Residence Hall Coordinator

Saint Louis University-Main Campus  |  Saint Louis, MO

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Job Overview

Posted December 12, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Hall Coordinator

Onsite Event Position ID: 2293
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 23573

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$38,000
Additional Compensation:
This position is 11 months, with salary and benefits over the course of 12 months. The salary for this position starts at $38,000. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including choices in healthcare, investment opportunities, and tuition remission for up to 18 graduate credit hours per calendar year. Of these hours, $5,250 in tuition is tax-free. Department and divisional professional development funds and opportunities are offered. A furnished, air-conditioned apartment within the assigned residence complex, including utilities, extended basic cable, internet (wired and wireless) connection, personal washer and dryer. Meal plan, parking pass, and public transportation pass are provided. Additional information regarding pet and partner policies can be provided upon request, however live-in partners must be married.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$38,000
Additional Compensation:
This position is 11 months, with salary and benefits over the course of 12 months. The salary for this position starts at $38,000. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including choices in healthcare, investment opportunities, and tuition remission for up to 18 graduate credit hours per calendar year. Of these hours, $5,250 in tuition is tax-free. Department and divisional professional development funds and opportunities are offered. A furnished, air-conditioned apartment within the assigned residence complex, including utilities, extended basic cable, internet (wired and wireless) connection, personal washer and dryer. Meal plan, parking pass, and public transportation pass are provided. Additional information regarding pet and partner policies can be provided upon request, however live-in partners must be married.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

ABOUT SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit university ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. The University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 14,000 students. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit University in the United States. Through teaching, research, health care and community service, Saint Louis University has provided one-of-a-kind education, leadership and service for nearly two centuries. The University is located in a vibrant urban setting in the heart of St. Louis, a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 3 million. More information about Saint Louis University can be found at http://www.slu.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion Vision Statement
Faithful to its values of promoting social justice and the dignity of all human beings, Saint Louis University is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that welcomes and celebrates all expressions of diversity and identity that advance the Jesuit mission of forming women and men for and with others. This commitment inspires and prepares students, faculty and staff to create communities unburdened by discrimination and oppression.

Division of Student Development
In support of our Catholic, Jesuit mission, the Division of Student Development at Saint Louis University facilitates programs, services and experiences that help students develop as leaders who are holistically formed, critically reflective, and socially and personally responsible. As a Division, we operate in partnership with other University departments and our students to assist them in reaching their full development as persons recognizing that learning takes place, formally and informally, in the classroom and through the activities, experiences and lives of students outside the classroom.  Student formation includes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, and moral growth that takes place during a student’s SLU experience. Our diverse profile of services, including over a dozen departments and programs, contribute to this holistic learning environment. Our staff consists of over 100 committed professionals, whose diversity, advanced education, commitment to student learning, and aspiration to excellence is evident.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC), as an educator, provides direction for student learning and academic success while managing, or co-managing the overall administrative, supervisory, and community experiences for a co-educational residence hall area of 500- 900 students. The Saint Louis University Department of Housing and Residence Life is committed to the total development of the student within an inclusive community through a residential experience actualized in community experiences, intentional conversations, reflection, restorative practices, and group dialogues. The Department of Housing and Residence Life program is built on a student learning philosophy that values social justice, community, spiritual and personal growth, and academic success.

The Residence Hall Coordinator must be committed to working within an innovative environment that is focused on the education of students within a residential setting through the development of cohesive living and learning communities. The successful staff member must have a passion for working with a diverse student population, be committed to student learning and development, possess strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, demonstrate initiative, communicate effectively, have a positive attitude, and an ability to manage structured autonomy. 

Staff positions in Housing and Residence Life are not traditional office hour positions. Schedules are influenced by student and community needs. There will be times throughout the year when the Residence Hall Coordinator will be expected to work evenings and weekends. Availability during this time will be determined in conjunction with the supervisor.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Residential Curriculum

  • Create and implement learning outcome focused lesson plans for building and/or area
  • Promote community development at the floor and community level
  • Enhance student learning and development through intentional individualized community experience.
  • Establish goals and priorities for building inclusive communities

Staff Supervision, Selection, and Development

  • Facilitate the Resident Advisor course for Resident Advisors each academic year
  • Supervise a variety of student staff, which includes: Resident Advisors, Lead Resident Advisor, Learning Community Peer Mentors, Desk Manager, Desk Workers, and possibly a Graduate Hall Coordinator
  • Evaluate staff development, based on formal and informal needs assessment, learning outcomes and targeted goals.
  • Facilitate meetings with student staff to discuss progress on goals, community experiences, community development, and learning outcomes
  • Develop, execute and evaluate recruitment, training, and development for all student staff positions
  • Foster ideals of Cura Personalis by encouraging individual, personal and professional development

Community Standards and Student Conduct

  • Serve as a hearing officer for cases and conduct meetings with student(s) utilizing a Restorative Practices
  • Determine responsibility and assign sanctions, such as educational tasks, reflection activities, community service- or refer to
  • Utilize Maxient (conduct database) to track student incidents and manage assigned cases
  • Advise Resident Advisors and student leaders to confront negative student behavior
  • Document or assist in the documentation of incidents as they arise
  • Be actively involved in the resolution of student issues and concerns in a timely manner

Academic Support & Learning Communities

  • Participate in meetings to discuss opportunities, issues, and strategies to promote student learning
  • Work with faculty, staff, and student stakeholders to develop integrated experiences for Learning Communities
  • Coordinate academic achievement recognition/incentive programs

Student Leadership

  • Support the student staff leadership development curriculum
  • Advise Community Council executive board for area with opportunities to serve as an adviser for Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Participate in the facilitation of student leadership training for student staff and student leaders
  • Promote student leadership opportunities within the residence halls and apartments

Assessment

  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative assessment to provide quality service to students
  • Support and administer approved department and/or division assessment programs/initiatives
  • Capture feedback from residents about academic, personal, or community
  • Track and assess intervention efforts for reporting purposes
  • Oversee budget process with Community Council Vice President of Finance

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Maintain a balanced schedule of office hours for committee and conduct meetings, staff one-on-ones, and walk-in appointments with students
  • Provide written reports such as incident reports, quarterly reports, community development plan and others as assigned
  • Potential oversight of desk operations including payroll approval
  • Manage student assignment and occupancy changes within area and in conjunction with Housing Operations
  • Coordinate Area opening, closing, and summer transition in conjunction with Housing Operations
  • Manage assigned budget accounts
  • Communicate and coordinate facility related concerns with Facilities personnel
  • Manage damage billing process for community damages and student check outs throughout the year in conjunction with Housing Operations

Crisis Intervention/Response

  • Serve on-call as a first responder and a point of contact for campus emergencies
  • Work with campus partners including but not limited to Dean of Students, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Student Health and Counseling Center, Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards, Campus Ministry, and Title IX Office in response to issues/incidents in the areas
  • Assist with incident debrief meetings and the Behavioral Concern Committee through providing information and updates on students of concern.

Collaboration

  • Collaborate with Campus Ministry to support student growth and development
  • Support Division Strategic Priorities and University-Wide Common Core Learning Outcomes
  • Assist campus partners with student recruitment initiatives

Committee Involvement

  • Serve on at least two departmental committees and task forces as needed
  • Assist with departmental and campus wide search committees

Job Requirements

A formal Saint Louis University Application must be completed prior to any interview to be considered as a candidate. https://jobs.slu.edu.

A Master’s Degree is required, preferred focus in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, or related field. Previous residential community staff experience preferred. The Residence Hall Coordinator position is considered a security sensitive position. Finalists will be subject to a background check. All candidates will be required to submit academic transcripts to verify education. 

Application Information

A formal Saint Louis University Application must be completed prior to any interview to be considered as a candidate. Please include a resume, cover letter, and list of references. First round phone interviews will be conducted prior to arriving on-site at The Placement Exchange (TPE). First round interviews are available on-site, however second round interviews will be prioritized.

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