Housing and Residence Life at Towson University (TU) is currently accepting applications for a Residence Life Coordinator. TU is known for our high academic standards, dynamic learning environments, strong campus community, and for the people behind them. Residence Life at TU strives to be an inclusive, premier program that inspires each and every student to learn about themselves and others, discover the world around them, and grow into model leaders. Our team values learning and education, and inclusive and welcoming communities. We also aim for students to discover themselves while being engaged and connected.
Being a Residence Life Coordinator means you strive to provide leadership to each and every student in the residence hall community. You are a motivated, creative, and driven individual with an emphasis on fostering interpersonal connections with students and being a positive role model for students.
The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is primarily responsible for the learning and student development within a residential community housing 320-625 students. The RLC leads the community of student learners and supervises Resident Assistants. The RLC serves as a member of the area staff responsible for developing a comprehensive living and learning environment for residence hall students. Responsibilities also include counseling and student conduct, physical facilities, committees and other assignments. The Residence Life Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Residence Life in the area assigned, has additional opportunities for involvement in the department and University, and is encouraged to belong and contribute to professional associations. The department financially supports professional activities.
Community Building, Student Learning and Education The Residence Life Coordinator will lead residential engagement efforts by providing all students with a level of immersion that prompts them to learn about themselves and others, while reflecting on their multiple roles and responsibilities within the community. Embody the department’s residential engagement model through multiple avenues that include but are not limited to: in hall opportunities, large scale events, student interactions, community walks, co-curricular involvement, and educational programming. Share experiences through conversations, programming, and being a visible entity to help promote diversity awareness among students in the residence halls. Coordinate, advise, and oversee assigned Residential Learning Communities while developing working relationships with faculty and staff campus partners. Engage with students by educating, explaining, interpreting, and reinforcing policies as listed in the Student Code of Conduct, housing contract, and staff manual. Uphold TU’s educational conduct practice through meetings and appropriate sanctions in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education.
Leadership The incumbent will provide leadership to a residence hall community of 300-600+ first year and upper-class students. Supervise and train a team of 8-13 Resident Assistants,12-24 Community Center Assistants, and 1-2 Community Center Managers by holding staff and one-on-one meetings to foster community engagement and development. Mentor and guide staff to build meaningful relationships with resident students, coworkers, and supervisors. Develop staffs’ leadership skills through creating expectations, goal setting, and prompting reflection. Train and evaluate staff to complete administrative tasks integral to maintaining housing operations, safety, and security. Advise building council (hall government) to serve the residence hall community by means of student advocacy, leadership skill development, team building, and programming.
Execution and Administration The Residence Life Coordinator will manage and allocate the Resident Assistant and Building Council programming budgets. Oversee housing occupancy by facilitating building openings and closings, building access, and key inventory. Maintain exceptional physical condition of residence halls by proactively identifying needs, reporting issues, assessing damage, and assigning billing as appropriate. Administer and assist with departmental projects and other duties as assigned.
Conflict Management This position will work with students who experience peer conflict to achieve civility and resolution. Follow-up with those involved in incidents. Participate in departmental on-call rotation to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.
Master’s degree required. Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, or related field preferred. Previous residence life experience and experience with program development, advising helping/counseling, housing administration, and working with diverse students is also preferred. Additionally, RLCs must be available during evenings and weekends, as well as be able to scale four flights of stairs in order to respond to residence hall incidents.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
$40,800 and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here. Live-in position with furnished apartment and academic year meal plan.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 1900003C
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).