference will be given to applicants who apply on or before March 15, 2019.
Master's Degree in higher education, student personnel, student life or related field required.
2-3 years experience in the field of student development and/or program development
Residence Hall experience preferred
Ability to read, write, an alyze reports and prepare documents. Must be able to make formal presentations before large groups.
Must possess thorough knowledge of appropriate English grammar, spelling punctuation and sentence structure.
Ability to understand and manage a computerized database.
Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of individual groups.
Ability to manage and resolve conflict, and to recognize and respond to sensitive, challenging, confidential issues and situations.
Initiative, creativity, and experience in program planning and staff development.
Knowledge and experience in successfully supervising and evaluating the work of others.
Demonstrated sensitivity and effective work efforts regarding equity, social justice, and overall success of ethnically and culturally diverse student population
Valid Driver's Licence required; Must be able to visit resident halls and provide transportation to events if needed.
West Virginia University is the Flagship University for the State of West Virginia and serves approximately 30,000 Students. With a strong commitment to academics, the university was recently ranked as a Research University (Highest Research Activity)-R1- Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. WVU offers nearly 200 bachelors, masters, doctoral, and professional programs within thirteen colleges. WVU is a NCAA Division I school and a member of the Big 12 Conference.
Housing and Residence Life is in the midst of some exciting developments that will impact our students and campus alike. We are a group of dedicated educators and administrators who take on our charge for creating a residential campus as a living laboratory with both excitement and thoughtful consideration. With a dedicated President, academic partners and dynamic division that recognize the benefit of a strong student life program, Housing and Residence Life is moving quickly to firmly establish the residential environment as a catalyst for the student experience. Housing and Residence Life is focused on providing a safe, inclusive, and enriching living environment to approximately 5,500 students.
Morgantown, W.Va., population 28,654, was recently rated
Internal Number: 164020
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.