Residence Life - Residential Coordinator

Canton, New York
Remuneration includes a competitive pay rate, benefits package and furnished on-campus apartment.
Apr 24, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Function and Scope

The Office of Residence Life at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Residential Coordinator (RC) to join our Student Life team. The Residence Life program at St. Lawrence includes a residential component to one of the nation’s oldest living-learning programs for first-year students where faculty and Student Life efforts are integrated in meaningful ways. The University also offers upperclass students a variety of housing options, including living-learning communities, theme cottages, townhouses, and traditional residence halls. As a residential campus, approximately 99% of our students live in University housing.

Residential Coordinators are responsible for implementing a comprehensive residential program within a selected area of campus while working on a collaborative team with three other full-time RCs. Two RC positions support first-year housing and the University’s First Year Program (FYP), while two RC positions support our upperclass residential communities.


This position is responsible for providing adaptive leadership in the daily administration and community development of a select area of the University’s residential community. This includes supervision of 3-4 residence halls consisting of approximately 550 – 700 total residents, with the RC directly supervising a paraprofessional staff of 15-20 Community Assistants (CAs). This position will also co-facilitate a credit-bearing leadership course developed specifically for the Residence Life CA program.

Residential Coordinators are full-time, 10 month, live-in professional staff who report directly to the Assistant Director of Residence Life and will collaborate on the following Residence Life functions: community development, supervision and mentoring of the CA staff, development of CA selection and training programs, housing selection, and the ongoing development of a relational community building model based on the concept of self-authorship. The RC position has evening and weekend on-call responsibilities approximately one week per month and will work with CAs and Student Life staff when crisis situations occur. This position may also advise student organizations and serve on various University committees.


A Bachelor's degree in a related field is required. Prior experience in higher education as a professional staff member or a student employee is strongly preferred. Successful candidates will demonstrate a theoretical understanding of student development and an appreciation for working in an inclusive, multicultural environment at a private liberal arts college. They will also possess initiative, personal integrity, excellent interpersonal communication skills, a collaborative spirit, and a good sense of humor.

Remuneration includes a competitive pay rate and benefits package, a furnished on-campus apartment, and board plan when classes are in session.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit