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Housing & Residence Life here offers many positions for faculty, staff, and students. 

For student employment please visit our Student Staff page and for other Housing related jobs visit Humboldt's Human Resources website.

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Below are descriptions and application processes for our Professional Residence Life positions. 

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Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) - APPLY NOW!

12-MONTH RESIDENCE LIFE COORDINATOR, $55,320 annual salary ($4,610/mo), applications being reviewed NOW!: The Residence Life Coordinator (Student Services Professional II) is a full-time, live-in, 12-month position in Housing & Residence Life. In-kind compensation includes a 1-2 bedroom apartment, utilities, wifi, SWANK streaming service, and a 7-day all-access meal plan; all valued at approximately $21,000. The RLC is responsible for student, community, and social justice advocacy within the residence halls; comprehensive oversight of Student Leaders and various Learning Communities; in an overall housing area of approximately 3,000 students. This position is responsible for the coordination of housing initiatives that foster curricular and co-curricular engagement for students living on campus. Involvement with professional associations, university committees, events, and functions is strongly encouraged and supported.

The RLC is responsible for housing communities that house 210 - 650 students. Involvement with professional associations and university committees, events, and functions is strongly encouraged and supported. Educators interested in working with a socially just, team-oriented, academically centered, and environmentally responsible organization are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the leadership of the Senior Director for Housing & Residence Life with oversight by an Assistant Director or an Area Coordinator in the Department of Housing & Residence Life. The RLC will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Community Action Conference (Conduct) – Review information reports; hold community action conferences to determine responsibility in incidents; issue findings; develop and administer educational sanctions focused on student development; attend student conduct norming meetings.

Professional Staff Team Member - Attend weekly meetings with supervisor; promote & execute Residence Life Mission Statement. The intention of Residence Life is to focus on the education & holistic growth of the student by creating a safe, socially just, and environmentally responsible community; support the university mission; prepare and attend professional development programs; participate in departmental planning efforts; develop goals & objectives for each year; complete administrative paperwork; coordinate with Housing divisions; cultivate mutually supportive relationships with the campus community; serve as a positive role model and mentor for new members of the team.

Advise Student Leadership Organizations - Advise and encourage area council; meet with council executive members weekly, assist with Residence Hall Association initiatives and  advise delegations or committees for regional and national conferences.

Mentoring & Advising Residents - Help facilitate student growth and development; provide necessary referrals to campus resources; mediate conflicts; promote the Community Respect Statement; foster a sense of community and health within the residence halls.

Duty/Emergency Response - Participate in system-wide evening, weekend, and holiday on-call duty rotation; follow National Incident Management System (NIMS) protocol; monitor & report Cleary Act violations; respond to emergencies and crises. The job requires moderate physical effort when responding to emergencies. Moderate physical effort includes quickly responding to the scene of fire alarms, walking up hills and stairs, and carrying duty supplies. These tasks may need to be done during power outages and/or elevator malfunctions.


Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and two years of professional experience coordinating or directing college-level activities.  Bachelor's degree must have been obtained at the time of application. A completed Master’s degree, in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Successful candidates will possess: general knowledge of the personal, social, and academic challenges encountered by college students; working knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education; an understanding of student development, cultural identity development models, leadership development theories, and social justice action continuums; a familiarity with the principles of community development; working knowledge of management techniques and personnel practices; solid administrative and organizational skills; effective interpersonal and intercultural communication skills; the ability to set goals and priorities, make reasoned and balanced decisions in moderately complex situations, and meet deadlines; computer proficiency; and the ability to foster and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse student, staff, faculty and community members.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work, or other related fields strongly preferred. Prior experience working with on-campus housing and advising special interest groups (non-traditional, cultural, LGBTQQIA, etc.) is highly desired. Bilingual professionals are encouraged to apply.


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