The assistant director assists with the oversight of the housing operations office (HOO). The assistant director supervises the residential operations coordinators, and together they implement the residential operational systems necessary to ensure a well-maintained, safe, healthy, and secure living area for students. The staff administers all student housing assignments and room choosing; manages early arrival and late stay requests; processes and tracks residential repair requests and billing; replaces lost keys and provides lock-out assistance; and administers compliance to fire, health, and safety policies.
The area coordinator and residence directors provide the principal leadership for the residential housing areas. As part of a campus-wide rotation, these persons provide a 24-hour response for after-hour concerns and crises. During office hours (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), the area coordinator and residence directors meet with students to provide non-clinical counseling and relational support for individuals and groups. They help to problem-solve and mediate difficult living situations and are responsible for communicating and enforcing residential policies. When not engaged in these activities, the area coordinator and residence directors strive to build community within their residential areas by providing social and educational activities. In addition, the area coordinator and residence directors supervise a group of resident advisors (see below), the student members of our residence life and housing staff.
Greenwich and Enfield Area Coordinator: William Syldor-Severino
Dakin Residence Director: Arielle Wortzel
Prescott and Merrill Residence Director: Taylor Donahue
Each residential area has a team of student employees called resident advisors or community facilitators. Resident advisors and community facilitators live among and support the residents of a specific section of their residence halls. They provide peer-to-peer support to their residents; communicate and facilitate compliance with Hampshire's community norms; facilitate meetings within halls and apartments, and plan and host community-building events of all kinds.
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