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Residence Hall and Student Life Coordinator, OPCD Summer Immersion Program

Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC

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Job Description Summary

Wake Forest University's Summer Immersion Program is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Seasonal Summer Residence Hall Coordinator. This position is integral to ensuring the success and well-being of high school students who reside on our campus during the summer program. The Residence Hall + Student Life Coordinators will play a vital role in creating a positive and harmonious campus culture, ensuring safety and security within the dormitories, organizing engaging evening activities, workshops, and events, as well as supervising a team of Residential Program Ambassadors comprised of Wake Forest undergraduate students. This position requires living in Wake Forest University residence halls with high school students and residential program staff Sunday night through Thursday night. This is a residential position that requires flexible weekend hours on check-in/check-out days and during the weekends of program operation. 40 hours per week is typical, including weekend shifts. Flexibility is essential in this position.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position and contact information for three professional references.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

Your summer includes:

  • Making a difference through investing in the lives of motivated high school students.
  • Working on the campus of a nationally known institution.
  • Adding a unique experience to your resume.
  • Joining a team of dedicated staff who are passionate about supporting and mentoring high school students.
  • Competitive compensation with most meals, provided while in session, and private room in residence hall included.


1. Residential Life Leadership:

  • Create and maintain a positive and inclusive campus culture for high school students residing in university dormitories.
  • Develop and implement a system for addressing student concerns, ensuring they have a safe, comfortable, and welcoming living environment.
  • Oversee check-in and check-out procedures for students, including room assignments and inventory checks.
  • Conduct regular dormitory inspections to ensure cleanliness and safety standards are met.

2. Safety and Security:

  • Collaborate with campus security and appropriate university personnel to maintain a safe and secure residential environment.
  • Respond to and address any emergency situations or concerns related to the residence halls.
  • Enforce program rules and guidelines and provide guidance and support to students in making responsible decisions.

3. Evening Activities and Workshops:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute engaging evening activities, workshops, and events to enhance students' summer experience.
  • Encourage and facilitate student participation in various activities, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.
  • Assess the impact and success of evening programs and adjust as needed.

4. Supervision and Training:

  • Supervise and mentor a team of Residential Program Ambassadors, comprised of Wake Forest undergraduate students.
  • Provide guidance, support, and ongoing training to the Ambassadors to ensure they effectively assist with program logistics and create a positive community atmosphere.

5. Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain accurate records, including incident reports, student check-in/check-out records, and program evaluations.
  • Collaborate with program leadership to address any programmatic or operational challenges.
  • Assist with other duties as needed to support the overall success of the Summer Immersion Program.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Currently pursuing a graduate degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, or a related field, or a background in high school/middle school teaching.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities.
  • An enthusiastic, creative, and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • A commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive community.

This is a seasonal full-time hourly position.


● May 2024 - Thursdays from 2:00 - 5:00 pm = 12 hours (Flexible/remote based upon availability)

● Mandatory Staff Training - June 3 - 7, 2024 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (8 hours/5 days + Lunch) = 40 hours

● June/July 2024

○ Sundays - 2:00 - 10:00 pm = 7 hours (+Dinner)

○ Monday - Thursdays - 3:30 - 11:00 pm = 7 hours (+Dinner)

○ Fridays - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm = 5 hours (+Lunch)


  • Responsible for their own work.

Physical Requirements: n/a

Environmental Conditions: n/a

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Part timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (

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