The Residential Academy Coordinator is a full-time, live-in
residence life position that is responsible for establishing and
maintaining community and caring for the daily needs of the
residential students within the Music and Dance Academy. The
Residential Academy Coordinator (RAC), with the support of the
Manager of Residence Life, Assistant Manager of Residence Life, and
a team of non-student Resident Assistants, supervises up to 30 high
school students. The RAC is responsible for providing educational
instruction to students on life skills, providing educational
programming, advising and mediating roommate conflict, enforcing
school policies, and developing student programs.
The Residential Academy Coordinator is a twelve-month, full-time,
live-in position that reports to the Assistant Manager of the
Residential Life Department. This position includes administrative
and on-call responsibilities, and will include weekday evenings,
weekends, and holidays. The RAC will support the Residential Life
Department during summer residential programs.
Full- Time Residency in the dormitory is a requirement of the
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Supports student development in various areas including academic
support, student groups, health and wellness and social community
Facilitates the development of a community that is welcoming and
accepting of people of all races and ethnicities, abilities, ages,
genders, national origins, religions, and sexual orientations and
identities, and other legally protected groups.
Develops educational programming in areas of living skills,
social/emotional learning, and behavioral growth.
Participates in on-call rotation weekdays, weekends, and
Performs nightly bed checks with RA on-call.
Serves in the back up on-call rotation, servicing the Colburn
Conservatory and Academy residential population.
When On-call, maintains a 10-min walking response time.
Provides care and supervision for a variety of direct student
support services (i.e. medical appointments, off campus physical
therapy appointments, floor grocery shopping trips.)
Provides residential supervision and oversight for all academy
Provides supervision for student activities both on and off campus,
and participate in events as appropriate.
Provides appropriate and timely follow up to incidents.
Serves as a liaison between academy students, Residential Life
Managers, and the Deans and administrative staff of the Music and
Submits detailed and accurate incident reports in a timely
Builds professional and communicative relationship with departments
associated with the success of each student.
Responsible for detailed administrative and record keeping tasks
for the care and wellbeing of the student.
Instigates and sustains thorough and timely communication with
department managers, deans and staff of the academies, and each
student's parents and/or legal guardians.
Participates in weekly staff meetings and weekly academy meetings
to share information regarding student, staff, and
Participates in on-call and administrative duties during all summer
Maintains awareness of safety and emergency procedures and respond
to emergency/safety situations.
Enforces residential policies.
Serves as a school representative during non-business hours.
Has daily administrative hours.
Administrative tasks will be assigned each week depending upon the
season and needs of the department.
Other assigned duties.
- Assist RA On-Call with weekly cleanliness checks.
- Manage room condition reports during move in and move out.
- Conduct building walk through inspections during move in, move
out, and breaks.
- Submit work orders in a timely manner.
- Work with facilities staff to resolve maintenance issues.
Staff Representation and Trainings:
- The Residential Academy Coordinator is expected to attend and
actively participate in all trainings, meetings, and orientations
for the position.
- Attend staff meetings.
- Attend one-on-one meetings with the reporting managers.
- Attend all departmental and cross-departmental sessions and
workshops, as required.
- Assist in safety drills and training.
Education and /or Experience Requirements:
2 years or more experience in residence life or similar
Experience working with minors and adolescents is required.
Must maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality of information
as it pertains to residents and staff discussions.
Required skills include leadership, supervisory, organizational and
communication skills, as well as ability to work closely with a
Must be able to maintain professional boundaries whenever dealing
with students and representing the School.
Ability to adhere to, administer, and enforce policies and
procedures as outlined in the Colburn School Employee Handbook and
the Catalog & Student Handbook.
Ability to manage budget for small projects and events.
Ability to interact with students, including providing supervision
and social activities.
Ability to work with various departments of the School, including
Security, Engineering, Janitorial, Café, Mailroom, etc.
Ability to function under pressure in crisis or emergency
CPR/AED certification required (may become certified after being
Prior to hire, must pass an appropriate background check to be
employed by the Colburn School.