Coordinator, Residential Life and Student Experience

Florida Polytechnic University  |  Lakeland, FL

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Job Overview

Posted December 20, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Coordinator, Residential Life and Student Experience

Onsite Event Position ID: 2303
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Lakeland, FL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 32333

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Housing for Position:
Housing for Position:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
0-1 Year

Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
0-1 Year

Position Description

Located along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly opened its doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and the only one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditional academic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically in technology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty the opportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and the most advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printing lab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart from other state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach to higher education allows students to learn strong fundamentals within a traditional university department structure, while giving them opportunities to apply their learning through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The University partners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged. 

Job Description SummaryThe Residential Life & Student Experience Coordinator is a live-in position providing direct support of a comprehensive residential life program at Florida Polytechnic University. This role directly supports the student experience and is committed to providing a safe and inclusive residential experience that empowers residents to develop and grow in their leadership, collaboration, innovation and adaptability.  

Job Requirements


  • Facilitate a co-curricular residential life experience that is guided by university and student affairs values;
  • Delivery of a quality residential assistant training curriculum and experience;
  • Serve as a judicial hearing officer for student conduct;
  • Participate in on-call crisis response for the residence halls;
  • Implement programs and initiatives that enhance the living-learning experience by providing a holistic approach to working with RAs and residents;
  • Organize, lead and manage Resident Assistants;
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for concerns regarding the emotional, physical, and academic well-being of all students;
  • Initiate, present and participate in training for Resident Assistants, as well as other Student Affairs staff.
  • Spearhead and assist with large-scale department wide events, programs and initiatives offered to the entire campus community relating to topics around leadership, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, social justice/diversity, sustainability, community engagement, and more
  • Assist with departmental responsibilities including but not limited to residence halls opening and closing, room selection and assignment processes, room and building inventories, building/room and damage assessments, keys and access, facilities operations, occupancy management and charges, and residential documentation;
  • Work in collaboration with campus partners to plan and coordinate intervention programs for at-risk students;
  • Serve as a resource for campus support services available to students, making necessary referrals to other campus support services as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of student learning theory and developmental outcomes, and experience in its application;
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written);
  • Crisis management experience;
  • Ability to build teams and work collaboratively;
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Proven personal initiative, problem-solving skills and customer service etiquette;
  • Disposition and proven work ethic to handle busy work cycles that include evenings and weekends;
  • Experience collaborating with administrative services, operations, housekeeping/ facilities, campus police, as well as other parties integral to the resident hall experience


  • Experience:  One to three years full or part time experience in residential life, housing, student activities or student affairs.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in the area of Counseling, Psychology, Higher Education or a related field. 


  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • This position requires a criminal background check, which may include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute §435.04.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.

Application Information

If you are interested in applying for the Coordinator, Residential Life and Student Experience position at Florida Polytechnic University you will also need to submit an application on Florida Poly's website. Please see below for specific instructions: Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements. This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04. Florida Polytechnic University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all faculty, staff and applicants, including those with disabilities. Consistent with its obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, and all other federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The university provides reasonable workplace accommodations to qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. Applicants requesting disability accommodations should contact the Human Resources Department at Florida Polytechnic University. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email or call (863) 874-8425 during regular business hours. Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

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