Residential Life Coordinator

Tufts University  |  Medford, MA

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Job Overview

Posted about 7 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Residential Life Coordinator

Onsite Event Position ID: 2624
Job Type: Fraternity & Sorority Housing/Residence Life
Location: Medford, MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 28993

Benefits

Salary Range:
$30,000 - $32,000
Additional Compensation:
• Annual salary ($30,000-$32,000 for 11 months) and full university benefits (tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, retirement, etc) • Assignment to an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment within a residential community • On-campus parking permit • Internet and streaming media service
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$30,000 - $32,000
Additional Compensation:
• Annual salary ($30,000-$32,000 for 11 months) and full university benefits (tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, retirement, etc) • Assignment to an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment within a residential community • On-campus parking permit • Internet and streaming media service
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

NOTE: One (1) position is an immediate opening, and there are also anticipated openings (2-3) for a July 1, 2021 start date. We are collecting applications and interviewing for all positions at the same time. 

As a department, the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) challenges students to pursue transformative growth by offering mentoring relationships, leadership opportunities and individual attention.  Our undergraduate student staff members, graduate Assistant Residential Life Coordinators, and the Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) are essential personnel who live among our student population in every residential community on campus and play a critical role in the growth, development and safety of our students.

The Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) is a full-time professional staff member who lives in a community of undergraduate residents and assume responsibility for managing the day-to-day operation of their assigned residential area in addition to other departmental responsibilities including advising and program management.  The RLC works closely with departmental leadership to support the Tufts residential community. Specific responsibilities include:(1) Direct supervision of undergraduate Resident Assistants (RAs) or House Managers (HMs) in supporting communities that foster growth, and developing a living experience that emphasizes ownership for a safe and healthy environment for all of its members,(2) Advising, supporting, and guiding aspects of the Tufts University residential community, including advising (Hall Councils and/or Fraternity/Sorority Chapters and governance councils) and providing direct support to student leaders (3) Responding to crisis and emergency situations, serving in an on-call rotation, and managing student of concern and conduct cases.(4) Management of programmatic elements of themed communities within woodframe houses and in traditional residential communities, and assist in the development of a robust residential engagement experience.(5) Supporting student engagement in the residential community through advising and support of Hall Councils, the Residence Hall Association (RHA), National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), and other student leadership initiatives.


Job Requirements

Supervision and Advising

  • Provide direct supervision, support, and guidance to a undergraduate student staff members
  • Organize weekly staff meetings for undergraduate staff members along with biweekly one on one meetings with each student staff member
  • Maintain frequent contact with staff members and residents
  • Conduct student staff performance appraisals, and when appropriate, take corrective job action in consultation with your supervisor
  • Deepen RA/HM and student leader learning by planning and facilitating workshops in subject matters of interest
  • Participate in RA/HM recruitment, interviewing, and selection
  • Mediate roommate conflicts and coordinate resolutions in consultation with ORLL colleagues as appropriate
  • Serve as primary advisor for assigned Hall Councils, fraternity/sorority governing councils, organizations, and workgroups, and work closely with student leadership
  • Advise and mentor student leaders, officers, and professional staff advisors, and those involved in student leadership opportunities within ORLL (Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, etc).
  • Support departmental leadership with continual enhancement and development of the residential community

Community Engagement

  • Facilitate and support planning and implementation of programs and community development opportunities in collaboration with RAs/HMs and other student leaders
  • Work with supervisor to assess how the quantity and quality of programs meet the needs of each community 
  • Attend residential events and programs to build connection with both residents and student staff members
  • Collaborate with campus and in-residence partners
  • Conduct building and floor meetings in partnership with team members in the Office of Residential Life & Learning during opening, semester closing, and/or in response to campus or world events
  • Ensure that expectations are set within the community that are aligned with residential policies and University Code of Conduct
  • Adjudicate student conduct cases and manage student of concern cases as assigned
  • Encourage residents to take ownership of their community

Resource and Referral

  • Represent ORLL in a professional manner; ensure that your guests do not cause disruption or adversely affect the learning and living environment at Tufts
  • Refer students to campus partners and resources  
  • Provide information about University Code of Conduct and Student Handbook
  • Conduct meetings with students to address conduct concerns, and serve as university hearing officer for the Office of Community Standards for residential cases as assigned
  • Monitor and report concerns to the appropriate parties including ORLL Central Staff

Housing Operations and Administrative Responsibilities

  • Oversee the opening and closing processes in your respective area with the Assistant Director of Residential Operations and other ORLL Central Staff
  • Discuss and address maintenance and facilities issues as they arise; ensure that RA/HM staff are also proactively addressing facilities issues
  • Coordinate Health and Safety Inspections with RA/HM staff
  • Serve on ORLL committees or workgroups as assigned

Application Information

Only applications submitted through the Human Resources website will be considered. One position is an immediate opening, and there is a potential of other openings (anticipated openings) effective July 1. We are interviewing for both the current and anticipated roles at the same time. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, and although we will be participating in TPE virtual interviews, we may also start interviews prior to that time period.

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