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Residence Life Coordinator

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Position Information

Position Title Residence Life Coordinator
Department Housing and Residential Life
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Salary or Hourly Rate $38,000
Shift Varies
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Associate Director, Residential Life

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

As a member of the Housing and Residential Life team, the residence life coordinator will assume a vital role in the growth of the individual through community living. The residence life coordinator is responsible for providing and supporting student development and leadership, building community, and promoting learning in the residence halls. Functional supervision is exercised over student staff responsible for the delivery of the residence life program. This is a 12-month live-on position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Responsible for creating a living and learning environment in the residence halls and apartments, enhancing academics, and continuing retention initiatives.
2. Lead student community coordinators and resident assistants.
3. Collaborate with other university departments as appropriate to review reports related to students of concern.
4. Manage and maintain a programming budget.
5. Track programming and implement the residence life programming model.
6. Foster successful relationships between university departments and Housing and Residential Life.
7. Coordinate and expand academic-related services and programs including collaboration with faculty, staff, and students to create and enhance the living-learning environment.
8. Ensure residence hall safety and security procedures are established and maintained.
9. Maintain all human resource and personnel files as appropriate for student staff.
10. Address academic concerns for staff members.
11. Assist with reviews, updates, and maintenance of the staff crisis protocol, staff manuals, online forms, residence hall policies and procedures, web pages, and other campus communications.
12. Assist with summer residence hall programs and conferences.
13. Assist with the coordination of openings, closings, and break transitions of the residence halls.
14. Act as a liaison with the Department of Public Safety and Police Services to support the Residential Officer Program.
15. Recognize staff efforts.
16. Actively participate on Student Affairs and Advancement work teams and university committees as appropriate.
17. Work irregular hours due to the nature of the position.
18. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in university continuous improvement initiatives.
19. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
20. Report all safety-related concerns to supervisor.
21. Live-in responsibilities include maintaining visibility and availability, serving on the emergency on-call team, assisting in the planning and coordinating of programs, advising and supporting student councils, and leading hall operations meetings for an assigned building.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

● Bachelor’s degree.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

●Two years’ Residence Life experience as an undergraduate or graduate resident assistant (or equivalent), or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Master’s degree in student personnel or higher education strongly preferred.
● Demonstrated understanding of student development theory.
● Previous experience working with specialized living areas such as theme communities.
● Previous experience in student affairs working with residence hall programming, diversity education, academic or learning services, and judicial affairs.
● Experience as a goal-oriented, charismatic, self-disciplined, willing risk-taker with a genuine interest in the success of all students.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Demonstrated abilities in all areas of residence life training that include: conflict management skills, giving and receiving feedback, time management, student staff training, and in-service programs.
● Commit to the success of Michigan Tech students as evidenced by:
o Providing a diverse and inclusive community that encourages involvement and advocates a free exchange of ideas;
o Valuing intellectual creativity, leadership, and excellence;
o Promoting integrity, trust, responsibility, and accountability;
o Including students in decisions that enhance their university experience;
o Being innovative and supportive in our programs, policies, and procedures;
o Supporting students’ intellectual, professional, and personal growth;
o Leading and supporting exemplary collegial relationships within the university community.
● Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and oral/written/presentation skills.
● Demonstrated team-building and networking skills.
● Demonstrated commitment to student success.
● Evidence of commitment to enhancement of diversity.
● Demonstrated willingness and ability to work evening and weekend hours.
● Demonstrated capability to lead and manage a motivated staff.
● Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with faculty, students, parents, staff, and advisors.
● Proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities.
● Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Demonstrated ability to creatively plan, organize, and execute events.
● Demonstrated success with designing and providing programs to retain a diverse student body.
● Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Michigan Tech’s comprehensive mission, vision, and strategic plan.
● Demonstrated knowledge of today’s students and the ability to steer program priorities using institutional strategic planning directives.
● Demonstrated knowledge of the latest in computing and technology for the student affairs area.
● Demonstrated ability to function effectively in stressful working environments.
● Positive attitude toward innovation and creativity and a sense of humor.

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following three required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:**
● Employee Safety Overview
● Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
● Annual Data Security Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed, and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17032, 17033, 17123
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 01/30/2017
External Posting Date 01/30/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
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Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two years Residence Life experience as an undergraduate or graduate resident assistant (or equivalent) or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents