Madison, WI
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92245-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92245-AS

Working Title: Residence Life Coordinator



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 08, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

$35,516 ANNUAL (12 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

-Completed Master's Degree by starting date required.
Preference will be given to candidates with a Master's degree in student affairs, counseling, higher education, college student personnel, or a related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

-2 years of Housing or Residence Life experience preferred.
-Full-time live in Housing or Residence Life experience preferred.

Position Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

Residence Life is part of the Division of University Housing. As a student service, the university residence halls provide quality living and learning environments and programs to over 7,400 undergraduate students. Residence Life is responsible for the student and professional staff and programs that create an inclusive academic and learning environment.

Under the general supervision of the Area Coordinator of Residence Life, Residence Life Coordinators develop and manage a residence hall community complex (ranging in size from 500-1150 primarily first-year residents). Residence Life Coordinators supervise a variety of student staff and share in the administrative tasks and operational functions associated with the residence hall community.

Residence Life is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

Additional Information:

Schedule: Primary schedule below; schedule alterations as operation and position expectations demand.
8:00am-5:00pm (some evenings and weekends).

This is a full-time, twelve-month, live-in, academic staff professional appointment. The starting annual salary of $35,516 plus an additional $1,500 in professional development funds and a competitive retirement and benefits package. This position will require a background check. Official transcripts are required of all finalists.

For more information on our program please see our website at

University Housing offers a pet policy for professional Residence Life staff that reside in a residence hall apartment. This policy includes an allowance for cats and dogs, contingent upon adherence to related guidelines and expectations.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience supervising students.


Ashley Wright-Lannoy
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply online, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and work history within the online application system. Within the cover letter, please highlight the experiences listed on your resume; including live-in, student supervision, and housing or residence life experience.

Within the online application system, please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors.

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Failure to submit complete application materials within the online application system will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. Those who apply for this position may be considered for future vacancies in this title within this department.

For additional information regarding this position, please call: 608-262-2766

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Oct 2 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 22 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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