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Residence Life Coordinator, Marist Italy, Florence Campus

Apply now Posting Number: 493159
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Florence, Italy
Categories: Administration

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Position Title:

Residence Life Coordinator, Marist Italy, Florence Campus

Department/ School:

International Programs / Academic Affairs

Job Summary:

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) helps to create and cultivate a welcoming and inclusive living and learning environment for students studying at the Marist Branch Campus in Florence, Italy. The RLC is the first point of contact for students in residence, providing guidance and support. The RLC works alongside fellow staff assisting in all aspects of student life and program delivery both in- and outside of the residence. The RLC supports students’ physical, social, and emotional needs, provides insight to life in Italy, supports students in cultural adjustment, upholds Marist policy, and helps to foster the skills necessary to thrive in a new, inter-cultural environment. Reporting to the Director of Housing on the Marist home campus in NY with a dotted line to the Director of Marist Italy in Florence, the RLC is responsible for the daily administration and operation of a residence supporting both undergraduate and graduate students. This is a one-year, full-time, live-in position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have an EU passport or permission to work in Italy.
  • Bachelor's degree and prior experience working with and supporting US college students.
  • The ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Flexibility, intercultural nuance, creativity, detail, tolerance for ambiguity, problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiasm for International Education and the mission of the College.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct support for residents and serve as the primary administrator for all aspects of residential life.
  • Support student pre-departure, arrival, orientation, and departure.
  • Foster community and good relations with all students in the residence.
  • Supervise student health and safety to provide 24/7 residential coverage, including on-call emergency duty in rotation with team members.
  • Guide students in day-to-day residential operations such as reporting maintenance problems, roommate conflicts, etc.
  • Enforce policies by informing and educating residents, responding to violations with fairness and consistency.
  • Work with the Office of Student Conduct and other College staff to report, document, and manage policy violations and disciplinary matters in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Be accessible and available to students in the residence, creating an approachable atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Monitor and report maintenance problems and follow-up.  
  • Oversee and assist the Residence Hall Council.
  • Conduct wellness checks on residents.
  • Conduct maintenance and non-maintenance walkthroughs, including monitoring and maintaining College standards.
  • Help train, supervise, and evaluate Resident Assistant (student) staff.
  • Chaperone student excursions within Italy and possibly other EU countries.
  • Plan and manage the end of semester donation drive in collaboration with local charities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in International Education or other relevant field.
  • Residential life experience strongly preferred.
  • Prior study abroad or equivalent international experience.
  • Italian language skills preferred.
  • Working knowledge of experiential educational principles.
  • The RLC must be friendly, approachable, patient, and have a strong work ethic.
  • Wide knowledge of Florence and Italy required.
  • The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, flexible, and collaborative colleague and team member with a clear commitment to working with students and to developing and supporting the strongest possible international and intercultural programs.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department and School:

With over 75 study abroad programs to choose from, Marist Abroad offers a vast array of study abroad options. Marist Abroad offers a variety of study abroad experiences that support a broad range of educational objectives, with program offerings on six continents. Marist offers semester, full academic year, and short-term study abroad programs, enabling Marist students of any major to study abroad and graduate according to their planned schedule.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#2 in the U.S.) in the Institute of International Education's Open Doors report and won NAFSA's Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Campus Internationalization. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about

Type of Position:

Full-Time

Classification:

Administrative

Months per Year:

12

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday | 8:30am – 5:00pm

Hours per Week:

37.5

Location:

Florence, Italy

Number of Positions Openings:

1

Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

     

 

 

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