POSITION TITLE: Coordinator of Residence Life
REPORTS TO: Assistant Dean of Housing and Student Conduct
POSITION SUMMARY: The Coordinator of Residence Life is a professional, full-time, live-on position in the Office of Student Life. The primary responsibility is to uphold the mission statement of Office of Student Life, a commitment to providing a safe, healthy, and comfortable living-learning environment, conducive to academic and personal success while fostering a sense of community, civic engagement, and an appreciation for diversity. The position is responsible for coordinating residence life operations including residence halls and enforcing policies and procedures. This is a 12-month live-in position.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM
- Provide personal assistance to students advising, counseling, discipline and crisis intervention.
- Provide leadership to students in the development of a community environment. (Floor community, hall community, and connection to the campus community).
- Assist students with issues typical to their developmental level (for ex.- transition to college, financial concerns, stress management, study skills, mentoring, etc.)
- Launch and advise the Residential Hall Association (RHA).
- Assist with the design, implementation, and evaluation of a residential programming model.
- Implement a residential curriculum including educational priorities and learning outcomes.
POLICY ENFORCEMENT & DUTY COVERAGE
- Clearly communicate Residence Life policy to staff and residents.
- When necessary, assist RA’s in confronting residents who violate policies.
- Conduct disciplinary conferences and apply sanctions when necessary.
- Assist with weekday, weekend, evening, and vacation duty coverage of campus.
- Supervise approximately 15 to 20 Resident Assistants.
- Assist with the marketing, recruitment, training, and evaluation of Resident Assistants.
- Represent the Office of Residence Life on Campus Committees and participate fully in professional activities.
DEPARTMENTAL COMMUNICATION AND DECISION-MAKING
- Participate in scheduled meetings with supervisor and conduct weekly staff meetings.
- Provide input to decision regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
- Keep professional staff informed about critical issues and concerns in the area.
- Establish continuous communication with other Residence Life/College staff.
- Coordinate the administrative functions in the area, including preparation of weekly reports, key inventories, and timely completion of forms and correspondence.
- Assist with check-in, check-out of all residents and coordinates/cooperates with the Assistant Dean of Housing/Student Conduct on all tasks related to assignment of rooms.
- Assess the success of Residence Life programs and research/benchmark for the Office.
- Advise a registered student organization.
- Identifies as a Campus Safety Authority (CSA)
- Assist in the development and leadership for First Generation Initiative serving as the point of contact which includes, but not limited to: organizing first-generation programming for incoming and continuing first-generation students related to engagement, retention, and graduation.
- May serve on campus wide committees
- Other duties as assigned
- Supervise Resident Advisors and other student workers as needed
Essential: Bachelor’s degree in student affairs or closely related field
Desirable: Master’s degree in student affairs or closely related field
Essential: 1-3 Years working in Student Affairs
Desirable: Experience with resident life programs, advising student organizations and/or directing/coordinating student affairs programs
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Excellent customer service skills including working with students, parents, vendors, and members of the College community.
- Understanding of student development theories and approaches.
- Effective communicator
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity and cultural awareness within its administration, faculty, staff, and students. The College is intentional in its inclusivity of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or ancestry.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Due to the nature of the position, 24/7 on-call availability is required. Flexibility is needed to allow for periodic evening and weekend hours.