Risk Assessment Coordinator

Vacancy #: 500109
Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications 
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Organizational Unit Overview

The Division of Student Affairs actively supports the Universityís missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, and culturally. The Division anticipates studentsí developmental needs throughout their collegiate experiences and promotes students development by fostering a community of learning, which encourages individual student involvement and participation. The Division of Student Affairs provides a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to: Assist students in developing respect and appreciation for individual differences, interpersonal civility, and human rights. Enhance the learning environment, facilitate retention, and optimize the student experience. Accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Support a community environment that is welcoming, safe, and secure. Assist students in meeting their basic needs for housing, nutrition, and physical and emotional well-being. Provide the means for students to become active participants and leaders in their own learning. Assist students in developing logical thought processes and sound decision-making skills. Assist students in developing an appreciation of the arts. Moreover, the division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity. Through collaboration, the division provides programs and services that are grounded in theory, assessment, and sound practice.


Under the Division of Student Affairs, the Dean of Students Office at East Carolina University is the campus resource for addressing and responding to student issues and concerns. Staff within the Deanís office often serves as liaisons between students, faculty, staff and administrators. The Deanís Office provides assistance to students, and family members who are navigating their way through various campus procedures. Staff in the Deanís Office often helps develop, articulate, disseminate and enforce University rules, regulations, and policies. The Dean of Students Office works directly with students to help solve problems, to assist in individual and group crisis management, and to advocate for students when appropriate. Students are encouraged to visit staff in the Deanís Office to discuss ideas, personal issues, or general concerns about student life at East Carolina University. By connecting with other University departments and offices, the Office supports the needs of students and student communities and identifies resources to respond to those needs.


The Dean of Students Office administratively oversees the Dean of Students Office, Student Health Center, Disability Support Services, Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, and Center for Counseling & Student Development. Committed to teaching civic engagement, the Dean of Students office cultivates a caring environment that values personal and academic integrity, respect for all people, and responsible citizenship where students are held accountable for their behavior. In collaboration with the University, the Dean of Studentsí staff is invested in serving students in a safe and healthy environment.


Job Duties

Reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Students/Director of Safety and Student Services, the Risk Assessment Coordinator serves as one of the primary points of contact for faculty and staff to express concerns regarding primarily students who are exhibiting symptoms associated with distress. In addition, the Risk Assessment Coordinator serves as the conduit for information to the University Behavioral Concerns Team concerning threats, real or perceived, of violence or concerns regarding the potential of violence on campus. The Risk Assessment Coordinator provides students with referral information and maintains a system for follow-up with students who have been referred to campus and community resources.


The Risk Assessment Coordinator will develop and update materials and systems to ensure that expressed concerns receive effective response, referrals, and information. In addition, the Risk Assessment Coordinator will develop relationships with departments involved in violence prevention and response, including but not limited to, ECU Police Department, Student Health Services, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, The Center for Counseling and Student Development, Campus Living, Student Affairs, student leadership groups, etc.


Specific Responsibilities


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelorís degree, in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Political Science, Homeland Security or related field. Three (3) years of experience working in a professional environment with experiences working with students, parents, general public or any combination that shows in depth knowledge of managing various crisis situations. A successful candidate must be able to demonstrate experience and/or transferable skills in student conduct, managing crisis situations, counseling, advising and student learning theory. Must have organization and administrative skills, interpersonal communication skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to build positive and effective relationships across the campus and community. Commitment to diversity, ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, ability to work independently with minimal supervision, ability to manage multiple tasks, knowledge of legal issues in higher education, and ability to provide exemplary customer service are essential for a successful candidate to possess. Experience interacting with the public and excellent customer service skills are essential for a successful candidate to possess.


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Masterís degree in Student Development, Higher Education, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Political Science or related field. Experience interacting with the public, parents, students and faculty in a school/university setting is strongly preferred.


Special Instructions to Applicant††††††††††††††

In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information.


Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and two signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.


East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the universityís diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.


Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.


Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 500109 to ECU Human Resources at www.jobs.ecu.edu.


East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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