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Coordinator for Student Learning Initiatives, Office of Residence Life

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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Position Details



Position Information




Working Title
Coordinator for Student Learning Initiatives, Office of Residence Life




Position Number
1627




Posting Number
F2097




Position Type
Administrative and Professional Faculty




Position Status
Full Time




College/Division
Student Life and Involvement




Department
300000 - Residence Life Admin




Pay Rate
Maximum Starting




Specify Range or Amount
$45,000




Is this a JMU only position?
No




Is this a grant-funded position?
No




Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position?
No







Position Summary Information




About James Madison University

Mission

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Vision

To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.




General Information
The at James Madison University (JMU) welcomes applications for a unique to JMU staff cohort hire. This hire will consist of five student-facing positions. Positions hired in this cohort will be housed within the Office of Residence Life/Conference Services, the University Career Center, and Office of Orientation and Transition, and Student Life. You will have the opportunity to apply for a single position within the cohort or apply for multiple roles.


The benefits of participating in a cohort hire at JMU include:


  • Transition to campus with group of peers from around Student Affairs
  • Shared onboarding process
  • Streamlined interview process where you can be considered for multiple positions



    At JMU, we aspire to be the best place to work in student affairs in the country. This cohort is one of many ways JMU is uniquely seeking to build an exceptional employee experience. Other notable benefits for all members of this cohort include:

    • Immediate access to tuition remission for two classes and one lab per semester
    • Competitive retirement and health care programs with flexibility for various life stages and personal priorities
    • Excellent time off and departmental openness to hybrid work options


      The Division of Student Affairs includes University Career Center, Center for Multicultural Student Services, Community Service-Learning, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Disability Services, Student Accountability & Restorative Practices, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression, Orientation and Transition, Residence Life, Student Life, University Health Center, University Recreation and University Unions. The division is an integral part of the campus community and works collaboratively with the other divisions of the university in supporting the mission, vision, and values of the university. Successful candidates will embody the values of Student Affairs at James Madison University and will infuse these values in their day-to-day practice.



      • Focusing on Students
      • Leading Courageously
      • Transcending Boundaries
      • Creating Belonging
      • Embracing Innovation and Change
      • Honoring and Valuing Our Staff
      • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


        The at James Madison University is accepting applications for a Coordinator of Student Learning Initiatives. This person would be part of the Residence Life staff team that serves 6700 residential students on a campus that is continuing to grow. We focus on making the students residential experience one filled with opportunities to engage and learn about themselves and others. We are a close-knit department with just over 30 full-time staff members and over 200 student staff members

        Each position will be selected through an innovative practice called cohort hire. The search committee hiring for this position will be selecting candidates for four other positions. If you would like to be considered for multiple positions within the cohort, you can submit your application for these other positions:






        • Application Instructions:You can use the same cover letter and resume for each position. Completing the job specific application is the only additional step required to be considered for other positions. We welcome applications for individual roles. There is no expectation that candidates apply for multiple positions.





          Duties and Responsibilities

          #1 Leadership and Supervision: Lead all recruitment, selection, training, and engagement of the student leadership team responsible for staffing the Resource Center including, eight to ten (8-10) Program Advisers (PAs) and one (1) graduate assistant (GA). Responsible for PA supervision duties including, scheduling, payroll, leadership development, regular staff meetings, and evaluation. Responsible for all GA supervision and evaluation.



          #2 Equity and Inclusion: Contribute to the JMU Student Affairs equity and inclusion value by confronting systems of oppression by designing intentional and inclusive practices, policies, and programs in pursuit of a socially just world.

          #3 Student Staff and Resident Engagement: Coordinate and implement any academic support programs (currently: Academic Mentor Program and Academic Support Instruction). Recruit, hire, train, and supervise any student leaders associated with these programs. Assist with the planning and implementation of departmental events and serve as a liaison for any co-sponsored programming or events with other university departments and stakeholders.

          #4 Resource Management: Oversee administrative and operational functions of the Resource Center including, creating, maintaining and communicating Resource Center hours; ensuring Resource Center is staffed when open; ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all students using the Resource Center; establishing a system for inventory and ordering of Resource Center materials.

          #5 Support the Curricular Approach for Student Learning: Assist with the advancement and growth of the Residence Life curricular approach model with efforts to increase student engagement and residential learning. Serve on the Curricular Approach Team with other Residence Life staff members.

          #6 Assessment: Provide leadership for the assessment of the Resource Center's services, the PA student leadership role, and any current academic intervention programming.

          #7 Crisis Management: Participate in the secondary on-call rotation for residential campus one (1) to two (2) times per semester.

          #8 Professional Development: Accumulate a minimum of 20 hours of professional development during each performance evaluation period. Obtain hours by attending university, divisional, and department training. Attend conferences, get a certification, or other job-related training. Use professional development opportunities to stay relevant to trends and best practices.




          Qualifications
          Successful candidates will possess the ability to meet the functional needs of the home department and engage in work holistically to help JMU become an institution where every student has the opportunity to thrive. JMU prioritizes the staff experience and is also engaging in this innovative hiring practice for student affairs in order to emphasize communal experience. Through this process, you will be collectively onboarded to maximize learning and build a community devoted to staff development work at JMU.


          Required:

          • Experience managing student staff or volunteers
          • Commitment to student development
          • Record of commitment to inclusiveness
          • Experience utilizing data to drive decision-making
          • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
          • Ability to communicate with a variety of constituents
          • Master's Degree/ Bachelor's Degree with 1+ years relevant experience





            Conditions of Employment
            Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

            E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.







            Posting Detail Information




            Posting Date
            01/10/2023




            Beginning Review Date
            02/08/2023




            Closing Date





            Open Until Filled
            Yes




            Proposed Starting Date
            04/01/2023




            EEO Statement
            James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

            We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

            Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.




            Reasonable Accommodation Request
            If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.




            Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report
            Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

            The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

            The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

            The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

            You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.




            Minimum Reference(s) Required
            3




            Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
            https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/13684




            Additional Posting Information
            JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.






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