Residential Education Coordinator
Haverford College invites applications to our available full time, exempt, benefit eligible Residential Educator Coordinator position.
The Residential Educator Coordinators has responsibility for the planning and implementation of residential education and housing functions for the Office of Residential Education & Student Engagement. The REC position is a full-time professional staff member who lives in campus housing as part of the role. The REC position will be provided a one-bedroom apartment on campus. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College for Residential Life & Student Engagement, the REC will provide leadership in shaping the Haverford residential experience through oversight and support of the College’s live-in student staff model (Residential Student Liaisons or RSLs).
The REC for Returning Students (REC-RS) will lead housing processes like room draw and shape programming elements for returning students, primarily the community/special interest house structure. The REC plays an integral role in creating and sustaining a residential education program that encourages student and community engagement while developing a supportive living and learning environment.
Providing leadership and support for all aspects of residential life, both operational and programmatic, the position provides a unique opportunity to promote and foster student development within the College’s student self-governance and Honor Code-based residential living structure. The goal of the position is to build a more robust community-oriented experience for students, encourage co-curricular learning to develop a more holistic student, and foster a high level of safety, satisfaction, and well-being for all residents.
Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities (50%):
- Oversee the implementation and ongoing efforts of the RSL Program (on-hall student staff members)
- Coordinate the recruitment, interviewing, selection, and training of Residential Student Liaisons (RSLs)
- Develop and design co-curricular framework and programming for the residential curriculum
- Develop and lead training models for RSLs in August and January
- Advise the Residential Life Co-Heads and Residential Life Committee
- Prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of residents by advocating for student needs, following up on residential issues, and providing support, as necessary
- Coordinate and staff Move-In, Move-Out, and other residentially related events and functions
- Assist with campus-wide events hosted by Residential Education & Student Engagement
- Share emergency “on call” responsibilities with the Associate Dean
- Assist the Associate Dean with creating, organizing, and updating housing policies and materials, including, but not limited to housing contracts and the Residential Life handbook
Secondary Responsibilities for REC-RS (40%):
- Lead communication and organization efforts for Mid-Year Room Draw, Spring Room Draw, Winter Break Housing, and for Early Arrivals
- Manage the Housing Accommodations Process/Draw, in coordination with the Office of Access and Disability Services (ADS)
- Work with community/special interest housing to develop structure, processes, and programmatic elements that support the growing vibrancy in these smaller communities
- Work with Dean’s Division partners to support needs of returning students, specifically sophomores and transfer students
Other responsibilities may include (10%):
- Updating student records, inputting housing data, and running reports within The Housing Director (THD)
- Conduct case management efforts and follow-up of alleged violations of College policies
- Serve as liaison between Dean’s office and campus partners like Facilities, Campus Safety, and Auxiliary Services
- Serve on various College committees, as assigned
- Other duties as assigned
Line of Report: The Residential Education Coordinator reports to the Associate Dean of the College for Residential Life & Student Engagement, and has no full-time direct reports.
Education, Training, & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
• 2-4 years of experience with college students in a residential, liberal arts college context, broad knowledge of student affairs, student development and relevant issues/challenges within a residential/student life context
• Experience with and demonstrated knowledge of residential education components and curriculum
• Availability for occasional evening and weekend projects, including during peak times like Move-In and Move-Out
• Ability to share emergency “on-call” responsibilities
• Experience supervising student staff
• Must be adept at working with a variety of stakeholders, including students, parents, faculty, and staff
• Ability to appreciate the needs of an increasingly diverse residential community
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills
• Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
• Excellent problem-solving skills and sound judgment
• Experience with the following software is preferred, but not required: The Housing Director, Maxient, Google Suite, and Workday
Covid-19 vaccination: All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination (to include a booster dose when eligible), unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.
Motor Vehicle Record Check: Possession of a valid U.S. Drivers’ License and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check is required.
PA Act 153 clearances: Ability to obtain and maintain PA Act 153 background checks.
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required for this Position:
- Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
- Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds): Up to three hours
- Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours
- Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Never
- Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
- Pulling (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
- Pushing (to exert force upon an object to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
- Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Up to three hours
- Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Up to three hours
- Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Up to three hours
- Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Never
- Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Three to six hours
- Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours
- Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Never
- Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Never
- Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Never
- Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Up to three hours
- Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Never
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change over time.
To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit an application to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references as a single Word document or pdf by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/details/Residenti.... The application deadline is October 11, 2022. Failure to provide the required documents may result in a lack of consideration.
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.