Ohio Wesleyan University (www.owu.edu) is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus.
The Department of Residential Life invites applications for Residential Life Coordinator
Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) is multi-faceted in meeting the co-curricular needs of a diverse population. The RLC role is a full-time, 11-month, live-in, student life position supervising co-ed residential complexes. The person is responsible for implementing a Student Development approach to all aspects of the positions. The primary responsibilities are supervision, administrative, consulting, and programming. The position includes central office responsibilities as well as directing the educational mission of the living units. Each RLC will have an additional collateral assignment in another area of Student Affairs (i.e. Campus Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Career Services, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention) where they may be asked to help with projects or initiatives at times.
Supervise paraprofessional staff including Resident Assistants (RAs) and Moderators, which includes recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and ongoing oversight of student staff
Supervise and coordinate all openings and closings, room assignments, services, security and paperwork for area
Oversee room furniture and key inventory systems
Administer room assignments/changes and assist in maintaining accurate occupancy rosters
Ensure maintenance issues are brought to the attention of the appropriate personnel
Rotates in RLC “on-duty” schedule
Active participation in all aspects of training residential life staff, desk staff attendants and work-study staffs
Conduct weekly staff meeting with Resident Assistants/Moderators
Assist in the adjudication of disciplinary cases as a hearing officer as required by the
Coordinator of Student Conduct
Coordinate the crisis response actions for Residential Life staff on serious incidents (i.e. suicide
attempts/completions, deaths) that occur in the residential facilities
Participate in orientation programs for incoming students and parents
Establish and maintain daily rapport with student support services (Career Services, Dining
Services, Counseling Center, Buildings & Grounds, Public Safety, etc.)
Assure community building/programming by RA/Moderator staff
Serve as an active liaison between the University administration and faculty and the student
Establish systematic and efficient means of communicating goals, objectives, and specific information to all constituencies
Serve as an important link with the campus community and Division of Student Engagement and Success
Assist and attend all aspects of the housing selection process
Manage other tasks relative to residence hall management
Assist with all aspects of Residential Life Staff selection
Assist with central office projects and assignments
Get to know residents individually by being available and accessible
Serve as a resource person for needed referrals
Provide personal assistance to individuals or groups as needed, including conflict mediation
Support institutional policies guiding student behavior
Provide academic assistance to help students succeed with their course work
Be willing to take on additional programs and duties, which are necessary for the implementation of the Residential Life and Student Affairs goals
Write and develop working reports when requested
Each RLC will have additional responsibilities of collateral work in another area of Student
Affairs (i.e. Campus Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Career Services, Alcohol and
Substance Abuse Prevention)
Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, with at least one year of group living and supervisory experience as a graduate/undergraduate. Excellent oral and skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Student Personnel or other related field preferred
Completed application packets will include:
1) Cover Letter with salary requirements
2) Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3) The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Candidates who apply by July 15, 2021 date will be given preferential consideration.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.
About Ohio Wesleyan University
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.owu.edu) is a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. OWU is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all. OWU celebrates diversity and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.