Residential Life Coordinator

Saint Louis, Missouri
Mar 26, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Residential Hall Coordinator participates as a member of the Residential Life staff, creates opportunities for student development through excellent programming and individual student interactions, and demonstrates a strong student focus with evening and weekend commitments. This is a 12-month, professional live in position reporting to the Director of Residential Life. This position is responsible for the organization and leadership of student development activities, supervision of RA and desk staff, adjudicating conduct, and management of administrative operations of assigned residential areas. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students.


Advising and Supervising

  • Supervises Resident Assistants within assigned area
  • Manages residential areas consisting of 150-300 residents
  • Supports student programming efforts and assists with program advisement, implementation, and coverage

Program Development, Implementation, and Assessment

  • Develops and coordinates programs and promotions for Residential Life
  • Supports student programming for all of Student Life
  • Manages Resident Assistant programming to ensure it supports departmental values and reaches the needs of students
  • Maintain existing signature programs within Residential Life
  • Support Residential Hall Association through promotion and attendance

Staff Member

  • Assist with selecting, training, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating Resident Assistants.
  • Participate in on call responsibilities, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.
  • Assist in contacting/requesting emergency transportation of residential students to health care facilities.
  • Responsible for enforcing University policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate, in conjunction with your supervisor, room changes, and placement.
  • Maintain residence hall records and inventories; issuance/replacement of building keys; damage assessment/billing;
  • Oversee opening and closing of residence area during University recesses and supervise check in/out operations.
  • Articulate student interests/needs and facilitate the development of a healthy living environment.
  • Oversee development, implementation, and assessment of community programming
  • Assist with campus wide programs through collaboration with Student Engagement
  • Maintain communications and interactions with residence hall students, staff, and faculty.
  • Contributes to the achievement of enrollment goals by designing programs that contribute to the recruitment and retention of students and by assisting other departments with enrollment-related initiatives
  • Attends Student Life meetings, trainings, retreats, and planning sessions as deemed necessary
  • Participates in New Student Orientation, Admissions visit days and other university-wide events as deemed necessary
  • Maintains a high profile at student programs and athletic events
  • Works nights and weekends as required for coverage of student programs and serves as an advisor for student events
  • Partners with other Student Life staff as indicated and seeks out opportunities to work with others
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in student development or related field
  • Two years of residential life or student affairs experience (graduate assistant, RA, or intern experience is acceptable)
  • Strong commitment to ethnic and cultural diversity
  • Exemplary skills in program development and implementation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High level of competency in the use of technology to accomplish the above goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree in student development or related field

Physical Demands:

  • Current driver’s license and ability to obtain certification to drive University vans.
  • Ability to life and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be physically able to ascent stairways.Must have sufficient visual and auditory abilities to identify potential safety hazards, monitor and inspect housing facilities, respond to emergencies, recognize fire alarms, and recognize facial features for security purposes.

Work Hours:

Will have set office hours as well as the expectation to attend evening and weekend programs, meetings, and events, including athletic events.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Residential Life Coordinator is a full-time, annual, on-call, live-in position with a meal plan when the dining facility is open. The Residential Life Coordinator is required to live in University provided housing and use the meal plan to be actively engaged in the lives of our students while in the dining hall as well as interact with students, faculty and staff on a daily basis.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screenings.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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