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Community Coordinator

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 500575
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Community Development, Student Affairs/Services

General Description of Position: The Community Coordinator (CC) will provide leadership and supervision for a multicultural population of 250 to 650 students within the residence halls or the Jardine Apartments. The coordinator's primary function is to direct and oversee the operations of residential communities.  This position may involve the staffing and supervision of six to 18 resident assistants or residential learning assistants and one or two graduate assistant coordinators. The CC is the primary leader within their community for student conduct proceedings and student success and retention initiatives. Duties include student development, training, advising student groups, facilities management, professional development, administrative and managerial responsibilities. The CC assesses, contributes to and oversees the implementation and enhancement of student learning outside the classroom through programmatic opportunities. Additionally, the CC engages in and facilitates conversations around equity and inclusion with student staff and peers. This position is supervised by an Area Coordinator
Information about the Department:

More than 6,000 students call the K-State campus home. Why? This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with Housing and Dining Services— we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents, while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits. We work hard to create an environment that fosters diversity, leadership, academic success and personal growth.  Housing and Dining Services is a self-operated auxiliary department comprised of four functional areas: administrative services, dining services, facilities management, and student living. 

Housing and Dining Services offers:

  • Three dining centers, ten residence halls, a female leadership/scholarship house, an honors house and a large apartment community that provide many opportunities to meet new friends and be part of a dynamic and supportive community
  • An award-winning dining program that offers several meal plans and menu options
  • Many retail establishments, including convenience stores, a restaurant, a bakery and a coffee shop
  • Fun activities and leadership programs that help students get involved and stay connected
  • A student success center where students can get free tutoring, computer/printer access and more 

Learn more at:  http://housing.k-state.edu/ 

Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice president for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

Student Development

·  Participate in the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of graduate and paraprofessional staff in community.

·  Interact with students on a regular basis, providing information and assistance concerning academic issues, peer conflicts, personal problems, etc.

·  Collaborate with the Departmental Initiatives Team and academic colleges to ensure that residents' academic needs are being met.

·  Provide resources and support to the Resident Assistants for activities, educational opportunities and programs in the community.

·  Serves as a conduct administrator and adjudicates student conduct cases that occur within on-campus housing.

·  Opportunity to advise and train the community governing boards; attend weekly meetings and sponsored activities.

·  Opportunity to assist with management of CAT communities, living learning communities in the residence halls.

Administrative/Managerial

·  Compile various reports, maintain records, and oversee check-ins, checkouts and room changes

·  Manage Community Coordinator program account and community social and educational funds.

·  Perform summer duties including those for summer school and special projects.

·  Prepare for break housing and coordinate building openings, closings and transitions.

·  Maintain key inventory, including ordering replacement keys and issuing and receiving keys.

·  Assists in the oversight of maintenance within communities in cooperation with Facilities.

·  Participates in the departmental 24/7 on-call duty and emergency response system for on campus community.

Professional Development

·  Serve on departmental and university committees, task forces and other opportunities.

·  Opportunity to teach a leadership workshop that prepares students for the Resident Assistant position.

·  Attend department sponsored professional development sessions

·  Maintain positive relationships with university, community, campus leadership, students, faculty, staff, parents and guests.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Requires a master's degree in student personnel or related area.
Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working with on-campus housing • Experience with community living, leadership development, programming, and teaching or training • Skills in selecting, supervising, and training student staff • Advising student groups • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment • Ability to interact with a diverse staff • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Familiarity with student housing operations • Good time management skills and the ability to work with interruptions

Other Requirements: This is a live-in position and the incumbent is required to live on premises and have the ability to respond to various resident situations and to attend evening and week-end meetings and activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit the following as one PDF:

• Cover letter

• Resume

• Contact information for three references

Questions?  Contact Nick Lander, Associate Director (interim) for Residence Life, K-State Housing and Dining Services  Email: lander@k-state.edu Phone: 785-532-7659

Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins February 8, 2017 and continues until the positions are filled.
Salary Range / Pay Rate: $35,000 per year plus on-campus housing and meal plan. There is also eligibility for overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per work week.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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