Coordinator of Residence Life & Student Activities - Eden Hall Campus

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence:  sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities.  Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus.  Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

To help support the work of the University, we have an opening for a Coordinator of Residence Life & Student Activities – Eden Hall Campus.  The Coordinator of Residence Life & Student Activities – Eden Hall Campus reports to the Director of Residence Life & Student Activities.

This full-time, 12-month, live-on position oversees residence life and student activities and serves as the primary student affairs administrator on Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment to build a comprehensive living-learning community focused on sustainability. Supervise, select, mentor student staff and assist with the recruitment and selection of staff. Manage housing operations for Orchard Hall on the Eden Hall Campus. Oversee the planning and implementation of programs, with direct responsibility for the coordination and development of student activities and events for both residential and commuter students. Assist with the management of Eden Hall community outreach and conference services/housing. Create sustainability programming for both the Eden Hall and Shadyside campuses. Serve in the on-call duty rotation, be the first responder at Eden Hall and provide crisis response as needed. Perform other duties and special projects as requested and assigned by the Director of Residence Life & Student Activities, Assistant Dean of Students, and/or Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.


Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field with minimum of 1 year of graduate or professional work experience in residence life, student development and/or campus activities. Comprehensive understanding, appreciation and support of student life at a small, private institution and a commitment to improving the lives of students. Demonstrated understanding of sustainability leadership and initiatives. Experience in planning outdoor activities in a rural setting (i.e. outdoor educator, camp counselor, etc.). Experience working with international students. Have acquired knowledge, experiences and involvement in student development, program/project management, counseling students, and conversing with parents. Ability to manage ambiguity and work in autonomous environment. Sound judgement and ability to resolve student issues and crisis situations effectively. Preferred Mandarin speaking.



Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.



Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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