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Residence Life Coordinator

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 25, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Position Title Residence Life Coordinator The Opportunity

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
  • Assess the development of residents and communities and implement the residential education model in a way that best meets these needs.
  • 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 day.
  • Oversee assigned residence hall or apartment community programming initiatives including, but not limited to, educational, multicultural, social, community service, and diversity related programs.
  • 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.
Student Care and Support
  • 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.
Staffing, Supervision & Advising
  • 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 staff.
  • Contribute to the feedback and ensuring quality and service of the campus dining program services.
Administration & Operations
  • Collaborate with facilities management and custodial services to ensure the maintenance of residential community through regular, intentional communication.
  • 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 carpet vendors.
  • Utilize Software platforms such as: Maxient, StarRez, Chrome River, Office 365, etc.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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 are essential.
  • Employment will be contingent upon the satisfactory results of a background check of candidate and their live-in partner (if applicable).

About Mines & Golden, CO
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. 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. This position includes an apartment on campus, a campus meal plan, and a cell phone allowance.

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 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 Yes

Advertised: May 25, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time
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