Grinnell College, a highly selective residential liberal arts college, is seeking a Residence Life Coordinator, an essential team member in the Division of Student Affairs. The Residence Life Coordinator is a student-centered, collaborative, and intentional educator who supervises student staff and manages a residential learning community of approximately 250 students. The Residence Life Coordinator is – first and foremost – a residential educator, responsible for creating and sustaining a community of learners that reside in a self-governing environment. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual who is energized by the opportunity to grow as a generalist in Student Affairs and to contribute to a successful department that is focused on student learning and achievement.
Innovative program planning and implementation (including new student orientation), supervision of a highly-talented student staff, frequent personal and group advising, managing small residence hall facilities, and serving in on-call duty rotation/crisis response are the primary duties. Residence Life Coordinators also teach a first year experience course designed by student and academic affairs that focuses on diversity & inclusion, identity development and exploration, wellness & prevention including consent education, belonging, and resource acquisition. Other duties as assigned.
This is an 11 month position. Selected candidate will need to successfully complete a background check prior to the first day of work.
An earned master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling or other area relevant to student affairs.
Experience and skills in: excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills; ability to work independently, as a member of the student affairs team, and with a highly selective student population within a rigorous academic setting; program development; outcomes assessment; working effectively in a diverse environment; responding to crisis and emergency situations; handling and protecting sensitive and confidential information and records; knowledge of and/or experience with selective, residential liberal arts campuses; understanding of and appreciation for college student development issues, and the student affairs field in general.
Live-in experience at a small, residential college or university; knowledge of and experience working with students in transition; knowledge of and appreciation for the Grinnell College tradition of student self-governance.
Salary for a full-time, 11-month position plus furnished apartment (includes cable, high-speed internet and local phone service, washer and dryer), and meal plan for academic year (when dining hall is open). Some small pets allowed, no vehicle parking fee, professional development opportunities, some relocation reimbursement, and other fringe benefits as eligible (TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, vision, etc.). Reappointments are made annually upon mutual agreement.
About Grinnell College
Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,700 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts, sciences, and social studies. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.