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Coord Residential Engagement

Drew University
Madison, NJ, US

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Academic Affairs, International Programs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Coordinator of Residential Engagement at Drew University is an exciting role in the Office of Residence Life & Student Conduct. This is a live-in position that manages a residential community and focuses on engaging students through community-building initiatives. This Coordinator works with undergraduate, graduate, and theological school student residents. Supervises student Community Assistants, and supports student engagement through the coordination of programming. Some Student Conduct work may be required of this role to explore fact-finding of alleged violations of university policies and procedures. Responsible for assigned after-hours/weekend/holiday on-call duties on a rotational basis to address any campus emergencies. It is expected that the individual in this position is on-campus for more than just assigned duty time, in order to build community.

Desired Skills and Experience: 

Excellent management and detail-oriented; strong organization abilities, and exceptional oral and written communication. 

Ability to work with sensitive and/or confidential information

Ability to identify needs/concerns of staff and residents, determine potential solutions and resolve issues or redirect appropriately.

Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively, meet established deadlines, and maintain a strong attention to detail while handling day-to-day work. Interest in student success and supporting the mission and vision of the university. 

Ability to lead in a crisis/emergency situation, knowing that additional staff are on standby to support these situations.

About this position:

An unfurnished, on-campus apartment, partial meal plan, and free on-campus parking are provided with this role.

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in student affairs or a similar field preferred.

No professional experience necessary, but a background or knowledge of a residence life operation is preferred.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For priority consideration, apply by March 4, 2024

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community. 

The Theological School has a distinguished history rooted in the United Methodist Church. Today, it serves many denominations as a center for preparing clergy and leaders for service in the church and the world. Its focus on biblical and theological scholarship and social justice has made it a sought after destination for students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire. 

These positions are subject to a background check.


Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.


To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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