This is a live-on position which includes housing.
Internal Number: REQ_0000039848
Student Affairs is looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team. Penn State and Student Affairs are committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. The Residence Life Office is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive living-learning community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth. We strive to enable residents to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and their community. Be a part of why WE ARE, Penn State.
The Coordinator is a vital part of the team in helping to continue the vision and mission of the department. They are responsible to the Director of Student Affairs for co-supervising a staff of up to 6 Resident Assistants, as well as overseeing the daily activities of buildings housing up to 210 students. This position includes weekend, nights, and evening hours.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Co-Supervises Resident Assistants
Conducts regular individual and group supervision meetings
Collaborate on Resident Assistant performance evaluations
Provides support and training for student leaders
Plan, implement and evaluate co-curricular programs, student activities, and service-learning opportunities
Assists with the development and implementation of campus-wide initiatives
Advises student groups
Makes referrals to University agencies when appropriate
Encourages student involvement in residential and University engagement opportunities
Advocates for students by communicating their concerns and issues to the appropriate agency
Advises individual students with academic, career, and personal concerns
Interprets and enforces University and residence hall policies and procedures
Mediates conflicts between and among students
Assists with the daily operation and organization of the Residence and Student Life Offices
Handles requests for room changes and contract releases
Assists in promoting the safety and security of area residents
Assists in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with Housing and Food Services, Safety and Security, New Student Programs, etc
Provides primary on-call duty and may cover duty over breaks on a rotating basis, including Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break
Demonstrates a commitment to students and the quality of their life in the residence hall environment
Encourages Resident Assistants to become well-acquainted with students in the area
Assists the Resident Assistants in developing and promoting a positive living environment
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and social justice issues
Lead Student Affairs initiatives, services, trainings, and programs in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Demonstrates a commitment to staff and student retention and recruitment efforts, particularly as they impact members of underrepresented groups
Participates in committees and task force groups
Assists in the recruitment and training of professional staff
Assists in the development and implementation of goals for the area and the residence hall system Performs other duties as assigned
This is a 10-month live-in staff position. The position may work in a traditional residence hall setting or in a diverse apartment setting with graduate students, international students, undergraduate students, and families.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.
Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Typically requires a Master’s degree. A Master’s degree or higher in Student Personnel/Counseling or related area is preferred. Should possess a thorough understanding of the role and purpose of residence hall living as it applies to student development. This is an 83.3% full-time equivalency (FTE) job. Months off are mid-May to mid-July. Full Penn State benefits included.
This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.
This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.
As a Residence Life professional at Penn State you will work in an exciting atmosphere with opportunities for professional
development and working closely with campus partners. Residence Life is committed to the development of a safe and
inclusive living-learning community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth. We strive to enable residents
to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and their communities.