Residence Life Coordinator
The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is responsible for the student
experience within an area of one to four residence halls and/or
apartment housing, consisting of 300-500 residents, 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 implements the goals and
objectives of the Department on a daily basis. 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 RLC must possess excellent decision-making and
leadership skills responsibilities of this position are outlined
below, but may change as the needs of students and Colorado School
of Mines change.
Residential Learning Model
Student Care and Support
- Assess the development of residents and communities and
implement the residential education model in a way that best meets
- Create a positive residential experience for residents that
promotes learning and retention of all students.
- Develop relations with students as individuals and in the
campus community including meetings with students and/or attending
events and programs on evenings and weekends as well as during the
- Oversee assigned residence hall or apartment community
programming initiatives including, but not limited to, educational,
multicultural, social, community service, and diversity related
- Oversee Theme Learning Communities, and all subsequent student
programming, liaising between the academic faculty, and appropriate
branding and assessment.
- Participate in all Residence Life programs, professional
development and training, orientation programs and specialty
weekends and events. This could include meeting with students to
plan and/or attend events on campus during weekends and evenings as
well as during the typical work day.
- Dine with students in campus dining facilities when appropriate
for student development, and maintain a thorough knowledge of the
comprehensive campus dining program in order to respond to student
and family questions and concerns about the dining program.
- Development and implementation of campus-wide educational
initiatives that benefit all residential students.
Staffing, Supervision & Advising
- Handle follow-up on residents of concern, emergency and crisis
situations that pertain to students.
- Updating case information using Maxient daily.
- Serve as the on-call professional staff on campus in the
on-call rotation for the Residence Life and Student Life division.
The situations usually occur on campus on evenings and weekends, as
well as during the typical workday. This responsibility can include
COVID response as needed.
- Serve as a student conduct officer for minor and mid-level
conduct issues, under supervision of Dean of Students and Director
of Housing and Residence Life.
- Promote a safe and secure living environment, respond to
student concerns, crises, and emergencies as they arise, and work
collaboratively with Public Safety on education and response to
emergencies or crimes.
Administration & Operations
- Supervise a student staff of 10-30 staff members, including
student Community Directors, Resident Advisors, Lead Desk
Assistants, and Desk Assistants.
- Serve as the Advisor to Community Council as well as support
the Residence Hall Association.
- Assist with the recruitment of full-time departmental
- Contribute to the feedback and ensuring quality and service of
the campus dining program services.
- Collaborate with facilities management and custodial services
to ensure the maintenance of residential community through regular,
- Oversee desk operations of your community, including key
management, issuing packages and mail, setting expectations, and
providing excellent customer service.
- Work with the Assistant Director of Occupancy Management and
Associate Director of Facilities and Operations to collaborate on
large department-wide operations.
- Coordinate move-in and move-out procedures, key management,
Mines Park lease procedures, room moves, gym access, room
reservations, furniture audits, TLC placement, accommodations, and
management of emergency/safe rooms.
- Manage relationships with third party vendors, which may
include Confluence, College Products, OCM, cleaning staff, and
- Utilize Software platforms such as: Maxient, StarRez, Chrome
River, Office 365, etc.
About Mines & Golden, CO
- Master’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of
higher education in student affairs administration or a related
field and experience within a comprehensive student affairs or
residence life system in a higher education setting.
- Experience in the development of students, excellent
communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work
collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff and a strong
sense of team work.
- Outstanding administrative, planning, and supervisory skills
- Employment will be contingent upon the satisfactory results of
a background check of candidate and their live-in partner (if
Mines is consistently ranked
among the top engineering colleges
in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school
in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart
of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus
location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all
that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of
cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid
climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area
an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who
value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different
perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational
and work experience.
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.
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. This
position includes an apartment on campus, a campus meal plan, and a
cell phone allowance.
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
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
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.
Application review will begin on June 9, 2022. For full
consideration, please apply by June 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Investigation Required
May 25, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time