Full Time, Staff Union / $20.00 @ hr. / Benefit Eligible
Office located on Goddard’s campus in Plainfield, VT- when students are on campus, on campus work is expected full time. When the college does not have students present on campus this position has the flexibility to work remotely as determined by the supervisor.
Goddard College strives to increase and maintain a diverse student body and workforce. Our commitment to these goals is reflected in our Mission, Values Statement, Strategic Plan, and other operating policies and procedures. In accordance with our Strategic Plan this position supports and is responsible for upholding a diverse, equitable, and culturally responsive environment. Our efforts are ongoing and we invite new community members to join our work on these essential goals.
Collaborate with students, staff, faculty, academic leaders, and College administrators to develop, deliver, and assess student support services at Goddard College. This position will manage sensitive and confidential information and interact with multiple constituents within the College.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Community Life Agreements
- Facilitate resolution of student-to-student or student-to-faculty/staff conflicts using restorative justice practices and communication methods that are both culturally responsive and trauma informed
- Respond to student violations of agreements through an accountability structure defined in Goddard Community Life Agreements and student handbooks
- Address behavior issues that emerge during residencies that are not addressed in Goddard Community Life Agreements
- Coordinate temporary Student Life Coordinators each semester in all programs
- Support on-going mental health and wellness services for students during residencies; this includes individual counseling sessions with students on a regular or as-needed basis
- Develop and maintain resources for response to students’ mental physical health needs during residencies
- Facilitate recreational and social events during each residency as requested
- Coordinate with Academic Affairs staff regarding Community Life events as included in residency schedules as needed
- Coordinate student transportation in health emergencies, sobriety support or other well-being related matter (e.g. religious services/ observances)
- Manage the schedules and duties of Student Life Coordinators
- Counsel students regarding the Title IX processes at the College
Student Leadership and Participation
- Solicit nominations for Student Council Representatives and organize any contested elections with Student Council
- Assist students in implementing their community life programs (mentoring, dorm meetings, work projects, etc.)
- Support the Student Council with administrative duties and developing governance
- Work with other governance bodies, in addition to individual Program and faculty, in coordinating communications with the Student Council
- Facilitate the “Welcome to the Community” New Student Orientation for each program and site
- In partnership with departments across the college, organize open office hours during off-residency times
- Disseminate and review, in partnership with the Program Chairs, the Community Life Check-In
- Respond to Leave Consideration Questionnaires in coordination with the Assistant Dean of Community Life and Program chairs
Crisis Response and Preparedness
- Understand and be able to implement campus safety protocols
- Assist in the coordination of overall response to individual student and/ or community crises during residencies
- Complete and keep secure incident reports
- Participate in pager support rotation during the residency season
- Work a variable schedule depending on the time of year that will require flexible hours, evenings and weekends
- Other related duties, as assigned
Reports to the assistant Dean of Community Life
- Bachelor degree plus professional experience working with crisis response
- Demonstrated cultural humility and use of cultural responsiveness in in work settings
- Ability to understand the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias, and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities
- Excellent interpersonal and listening skills and an ability to interact professionally with people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds during a time of crisis and distress
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.).
- Ability to show empathy and be nonjudgmental toward distressed individuals.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Experience working with confidential information and maintaining confidentiality
- Computer literacy (primarily Google, Microsoft, Zoom platforms, and telecommunication software)
- Ability to document, research, analyze data, and write reports
- Valid driver’s license and ability to safely operate vehicles in inclement weather.
- Fluency with languages in addition to English
- Master degree in social work, psychology, humanities or other human services area
- Understanding and analysis of social and economic issues
- Training in mediation and group facilitation, such as restorative justice practices
- Experience working in a higher education setting.
Please apply on the ADP Portal and include a Letter of Interest and CV.
Position open until filled. To apply: Click Here
Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community. To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position. The institution is an equal opportunity employer, and provider.