Residence Hall Coordinator, Residence Life

Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description or Duties

Supervises hall personnel and total educational and developmental programs within a residence hall; serves as advisor to hall government officers, committees, boards, groups and individual students; selects, trains and evaluates staff; conducts disciplinary meetings and/or makes referrals; establishes relationship with custodial and maintenance staff; serves on departmental and University committees; initiates and implements hall financial procedures; maintains all records; and represents the Office of Residence Life to parents, guests and members of the university community. Evening hours are required for student and staff activities.


Supervision: Primary responsibility for the selection, training and supervision of RA’s in hall/community: Possible Secondary Supervision of a Graduate Hall Directors. Conduct formal and informal evaluations. Foster an environment based on integrity and high ethical standards and provide appropriate resource and support to help RAs eliminate obstacles and meet/exceed goals. Foster professional and personal development among team. Develop community. Establish rapport with other campus commitments. Counseling/advising: Engage in individual and group advisement; Resource and referral; agent to other campus or community agencies. Inform students of all university policies. Educate students on policy, accountability, and critical thinking. Student conduct: Insure due process to all students in conduct cases. Adjudicate cases of alleged student misconduct. Assist students in taking responsibility. Facilitate and mediate roommate conflict resolution in a developmental manner. Communication: Provide timely, accurate and candid information on critical issues to colleagues, superiors, and subordinates. Present information or data in an efficient and understandable format. Establish working relationship with custodial and maintenance staff.

Emergency preparedness: provide staff with thorough training and practice of emergency procedures. Provide for daily staff coverage. Assist all university and community agencies in the event of an emergency. Share on call duty rotation for halls. Curriculum: Develop curriculum in line with Student Affairs curriculum for their area. Supervise RAs in their tasks related to curriculum. Support educational objectives of department. Assist in developing processes, procedures, policies, and programs that create an educational and student oriented climate. Develop a working knowledge of a college/department related to learning communities. Administrative: familiar with appropriate university policies. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for budget. Coordinate Early Arrival process. Serve on departmental and university wide committees. Advise departmental student groups. Manage summer housing process/staff. (These tasks are to be divided between Residence Life Coordinators). Timely and accurate completion of paperwork. Maintain department database, daily.


Required Qualifications:              

Bachelor’s Degree, One year supervision of live-in Resident Assistant and experience as a live-in staff member. Strong oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:             



Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, College Student Personnel Administration, or Related Field. Two or more years of direct supervision of Residence Assistants, on call duty rotation experience, experience serving as a judicial hearing officer, hall government advising experience, and experience with budgeting.


HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date March 15, 2021. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Trelana Daniel at  For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. Benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.


The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,000 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.


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