Residence Life Coordinator

Columbus State University

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Student Affairs, Counseling, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Residence Life Coordinator

Job ID: 234396
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
Columbus State University (CSU) has an opening for a Residence Life Coordinator. This is a full-time twelve (12) month live-in professional staff position and is responsible for working with students to develop an environment that facilitates academic success and personal development. General responsibilities include supervision of all operations within a housing area, supervision of student staff members, including Resident Assistants and Student Assistants, and enforcement of University rules and regulations. Responsibilities also include participation in all departmental planning and activities, and involvement on University committees.

Supervision and Training (10%)
  • Select, supervise, and provide ongoing training for 1-2 graduate assistants, 8-10 community advisors, 10 -13 housing assistants and indirectly supervise 4-6 student assistant staff members.
  • Assist with the selection, training, and evaluation of all student and graduate staff members; including facilitation of sessions, providing time and place to answer questions and providing opportunities for effective team building.
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings and one on one's with graduate and undergraduate staff members.

Administration (50%)
  • Provide overall administration of a housing area with 440 + bed spaces.
  • Interpret Residence Life rules and regulations, provide support to the Residence Life Staff with enforcement of rules and regulations, and make recommendations of changes and modifications to the rules and regulations.
  • Advise, counsel and interact with individuals and student groups regarding institutional policies, services, and programs available.
  • Assist students with problem solving and is available for crisis intervention. Makes appropriate referrals when needed.
  • Assist with disciplinary cases that occur in housing area and refers cases to the Assistant Director of Residence Life or Dean of Students as appropriate.
  • Provide assistance to Systems Administrator and Director of Residence Life in having students checked out of residence hall spaces for whatever reason necessary (payment, conduct issues, etc).
  • Participates in a professional and graduate staff duty rotation overseeing 1450 residents. Serves as the University's first line of response after the housing assistant and provides feedback/suggestions to housing assistants when needed.
  • Familiarity with and is prepared to implement all emergency procedures.
  • Responsibility for opening and closing procedures in designated housing areas.
  • Monitors, reports, and follows up with facility maintenance and cleaning issues.

Community Development (30%)
  • Assumes a leadership role in the development of a safe, positive and welcoming community environment though programming, service delivery, and assessment.
  • Works closely with University Police and security to maintain a safe and secure environment for residents.
  • Plans, develops and implements educational, social and cultural programs for the personal growth and development of residential students.
  • Manages an area programming budget.
  • Provides basic counseling and advising to residential students as needed, making appropriate referrals to Counseling Services when needed.
  • Maintain relationship and provide support to the Faculty in Residence within housing area.

Other Responsibilities (10%)

  • Summer Responsibilities:

    • The RLC shall coordinate summer housing as well as assist with summer camps in their housing area as needed. The RLC should work in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Residence Life to perform these tasks.

    • Assist with campus orientation activities - including presentations, residence hall key distribution and return, and oversight of evening programming for orientation students.

  • Liaison with Maintenance Technicians

  • The RLC is responsible for other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life, Assistant Director of Residence Life, and / or Senior Residence Life Manager.

  • Serves on University Committees as assigned by the Director of Residence Life, Assistant Director of Residence Life, and / or Senior Residence Life Manager.

Required Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, or equivalent and experience in Residence Life as a Resident Assistant, Residence Life staff member, or the equivalent; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and excellent time management and prioritization skills.

Proposed Salary
The annualized salary for this position is $35,568 and includes full benefits.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a sense of belongingness for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Special Applicant Instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration.

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan ( and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
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