Residence Life Coordinator

Job description

Facilitate initiatives and practices that promote an inclusive and welcoming community. Conduct educational outreach around diversity awareness, social justice, and equity among students in the residence halls. Provide leadership to a residence hall community of 300-450 first year and upper-class students. Select, train, and evaluate a team of 8-13 Resident Assistants, 12-24 Community Center Assistants, and 1-2 Community Center Managers. Promote personal and professional growth among staff by conducting one-on-one meetings, weekly staff meeting, and providing on-going feedback to foster community engagement and development. Facilitate student success by mentoring and guiding staff to build meaningful relationships with resident students, coworkers, and supervisors. Develop staffs’ leadership skills through creating expectations, goal setting, and prompting reflection. Train staff to complete administrative tasks integral to maintaining housing operations, safety, and security. Advise building council (hall government) to serve the residence hall community by means of student advocacy, leadership skill development, team building, and programming.


Develop a residential engagement plan and implement the initiatives to support department core values, active engagement in community, sense of belonging, and holistic development. Embody the department’s residential engagement model through multiple avenues that include but are not limited to: in hall opportunities, large scale events, student interactions, community walks, co-curricular involvement, and educational programming. Share experiences through conversations, programming, and other engaging initiatives. Maintain visibility in residence hall as resource, support, and member of the  community.


Lead residential engagement efforts by providing all students with a level of immersion that prompts them to learn about themselves and others, while reflecting on their multiple roles and responsibilities within the community. Coordinate, advise, and oversee assigned Residential Learning Communities while developing working relationships with faculty and staff campus partners. Educate, explain, interpret, and reinforce policies as outlined in Policies for On Campus Housing, the Student Code of Conduct, the Housing & Residence Life Housing Contract, and staff manuals. Create assessment tools to measure learning objectives and goals as it relates to engagement plan and efforts. Utilize restorative approach to work with students who experience peer and community conflict. Follow up and make timely referrals for students of concern. Serve as conduct hearing officer responsible for meeting with, educating, and sanctioning following expectations for the Department of Housing & Residence life and the Office of Student Conduct Civility Education. Participate in departmental on-call rotation to ensure the safety and well-being of students.


Manage and allocate the Resident Assistant and Building Council programming budgets. Oversee housing occupancy and building management by facilitating building openings and closings, building access, room change requests, and key inventory. Maintain exceptional physical condition of residence halls by proactively identifying needs, reporting issues, assessing damage, and assigning billing as appropriate. Ensure building safety by facilitating health & safety inspections and safety drills.


Actively participate in departmental committees, taskforces, and working groups. During the summer: Assist with building transition to summer conferences, represent department in new student orientation sessions, and maintain building operations for summer school. Attend department meetings and on-going trainings as scheduled. Administer and assist with departmental projects and other duties as assigned. Assist with university events such as: Admissions Open House, Welcome to TU, TigerFest, Homecoming, etc. Provide assistance when required with administrative or programmatic tasks for the department or division of student affairs.

    Master’s degree conferred by 7/1/2021One year of experience.Experience supporting students through multiple aspects of their collegiate experience.Commitment to building diverse and inclusive communities.Demonstrate an understanding of student development and practical application.


    Demonstrate a high level of integrity by connecting personal and departmental values.Highly adaptable with a strong desire to learn.Previous residence life experience.Ability to communicate thoughts with clarity, demonstrate active listening, and ask appropriate questions.Experience with community development, advising, helping and counseling skills, housing administration, and working with special populations.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Organization: Student Affairs Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Jun 8, 2021




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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time