University of St. Thomas - Coordinator of Residence Life

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:52 AM | Anonymous



Position Title:                                  Coordinator of Residence Life

Department:                                    Residence Life

FLSA:                                                  Exempt

Supervisor:                                       Director of Residence Life

Position Summary

The University of St. Thomas (, a private Catholic university committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, is seeking a Coordinator of Residence Life. The Coordinator of Residence Life is a live-on position responsible for the daily operations of the Residence Life office and residence halls and assists with the administration, supervision, management and programming for residence life.  The Coordinator reports to the Director of Residence Life and is appointed with the approval of the Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs, Vice-President for Student Affairs and the President of the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•  Assist with the overall administration and daily operation of on-campus residence halls including participation in Residence Life events and activities;

•  Assist with the fall/spring and summer housing contracting process;

•  Maintain and update housing lists and statistics each semester and as needed;

•  Provide support to the director for preparation and management of budgets for on-campus residence halls and with long range budget planning;

•  Assist the director with oversight of the maintenance and appearance of Residence Life facilities and coordinate housing services with appropriate University offices and personnel;

•  Assist with the selection, training, scheduling, and evaluation of the Residence Life office staff, as well as the organization and daily work of the Residence Life office;

•  Assist with the annual review and revision, as needed, of the Residence Life handbook;

•  Assist with the selection, training, and evaluation of the Residence Life student leadership team, including active involvement with the Centralized Leadership Process;

•  Serve as the advisor to at least one Residence Life student leadership team (RAs, CAs, LLCMs or PMs) and other residence life committees, as needed;

•  Support, interpret, and enforce University and Residence Life policies, procedures and regulations among Residence Life staff and residents and serve as a University conduct officer as needed;

•  Foster a community environment with opportunities for personal and academic growth and leadership development by operating from a student development framework;

•  Serve on University committees and collaborate with Student Affairs offices, including leading the First Generation student group and attending all major Campus Life events (such as Neewollah, Deck the Mall, Celt’s Day of Service, etc);

•  Participate in University recruitment and retention initiatives;

•  Participate in professional development through University, department in-service programs, student affairs committees, conference attendance and involvement in professional associations;

•  Perform other delegated responsibilities assigned by the Director of Residence Life, and/or the Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs.

Qualifications and Requirements

•  Bachelor’s degree (Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related field) required;

•  At least one year of professional experience with a residence life program; Preference will be given to candidates with experience in university settings, Catholic student leadership, event planning and residential life. Work experience should show demonstrated skills in leadership development, group dynamics and programming

•  Strong communication skills—oral and written;

•  Must reside in University provided housing (one bedroom apartment) and serve as a part of the Residence Life On-Call team;

•  Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with multiple constituents;

•  Computer skills that include word processing, database, PowerPoint, and internet;

•  Interest in working with students, faculty, and staff of the University and in developing professional


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by individuals in this job classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of individuals in this job classification.  All job classifications may have miscellaneous job duties assigned on an as needed basis.  Management, at the appropriate level, retains the right to assign and change the duties of any position at any time. 

This is a full-time, year round, benefit-eligible position.  Regular evening work (2-3 times a week) and occasional weekend work will be required.  To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter and salary requirements to the email below.  Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

Human Resources – Ref: 3918

University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX 77006

The University St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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