Residential Life Coordinator
Juniata College invites applicants for the position of Residential Life Coordinator (RLC). The successful candidates will join a dynamic team, within the Division of Student Life, that is dedicated to student learning and developing a robust co-curricular experience. The College has recently adopted a new strategic plan, Courage to Act, which is guiding the change and development of a unique living-learning environment. Juniata offers eight traditional residence halls, three apartment-style buildings, and several small house options for over 90% of the student population residing on campus. Juniata is a nationally ranked liberal arts college of 1600 students located in the scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania and one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For.
Occupational Summary: The Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) is responsible for the welfare and development of students living in College housing. The primary goal of this live-in position is to develop a residential community that is conducive to personal growth, academic excellence, and the inclusion of others. The RLC strives to foster this type of environment through individual and group advising; staff supervision and training; appropriate role modeling; performance of administrative functions; and participation as a fully functioning member of the Residential Life staff team. This position reports to the Director of Residential Life.
Although the Residential Life Coordinators will have primary responsibilities in the Office of Residential Life, other opportunities may be developed to support and coordinate programming within other areas of the Student Life division (i.e., Student Engagement and Campus Activities, First Year Programs, etc.). Assignment to these secondary opportunities is determined according to programming needs and staff interest and skill-alignment.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities
* Maintain personal contact with residents through daily social interaction, maintaining office hours and attendance at hall meetings and events.
* Serve as a role model, resource person, and support agent for students and staff.
* Facilitate the development of hall programs and living-learning communities based on the learning outcomes of the Residential Compass (residential curriculum model).
* Maintain a secure and satisfying physical environment.
* Oversee a programming budget for their assigned residential area.
* Communicate, clarify and enforce college, departmental and hall policies.
* Conduct weekly staff meetings and provide ongoing staff development sessions that serve critical training needs and promote opportunities for personal and professional growth.
* Select, train, and evaluate Resident Assistants (RAs) and Community Advisors (CAs) in their respective residential areas.
* Maintain regular communications Dean of Students Office, QUEST, Public Safety, Health Services, Counseling Services, and Facilities Services.
* Staff the central office as assigned and serve on a rotation basis as the initial point of contact for visitors to the office.
* Serve on campus committees, like QUEST, student conduct, academic hearing board, etc. In the summer months, there is an expectation to assist with new student orientation.
* Lead a departmental committee (i.e., staff selection, staff training, or assessment).
* Assist the Associate Director with tasks related to housing operations, like safety checks, work orders, key distribution and return, check-in/check-out, and room changes.
* Assist in the implementation of departmental initiatives associated with the college’s strategic plan.
* Other pertinent duties as assigned by the Residence Life and Dean of Students offices.
Qualifications / Expectations
• Required: Master’s degree in college student personnel, counseling, higher education, or other related fields. Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. Evening and weekend availability. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, internationalization, and inter-cultural learning.
• Preferred: Previous professional or paraprofessional experience in residential life and programming. Demonstrated knowledge in living-learning communities and the residential curriculum model. Experience with The Housing Director software through Adirondack Solutions. Knowledge and skills related to writing learning outcomes in the co-curricular experience.
This 12-month live-in position includes:
• An on-campus apartment
• Meal plan when classes are in session
• Competitive salary
• Benefits including health insurance, retirement fund, etc.
Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy, not because of legal obligations, but because it fully believes that, such practices are basic to human dignity.
It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks.
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