Residential Life Coordinator

Durham, NC
May 25, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Residential Life Coordinator Position Number 717213 Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time Tenure Track No FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months If time limited, duration date Position Overview

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The primary purpose of Residential Life is to provide approximately 2,800 residential students with living accommodations which are clean, attractive, well maintained, safe and comfortable at a reasonable price. In addition, the unit provides a learning environment which supports the educational/academic goals of the University. The department employs approximately 77 full-time staff (Central Office, Residence Halls, Housekeeping, Security, Facilities Maintenance Technicians) and over 75 student staff (resident Assistants and Work-Study Desk Assistant). The Department is responsible for contracts for room, repairs and maintenance, student payroll/employment, building renovations, budget and purchasing, housekeeping, discipline and educational leadership programs. Residential Life works to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes learning, citizenship, involvement, and leadership. The Residential Life program is built on a student learning philosophy that values inclusiveness, discovery, benchmarking, community, communication, and celebration.

Primary Purpose of Position

Residential Life Coordinators (RLCs) develop and coordinate residential communities collaboratively for a community of 400 undergraduate students that augment and extend the intellectual climate of the University. Residential Life Coordinators serve as the lead educator for students in the community and are designated as managers of their communities, including facilities operations, budget management, student conduct, and crisis management. Residential Life Coordinators assess, plan, implement, and evaluate intentional learning opportunities in the community to meet the developmental needs and learning objectives of students and staff. Residential Life Coordinators have responsibility for the selection, training, evaluation, supervision and mentoring of a graduate staff member and 20-40 undergraduate student staff. Residential Life Coordinators are expected to have direct contact with residents, including advising hall government, providing guidance to Learning Communities where applicable, and through routine daily interactions. During the summer, the RLC is assigned to summer operation program functions such as summer school housing or summer conferences.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Abilities: Ability to pay close attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines; Ability to prioritize tasks and projects; Ability to remain calm during difficult situations; Ability to maintain confidentiality; Ability to maintain good professionalism and ethical behavior; Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Ability to take direction; Ability to navigate the campus and access various residential facilities
Skills: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; Strong public speaking skills; Demonstration of strong customer service skills
Technology Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Google E-Mail and Google Docs, RMS, and Banner.
Sound knowledge in student development theory and best practices in student affairs and higher education.Perform duties of the position with or without accommodation

Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs Administration, or similar areaAt least one year post Master’s full-time experience in Residence Life, including direct supervision of student and/or professional staff and prior experience in an on-call duty rotation.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation


Equal Opportunity Employer

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA01703P Open Date 05/24/2019 Date desired for closing or initial review 06/15/2019 Close Date 06/15/2019 Open Until Filled No Date Position Available 07/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Applicant Documents Required Documents
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