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Residence Life Coordinator


Carson-Newman University invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Residence Life Coordinator. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately, and they will conclude when the position is filled.

Carson-Newman is a leading Christian Liberal Arts institution, recently ranked Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South by U.S. News & World Report and received the President's Award for Community Service. Carson-Newman emphasizes academic excellence through innovative teaching, advising, mentoring of students, and service learning. The campus is located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful lakes. More information is available from the university website, www.cn.edu.

Summary Description: The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is a 12-month, live-in position reporting to the Director of Residence Life. The RLC will be responsible for the overall operation of 1-2 residence halls, including programming, coordinating housing assignments, supporting residents, and supervising resident assistants (RAs). RLCs routinely work evenings and weekends to respond to campus emergencies, participate in residence life programs, and assist with university-wide events.

Functional Duties:

A. Residence Life:

1. Hires, trains, and supervises resident assistants (RAs), including weekly staff meetings, individual 1-on-1 meetings, performance evaluations, etc.
2. Serves on the on-call rotation once per month to respond to campus emergencies. This includes mental and emotional health concerns, student conduct violations, inclement weather, or any other situation pertaining to the safety and well-being of students.
3. In medical emergencies, the RLC accompanies residential students to the emergency room and waits with the student until a parent or guardian arrives.
4. Assists with development and implementation of housing policies and procedures.
5. Creates and executes a purposeful RA training before the start of fall and spring semesters to include topics such as: conflict mediation, emergency response protocol, suicide prevention (QPR), fire safety, etc.
6. Adjudicates violations of community standards within the residence halls.
7. Facilitates residence hall check-ins and check-outs and manages the security of keys and building access.
8. Manages room change procedures within residence halls.
9. Contributes to departmental assessment.
10. Facilitates programming by overseeing RA/Hall Council programming efforts, including approving proposals, allocating funds, and assessing programs.
11. Participates in RA in-service once per month.
12. Supervises desk workers, who monitor visitation in each residence hall.
13. Coordinates and enters all housing and meal plan assignments, communicating placements to students.
14. Coordinates with the local fire department and C-N maintenance to conduct monthly fire safety drills.
15. Collaborates with C-N maintenance department to enhance the physical conditions of residential buildings.
16. Works closely with the custodial staff to address needs and respond to concerns within the residence hall.
17. Works closely with the Department of Public Safety to address needs and respond to concerns within the residence hall.
18. Supervises one of four C-N residence life committees.
19. Updates residence life website and publications as needed.
20. Reviews security camera video footage in the residence halls as needed.
21. Complete other duties as assigned.

B. Summer Housing:

1. Assists with summer housing placements as needed.
2. Hires, trains, and supervises summer RAs.

C. Other Responsibilities:

1. Coordinates and/or assists with special assignments and committees as designated by the Director of Residence Life.
2. Prepares audits, incident reports, occupancy reports and departmental initiatives to submit to the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs.
3. Serves as member of the Student Affairs Emergency On-Call Team.
4. Participates in campus activities as designated.
5. Participates in weekly staff meetings.
6. Participates in ongoing personal and professional development opportunities.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Hires, trains, and supervises resident assistants, desk workers, and student chaplains.

Education: Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field preferred. Bachelor’s Degree required.

Experience: Two (2) years of residence life or other related experience preferred.
Required Skills: Colleague (Datatel), Excel, Word, and Outlook proficient. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Customer service skills. Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines.
Physical Demands: Climb up to four (4) flights of stairs within a residence hall. Ability to lift items and carry up to 50lbs between various campus buildings as needed. Contain a valid license to drive a motor vehicle.

Employee Expectations: The College expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the College and fellow employees.

Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, references, and resume. Please, send the packet electronically to:

Email: staffrecruiting@cn.edu

Attn: Human Resources, Staff Recruiting
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN 37760


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