Student Life Coordinator

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  |  Blacksburg, VA

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Job Overview

Posted about 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Student Life Coordinator

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life Leadership Development/Programs
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 30153
Application Deadline: 08/07/2020

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

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

Position Description

Virginia Tech is currently home to three residential colleges: the Honors Residential Commons, Leadership and Social Change Residential College, and Residential College at West Ambler Johnston. Planning is underway for our fourth residential college. Meaningful and sustained relationships with faculty, staff, and peers are integral to the experience as students pursue learning together. Residential colleges provide the space for students to live in an intellectually, culturally, and socially rich setting; they seek self motivated, lifelong learners, with diverse interests, who will build a community of scholars in the spirit of Virginia Tech's motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

Residential colleges have a rich history, starting with their origins in the Middle East and later in the United Kingdom and now throughout the United States. The residential college model varies from campus to campus and for Virginia Tech, a residential college is:

  • Multidisciplinary. They are not grounded in one academic major/discipline, rather they are open to any academic major at Virginia Tech.
  • Multigenerational. We believe rich learning and mentoring occurs when students from all years (first year through graduate) interact with each other and faculty and staff. Residential Colleges serve to enhance the intellectual ethos of the community while providing a close knit community experience/sense of belonging.
  • Led by a live-in faculty principal and supported by a live-in student affairs professional.
  • Based on a shared governance system with junior fellows (undergraduate members) and senior fellows (faculty principal, affiliated faculty and administrators).
  • Has regular traditions that create a rhythm of life in the college for its members. (Community traditions/events occur at the same time each week). The Student Life Coordinator (SLC) is a live-in position that will:
  • Play a critical role in making sure that peer, administrative, and faculty relationships are cultivated and sustained throughout the residential community. 
  • Collaborate with the Faculty Principal, a live-in faculty member charged with providing direction to the college, to ensure their efforts to enhance the intellectual climate of the college are successful.
  • Educate students on the policies and procedures and assist faculty in the development of the programmatic structure are methods that will be relied upon to carry out the college's mission
  • Focus on individual student engagement and support, facilitated by paraprofessional staff that are hired, trained, supervised and evaluated by the SLC.
  • Perform administrative duties congruent with maintaining community standards, and occupancy management

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications Master's degree in college student affairs or related field conferred by time of appointment to position. The successful candidate should also demonstrate the ability to work with a diverse student body and foster sensitivity to diversity issues in the University community.

Preferred Qualifications Some full time work experience in residence life or operations; staff supervision experience; experience working with faculty in a variety of settings; experience with training and teaching; experience with budgets

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