Residential Life is a key component of the University of Minnesota, Morris student experience. Virtually all entering students and over half of the student body live on-campus without a housing requirement. The Residential Life Area Coordinator (9764R2, Res. Life Professional 2) oversees the Green Prairie Community, Spooner Hall and the On Campus Apartments which house approximately 500 primarily upper-class students on 8 floor communities and 72 apartments. The Coordinator directly supervises three student Hall Directors, the lead student programmer, 14 Community Advisors and 6 student programmers. The Coordinator establishes and maintains welcoming, inclusive, and diverse residence hall communities that foster student well-being and success while also advancing the University of Minnesota, Morris mission, vision and strategic plan. Responsibilities will evolve to best meet emerging campus needs and utilize the candidate’s skills and interests. This is a 12-month, annually renewable, live-in, academic professional appointment reporting to the Assistant Director of Residential Life.
A. Serve as Residential Life Area Coordinator 1. Work with students and staff to create model living environments that foster student success.
Create a model living environment where all students feel at home and college success is supported. Build community. Foster student learning, persistence, and success.
Help students achieve their academic and co-curricular goals. Support staff in connecting residents with student organizations, services, resources, and programs; mediating conflicts; and addressing concerns. Foster resident learning including the development of resiliency, time management, intercultural competence, effective problems solving skills, and healthy lifestyles.
Support student and community health and wellbeing. Model and apply effective approaches to solving problems and fostering healthy life choices. Maintain health and safety standards.
Foster safe, respectful living environments. Ensure the rights and privacy of all residents. Assist residents in taking responsibility for their behavior.
Address student health, welfare and safety concerns with Residential Life, Campus Police, Student Counseling, Student Affairs, and other response team members; assist Res Life and other staff members in managing critical events and emergencies.
2. Build an effective staff team responsible for creating strong, healthy, diverse on-campus communities.
Assist with student staff recruitment, selection, and training.
Supervise student Hall Directors (HDs) and Community Advisors (CAs) supporting their development as peer mentors and paraprofessionals; serve as a role model and resource to them, provide mentoring, feedback and evaluation; lead weekly staff meetings and in-services and conduct weekly 1:1s with HD staff and multiple 1:1’s with CA staff throughout the semester.
Interpret, explain, and support department, campus and university policies.
Provide timely, accurate, and candid information on significant incidents/issues to Residential Life staff.
3. Coordinate hall administration and facilities management for the Green Prairie Community, Spooner Hall and the On Campus Apartments and assist with Residential Life program development.
Coordinate hall opening, closing, room assignments, room changes, housing reports, communication, documentation and facility access.
Establish effective working relationships with building, grounds, and maintenance staff members.
Assist the Assistant Director for Housing, Facilities and Operations in facilitating room changes.
Share Residential Life program-wide on-call and Student Life Hospital on-call responsibilities.
Coordinate designated Residential Life initiatives. Assist with events and program development.
4. All Hall and Large Scale Programming Oversight
Supervises the lead student programmer and 6 student programmers and works in collaboration with other campus offices and groups to implement large scale and all hall residential programs including Zombie Prom, the annual Tug of War, Bike storage, international student item storage, etc.
Directly responsible for a $12,500 programming budget.
5. Summer Responsibilities
Coordinate summer housing, including supervision of Community Advisors and students living on campus. Coordinate room change process for students moving into summer housing.
Assist with summer camps and conferences.
Assist in planning and implementing CA training and other summer projects.
The University of Minnesota Morris Residential Life seeks a Residential Life Area and Programming Coordinator. This is a 12-month, 40 hours/100% time, includes some nights and weekends, annually renewable, live-in, academic professional appointment reporting to the Assistant Director of Residential Life. The qualifications are as follows:
Essential knowledge, skills and abilities: A Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of housing operations on a college/university campus is required
The successful candidate will demonstrate: skills in and a commitment to student development, community building, sustainable living, participatory leadership, human relations, and effective communication; a commitment to building a diverse, inclusive campus and living community; a commitment to professional development. Preferred qualifications include: a commitment to the value of a liberal arts education and an understanding of issues impacting historically underrepresented student populations (e.g. students of color; American Indian students; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students; low-income students, and/or first generation college students); a record of success working in inclusive, diverse staff teams; a record of collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and campus and community programs; experience interpreting and applying department and university policies; familiarity with student judicial processes, and the demonstrated ability to respond to critical incidents, issues, and emergencies.
Internal Number: 333542
About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.