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Coordinator of Residence Life

Barton College
Wilson, North Carolina
Closing date
Jul 21, 2021
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Barton College is hiring for a Coordinator of Residence Life, a 12-month, live-on position that shares on-call responsibility with other professionals in the Residence Life and Campus Life areas.

 The Coordinator of Residence Life reports to the Director of Residence Life and is responsible for the creation and perpetuation of an atmosphere and living environment conducive to the intellectual, emotional, cultural, and social development of students residing in the residence hall(s) under the Director’s supervision. The Coordinator will uphold the mission and vision of Barton College and the integrity of the Office of Residence Life through appropriate role modeling, ethical behavior and decision-making, and adherence to all College procedures, rules, regulations and policies.

In addition to the primary role in the Office of Residence Life, each Coordinator will serve as a student conduct officer, and may be assigned additional responsibilities in the Student Engagement and Success division.

Key responsibilities for the Coordinator of Residence Life:


  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate the student staff which includes two paraprofessional Residence Hall Directors and several paraprofessional Resident Assistants.
  • Supervise student staff in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of their programming efforts, community building, and policy enforcement.
  • Provide guidance and support to student staff through consistent group and individual contact meetings.
  • Provide feedback to student staff concerning community development and programming efforts through attendance and observation of programs.


  • Assume responsibility for the administration of all residence halls in their assigned area.
  • Facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies within the halls through involvement at both hall and campus-wide levels.
  • Be available to students on a regular basis via office hours.
  • Inventory and audit keys throughout the academic year.
  • Track moderate sized budget of several Residence Halls.

Student Conduct:

  • Proactively promote an environment in which students develop as responsible and engages members of their residential community and understand the expectations for student conduct.
  • Investigate, conduct hearings, and determine responsibility and sanctions for students involved in the conduct process as directed by the Director of DEI, Conduct, and Title IX.

Crisis Response/On-Call Responsibilities:

  • The Coordinator is expected to be on campus and available to residents on a daily basis and must sleep on campus Sunday through Thursday nights.
  • The Coordinator is expected to make their employment with Barton College their primary responsibility. 
  • Perform on-call duty as designated for approximately 7-8 weeks per academic year  

Safety & Security:

  • Maintain a positive working relationship with the City of Wilson Police Department, Barton District.
  • Maintain proper documentation of security and safety incidents.
  • Maintain awareness of potential security and safety issues on the campus.

Skills, Experience and credentials:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required with undergraduate experience in residence life, student life administration, or student leadership. Master’s degree is highly preferred in Student Affairs, Higher Education Leadership, Counseling, or a related field.
  •  Must be proficient in using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required with ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within the organization.
  •  Ability to be discreet in handling confidential and proprietary information appropriately.
  •  Proven track record of reliability, responsibility and integrity. 
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to effectively operate in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to work independent of direct supervision. 
  •  Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to be detail-oriented.

Application Guidance:

Please submit application materials including a letter of interest, current resume and contact information for at least three professional references (all documents should be MS Word or PDF format) to Human Resources at [email protected]. References will not be checked until the candidate is informed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Any claims of discrimination for Title IX or otherwise should be directed to our Title IX Coordinator, Victoria A. Morris, at P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893, or at 252-399-6330 or [email protected].


Located in Wilson, North Carolina, Barton College is an academic community of approximately 1,130 students and 200 faculty and staff. Nationally recognized for its programs in education, nursing and social work and its championship men's athletics teams, the school maintains a close-knit atmosphere and emphasizes individual attention and engaged learning.

Our 65-acre campus is home to Barton Bulldogs varsity athletics and boasts five residence halls, the W. N. Hackney Library, the Kennedy Recreation & Intramural Center, and other state-of-the-art facilities. Find out more in Quick Facts.

In 1923 the College adopted the words Habebunt Lumen Vitae -- "They shall have the light of life" -- as its official college motto. In 1955, the College was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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