Residence Life Coordinator

Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the position of Residence Life Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Student Life and Housing, the Residence Life Coordinator is responsible for creating and developing a comprehensive residential experience for residents of a 200-bed residence hall/apartment building on the campus of The Cleveland Institute of Art. As a member of the Student Life and Housing team, the RLC will assist with campus programming, have opportunities to advise student groups, and impact the overall student life program at the college.  Please note this is a 12-month, live-in position. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Residence Life Program 

  • Coordinate the selection, training, development, and evaluation of student Resident Assistant Staff. 
  • Assist the Director of Housing and Residence Life in the continued assessment and development of Resident Assistant Training procedures and curriculum. 
  • Assist Student Life and Housing professional staff in the development and implementation of Graduate Hall Director training. 
  • Coordinate the efforts of the Residence Life Staff to offer quality educational, cultural, recreational and social programs in the residence halls using the Residence Life Programming Model. 

 Student Life Program 

  • Advise campus groups as requested and/or interested. 
  • Work some evening hours assisting the department in supervising programming. 


  • Participate in on-call duty rotation including weeknights, weekends, and break periods. 
  • Collaborate with Facilities Services regarding physical needs of buildings. This includes working with facilities to ensure prompt completion of work orders and building repairs, forecasting larger building needs, and coordinating/advising cleaning staff. 
  • Work with office staff to project and maintain various budgets within the department. 
  • Provide leadership and execute protocol in crisis situations. 


Must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed above.  Additional qualifications include: 

  • Work effectively with a diverse community 
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information 
  • Weekend and evening work expected. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, high degree of organization, and attention to detail 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks 



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or applicable experience  
  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Ed Administration, Counseling or related field preferred. 
  • Previous Housing and Residence Life experience is required. 


Position is open until filled with priority consideration given for applications received by June 4, 2021. Send resume with cover letter, and salary requirements to: please reference job code: RLC21 in the email subject line 

 Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. 


The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation's leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftsmen, and educators. 

 With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten prettiest communities in the country.