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Housing and Residence Life Coordinator

DePauw University
Greencastle, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

Job Details

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled. This position will begin in June or July 2024.

Please go to University Profile for more information about DePauw.


DePauw University is a private, residential, liberal arts campus of approximately 1800 students. The Housing and Residence Life Coordinator will participate as a member of the Housing and

Residence Life team, whose primary purpose is to implement the guiding principles of how

students live at DePauw University. This position is responsible for supporting the mission of

the University, the Division of Student Affairs and the goals of the department.

The Housing and Residence Life Coordinator position is a full-time, live-in or live-on appointment (depending on the area supervised) responsible for providing departmental support and project facilitation in the areas of supervision, administration, and community support. The primary purpose of this position is to intentionally interact with students to assess and meet student needs in multiple residential living environments, participating in educational and leadership development of student staff, as well as supporting and collaborating with other departments within and outside of the Division of Student Affairs to provide comprehensive service to students. This position reports to the Director of Housing and Residence Life and Assistant Dean of Students.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable a ccommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Community Support:
  • Contribute to the development of healthy, inclusive residential living environments by intentionally and regularly interacting with resident students.
  • Assess the individual needs of resident students and staff as well as the needs of the community as a whole by interacting in both group and one-on-one settings concerning their campus involvement, engagement, academics, and future endeavors.
  • Serve as a student advocate and regularly solicit student feedback and communicate input to student affairs departments.
  • Display and demonstrate high levels of empathy, flexibility, open-mindedness, compassion and approachability in working with students while being familiar with campus and community resources in order to make referrals to additional campus and community resources where appropriate.
  • Promote initiatives that meet the academic and developmental needs of residential students within our residence hall communities, and all other residential living units.
  • Provide on-call coverage, responding appropriately and providing crisis intervention as well as conflict mediation for campus throughout the calendar year.
  • Be responsible for knowing the published regulations/standards of the University and appropriately confront and document alleged residential and University policy violations.
  • Assist student staff and resident students in the creation of standards for their community.
Administration and Operations:
  • Collaborate with other departments to support campus-wide initiatives and serve on various University committees.
  • Lead one of the four department teams that develop training, staff recruitment and selection, programming, housing and office management.
  • Facilitate residence hall opening and closing during break periods outlined within the academic and housing calendar.
  • Assist with budget management of activity funds for social, educational, community development and other initiatives.
Student Supervision:
  • Supervise and intentionally support student staff by facilitating purposeful interactions and assist in the coordination and development of educational sessions.
  • Support the residential experience by implementing programming efforts.
  • Guide student staff in assessing and intentionally meeting student needs in order to develop inclusive, welcoming and safe communities that promote our University's culture of care and serving as an active bystander.
  • Support the recruitment, selection and training of student staff members.
  • Communicate supervisory expectations and provide recognition and accountability structures for staff members.
Complete other responsibilities as assigned.


Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Active Listening -- Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Adaptability -- Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Change Management - The ability of the individual to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Conflict Resolution -- Ability to effectively deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
  • Customer Oriented - A desire to serve both external and internal clients by focusing effort on meeting the clients' needs, understanding their concerns, and seeking to build trust.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to develop and maintain relationships with others.
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport and cooperative relationship with customers and co-workers.
  • Team Builder - Ability to help ensure that team members are invested in team activities and decisions, and that the team works together to achieve a goal.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
Education: Bachelor's Degree required. Master's degree in College

Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, or related field preferred.

Experience: Experience working in housing and residence life is preferred.

Communication/Language: Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Applications.

Other Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience with and sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds and a commitment to a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and management skills, ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and attention to detail. Experience administering systems, programs and processes.
  • Ability to work in diverse, team-oriented settings and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to function within a team environment and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to advise students, individually and in groups.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Ease in working with all University constituents, including faculty, staff, alumni, students and their families.
  • Excellent verbal, written, technological and interpersonal communication skills and ability to think critically.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and evenings as needed.
  • Understanding of and/or experience in a residential, liberal arts college environment.


DePauw University is a private liberal arts college in Greencastle, Indiana.

DePauw University

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