Dacie Moses House and Program Coordinator

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Department: Residential Life
Position Type: Staff Part-time
Categories: Dean of Students Office

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Pay Classification: Non-Exempt (Bi-Weekly)
Month Worked Per Year: 12 Months
Hours per week: 20
Position FTE: .50
Pay Grade: Non-Exempt - Grade 9

Position Overview:

Dacie Moses, a long-time employee at Carleton, was known for inviting students to her house for cookies, Sunday brunch, and conversation. In her will, she donated her house as a gathering place for students.  Today, Dacie’s houses one to two house residents and the Coordinator. It continues to be a beloved space where students hang out, play games, study, bake cookies, share Sunday brunch and listen to the Knights and Knightingales practice. This house provides a sense of “home” for many. 

The Dacie Moses House Coordinator position is a live-in staff member who works with staff, students, alumni, parents, and other community members.  This position oversees volunteers, student workers and house resident(s) to keep Dacie’s legacy of home, generosity, kindness, and community within the house and for the larger Carleton community.  

The Dacie Moses House is usually open seven days a week, including breaks (except during Christmas week) from 6AM to midnight.  The Dacie Moses House Coordinator will serve in many capacities including the roles of community builder, adviser, supervisor, and on-site manager. In these roles, the Dacie Moses House Coordinator helps to shape the quality of the social experience for the students who frequent the substance free House.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities:

  • Supervision
    • Recruit, hire, train, mentor, and evaluate House Resident/s and student workers.
    • Supervise two student workers who are also residents, plus approximately five other student workers whose work supports the operation of the Dacie Moses House.
    • Provide ongoing professional development for students (baking classes, mindfulness classes are some ideas).
    • Set the tone for the use of the Dacie Moses House which should honor the memory and legacy of Dacie Moses while it provides an interesting and welcoming social space for students. 
    • Provide leadership and guidance for the student residents and workers who live in the Dacie Moses House and who are essential in the operations of the House.
    • Provide backup to the student residents in case problem issues arise, including but not limited to inappropriate behavior on the part of guests.
    • Work with committee chair to schedule meetings with the Dacie Moses House Committee to provide information, supervision, short/long-range planning and to assist with Dacie Moses House concerns
    • Network with other Carleton programs/departments/staff (GSC, Intercultural Life, International Life, Office of Health Promotion, TRIO, SAO, etc). This provides positive collaborations as well as giving Carleton Professionals a space to find hospitality for themselves.
    • Working with the Dacie Family to develop specific goals and objectives in relation to the operation of the Dacie Moses House.
    • Fulfill assignments given by the Dean of Students Office related to the above duties.
  • Administration
    • Manage crises and serve as the building liaison in emergency situations.
    • Complete reports for the Dean of Students office as needed to keep them informed of the Dacie Moses House operations.
    • Work with the Business Office to manage the credit card purchasing for the Dacie Moses House by both staff and students.
    • Work with student residents, the Office of Alumni Relations, and others as indicated to publicize Dacie Moses House events on campus, for alumni, and the Northfield community.
    • Supervise the student residents in managing the Dacie Moses House guest room including reservations, handling of money; having the room set up and laundry done between guests.
    • Approve and submit student time entry and turn them in to the Payroll office as indicated.
    • Facilitate communication regarding building issues with custodial services, maintenance, and campus security services.
    • Follow Dean of Students and Student Life guidelines for professional development and growth.
    • Participate in Student Life and Dacie’s assessment strategies.

Required Qualifications

  • The House Coordinator must have earned a Bachelor’s degree and have previous social experience and/or student government, campus activities, community organizing, non-profit, counseling, or other related experience.
  • The Dacie Moses House Coordinator must be committed to working with individuals and groups of traditional aged college students and others who may use the House.
  • In addition, she/he/they must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Baking, gardening, cleaning are great skills along with administration/computer skills.
  • A knowledge or willingness to do training in mental health and first aid which would include knowing when to refer or get help.
  • Self-care and self-kindness are important.
  • Servant leadership is important.

Special Instructions to Applicants

We are searching for someone who will love and care for the Dacie Moses House, the community, and the historical traditions that makes Dacie’s a unique and well-loved space. Baking, gardening, cleaning are great skills along with administration/computer skills. A knowledge or willingness to do training in mental health and first aid which would include knowing when to refer or get help. Self-care and self-kindness are important. Servant leadership is important.

Servant Leadership focuses on the growth and well- being of the people and communities to which they belong. The desire to serve takes priority and from this awareness comes the aspiration to lead. The question then becomes, “do the people being served grow as persons to become healthier, wiser, freer and more autonomous”? Within this philosophy the leader needs to practice self-care and self-compassion to be able to be of service to the community. It is this understanding of leadership which helps define the role of the House Coordinator within the Dacie community.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by July 20, 2022. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

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