Residential Education Coordinator for New Student Communities
Haverford College invites applications for our full-time (at least 37.5 hours per week), exempt, benefits-eligible Residential Education Coordinator for New Student Communities opportunity.
Haverford Offers Great Benefits:
The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes possible work-from-home opportunities, automatic 10% retirement contribution to your retirement account upon eligibility (no match required), a 50% tuition benefit for dependent children upon eligibility, 14 paid holidays (including the week before New Year’s Day off), Health Savings Account contribution of $650 for individuals and$1300 for families (no match required), affordable medical plans, and a beautiful arboretum campus with walking trail and easy public transportation access. Please visit the Benefits page (https://www.haverford.edu/human-resources/benefits) for more information.
About Residential Education & Student Engagement
Residential Education & Student Engagement (RESE) prepares students for success in an ever-changing world through intentional and inclusive co-curricular programs and engagement opportunities. We acknowledge and celebrate the experiences our students bring to the Haverford College community. We aim to promote continual learning and growth by shaping environments where they can build on existing skills, explore their identities, sharpen leadership competencies, and develop sound decision making. RESE serves as an umbrella for the following programs and functions: new student programs (Customs program), residential education (housing and residence life), student engagement (student organizations and club sports), student governance (Students’ Council and Honor Council), and health and wellbeing education.
About the Position
Reporting to the Associate Dean of the College for Residential Life and Student Engagement, the Residential Education Coordinator for New Student Communities (REC-NS) is responsible for the planning and implementation of residential education for our new students (first-years and transfers) in concert with Customs, the College’s unique first-year residential curriculum. The REC-NS plays a key role in shaping the Haverford residential experience through oversight and support of the College’s live-in student staff model (Residential Community Advisors or RCAs). As such, the REC-NS lives in campus housing as part of the role and is provided a furnished, one-bedroom apartment.
The REC-NS partners with the REC for Returning Students (REC-RS) to create and sustain a residential education program that encourages student and community engagement while developing a supportive living and learning environment.
Providing coordination 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 and Primary Responsibilities (50%)
- Oversee the implementation and ongoing efforts of the RCA Program (on-call student staff members) including regular supervisory meetings and program planning and purchasing
- Coordinate the recruitment, interviewing, selection, and training of live-in student staff (Residential Community Advisors (RCAs) and Residential Student Liaisons (RSLs))
- Develop and design co-curricular framework and programming for the residential curriculum that includes monthly community circles for each residential group
- Develop and lead training modules for RCAs 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
- Complete weekly walk-through of communities
- Coordinate and staff Move-In, Move-Out, and other residentially related events and functions
- Assist with campus-wide events hosted by Residential Education and 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-NS (40%)
- Work closely with Director of Student Engagement and New Student Programs to develop residential programmatic elements of the year-long Customs program
- Serve as the primary intake person for student conduct case management and follow-up of alleged violations of College policies
- Manage move-in processes in August and move-out processes in May
- Facilitate mediation conversations in elevated living conflict situations
- Coordinate housing assignments for all first-year students
Other responsibilities may include (10%)
- Update student records, input housing data, and run reports within The Housing Director (THD)
- Serve as liaison between Dean’s office and campus partners like Facilities, Campus Safety, and Auxiliary Services
- Maintain the Residential Education website in collaboration with the Associate Dean
- Serve on various College committees, as assigned
Line of Report: The Residential Education Coordinator reports to the Associate Dean of the College for Residential Life and Student Engagement, and has no full-time direct reports.
- Bachelor’s degree by start date
- One year of experience with college students at a residential college or university in a paraprofessional/student worker role
- 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
- 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
- Master’s degree
- Experience working in residential life or housing functions either as a professional or paraprofessional
- Experience supervising student staff
- Experience with the following software: The Housing Director, Maxient, Anthology Engage, Google Suite, and Workday
We are aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.
- Ability to obtain and maintain PA Act 153 background checks
- Possession of a valid U.S. Drivers’ License and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check
To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, to include a cover letter and resume by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Haverford-Campus/Residential-Education-Coordinator-for-New-Student-Communities_R541. The application deadline is December 11, 2023. Application review will begin after the deadline has passed. Please email recruiting [at] haverford.edu with questions about submitting your materials. Should the search committee be interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will hear from them directly. Finalists will be asked to provide three professional references.
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.