1954 Coordinator of Residence Life - Leadership Development and Programming


TITLE Coordinator of Residence Life - Leadership Development and Programming




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Director of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services


The Coordinator of Residence Life - Leadership Development and Programming is responsible for implementing the recruiting, selection, and training of Hall Council leaders, Residence Hall Association (RHA) General Assembly members, and the RHA Executive Board, the training of Hall Council Advisors, serving as the primary advisor to RHA, maintaining all financial records for RHA, managing the Programming Resource Center (PRC), coordinating the processes to collect programming data, and presenting/creating opportunities to educate Resident Assistants and student leaders about programming activities.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Educational Administration, Counseling, or a related field is preferred.

Experience: At least one year of post-Bachelor’s experience as a RHA Advisor or Hall Council Advisor is required. Experience as a Residence Hall Director or Assistant Hall Director is preferred. Experience incorporating multi-cultural and multi-perspective experiences for students that are needed to succeed in a global, broadly diversity society is preferred. Experience working in a diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.

Skills: The ability to effectively organize leadership development activities for Hall Council and RHA leaders is required. Demonstrated ability to advise students, counsel individuals on a one-on-one basis regarding a variety of issues, establish positive working relationships with individuals of varying backgrounds, and organize activities and information to meet specific established goals is required. Demonstrated ability to perform in a problem-solving capacity including the evaluation of crisis and emergency situations is required. The ability to design and implement educational and social programs for residence life audience is required. The ability to maintain an accurate record of programming funds is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be mobile to the extent that response to emergency and assistance calls is prompt and area coverage rounds can be completed in a reasonable time period. Must be able to visually inspect for cleanliness and condition of physical facility.


Leadership Responsibilities

1. Provides resources and support services for effective residence hall governance by developing and implementing recruiting, selection, and training processes for hall council representatives, hall council officers, RHA General Assembly representatives, RHA Executive Board members, National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Executive Board members, and NRHH General Assembly representatives.

2. Assists in the development of residence hall leadership by developing and implementing on-going training, programs, and activities for the hall council advisors.

3. Provides support for residence hall leaders by advising and supervising students at regional, state, and national leadership conferences; serving as the advisor to the Residence Hall Association; ensuring that RHA and all hall councils are recognized student organizations in good standing with the Office of Student Engagement; maintaining an accurate record of all hall council and RHA programming funds; assisting with implementation of and attending activities provided by hall councils and RHA; consulting with the hall council advisor of each building in developing hall council structure and building programming; serving as a resource person for hall council members, hall council advisors, and RHA members; and ensuring that the RHA Constitution and hall council constitutions are current and/or updated as needed.

4. Ensures effective communication occurs interdepartmentally and between student leadership offices and residence hall student governing bodies by serving as a communication channel between RHA and/or hall councils and the administrative staff of the Department of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services and maintaining open communication channels with the Office of Student Engagement and other student leadership offices.

5. Ensures leadership opportunities and the development of community through the active support/advisement of residence hall governments and RHA; the promotion of creative, quality programming in the hall, on individual floors, and across campus; and developing student leadership opportunities in the hall.

Programming Responsibilities

1. Assists with programming efforts in the residence halls that include special events programming; special theme programming; and programming that promotes the development of personal, social, and academic skills of residents.

2. Assists with training opportunities to explain and implement the programming model.

3. Manages the operation of the Programming Resource Center (PRC).

4. Oversees the nomination and selection process for recognizing outstanding programmatic activities.

5. Coordinates processes to collect program planning forms for recordkeeping and resource purposes and prepares reports to summarize the data on a regular basis.

6. Collaborates with personnel in other University departments to plan and implement programmatic events.

Departmental Responsibilities

1. Ensure effective intra-departmental communication by using written memoranda, making regular and timely contact with central office personnel, and actively participating in weekly staff meetings.

2. Assists with, in conjunction with the Director, Associate Director, and other Assistant Directors and Coordinators, appropriate and timely responses to system-wide or building–specific needs, emergencies, or other situations requiring central office intervention; this includes a rotational, on-call schedule.

3. Promotes professional and personal growth by participating in departmental committees and/or conferences and workshop experiences as assigned.

4. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

5. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Associate Director.

6. Provides support and assistance to residents by responding appropriately to all crisis and emergency situations and performing necessary action and follow-up.

7. Supports the overall operation of the Department of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services and contributes to accomplishment of its mission and goals by performing other essential duties as assigned by the Associate Director.


The Coordinator of Residence Life - Leadership Development and Programming is supervised by the Associate Director of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services.