Residence Life Coordinator for Student Development (Residence Life Specialist)
Residential Programs and Services, Indiana University Bloomington
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Residence Life and Housing
This is a full-time professional position for a 12-month housing operation where living in an on-campus residence hall apartment is a condition of employment.
4 openings available.
Internal Number: 305128
The Residence Life Coordinator for Student Development (RLC-SD) is responsible for programs and initiatives related to the residential student experience on campus and in university-owned properties. Initiatives are focused on developing a student community that is diverse and inclusive, academically, and socially stimulating, and ensures student well-being and safety. This role enforces residential policies and procedures, manages, and provides crisis response, and serves in a supportive capacity for students of all backgrounds. The Residence Life Coordinator for Student Development (RLC-SD) is a full-time professional position for a 12-month housing operation where living in an on-campus residence hall apartment is a condition of employment
Promotes a community living experience and the implementation of the Residential Curriculum that cultivates productive and well-rounded citizens through intentional experiences as they learn, engage, and grow during their time on campus.
Works collaboratively with colleagues in managing the operations of the residence hall, supporting the Residential Programs and Service’s (RPS) mission, and promoting the values of the organization that include building a safe, inclusive environment through leadership, supervision, and crisis management.
Supervises undergraduate and graduate staff in assigned center for day-to-day supervision. Develops on-going training opportunities, holds staff accountable to department and center expectations, and makes hiring decisions.
Establishes and maintains a positive residential community that supports and enhances the educational mission of the university through developmental and social programs, personal student contacts, and the fostering of faculty-student interaction. Initiates and fosters student leadership opportunities, personal responsibility, and respect for others.
Frequently interacts with students on an individual and group basis; listens to concerns and issues, advises students on programs and initiatives across the university that may help with academic goals and/or student engagement, and recommends resources for students in crisis or facing adversity.
Addresses and resolves student behavioral problems within assigned hall(s)/unit(s) and documents and reports incidents to manager, student conduct staff, or law enforcement as appropriate, maintaining confidentiality and university policy and procedures.
Coordinates and delegates hall administrative tasks, including room changes, and programming account expenditures.
Communicates, interprets, and administers residence hall rules and regulations as well as the student code of conduct and other relevant university policies.
Responds to and resolves resident, guest, parent/guardian, and other stakeholder concerns or complaints. Responds to and assists with the management of building-wide emergencies or crisis situations.
Provides day-to-day supervision of live-in student staff members and assists with selection, training, and evaluation.
May assist with housing application review, housing assignments, and housing reassignments.
May assist with hall councils, oversight of student desk operations, and liaising with unit and campus partners.
Master's degree in higher education student affairs, counseling, or closely related field may be required
2 years of supervisory experience in a residential setting.
Crisis management and judicial/conduct experience.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Demonstrates analytical skills.
Demonstrates problem solving skills.
Demonstrates ability in creating positive, intentional growth and engaging opportunities for students and staff.
Residential curriculum or learning outcomes-based programming experience.
Experience working with a budget.
Experience with electronic systems related to payroll, mail inventory and distribution, room assignments, and conduct case management.
Experience with additional management systems related to residence hall operations.
Excellent organizational skills including ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
Demonstrates computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel).
About Residential Programs and Services, Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Bloomington is a public Research Institution with a total enrollment of 45,328 students and some of the top academic programs in a range of disciplines. With Big 10 sports, more than 700 student organizations, a vibrant artist community, and plenty of other opportunities for involvement, IU is a campus full of energy and life.
Residential Programs and Services houses approximately 12,000 predominately first year students in 15 traditional residence halls. In addition to our traditional floors, we have 21 Living Learning Centers and Thematic Communities. We are committed to diversity and inclusion that is guided by our Diversity Statement.