Residence Life Coordinator

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 12, 2023

Position Title
Residence Life Coordinator
The Opportunity

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is responsible for the student experience within a residential community, consisting of 300-500 students, and supervises (both directly and indirectly) 10 - 30 student staff members. The RLC serves on the professional staff team for the Department of Residence Life (“the Department”) and reports to the Assistant Director of Residence Life. Responsibilities include understanding and stewardship of the residents, staff, and physical facilities of their assigned area. The RLC must possess excellent decision-making and leadership skills.

This position is a 12-month live-in position that requires flexible scheduling designed to address participation in the on-call rotation throughout the year and during weekday, weekend and holidays including fall break, Thanksgiving break, winter break, and spring break.

The Department - Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life is a fast-paced, student-centered, collaborative environment. We are an office of 15 professionals and 100+ student staff, who work hard to make Residence Life and the Mines campus a positive community for all students and for each other. We take our jobs seriously, but don’t take ourselves too seriously.

A sense of humor and the ability to be adaptable are important for this role. No single day looks the same, and often our carefully curated schedules get thrown out the window. But our work is important to the learning and growth of our students, and we must be adaptable to their needs.

To learn more about our team, please visit our website:


Resident Learning
  • Create a positive residential experience that promotes learning and retention of students through the facilitation of the Resident Learning Model (RLM).
  • Develop connections with residents through daily informal interactions, scheduled meetings, and attending events and programs.
  • Oversee assigned residence hall or apartment community programming initiatives including, but not limited to respect, inclusion, community, learning, and responsibility.
  • Oversee Signature Learning Communities within assigned community and all subsequent student programming, liaising between the academic faculty, and appropriate branding, and assessment.
Staffing, Supervision & Advising
  • Supervise a student staff of 10-30 (i.e., Resident Advisors, Desk Director, and Desk Assistants).
  • Serve as the advisor to a Community Council (elected student leaders who advocate and provide programming for their residence hall community) as well as support the Residence Hall Association.
  • Assist with department-wide efforts to recruit, select, and train student and full-time staff.
Student Care and Support
  • Promote a safe and secure living environment, respond to student concerns, crises, and emergencies as they arise, and work collaboratively with various campus and community partners on education and response to emergencies or crimes.
  • Follow-up on residents of concern, emergency, interpersonal conflict, and crisis situations that pertain to residents.
  • Serve as the on-call professional staff on campus in the on-call rotation for the Department.
  • Serve as a student conduct officer for minor and mid-level conduct issues, under supervision of Dean of Students Office and Director of Residence Life.
  • Collaborate with facilities management and custodial services to ensure the maintenance of residential community through regular, intentional communication and building assessment.
  • Oversee desk operations of assigned community, including key/access management, issuing packages and mail, setting expectations, and providing excellent customer service.
Additional Duties
  • Possible collateral duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Participate in department level committees, initiatives, and task forces including staff recruitment/selection, training and development, staff evaluations, etc.
  • Serve on Campus Wide Committees and initiatives.
  • Co-advise the Residence Hall Association (RHA).
  • Professional development that contributes to your daily work and the department is supported and encouraged.
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Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A master’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education and experience working in an educational or community development environment.


A master’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education in student affairs administration or a related field.

Degree must be completed by start of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development of self and others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with individuals from a diverse background.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and access.
  • A strong sense of teamwork.
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Experience working with college students in an educational setting as a paraprofessional or professional.
  • Experience working with college students in residential setting.
  • Experience supervising.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of student development theory.
  • Ability to utilize online platforms such as Maxient, eRezLife, StarRez, and/or Banner.
About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

That size – roughly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students – also translates to a close-knit campus community, where employees have opportunities to get involved in multiple ways, continued professional learning is valued and everyone can make an impact.

Community Alliance groups bring together employees for professional development, networking, cultural awareness and community involvement, and all Mines employees also have access to the wealth of activities happening every day on campus – nationally-renowned speakers, special events and Mines traditions like Engineering Days, just to name a few.

We are located in the heart of Golden, Colorado --with its charming historic downtown and nearby hiking trails – and in close proximity to all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. That includes the sunny, high-altitude climate and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities that make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range


Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits .

As a requirement of the duties of this position, Residence Life Coordinators must live on campus. Due to this requirement, an apartment and meal plan are provided.

How to Apply
Application Review will begin February 4, 2023. For full consideration, please apply by February 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Applications received after that date may not be reviewed. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Jan 12, 2023 Mountain Standard Time
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