The Student Life Team Member is a live-in, professional staff member responsible for overseeing the safety, security, and well-being of residential students living in their assigned residence hall(s). In addition, the Student Life Team Member is responsible for creating the residential conditions and environments that facilitate student engagement and involvement within the residence hall and greater campus community. In collaboration with other members of the Student Life Team, the Student Life Team Member will provide essential student services such as housing, social media, judicial, and programming, while also maintaining Student Life goals, policies, and administrative processes. This individual must have the ability to multi-task, work in integrative team structures, and be autonomous.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
Education required to ensure success in this position: •Bachelor’s Degree, required. •Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or a related field, strongly preferred. Experience required to ensure success in this position: •Two years work experience in Higher Education Student Affairs related to student development, program development, and or administrative experience. •OR a combination of education and relevant experience. Special skills, knowledge and abilities: •Experience working with college students. •Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills. •Collaborative leadership style. •Ability to support positive team dynamics through work and attitude. •Knowledge of Student Development Theory. •Knowledge of accounting principles i.e. constructing and balancing budgets. •Must be punctual and follow through on commitments. •Ability to provide good customer service. •Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. •Ability to work effectively in a team. •Must be able to manage technical software systems such as Collegiate-Link, RMS, Banner, and basic Microsoft Office. License, certification, or registration necessary: •Valid Driver’s License Physical requirements: •Ability to work flexible hours. •Must have the physical dexterity and visual and auditory acuity to freely navigate various campus facilities and areas as required and to respond to and provide leadership in crisis situations (e.g., fire, tornados, acts of violence, etc.) Environmental conditions: •The position has a live-in requirement. •Must be willing to work in shared office space environment as part of team structure.
Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment: •Motor vehicle; •Computing technologies; •Standard office equipment.
Primary duties and responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Support the mission and vision of Berea College and the Student Life division. •Responsibility for shaping communities that promote independent, responsible community members who respect diversity and differences. Student Life Team Members will achieve this through facilitated interactions between students and staff. •Maintain up to date and accurate databases. •Assume administrative responsibility for assigned Student Life functional areas, programs, processes, policies, and procedures. •Support and uphold Berea College’s policies and procedures. •Provide developmentally appropriate training, supervision and evaluation of student staff. •Lead and participate in collaborative Student Life Team projects. •Assess student and community needs for the implementation of results-based planning and improvements. •Oversee maintenance, custodial services, and safety in assigned residence halls in collaboration with Facilities Management and Public Safety. •Provide leadership and support in crisis management situations which includes rotational 24-hour on-call duty. •Collaborate with other campus departments to enhance students’ curricular, extra-curricular, residential, and co-curricular experiences; as a way of supporting students’ transition to college, retention, academic success, social development and overall wellness. •Effectively manage all financial resources for assigned hall(s). •Role model the college motto, “God has made of one blood, all peoples of the Earth”. •Promote and model all Student Life professional standards, to include, but not limited to refraining from drugs and/or alcohol with students; unacceptable behavior towards co-workers, students, and campus; and must respect all aspects of the Student Handbook. •Must reside in a residence hall. · In support of Berea College’s great commitments this position requires student supervision. The fourth great commitment is to promote learning and serving in community through the student labor program, honoring the dignity and utility of all work, mental and manual, and taking pride in work well done. The Supervision would include scheduling, assigning and approving work performed. Developing students about common workplace acumen and giving them tangible work experience is an expected outcome. To learn more about the student labor program and requirements on this position see: Labor Program Goals
Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.