The Department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington houses approximately 5100 students in a combination of residence halls, suites, and apartments. In order to facilitate a positive living experience on the campus, a variety of staff are necessary to carry out the responsibilities. Full-time professional staff, student residence hall staff, and facilities staff work to develop an atmosphere conducive to academic and personal growth. It is the mission of the Department of Housing and Residence Life to appropriately challenge residents to develop to their full potential by supporting their educational and personal growth and development.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life strives to establish a satisfactory physical environment that emphasizes the utilization of human and material resources in an efficient manner. In order to facilitate each student’s personal and academic growth, it is essential that a clean, safe, and well-maintained environment be provided. The Housing and Residence Life staff will maintain an environment that is conducive to educational excellence by providing academic support, educational opportunities, and challenges for individual residents. Opportunities for students to attain a greater appreciation and understanding of cultural and lifestyle differences and opportunities for leadership and self-governance roles are integral to the on-campus experience.
The primary responsibilities as the Residence Coordinator include: • Responsible for one of seven residential areas of between 400-660 residents. • Supervises and evaluates 8 – 15 Residents Assistants, 1 graduate assistant, and indirectly 10 – 30 Desk Receptionists. • Implements UNCW’s co-curricular model to provide educational programming, intentional interactions, and a living community of learning, independence, and belonging. • Serves as a rotating crisis management contact for 100 residential students. • Functions as a university conduct officer in the Office of the Dean of Students adjudicating both housing and non-housing cases and ensures University Code of Conduct and HRL Community Standards are enforced/documented. • Manages a budget ranging from $7000 – $35,000 and must possess an understanding of departmental budgeting processes. • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with colleagues across the Division of Student Affairs.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Master’s degree in College Student Development, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or related field is preferred.
1-2 years of undergraduate or graduate staff experience in housing.
Experience with supervising college students, staff training/development, student group advising, crisis management, budget management, operating 24/7 desks, facility management, handling/reporting Title IX situations, and working with University Police.
Experience building relationships with students, supervising and supporting students.
Demonstrates ability to oversee hall programs and serve as the fiscal manager for the community.
Demonstrates the ability to manage conflicts and crisis situations.
Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with campus partners.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.