Residence Life Coordinator

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Residence Life, Student Life

Position Title: Residence Life Coordinator
The Opportunity:

Under the general supervision of the Associate/Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is responsible for the student experience within an area of one to four residence halls and/or apartment housing, consisting of 300-500 residents, and supervises (both directly and indirectly) 10 - 30 student staff members. The RLC serves on the professional staff team for the Department of Residence Life (“the Department”), and implements the goals and objectives of the Department on a daily basis.  This position is a 12-month live-in position that requires flexible scheduling designed to address participation in the on-call rotation throughout the year and during weekday, weekend and holidays including fall break, Thanksgiving break, winter break, and spring break. The RLC must possess excellent decision-making and leadership skills responsibilities of this position are outlined below, but may change as the needs of students and Colorado School of Mines change.


Student Education & Experience:

  • Create a positive residential experience for residents that promotes learning and retention of all students.
  • Develop relations with students as individuals and in the campus community including meetings with students and/or attending events and programs on evenings and weekends as well as during the day.
  • Assess the development of residents and communities and implement the residential education model in a way that best meets these needs.
  • Handle follow-up on residents of concern, emergency and crisis situations that pertain to students, Residence Halls and Apartment Housing facilities.
  • Serve as the on-call professional staff on campus in the on-call rotation for the Residence Life and Student Life division. The situations usually occur on campus on evenings and weekends, as well as during the typical work day.
  • Serve as a student conduct officer for minor and mid-level conduct issues, under supervision of Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Oversee assigned residence hall or apartment community programming initiatives including, but not limited to, educational, multicultural, social, community service, and diversity related programs.
  • Oversee Theme Learning Communities, and all subsequent student programming, liaising between the academic faculty, and appropriate branding and assessment.
  • Oversee summer programs, including housing and ACUHO-I Intern.
  • Promote a safe and secure living environment, respond to student concerns, crises, and emergencies as they arise, and work collaboratively with Public Safety on education and response to emergencies or crimes.
  • Participate in all Residence Life programs, professional development and training, orientation programs and specialty weekends and events. This could include meeting with students to plan and/or attend events on campus during weekends and evenings as well as during the typical work day.
  • Dine with students in campus dining facilities when appropriate for student development, and maintain a thorough knowledge of the comprehensive campus dining program in order to respond to student and family questions and concerns about the dining program.

 Staffing & Supervision:

  • Supervise a student staff of 10-30 staff members, including student Community Directors, Resident Advisors, Lead Desk Assistants, and Desk Assistants.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of student staff.
  • Assist with the recruitment of full-time departmental staff.
  • Manage staffing and housing operations of summer conferences in residence halls and apartment communities.
  • Collaborate with facilities management and custodial services to ensure the maintenance of residential community through regular, intentional communication.
  • Work with the Assistant Director of Occupancy Management and Associate Director of Facilities and Operations to collaborate on large department-wide operations.
  • Contribute to the Division of Student Life and the greater campus community through participation in annual events, programs, meetings, and committee work.
  • Professional Development that contributes to your daily work and the department is supported and encouraged.
  • Serve on departmental and campus committees.
  • Other duties as assigned to further the goals and objectives of the Department and Colorado School of Mines.
  • Contribute to the feedback and ensuring quality and service of the campus dining program services.

Additional Duties:

  • Develop and implement student staff selection process, professional staff recruitment, and student staff training.
  • Work to develop, in collaboration with Housing Operations and colleagues in the Division of Student Life, webinars to help inform stakeholders about our department and about Student Life at Mines throughout the year.
  • Development and implementation of large-scale programming that will benefit all residential students.
  • Advising of the Residence Hall Association (RHA). Advising RHA includes attending weekly RHA meetings, attending events, and meeting 1:1 with executive board members on a regular basis.
  • Development and implementation of the Apartment Life programming and support services model for a diverse apartment housing area.
  • Development and implementation of support services for international students in all residential communities.
  • Coordinate with Division of Student Life and other Colorado School of Mines departments on campus-wide alcohol and drug education and Social Justice education.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education in student affairs administration or a related field and experience within a comprehensive student affairs or residence life system in a higher education setting. 
  • Experience in the development of students, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the
  • ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff and a strong sense of team work.
  • Outstanding administrative, planning, and supervisory skills are essential.
  • Employment will be contingent upon the satisfactory results of a background check of candidate and their live-in partner (if applicable).
How to Apply: Apply by March 30, 2020 for full consideration – applicants who apply after this date may or may not be considered.  Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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