Posted Date:29-Nov-2021 (CST)Closing Date:31-Jan-2022 (CST)
Department:Student AffairsLocation:Fremont, NE, USA
Employment Type:Full Time

Midland University, a private, Christian, liberal arts university in Fremont, Nebraska (just outside of Metro Omaha), is seeking a dynamic and proven leader to serve as a Residence Life Coordinator (RLC). This is a full-time appointment with start-date to be determined.

This is a 12 month, live in, hourly position from 8AM to 4:30PM that requires approximately 40 hours per work week with additional evening and weekend hours. Additional benefits include an apartment with paid utilities and a meal plan when dining services are in operation.

Midland University offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • YMCA Membership
  • Educational benefits for employee and dependents
  • Access to campus events, including sporting events and theatrical performances

Job Description: Through genuine servant leadership and developed relationships with students the RLC coordinates a comprehensive program designed to meet the academic, spiritual, social, physical, and emotional needs of students in the residence halls. The RLC will actively strive to provide a true community experience within the hall which is conducive to the individual student growth and achievement. The RLC will also fulfill other community building and leadership development duties as assigned. The RLC identifies at-risk students, and forms partnerships and communicates with faculty and staff to provide a rich and engaging college experience. Key functions also include student staff selection, training, and supervision, student conduct adjudication and policy enforcement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Sincere commitment to the goals and the mission of Student Affairs and Midland University
  • Demonstrated personal and professional maturity
  • Ability to work independently and make good decisions appropriate to the position
  • Undergraduate housing or student leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree (Student Affairs, Counseling, or Education)

Duties and Responsibilities

Being an RLC is a demanding and challenging journey that requires flexibility, patience, and passion. In order to sustain oneself and be effective in the role, an RLC must continually and actively pursue personal well-being through a variety of sources.

Administrative Responsibilities:

The RLC is expected to implement a student development approach and in all aspects of the position be guided by the core values of value, faith, learning, quality, respect and stewardship. The RLC will work with and collaborate with the Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Residence Life and the Director of Student and Resident Services, as well as other administrative staff. In order to effectively manage all that is required of an RLC, it is essential to be diligent and thorough with the expected administrative functions. This will service the Residence Life team and the institution by providing accurate and timely information as well as ensuring efficient and effective programs. It will also ultimately serve students by providing them the best services available.

  • Assist in the coordination of housing assignments, room changes, and other Residence Life procedures
  • Oversee the administrative duties associated with opening and closing of the hall, providing accurate reports, planning and controlling budget expenditures, and maintaining a clean and orderly physical environment
  • Provide professional staff coverage in the residence hall emergency response system, rotating through both weeknight and weekend shifts
  • The RLC is responsible for supervising the student staff in all facets of their positions and conducts regular one on one meetings with them for feedback and ongoing training of their direct reports. The RLC is also expected to execute fall and spring semester training interventions both at the hall and system-wide level and conduct regularly scheduled written evaluations of their student staff members.
  • The RLC serves as a hearing officer for their area and adjudicates the majority of cases where residence hall students have violated the Student Code of Conduct or Housing & Residence Life policies. As a hearing officer, the RLC liaises with the Director of Student and Resident Services to refer cases, generate notifications and other conduct hearing-related paperwork and to ensure timely adjudication of policy violations hearings.
  • The RLC will advise student staff on appropriate procedures and/or will directly liaise with University Officials and/or on-site emergency response personnel to direct both staff and residents during crisis situations. Finally, the RLC is responsible for notifying the appropriate parties within Residence Life when there are emergency issues associated with students or the residence hall facilities that require additional intervention or follow-up.

Professional Expectations:

  • An RLC is a professional employee of the university, and must be set apart from the students accordingly so that the roles are not confused and the RLC can most effectively carry out the essential functions of the position.
  • Operate a professional office, including regularly scheduled and posted office hours
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of the ongoing RA staff.
  • Check voice mail and e-mail
  • Carry the RLC on call duty phone at all times, when on-call
  • Meet on a regular basis with the Director of Student and Resident Services and Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Residence Life
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Show respect and inclusivity to students and colleagues

Responsibility to Residents:

The RLC ultimately sets the tone of the environment in their residence hall, and is expected to foster a positive community by being involved and visible in the community and investing in the residents.

  • Provide support to students who are living unhealthy lifestyles or violating community standards
  • Attend university and hall events on a regular basis
  • Make knowing resident's names an important priority
  • Build and maintain caring relationships with residents

Co-Curricular/Educational Expectations:

  • Life outside of the classroom is critical for the growth, development, and educational experience of students. Therefore, the RLC is considered to be an educator, implementing and facilitating intentional learning inside the residence halls through educational programs.
  • Coordinate resident hall social programs
  • Assist Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Residence Life in assessing what issues students are struggling with and coordinate programs to address them
  • Coordinate hall programs with student level staff
  • Develop and implement interventions aimed at supporting all students' academic and personal success

Facility Management:

It is important to offer a living environment that fosters appropriate student learning and development through the regular diligent maintenance of the residence hall.

  • Oversee facility by regularly evaluating facility maintenance and cleanliness, reporting issues, and following up with the Director of Student and Resident Services and maintenance as necessary

Student Life:

Fulfill community building and leadership development duties as assigned. Typically, each RLC works in one Student Organization to foster community and leadership development (i.e.; Intramurals, Greek Life, Student Activities, Parent Relations, and Campus Ministries)

  • Assist in campus recruiting, retention, student learning, and security initiatives
  • Address campus issues as a leader by developing good rapport and involvement with students, staff, faculty, and coaches
  • Attend to own wellness and growth, modeling appropriate life balance
  • During the academic year assume leadership and responsibilities for assigned student organization(s)
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Student and Resident Services and Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Residence Life
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