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Residential Community Specialist (Contract)

Company: College of Charleston
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

This is a 100% Contract position for seven months. This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department. DESCRIPTION POSITION OVERVIEW UC San Diego uniquely offers a vibrant undergraduate college system designed to combine the benefits of a large research university with the personal experience of a smaller liberal arts college. Students enjoy access to renowned faculty, top-tier facilities, and a choice among eight semi-autonomous undergraduate colleges: Revelle, John Muir, Thurgood Marshall, Earl Warren, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth, each with its own educational philosophy, traditions, administration, and residential environment. As part of each student affairs unit in the undergraduate colleges the the Residence Life professional staff play a pivotal role in the execution and embodiment of the institution's commitment to a comprehensive, educationally purposeful residential program. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW Under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs / Director of Residence Life in each college, the Residential Community Specialist (contract) will play an integral role in the operational, developmental, and crisis management aspects within the residence life environment. They will work closely with student staff, assisting in community development, student leadership and involvement, training, conduct management, crisis response, programming, and administrative support processes. The contract end date is Sunday, June 30, 2024 and may be extended depending on business need. General Responsibilities: 1. Student and Community Support:

  • Assist with student staff supervision, advising, and ongoing development, particularly in the areas of wellness, community building, conflict management, and crisis intervention.
  • Facilitate community building and engagement through intentional programming.
  • Advise and coach student leaders, assisting in communication, leadership skills, and program development.
  • Engage in transformational advising and development practices for students. 2. Crisis Intervention and Student Conduct:
    • Manage and respond to student crises, conflicts, and conduct issues.
    • Utilize established university protocol and case management tools to track, manage, and resolve behavioral management processes.
    • Maintain connections with internal and external stakeholders and serve as a primary contact for the Center for Student Accountability, Growth, and Education (SAGE). 3. Programming/Operations:
      • Coordinate and assist in planning student activities and programs.
      • Manage communications and collaborations for move-out and summer housing.
      • Develop and maintain relationships to ensure the success of student affairs programs and initiatives. 4. Assessment:
        • Create, compile, and analyze reports and metrics on program feasibility, execution, and success.
        • Continually evaluate student and staff learning and training outcomes.
        • Engage in strategic planning, goal setting, and improvement implementation for departmental programs. This position allows for hybrid working arrangements. The employee must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays. QUALIFICATIONS
          • Experience and thorough knowledge of Student Affairs / Student Life specialization. Strong understanding of the developmental and educational context in which student conduct, student compliance, and restorative justice programs are administered and managed. Strong knowledge and awareness of the interrelationship of student conduct-related policy and governmental laws with student development.
          • Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. In-depth skills in service orientation, active listening, and critical thinking. Ability to maintain composure, diffuse client anger and anxiety with tact and diplomacy, and be able to follow up consistently on all assignments and pending matters.
          • Strong experience in planning, organizing, and delivering workshops and training sessions; excellent public speaking and presentation skills. Proven experience in conducting assessments of training utilizing resulting data to improve services.
          • Strong knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs and knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and

Keywords: College of Charleston, San Diego , Residential Community Specialist (Contract), Other , San Diego, California

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