Dillard University, a historically black, church supported, liberal arts institution, invites applications and nominations for the position of Residential Life Coordinator.
The Residence Life Coordinator will promote and enhance a supportive community environment in his/her residence area which is conducive to academic achievement and student growth. The position requires sound judgment to supervise student Resident Assistants and professional Desk Assistants and to provide crisis response to individual students. The Residence Life Coordinator is expected to be a strong partner with various stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, and parents and collaborator with colleagues within the Division of Student Success, academic affairs, and facilities. The Residence Life Coordinator will provide a structured and engaged living environment that enhances student learning and development through quality programming, policy enforcement, and high community standards.
The Residence Life Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month, live-in, professional staff member responsible for managing a residential complex. Principle responsibilities include: staff supervision and development, residence education, community development, crisis management, administration and building management, student discipline, hall association advising, summer operations, and other departmental and university-wide responsibilities. In addition, as the primary professional staff member available in the residence hall, the Residence Life Coordinator is expected to spend evening and weekend time with students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participates in on call emergency and duty rotation.
Manages and oversees the management of the main desk operation.
Maintain proper student informational records essential to the assignment of residents and operation of the hall and staff.
Assist in administering room assignments, changes, and selection.
Assist the Office of Residential Life with the administration of early arrivals, interim, summer housing and conference.
Plans and directs program to orient new students and assists in their integration into campus life.
Initiates and conducts group conferences to plan and discuss programs and policies related to assignment of rooms, social and recreational activities, and residential living.
Supervise residence hall activities.
Investigates reports of misconduct and attempts to resolve or eliminate causes of conflict.
Interviews all residence hall students to determine need for counseling.
Supervise and evaluate the atmosphere in the residence hall on an on-going basis in order to ensure that residential life reflects the nature and goals of the mission of the University.
Coordinate the general administration and management of the residence hall.
Conduct regular resident assistant meetings, as well as frequent individual meetings with resident assistants. Assist with the planning and coordinating of the pre-semester and in-service training sessions for resident assistants.
Develop, coordinate and implement student development programming in the residence hall.
Motivate students and student staff members to plan and participate in student development programs.
Encourage students to maintain an atmosphere conducive to achieving academic excellence.
Work closely with maintenance personnel in order to facilitate the overall functioning of the residence hall.
Assume responsibility for initial disciplinary counseling with students in the residence hall.
Assist in maintenance of appropriate office records and files.
Coordinates and assists students development by aiding students in obtaining assistance from other University or community offices or agencies as needed.
Ensure maintenance of accurate time log of hours worked by all student personnel within hall.
Distribute residence hall keys, and maintain an accurate activity log ensuring proper security at all times.
Assist with the planning and development of an annual calendar that cites all management and programming responsibilities, events, and deadlines that must be met by the residence hall office.
Other duties may be assigned.
Develop goals and objectives for the hall and staff.
Trains, supervises, and evaluates the RA staff and other student staff.
Assist in the recruitment and interviewing of all Resident Assistants and professional staff.
Provides proper staff coverage, including emergency duty, for the academic year (periods of hall openings, closings, and vacations included).
Handle emergency situations, utilizing crisis intervention skills and resources.
Serve on a committee to assist in the planning, development, and implementation of one of the core areas of residential life (recruitment and selection, professional staff, training, paraprofessional staff training, diversity, assessment or leadership).
Schedules regular hall staff meeting to disseminate pertinent information, present in-service training, plan hall programs, and resolve problems.
Schedules individual meetings with key stakeholders on a regular basis.