Residence Coordinator

Wilmington, North Carolina
Oct 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Residence Coordinator
Department: Housing and Residence Life - 40010
Vacancy Number: E202
Position Number: 8025
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Residence Coordinator is a live-in staff member responsible for one of eight residential areas of 400-660 residents on a campus consisting of seven residence halls, eleven suite style buildings, and twenty apartment buildings that house almost 4200 students. The Residence Coordinator supervises a staff of 8 to 15 resident assistants, one graduate Assistant Residence Coordinator, and 10-30 desk receptionists. The Residence Coordinator serves as a rotating crisis management contact for all residential students. The Residence Coordinator ensures University Code of Conduct and HRL Community Standards are enforced and documented. In addition, the Residence Coordinator serves as a university conduct officer in the Office of the Dean of Students adjudicating both housing and non-housing cases. The Residence Coordinator manages a budget ranging from $7000 – $35,000 and must possess an understanding of departmental budgeting processes. In addition, the Residence Coordinator relies heavily on administrative skills to manage facilities operations, committee tasks, human resources processes and staff training systems.
UNC Wilmington prides itself on providing a “high touch” institutional setting for its students. As a result, the Residence Coordinator is expected to be familiar with their residents while providing support and mentoring through consistent student interactions. The Residence Coordinator is also tasked with creating communities of respect and inclusiveness centered on UNCW’s “Seahawk Respect Compact”. The Residence Coordinator coordinates residential learning by implementing social and educational programs that meet the needs of the residential community. In addition, priority is placed on developing and maintaining positive working relationships with colleagues across the Division of Student Affairs. As a result, Residence Coordinators must maintain strong relationships with the Office of the Dean of Students, the Counseling Center, Collaboration for Assault Response & Education Office, the Title IX Office, University Police, Health Center and other university support offices.
At UNC Wilmington our principle role is to educate students and we consider the Residence Coordinator a vital student development educator who serves this instructional mission.

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Experience building relationships with students, supervising, and supporting students

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in College Student Development, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or relate field
1-2 years of undergraduate or graduate staff experience in housing
Experience with supervising college students, staff training / development, student group advising, crisis management, budget management, operating 24/7 desks, facility management, handling / report Title IX situations, and working with University Police

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Office of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Carolina Wilmington supports the philosophy that a college education facilitates the development of the total person and recognizes residence hall living as an integral part of the educational process. In fulfilling our roles as educators, we are committed to the holistic approach, which combines the principles of student development and the concepts of wellness in community living. The Residence Life program is designed to assist students in realizing their full potential as individuals, members of the residential community, members of the University, and members of society as a whole. Residence hall living fosters increased awareness and advocacy for the individual differences, developmental self-responsibility, self-concept, self-direction, interdependence, and the mastering of increasingly complex developmental tasks. The residence halls provide an environment where students are able to meet their educational goals through an integration of various learning opportunities that combine classroom learning with learning opportunities outside the classroom.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 10/05/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/03/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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