Full Time / Benefit Eligible / Union / 37.5 Hrs. @ wk. / $20.00 @ hr.
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. 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. This position will require periodic evening and weekend work.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Community Life Agreements
- Communicate agreements to community members.
- Facilitate resolution of student-to-student or student-to-faculty/staff conflicts
- Respond to student violations of agreements through accountability structure defined in Goddard Community Life Agreements.
- 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 and locations.
- Support on-going mental health and wellness services for students during residencies; this includes individual counseling sessions with students on an as-needed basis.
- Counsel students on an as-needed or regular basis.
- Document sessions with students, including demographic information as directed by the Institutional Research Team.
- Facilitate response to individual student and community crises during residencies.
- Develop and maintain resources for response to students’ mental and 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).
- Understand and support the parameters regarding confidentiality.
- Manage the schedules and duties of residency Student Life Coordinators.
- Work with Accessibility Support Coordinator to assist students with special needs.
- Work with Program Leadership and Faculty to support struggling students.
- Counsel students regarding the Title IX processes at the College.
- Review and update the Community Life and Title IX information on the College’s intranet site and external website in consultation with the Assistant Dean of Community Life.
Student Leadership and Participation
- Organize and co-facilitate all Student Council Community Meetings with Student Council Representative(s).
- 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 leaders and faculty, in coordinating communications with the Student Council.
- Facilitate the “Welcome to the Community” New Student Orientation for each program and site.
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.
This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Community Life
- Bachelor degree plus significant lived experience understanding crisis response
- Demonstrated competence in working effectively with diverse cultures and populations
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Excellent listening skills
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Experience working with confidential information and maintain 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
- Title IX experience
- 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
- Experience working in a higher education setting.
Please include cover letter. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
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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.
This institution is an equal opportunity employer, and provider.