Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action
In keeping with Haverford College's long-standing policy of non-discrimination, the Board of Managers of Haverford College has established a program of affirmative action. The goal of this program is to attract and retain staff of high quality and diverse backgrounds and to do so without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, veteran status, or other protected characteristic. In accordance with the Affirmative Action Policy, the College recruits persons in these protected categories as candidates for positions that become available at Haverford. The results of the hiring process are reviewed regularly by the Affirmative Action Officer to make certain these goals are being met.
Job Openings: COORDINATOR OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE
We are looking for a colleague who will bring strong interest in issues related to residential life and the residential experience of all students at Haverford; critical thinking skills; open-mindedness; creativity; ability and interest in working directly with students and with numerous departments and offices throughout the College; the ability to work well independently and as a team member; and a good sense of humor.
Originally posted on: 06/02/14
The Coordinator of Residential Life is a full-time professional and integral member of the Dean’s Office staff, Student Life team, and the Office of Residential Life. The Office of Residential Life is comprised of the Director of Residential Life and the Coordinator who works directly with and reports to the Director. Working in the Office of Residential Life at Haverford College provides a unique opportunity to assist in the enhancement/enrichment of the Office of Residential Life’s promotion and fostering of student development and growth within the College’s student self-governance and unique residential living structure, whereby students govern themselves under a comprehensive Honor Code and do not, by intentional design, have student or professional staff living in the halls. In addition, the Coordinator will be engaged with and have a direct impact on the residential experiences of Haverford students and will work with the Dean’s Office staff in a wide variety of ways.
- Works in support of and in partnership with the Director in the planning and administration of all Residential Life programs and responsibilities;
- Assists in the enhancement/enrichment of the Office of Residential Life’s promotion and fostering of student development and growth within Haverford College’s student self-governance and unique residential living structure, whereby students govern themselves under a comprehensive Honor Code and do not, by intentional design, have student or professional staff living in the halls;
- Assists with all Residential Life administrative responsibilities including but not limited to:
o Provides administrative support for and day to day functioning of all aspects of the Office Residential Life under the supervision of the Director of Residential Life including but not limited to: answering telephones and emails, information gathering and sharing (e.g., production of directories, notices, lists, updating Residential Life section of Students’ Guide), data entry into, use of, and maintenance of databases, maintaining dorm list-servs, running reports and record-keeping, updating all materials related to housing and residential life, assisting in the web site and technology development and maintenance;
o Housing assignments for: first-year and new students, upper-class students (Mid-Year and Spring Room Draws, the Community House and Special Interest Housing application and selection process), Winter Break Housing, Early Arrivals; Opening and closing of the residence halls; and Non-Academic Registration.
- Assists with Residential Life responsibilities including:
o Serving as a resource person for students, parents, staff, the Tri-Co community, and outside groups;
o Advocating for students regarding residential life issues;
o Checking the state of the residence halls and following up with students regarding issues in the building(s);
o Working with the student Residential Life Committee, students in Community Houses and Special Interest Housing; Collaborating with others in assisting the Dorm Resource Persons and Students’ Council to develop and grow a residential living-learning community, address community standards, and introduce programming into the residence halls, collaborating in the creation, development and ongoing management of student initiatives in the residence halls and those that impact students’ living experiences at Haverford; Co-advise the Officer of Campus Life;
o Collaborating in the development and implementation of leadership development programs for students, and facilitating leadership sessions on various topics for student leaders;
o Working with the Director and Dean of First-Year students to assist in advising the student co-heads of the Peer Awareness Facilitators (P.A.F.) program in designing and implementing programming to assist in creating positive atmospheres and relationships in the first-year residence halls and beyond;
o Assisting in the support of the Customs Week Committee during Customs Week and in supporting the residential life component of orientation;
o Collaborate with various other departments and offices to ensure smooth functioning of all services that impact students’ residential living experiences and functioning of the Office of Residential Life; and,
o Assisting in the evaluation and improvement of residential life programs and procedures.
- Shares emergency “on call” responsibilities with the Deans;
- Assists in the support and co-advising of Graduate Assistants under the supervision of the Student Life team;
- Serves as a member of the Student Life Team (Senior Associate Dean of the College, Director of Residential Life, Director of Student Activities, and the Graduate Assistants); and, Other duties as assigned.
· Bachelor’s degree required
· Understanding of and appreciation for the selective, small college environment; understanding of the developmental issues faced by undergraduates, particularly in a rigorous academic environment and one with a student community structured by self-governance and the Honor Code
· Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and week-ends
· Crisis management skills and experience with conflict management
· Ability to develop leadership programs for individuals and groups and to supervise and advise students
· Excellent oral and written communication skills; energy and creativity
· Excellent facility with computers with a working knowledge of databases, web design tools and software
COMPENSATION: Competitive salary; excellent package of fringe benefits. START DATE: July 1, 2014.
TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and letter of interest via email to:
Marianne Smith, Assistant Dean of the College and Director of Residential Life firstname.lastname@example.org