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Residence Hall Coordinator

The Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC) provides year-round leadership and direction for a specified residence hall or community. The RHC supervises and maintains a comprehensive inclusive residential living program for students and summer conference guests. The RHC is also responsible for creating and implementing a developmental program for both professional and paraprofessional staff. The RHC is responsible for the daily direction of the residence hall facilities, operations, and programs. In addition, the RHC serves on at least one University Housing Services Professional Staff committee. The RHC also provides professional presentations to paraprofessional and professional staff based on current trends and training in higher education and college student personnel. The RHC will strive to create a residential environment that is conducive to living and learning. This is an entry-level position designed to progress within the field as such; this position has a 5-year limit.

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"I want to build connections with students and help mentor and guide these students towards success."
- Cristian, RHC

Main Responsibilities

Student Development

  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate Resident/Community Assistants and a Graduate Assistant.
  • Advise an Leadership Association or Diversity Coalition.
  • Teach an RA/CA class or facilitate RA/CA in-service.
  • Provide training and development for staff members.
  • Oversee and provide guidance for staff’s programming efforts.
  • Identify and create opportunities for those in underrepresented groups to gain leadership and employment opportunities.


  • Counsel residents and staff based on student development theory.
  • Interpret, deliberate, and enforce university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Use discretion when adjudicating policy violations.
  • Participate in 24-hour on-call/duty coverage for Residence Halls.
  • Counsel individual students seeking assistance in mediating personal/community conflicts.


  • Provide leadership for regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-hall training.
  • Manage room/hall changes and consolidation process.
  • Synthesize the completion of residence hall assignments.
  • Develop objectives as a member of a standing professional staff committee.
  • Maintain regular contact with inter and intradepartmental staff.
  • Oversee Summer Operations and special projects for University Housing Services.
  • Responsible for managing time and establishing work priorities.


This is a 12-month exempt position with a starting salary of $3,209/month with benefits. This is a live-in position and staff is provided with a furnished apartment and 100 meal swipes per semester.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Optional: Master’s Degree (or US equivalent) prior to July 1 in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education or related area of study.
  • Able to provide leadership for Themed Living Learning Communities.
  • Experience with building and maintain collaborative partnerships with faculty and various campus stakeholders.
  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills.
  • Crisis management skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Application Instructions

This is a security-sensitive position; comprehensive criminal background checks will be conducted. Application inquiries may be sent to Tim McCue at