Assistant Residential Education Coordinator

Florida Atlantic University  |  Jupiter, FL

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Assistant Residential Education Coordinator

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Jupiter, FL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: 30,000 & Over Students
Employer ID: 12230


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

The department of Housing & Residential Education is seeking an Assistant Residential Education Coordinator, Jupiter, FL.


With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.


Responsibilities include:


Residential Education and Academic Success


  • Oversee implementation of strategies that enable student achievement of the goals of the Residential Curriculum: ENGAGE (in FAU and Residential community), EXPLORE (Self and Ideas); DEVELOP (Cultural Competence); STRENGTHEN (Academic Success).
  • Evaluate the academic progress of students in assigned area providing in-hall academic based programming and in-hall tutoring sessions.
  • Manage all roommate and community concerns implementing formal mediation when required.
  • Meet individually with students to provide personal, social, academic, and co-curricular support that enhances student persistence.
  • Liaison with Housing and Residential Education Case Manager to assist students in navigating financial responsibilities to the University.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to staff, students, and student groups by guiding their efforts to develop communities, increase their social awareness and sense of responsibility.
  • Assume a leadership role in the building community in promoting action and advocacy for social justice and inclusivity.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff stakeholders to implement success initiatives in the residence halls.
  • Utilize institutional data to assess and respond to student needs.
  • Implement academic outreach within the residence halls using the University Student Success network system.
  • Communicate and collaborate with various internal departments (such as Business Services, Facilities, Marketing, Assignments and Contracts) to support all of Housing's programs and services.
  • Maintain open communication with the Assistant Director of Safety to address concerns in assigned area.


Staff Supervision and Leadership


  • Provide ongoing training, supervision, evaluation and regular development of approximately 7 Paraprofessional staff (RAs).
  • Attend and participate in all professional staff training.
  • Collaborate with Building Operations Manager to maintain sound administrative processes.
  • Meet weekly with Resident Assistant Staff to address community concerns and outreach.
  • Supervise, lead and manage Residential Education and Housing processes including Opening, Closing, Damage Billing, Health and Safety Inspections, etc.
  • Complete weekly community walkthroughs to with residential facilities managers to gauge and follow up on community and facility needs.
  • Prepare and monitor program and administrative budgets.
  • Collaborate with Building Operations Manager and Desk Assistants in the management of the daily building desk operations.


Co-Advise Community Council


  • Conduct weekly 1:1s with members of the Community Council.
  • Attend all meetings and programs.
  • Support recognition opportunities in the residence halls.


Emergency/Crisis Intervention and Response


  • Participate in the rotating “on-call” system for the residential campus, responding to emergencies on evenings and weekends.
  • Provide “on-call” duty coverage, on a rotating basis, during times when the University is closed (i.e. Fall Break, Holidays, Winter Break, Spring Break and summer).
  • Use departmental protocol to respond to crisis or emergency situations which includes providing guidance to paraprofessional staff and students.
  • Provide appropriate post-crisis referrals and follow-up with students and staff.
  • Collaborate with other departmental and university offices such as University Police, Counseling, Student Life, Housing Operations, Residential Facilities, and Wellness Education Services as needed.
  • Serve as a primary student conduct hearing officer to help create a positive community environment in which students learn from their actions and assume responsibility for their actions.
  • Meet with students in violation of residence hall policies, adjudicate cases, and sanction students.
  • Considered to be an Essential Employee for the University.




Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience required.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to success in this position.


Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.


Must also have excellent customer service, organizational and time management skills.


For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ05097).


Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.




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