Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Residence Coordinator at University of Alaska Anchorage

Connect residential students with academic, leadership and social engagement opportunities to strengthen their sense of belonging at UAA, and facilitate relationships with campus partners to ensure students are aware of the various support services available to them.

Additionally, the West Hall and Templewood RC is charged with providing programming and support to four of UAA’s Living Learning Communities (LLCs): Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC),  the Recruitment and Retention of Alaskan Natives into Nursing (RRANN), the Alaskan Native Science and Engineering Program, and the Greek Living themed LLC in the Templewoods.   The fourth floor of West Hall is a contracted space leased out by UHDCS to the ANSEP Middle School Academy.  As a result, there are frequent stays of non-university affiliate minors, adult aged chaperones, college aged staff support members, and third party security firms within West Hall during the academic year.  It is essential that the RC is present for pre and post camp meetings between the DRL, UHDCS, and ANSEP.  Moreover, this RC will need to hold or develop a proficiency in the topic of minors present in collegiate spaces to help insure compliance and safety.


FACILITIES MANAGEMENT – Monitor area complex facilities to minimize wear and tear, encourage safety and security, and develop resident responsibility and community pride. Develop strategies for facility damage reduction through community development. Investigate and communicate facility concerns to University Housing. Provide first responder coverage for facility related emergencies.

PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT – Coordinate the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of educational, social, and recreational programs and community development activities within the residential community in accordance with a living/learning philosophy and student developmental model. Develop, implement and support academic learning environments or theme housing within the residential community. Administer area programming budget. Support other Residence Life staff in the implementation of area programs and initiatives. Serve as a Residence Life liaison to Student Affairs and campus departments to coordinate delivery of programs and activities.

RESIDENTIAL CARE TEAM – Participate as a member of the Residential CARE Team attending weekly meetings and giving updates on residents of concern within the residential community. Support residential campus students by connecting them to the counselor-on-duty, campus academic and academic support resources, and by performing welfare checks as needed.

STUDENT CONDUCT – Direct the student-centered and developmental application of the student conduct system for issues arising in the residential community, addressing University student code of conduct violations, to include sending allegation letters, conducting Residence Life administrative hearing reviews, issuing findings and sanctions, facilitating disciplinary referrals and follow up to ensure compliance. Maintain confidential student records.

SUPERVISION – Recruit, select, train, supervise, motivate and evaluate paraprofessional staff, i.e. Resident Advisors (RAs) and Peer Academic & Wellness Leaders (PAWs). Coordinate the overall delivery of services and supplies provided through the residence hall front desk.

CRITICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE – Serve as a Campus Safety Authority. As live-in professional staff member, provide critical, first responder, 24 hour on-call coverage for student physical and mental health, emergency and safety support on a rotating basis with other professional Residence Life Staff. Plan and implement the delivery of pro-active safety programs for students living on-campus.

BUDGET MANAGEMENT- Manage Procurement Card purchases, tracking and reconciliation. Manage hall budget appropriately to ensure funds are available throughout each semester. Approve all budget expenses for community programming efforts.

CLUSTER ASSIGNMENTS – As Department of Residence Life senior staff members, Residence Coordinators receive annual cluster assignments based on Department of Residence Life values. The RCs lead small groups of student staff members in providing, in line with the assigned values clusters, one program each month for a total of three per semester.

The Department of Residence Life provides students with a living and learning environment that supports the academic experience. Our team is dedicated to serving the needs of students living on campus. The programs, services, and activities we offer are designed to augment students’ educational experiences and provide the framework for active participation in each community. In the area of leadership and involvement, resident students have a strong voice regarding campus issues through their local governing body, the Residence Hall Association. Our residential learning communities connect students with people, programs, and activities that support their educational goals and academic success. Residence Life at UAA provides you the opportunity work with faculty members in our Living/Learning and Theme communities, as well as exciting collaborative programming initiatives with campus partners and collateral assignments.

The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Residence Life (Student Affairs) and the Department of Housing, Dining and Conference Services (Business Services) work closely together to ensure that all aspects of the residential student experience, from housing applications to room maintenance, and from community involvement to academic success, are addressed. We are looking for a teammate that believes that it is our job to provide a student access to the best possible experience they can have. Our most successful candidate will be one that has a great sense of humor.

Knowledge of environmental impact on students; behavioral theories; student and community development theories; safety and security issues/strategies; facility operations; ability to supervise/mentor; UAA and community resources; nationally accepted student conduct standards and federal laws pertaining to student disciplinary processes; crisis assessment; emergency response/support; victim assistance/advocacy; personal counseling/referral; and incident debriefing. Familiarity with Title IX and the ability to perform as a Mandated Reporter.

Skills that excel in communication – verbal/written; assessment for environmental, health and safety issues; fact finding; confrontation; mediation; documentation; presentation; application of behavioral standards/policies; student program planning and organizing; leadership and team development; active listening; consulting; organizational management; staff development/training/supervision; and creativity.

Knowledge of university student population issues, including, but not limited to: diversity, alcohol/drugs, safety and security, or health concern.

Ability to advise university student governance groups.

Ability to issue developmental and educational sanctions; comparing trends and analyze data; maintaining confidentiality; planning and organizing student programs; scheduling student employees; assessing student needs and interests; budgeting; role-modeling; public speaking/presenting; motivating; facilitating meetings; developing and training teams.
Excellent communication skills as well as public speaking skills. Knowledge of student development theories. Skills and training in conflict resolution, mediation, critical incident response and management. Independent decision-making skills. Knowledge of student-centered training practices, and ability to motivate and supervise staff. Diversity and multicultural sensitivity training. Understanding of due process and ability to process student conduct proceedings. Computer skills to be used in spreadsheet management and word processing. The ideal candidate would be one who has a great sense of humor.

An understanding of the Federal Education Rights and Protection Act (FERPA) and its implications is preferred.

Required Experience:
Experience working in a university residence life program. One year of professional live-in residence hall experience preferred.

Education Required:
Master degree required (preferably in a student services related field), plus experience implementing university level student development theories.
Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.

Special Conditions:
Finalists must complete an Authorization for Release of Information form and receive satisfactory background check results as a condition of employment. This is a live-in position requiring the employee to reside in a Residence Hall apartment. A meal plan is provided during the academic year. This position has a three-year term limit, and works 10 months per year.

Salary:   $2,065.60/biweekly minimum

Review Date:
March 8, 2018

Apply at: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/508784/west-hall-templewood-residence-coordinator

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