The Residence Life Coordinator is a student-centered,
collaborative, and intentional educator who supervises student
staff and manages a residential learning community of approximately
250 students. The Residence Life Coordinator is – first and
foremost – a residential educator, responsible for creating and
sustaining a community of learners that reside in a self-governing
environment. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic
individual who is energized by the opportunity to grow as a
generalist in Student Affairs and help shape a successful
department that is focused on student learning and achievement.
Residence Life Coordinator responsibilities include day-to-day
management of a residential community of approximately 250
students, supervision of high-achieving student staff, innovation
program planning and implementation, personal and group advising,
cooperative management of residential facilities, instruction of
the Grinnell College First Year Experience course, and serving in
an on-call and crisis response rotation.
This is a 12 month position with a salary of $38,500.
An earned master’s degree in higher education administration,
college student personnel, counseling or other area relevant to
Experience and skills in: excellent written, verbal, interpersonal,
organizational, and time-management skills; ability to work
independently, as a member of the student affairs team, and with a
highly selective student population within a rigorous academic
setting; program development; outcomes assessment; working
effectively in a diverse environment; responding to crisis and
emergency situations; handling and protecting sensitive and
confidential information and records; knowledge of and/or
experience with selective, residential liberal arts campuses;
understanding of and appreciation for college student development
issues, and the student affairs field in general.
Live-in experience at a small, residential college or
university; knowledge of and experience working with students in
transition; knowledge of and appreciation for the Grinnell College
tradition of student self-governance.