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Residence Life Coordinator

Company: Texas Wesleyan University
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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Job Title
Residence Life Coordinator

Position Summary

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) for First Year Communities is a 12-month full-time, live-in position that is responsible for supervising the ongoing operation of the first-year residential student communities at Texas Wesleyan University. This is an integral role in providing a safe and positive environment that encourages opportunities for student growth and development. The RLC is charged with building community within their residence halls and encouraging the personal growth of both residential students and student staff members through individual and group relationships. The RLC provides ongoing supervision to a staff of part-time Resident Assistants (RAs).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide a high level of both in-hall and on-campus visibility and availability.
  • Cultivate a vibrant and healthy residence hall through ongoing community development efforts including, but not limited to, programming efforts, community outreach, and relationship building.
  • Serve as primary supervisor to a staff of 10-12 Resident Assistants (RAs).
  • Serve as the primary caretaker of the physical facilities of residence hall communities.
  • Support the academic mission of the university and Division of Student Affairs.
  • Manage the administrative functions of the community and keep updated and accurate records.
  • Assist with the move-in and closing day experiences each semester.
  • Coordinate a departmental collateral assignment to be negotiated with the supervisor (RA Training, RA Selection).
  • Partner with Orientation to ensure the first-year student experience is seamless.
  • Assist with summer operations(Camps and Conferences or Summer Housing).
  • Partner with Student Activities and campus partners for large-scale programming.
  • Adjudicate community policy violations.
  • Assist with the development and coordination of signature events for Texas Wesleyan University and the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Serve on Texas Wesleyan University and Division of Student Affairs committees and task forces.
  • Serve in the Residence Life on-call rotation.
  • Due to the constant changes to the working environment in this position, additional duties may be added or retracted from the current job description at the time the need arises. The employee will be informed of changes.

    Education, Certifications and/or Licenses
    • Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Services, or related field preferred.
    • Bachelor's Degree required.
    • Bilingual Spanish preferred.

      • 1 - 3 years of experience in Residence Life and/or Student affairs.

        Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
        • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills.
        • Knowledge of basic residence hall operations.
        • Knowledge of student development theory.
        • Effective team member participation and leadership.
        • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques with the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergencies.
        • Familiarity with FERPA and the Fair Housing Act.
        • Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
        • Ability to work independently in the most efficient manner with minimum supervision.
        • Proficiency with housing software program (StarRez preferred).
        • Proficiency with conduct management software programs (Maxient preferred).
        • Ability to resolve conflicts while being fair and consistent with students, especially in discipline matters.
        • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
        • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with privacy (FERPA/HIPAA) regulations.
        • Ability to demonstrate a cooperative attitude while working with a diverse student population.
        • Possession of good leadership and organizational skills.
        • Ability to discern student needs and respond in a caring manner.
        • Ability to maintain composure in challenging situations or emergencies and handle situations as a professional.
        • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and good judgment under pressure.
        • Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current computer software programs.
        • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and positive attitude.
        • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
        • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
        • Excellent verbal, spoken, and presentation skills.
        • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to current and prospective students and University employees.
        • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
        • Ability to complete all physical tasks as needed.

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