Reporting to the Associate Dean of Campus Life, the Area Manager position is a key member of the Campus Life team. This is an ideal position for new professionals seeking to expand and diversify their skills; energetic and motivated candidates are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity. The Area Manager role is a 12-month, live-in position that includes a collateral assignment outside of the housing portfolio, a competitive salary, excellent benefit package, as well as free campus apartment and meal plan. The Area Manager position will partner with the Associate Dean and two other Area Managers to create a comprehensive and cohesive programming model that provides targeted opportunities for student involvement in extracurricular activities and residential education which complement in-class learning, foster interpersonal development, and encourage greater commitment to the College. This position will supervise resident assistants and possibly graduate assistants. The Office of Campus Life oversees the following areas of the co-curricular learning program: (a) Fraternity and Sorority Life, (b) Orientation and First Week programming, (c) student organizations, (d) community service, (e) leadership development, (f) commuter student programming, (g) multicultural programming, (h) student conduct, and (i) residential education and housing.
A strong sense of humor will serve the candidate well while working with a fun yet strongly professional existing Student Engagement team. LaGrange College, the oldest private institution in Georgia founded in 1831, is a vibrant, student-centered liberal arts institution located in beautiful LaGrange, Georgia (45 minutes South of the Atlanta International Airport and within an hour of Auburn, Alabama).
As a means of best serving the College’s student population and providing an unparalleled opportunity for continual professional growth, Area Managers are required to oversee a specific function within the Division of Student Engagement portfolio on a yearly basis as part of a collateral assignment. Although time may be adjusted based on the academic calendar, it is expected that the Area Manager will spend approximately 20 hours per week on the collateral assignment. The Associate Dean of Campus Life issues the assignment on a yearly basis. Candidates are invited to let the Office of Campus Life know which of the following areas they have a particular expertise and/or interest:
Either a Bachelor’s degree and one year of direct professional residence life experience - or - Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, public administration, counseling, law, or related field from an accredited institution and zero years of professional experience. Previous experience directly supervising student staff in a college residential living environment preferred. Previous experience working as a live-in student or professional residence life staff member at a four-year institution of higher education strongly preferred. This position requires significant evening and weekend work.
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The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College.