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Program Coordinator for Residential Education

University of Denver
USA, Denver, Colorado

Job Details

Department Summary

The Housing and Residential Education staff at the University of Denver provides housing and support services for 3000+ students living within University housing. Housing and Residential Education strives for a community that supports academic achievement and success, personal growth and development, a respectful and inclusive environment which promotes diversity, promotes community service, and fosters leadership development and an engaged staff and student.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Residential Experiences, the Program Coordinator for Residential Education plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation of Residential Education activities by providing programmatic, event, and administrative support. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the essential responsibilities for Residential Education including, student education & engagement, recruitment, and hiring. This position assists in the implementation of HREs Residential Education Model (REM) by helping plan, coordinate, and execute large-scale programming. Administrative responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing room reservations, coordinating resource allocations, placing catering orders, coordinating interview schedules, and formal employment processes for student staff.

This is a temporary, non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

Programming & Student Engagement

  • Coordinate all HREs large-scale events and central programming.
  • Support digital media, design, and marketing efforts for the department.
  • Schedule monthly meetings for campus partners connected to Living & Learning Communities and Affinity Housing.
  • Coordinate and disseminate interest rosters for HREs annual living community request process.
  • Implement marketing strategies to promote Hall Council membership.
  • Lead the application and elections process for Hall Council members.
  • Assist with event set up and take down.
Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring

  • Submit job listings on Pioneer Careers Online (PCO) and support related tasks.
  • Manage room reservations for training and selection events.
  • Triage and assist with responding to student recruitment-related inquiries.
  • Schedule interviews with candidates and manage interview logistics.
  • Create and maintain candidate and student employee files.
  • Manage formal hiring and separation processes for undergraduate and graduate staff such as submitting necessary paperwork, communicating with prospective staff, and monitoring hiring/separation completion.

  • Manage resource reservations for HRE and DU partner events, such as organization fairs, prospective student visits, key HRE initiatives.
  • Coordinate catering orders for various events.
  • Manage supply ordering to ensure the availability of necessary materials.
  • Supporting time-limited special projects for residential education as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, processes and needs based on limited information and to research solutions.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work with a diverse population of administrators, faculty, staff, students and external constituents.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy.
  • Adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree with 1-2 years' experience in administrative or student support role.
  • Demonstrated record of building collaborative partnerships with colleagues and key stakeholder groups.
  • Evening office hours and occasional weekend commitments are expected.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree with 1-2 years' experience working in university housing or off-campus student housing.
  • Experience working in a student support role.
Work Schedule

This is a temporary, non-benefited position. This position is expected to work 20hr/week between 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday, including academic break periods. Nights and weekends may be necessary.

Working Environment

Standard office environment, unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high, noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time
  • Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.
Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) December 1, 2023.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for the position is $20.00-$22.00.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement .

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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