Creates and manages a safe, healthy, and nurturing living/learning environment within the residence hall. Develops a supportive community consistent with the Academy's creed of Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Equality, and Diversity through creative educational, cultural, social, and recreational programming. Advises, counsels, and seeks to develop students through individual interactions and by creating and sustaining a supportive living environment
Bachelor's degree. Experience working in residential life at the secondary or post-secondary level as hall director, residential assistant, desk clerk, or similar position
Residential Counselor, Gatton Academy Category: Staff Department: Gatton Academy of Math and Science Locations: Bowling Green, KY Posted: May 09, '17 Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 997218 Share About Western Kentucky University: Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized. Job Description: Primary Duties and Responsibilities : The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs. Creates and manages a safe, healthy, and nurturing living/learning environment within the residence hall. Develops a supportive community consistent with the Academy's creed of Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Equality, and Diversity through creative educational, cultural, social, and recreational programming. Advises, counsels, and seeks to develop students through individual interactions and by creating and sustaining a supportive living environment. Provides appropriate support and referrals for students during emotional and physical crises. Provides academic support services in coordination with other Academy staff, and serves on the Academic Success Team. Provides leadership and supervision on Academy study abroad trips. Monitors and documents student progress in academics and personal growth. Serves as an advisor and liaison for clubs and activities. Provides on-call support to students on a rotation basis. Essential Functions: Creating a Supportive Learning Environment Collaborate with all Academy Residential Counselors and staff to create and sustain a community that fosters student learning, independence, and academic success. Establish rapport and develop mentoring relationships with students. Live on student wing in the Academy and serves as a role model/mentor in all areas of personal, relational, and academic life. Play an integral role acclimating students to the Academy in student orientation week. Transport students in University owned or rented vehicles. Implement Academy initiatives, particularly those focused on student retention. Administrative or Managerial Functions Maintain and oversee wing programming and supply budget. Assess the efficacy of programs and activities. Report and keep record of maintenance and security issues within the wing. Communicate regularly with parents in support of students and to foster parental involvement in the academy. Provide day-to-day intervention and crisis response. Collaborate with housekeeping and facilities staff to maintain a living environment conducive to learning. Staff and support the front desk as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success : Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Effective leadership, mentorship, and organizational skills. Ability to make sound, ethical decisions in times of crises. Willingness to serve as a role model for students in work ethic, attitude, and respect for others. Requirements: Bachelor's degree. Experience working in residential life at the secondary or post-secondary level as hall director, residential assistant, desk clerk, or similar position. Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver's license. Must be able to reside on a single-gender wing of the Gatton Academy. Additional Information: Salary Grade: 105 Salary Range: $23,078 - $25,008 Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment. Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance. Application Instructions: The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system: Cover Letter Resume You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about August 1, 2017. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
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