Residence Hall Coordinator

Saint Louis University-Main Campus  |  St. Louis, MO

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Job Overview

Posted January 05, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Hall Coordinator

Onsite Event Position ID: 1259
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: St. 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:
$31,000 - $33,000
Additional Compensation:
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. A furnished, air-conditioned apartment within the assigned residence complex, including utilities, extended basic cable, internet (wired and wireless) connection, personal washer and dryer, and a meal plan is provided.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Benefits
Salary Range:
$31,000 - $33,000
Additional Compensation:
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. A furnished, air-conditioned apartment within the assigned residence complex, including utilities, extended basic cable, internet (wired and wireless) connection, personal washer and dryer, and a meal plan is provided.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
0-1 Year

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

Position 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 160- 500 students. The Saint Louis University Department of Housing, Residence Life and Student Involvement 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.

Our commitment to the professional development of RHCs is genuine and resolute.  To gain well rounded skills in the nationally recognized competencies, a two-year to three-year commitment is requested for successful candidates.

Residential Curriculum

  • Create and implement learning outcome focused lesson plans for building and/or area
  • Promote community development at the floor and hall level
  • Incorporate augmented community experiences to enhance student learning & development
  • Establish goals and priorities for building inclusive communities

Student Staff Supervision, Selection, and Development

  • Facilitate the Creating Inclusive Communities Course for Resident Advisors each academic year
  • Supervise a variety of student staff, which includes: Resident Advisors, Desk Manager, and Desk Workers
  • Evaluate staff efforts/progress 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
  • Recognize and support student staff that work in your building/ area
  • Provide and/or support recruitment, training, and development for all student staff positions

Community Standards

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

Academic Support

  • 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
  • Support the associated linked academic courses of the learning community program
  • Collaborate with Student Success Center to provide formal study groups, tutoring, and academic support
  • Coordinate academic achievement recognition/incentive programs
  • Instruct University 101 (UNIV 1010), a one-credit first year seminar course, [based on building placement and need]

Student Leadership

  • Support the student staff leadership development curriculum
  • Advise Hall or Apartment Council executive board for building/area
  • 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 produce positive changes and 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 success/issues/concerns
  • Track and assess intervention efforts for reporting purposes
  • Oversee budget process with Hall or Apartment Council Vice President of Finance
  • Serve as a secondary connect with students through the MAP-Works first-year and sophomore assessment surveys

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 (weekly student/ facility report, on-call incident reports, monthly reports, quarterly reports)
  • Supervision of desk operations including payroll approval
  • Manage student assignment and occupancy changes within building/ area
  • Coordinate hall/area opening, closing, and summer transition
  • Manage assigned budget accounts (building community development funds, Hall Council funds, administrative funds)
  • Communicate facility related work orders, repair, and replacement needs
  • Manage damage billing process for community damages and student check outs throughout the year and as part of residence hall/apartment closing

Crisis Intervention/Response

  • Work with campus partners including 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 Coordinator in response to issues/incidents in the halls
  • Provide information for the Incident Debrief Meeting and Behavioral Concerns Committee

Collaboration

  • Coordinate with building/ area Campus Minister to support student growth and development
  • Collaborate with other Division of Student Development departments to support Division Strategic Priorities and University-Wide Undergraduate Learning Outcomes
  • Assist campus partners with student recruitment initiatives (scholarship weekends, campus visit days)

Committee Involvement

  • Serve on one departmental committee (additional opportunities for involvement may become available throughout the year)

On-Call Rotation

  • Serve on-call as first responder and information nexus for campus emergencies

Job Requirements

A formal Saint Louis University Application must be completed prior to any on-campus 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 residence hall staff experience preferred. The Residence Hall Coordinator position is considered a security sensitive position. Finalists will be subjected to a background check and will be required to submit fingerprints as a part of the process. All candidates will be required to submit academic transcripts to verify education.  

This position is 11 months, beginning in early July 2018. 

Application Information

For More Information: To inquire about the Residence Hall Coordinator position available at Saint Louis University, please contact: Manisha Ford-Thomas, Associate Director for Residence Life Housing, Residence Life and Student Involvement, Division of Student Development, Saint Louis University 221 North Grand Blvd., DuBourg Hall, Room 157, Saint Louis, MO 63103 P 314-977-5510 | F 314-977-1510 | E manisha.fordthomas@slu.edu | W http://www.slu.edu/housing

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