Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Coordinator for Residential Education at Edmonds Community College (1-2 openings)


OPENING DATE:   February 22, 2017

CLOSING DATE:    March 22, 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time

SALARY:  $36,909 – $37,647 annually


Under the general supervision of the Housing Director for the Housing and Residence Life Office, the live-in Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE) serves as a member of the College Housing team. This team consists of the Housing Director, Associate Director, Homestay Coordinator, Financial Coordinator, 2 CREs, 12-14 Resident Assistants (RAs), 4-8 International Mentors (IMs), Housing Office Coordinator, Office Assistants, and clerical and student support staff.

EdCC Housing is comprised of approximately 300 domestic and international students in the Residence Halls, and 400-700 students placed in EdCC Homestay Families. By living in the Residence Hall (or in housing next to Residence Halls) the CRE will be available to all RAs, IMs, and students when on call.

The CRE coordinates the Residential Life component of the Residence Hall and/or Homestays. They coordinate and deliver: RA and IM Fall Training, ongoing supervision and training of RAS and IMs, Short Programs, on-call expectations with peer CRE, and supports over all programming of Residence Halls and Homestays. The CRE is responsible for: building community; educational, developmental and college-wide programming; academic support programs; advising, conflict mediation, policy enforcement and jurisprudence; on-site crisis and emergency response coordination, triaging maintenance requests, supervision and evaluation; and special projects.  The CRE also works with the rest of the Housing team on academic year and summer programs including orientation and special international programs.

Building a diverse, international and multicultural community with respect for and an understanding of ethnic, racial, cultural, religious, nationality, lifestyle and political differences is the guiding force in all of the incumbent’s work.

This is an exempt position reporting directly to the Housing Director, Housing Office/Student Services.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/training/experience.

1 or more years of experience with Residential Life programs and working with international student populations.


Experience with studying/living abroad.

Previous live-in experience with undergraduate residential programs, with increasing responsibility for program development as a student or professional staff member.

Experience designing student activities and programs with a particular emphasis on programming related to international and global perspectives.

Specific training on sensitivity to issues regarding international and multicultural students.

Demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations involving student safety and welfare.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including cross-cultural communication ability.

Ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences and abilities.


All applicants must apply online.  No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted.

Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete:

1) Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application and used in the screening process –   please provide thorough responses).

2) Current resume.

3) Names and contact information for three references.

4) Two current letters of recommendation. (If you have these letters, please attach them to your online application. If they are presently unavailable, do not send them to us. Bring them with you if you are contacted for an interview.)

5) If you are a veteran and wish to claim veteran’s preference, please scan and attach your DD214 form.

To apply, go to www.edcc.edu/hr and click on Current Job Openings.

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