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Residential Life Coordinator

Sarah Lawrence College

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Residential Life Coordinator

Job Description
Sarah Lawrence College is seeking a temporary (approximately 10 months), full-time professional to support our transitioning Residential Life Department with several student-centered priorities – chiefly 1. Coordinating COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, and response for the entire residential community and 2. Providing substantial assistance with occupancy management and planning.

Reporting to the Director of Residential Life and co-supervised by the Associate Director, this live-in position will serve on the college's COVID Management Team and will coordinate logistics and residential care for students in quarantine and isolation, as well as support wellness programming and compliance with COVID-19 throughout campus.

The incumbent is also expected to play a key role in helping Residential Life transform its housing selection and assignment processes in preparation for the 2022-23 academic year. They will co-supervise the department's Housing Coordinator (a part-time graduate student position) and effectively liaise between them, the Associate Director, Director, and other campus stakeholders to bolster occupancy management, integrating new housing software – Adirondack Solutions, and helping to create an efficient, equitable, and friendly Housing selection and assignment process for SLC students.

This is an exempt position which necessitates a flexible work schedule and includes continuous on-call responsibilities specific to COVID-related circumstances. The number of COVID-affected cases on campus will dictate the degree of flexibility needed in working hours and days. It is expected that when/if cases are low, the Residential Life Coordinator will maintain mostly regular campus office hours (9am-5pm M-F).

Essential Duties Summary

Responsibilities Include:
  • Support and implement COVID safety directives related to residential life and student health.
  • Collaborate with Residential Life and Health & Wellness staff to address quarantine, isolation and student care needs related to COVID prevention and management.
  • Oversee essential service logistics for any students in quarantine or isolation, including but not limited to food and mail delivery/ trash and laundry collection.
  • Serve on-call to coordinate student relocation to isolation or quarantine buildings as directed by Health & Wellness Center clinicians and communicate proactively with Dean of Studies to coordinate academic work and notification for these students
  • Remain current on best practices related to COVID prevention and management in residential settings and serve as a resource to students to explain general processes, contact tracing, and COVID related information.
  • Serve as the chief point person for integrating new housing software, working directly with Adirondack Solutions to create the on-line solutions necessary to organize and improve SLC occupancy management.
  • Work with the extended Residence Life team and current residents to understand and analyze benefits and deficits of past housing selection and assignment processes and propose synthesized solutions that will streamline the department's processes and increase student satisfaction in these processes.
  • Build positive student relationships that contribute toward deepening the student experience.
  • Proactively help build a culture of safety, respect, engagement, and responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Comfort working in a residential setting during pandemic and post-pandemic periods.
  • A valid state driver's license and comfort driving college passenger vehicles as needed.
  • Experience working within residential communities.
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement and model proper use of, PPE during interactions with students in isolation and quarantine.
  • Computer and database literacy
  • Ability to competently learn and effectively utilize software technology.
  • Keen understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong organizational skills, relationship building skills, and communication skills.
  • Associate's degree.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Occupancy management experience.
  • Experience supervising college students.
  • Experience with Jenzabar One and/or Adirondack Solutions software.
  • Experience with computer-aided design and drafting.

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Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at

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Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study, conduct independent research, and connect a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan.

In addition to our round-table classrooms, Sarah Lawrence has outstanding theatres, art and performance studios, and music spaces; modern science labs; state-of-the-art graphic computing equipment; competitive sports facilities; a 60,000-square-foot visual arts center; and recently renovated dining facilities.

Our students are men and women who share an enthusiasm for intellectual rigor, academic risk taking, creativity in all disciplines, and original and interdisciplinary work. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration, and student body reflect the social, racial, and economic diversity that characterizes our society. The College’s 1,377 undergraduate students come from nearly every state and from 53 countries; 84 percent of undergrads live on campus.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country.

Working At Sarah Lawrence College

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees. · Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore.
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