Residential Life Coordinator (Anticipated 2019-2020)

FIU - Florida International University  |  Miam, FL

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Job Overview

Posted November 05, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residential Life Coordinator (Anticipated 2019-2020)

Onsite Event Position ID: 1812
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Miam, FL
Positions Available: 2
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 29256
Application Deadline: 03/13/2019

Benefits

Salary Range:
$35,000
Additional Compensation:
Cell phone stipend of $100/month
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Salary Range:
$35,000
Additional Compensation:
Cell phone stipend of $100/month
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
0-1 Year

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

Position Description

OVERVIEW

Residential Life Coordinators (RLCs) are first, and foremost educators. The RLC reports to an Assistant Director. RLCs are responsible for the residence hall(s) that they are assigned to, and to lead and educate the community to enable student development and learning. RLCs will have the opportunity to create, implement, and manage a comprehensive residential curricular plan designed to contribute to students’ personal development, community, social justice, and global responsibility.

The qualifications and major areas of responsibility of the Residential Life Coordinator include the following:

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Student Learning and Development - The RLC is expected to oversee the promotion of individual and group development through the implementation of the Residential Curriculum.  As an educator, the RLC will:

  • Develop intentional student interactions and learning strategies focused on the curricular experience, that seek to create a meaningful residential experience, assess curriculum through the ongoing development of lesson plans, and mentoring at-risk students living on-campus.
  • Provide support to living learning communities and academic initiatives as outlined by the department.
  • Monitor and hold staff accountable for planning, and evaluating student interactions and learning.
  • Serve on various departmental committees and collaterals to advance the educational experience, including but not limited to, residential curriculum, diversity and inclusion, security and safety, and sexual assault awareness and education.

Supervision - The RLC is expected to supervise staff who are selected to be in their assigned residence hall(s).  As a supervisor, the RLC will:

  • Select, train, and supervise 9-15 Resident Assistants, and train and supervise one Graduate Assistant (GA).
  • Supervise clerical staff and a GA in the oversight of desk operations and student staff.
  • Plan and implement staff development that fosters learning.
  • Provide clear expectations for all staff members and hold staff accountable.
  • Challenge staff to think critically and to reflect on their leadership, ethics, and values.
  • Ensure staff understands and implements departmental and university mission/vision.
  • Maintain weekly one‑on‑one meetings and staff meetings to not only disseminate information but also provide intentional opportunities to learn where RLCs will educate and teach. 
  • Provide both on-going informal and formal performance feedback per Residential Life calendar for all staff.

Community - The RLC is expected to ensure residents feel included and the community provides an environment where students are able to invest in academics and their community. As a role model and professional, the RLC will:

  • Collaborate with other RLCs and/or University offices/departments to facilitate student and academic success.
  • Provide supervision for the GA to ensure the Hall Council members are advised appropriately.
  • Challenge and support GA to work with Hall Council members developmentally with a focus on learning.
  • Create and develop an intentional and transformative residence hall community experience.
  • Encourage staff to interact with students and build healthy, appropriate relationships.
  • Encourage staff to be available and visible to students.
  • Promote positive interactions and decisions, which affirm individual responsibility, demonstrating respect for others, personal boundaries and University property.

Academic and Student Success - The RLC is expected to provide individual support to student academics, personal well-being, and success. The RLC must be able to demonstrate care and respect to all students. As an advocate, the RLC will:

  • Foster and maintain relationships with university academic support services and oversee the referral of students to university resources. 
  • Follow up and provide support with staff and students regarding their involvement in incidents.
  • Intervene and make referrals as appropriate to individual and/or group concerns in a timely manner.
  • Provide basic counseling and crisis management interventions to students while educating appropriately; be an educator to student staff to be able to manage low-level referral situations.
  • Encourage staff to foster a learning-centered environment by educating students on University and HRL policies; proactively developing individual relationships with students, and listening to the individual needs of each student.
  • Oversee Learning Communities in area and assist in continuous development of programs and services to enhance these initiatives.

Student Conduct and Crisis Intervention - The RLC is expected to handle and intervene in crisis in a calm and professional manner. The RLC must demonstrate patience while being an educator during and after incidents. As a crisis responder and conduct officer, the RLC will:

  • Serve as a University hearing officer and case manager.
  • Manage the administrative process of conduct from beginning to closure of cases, while communicating effectively with the Assistant/Associate Director, the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and other offices as needed.
  • Ensure GA adjudicates student conduct while utilizing a student learning approach.
  • Provide on-scene response to campus situations and provide support for RAs and Grads in conjunction with emergency response personnel.
  • Educate staff to enforce University and Housing policies.
  • Participate in rotating on-call duty coverage for assigned coverage area during the full calendar year.

Administration & Building Management - The RLC is expected to maintain an efficient and effective residence hall operation. As an administrator, the RLC will:

  • Perform administrative duties to maintain a functioning residence hall complex, such as check‑in and check‑out, room transfers, key audits, occupancy reports, health and safety inspections, fire drills, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Housing Office staff to follow up with occupancy, room transfers, and student registration and payment issues.
  • Complete all paperwork in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner.
  • Conduct facilities walkthroughs and report ongoing facilities and safety/security concerns.
  • Monitor the physical maintenance of the hall in cooperation with Housing Facilities.
  • Maintain an efficient front desk, and office operations and budget.

Job Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in College Student Personnel or related area and prior work experience in Housing and Residence Life. Graduate level residence life staff experience, supervising resident assistants and advising student organizations are preferred. Experience in working with residential curriculum or curricular approach is strongly preferred.

This is a full‑time, 12 month, live‑in professional staff member of the Department of Housing and Residential Life at Florida International University. RLCs are required to live in an apartment on campus in order to perform the duties of the RLC position. Apartments are furnished and utilities, cable, and internet included.

University HR policies dictates that full-time benefits eligible staff members work 8am-5pm or 9am-6pm Monday-Friday. Due to additional nights and weekend commitments the RLC position standard work hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

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