College paid housing (dorm) and a partial meal plan included.
The Community Coordinator of Residence Life (CC) is a professional, full-time, live-in staff member of the Office of Residence Life and Housing. The CC reports directly to the Director of Residence Life and Housing and is part of a team effort tasked with the overall management and operation of the residence hall. Principal duties include staff supervision, student development and programming, community development, administration and building management, and general departmental responsibilities.
The Community Coordinator is expected to work collaboratively to encourage, build, and promote a vibrant, respectful and supportive community within the 200-bed residence hall. The CC is expected to have daytime office hours and have presence within the building during evenings and weekends. The CC serves as an informed leader of the staff comprised of 4-5 Resident Assistants. The CC coordinates and participates in emergency response, the on-call schedule and building oversight. The CC, with the residence life staff team, is expected to develop wellness and educational programming that supports individual residents and build a connected community. The residence hall remains open consistently throughout the year, even during college breaks; as such, it is expected that every member of the residence life staff works cooperatively to provide building coverage during break periods. The residence life staff is part of the Dean of Students team and part of the larger Student Affairs Division of Vaughn College.
Provide leadership in monitoring and promoting safety, security and care of the College facilities and property.
Serve as part of the Residence Life leadership team to supervise and develop the Resident Assistant (RA) student staff, prepare and present agenda topics at weekly staff meetings, guide the creation and implementation of RA and department sponsored programs
Coordinate the transitioning of the residence hall community at appropriate designated times in alignment with the College calendar
Contribute to the development of an environment that supports and promotes opportunities for individual growth, respect for persons and property, and instills a sense of belonging, community living and shared responsibility.
Possess a working knowledge of student expectations and responsibilities as outlined in the Student Handbook
Maintain an orderly environment by confronting noise and inappropriate behavior, adjudicating minor code of conduct violations, mediating roommate conflicts
Develop a professional relationship with students through active presence, availability and approachability, to consistently interact with students through formal and informal contact (i.e. office hours, attendance at programs).
Serve “on-call” in response to student incidents and/or emergencies, respond to incidents in a timely manner to inspect, assess and respond in accordance with established procedures.
Serve as a student conduct hearing officer for departmental level violations
Coordinate health and safety inspections, and other residence hall processes and procedures.
Coordinate residence hall auxiliary services (bike registration, micro-fridge rentals, Dish-TV, etc.) and prepare reports.
Build rapport with other offices on campus, primarily within Student Affairs
Represent the residence life area to many constituents including personnel from offices/departments on campus, prospective students and their parents, representatives of camp/conference groups
Collect and maintain residence hall data to include lock-out logs, incident management, maintenance, programming
Other duties as assigned by the Student Affairs leadership including the Vice President, Dean of Students, and the Director of Residence Life and Housing
Education and/or Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited 4-year institution.
Prior experience in a college residence hall preferred.
Cultural competency, having the knowledge and the ability to empathize with diverse students and staff
Excellent communication, the ability tocommunicate clearly and concisely articulate information both through discussions and documentation
Computer skills, such as familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and the ability to be trained on the local Vaughn software used for student information and collegiate electronic files
Organizational management, ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, prioritize work, meet deadlines, perform well under pressure
Supportive of student success, understands the importance of attaining a college education and has the initiative to connect students with resources
Adaptable/Quick Learner, the ability to consume and readily apply information to the work, including knowledge of Vaughn College processes, policies and procedures.
Exercise good judgement, gathers information, seeks assistance when indicated before making decisions
Ability to define problems collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
Ability to understand and follow directions, accepts direction from supervisor
Work environment and physical functions
This position requires a great deal of mobility and flexibility. There are expectations of working in an office environment and the ability to be mobile throughout the building. Generally, an employee needs to be able to sit, stand, and navigate within the work environment. The office equipment either individually used or shared with a department is the responsibility of all employees.
This position is designated as essential personnel and is required to be present for major residence life activities (i.e. Fall move-in, Spring move-out), and for emergency situations.
The Community Coordinator for Residence Life must live-in. The CC must have a general presence within the building, and specifically while serving on duty for on-call emergencies during evenings and weekends.
Vaughn College is committed to providing our 1,200 students with an unparalleled educational experience. We continue to enhance our learning environment, degree programs and resources to add value to a Vaughn education, helping to put each student on the path to individual success. Despite challenges as a result of the pandemic, students, faculty and staff all worked together to continue to provide a high-quality teaching and learning experience.
Many of the learnings from this “new normal” of education will be incorporated into future semesters. We have recently completed a yearlong strategic planning process and are continually working to deliver on our vision of providing a transformational education that creates a lifetime of opportunity for every student while building the pipeline of the workforce of tomorrow.
Why should you consider Vaughn for your higher education aspirations? Vaughn’s outcomes and the value we deliver are an important place to start.
We were ranked #1 in the nation in upward mobility in a study published in The New York Times and were the best at helping students move from the lower income brackets to the top.
This is evidence that a Vaughn deg...ree is transformational, and our outcomes are further proof. Ninety-two percent of our graduates?76 percent in their field of study?are employed or continue their education within one year of graduation.* An early and continuous focus on career services throughout your time with us, coupled with strong academic programs, will provide you with the same success.
From our learning communities that pair diverse classes in an intersecting curriculum to our Federal Aviation Administration programs and certificates, Vaughn infuses support from industries where graduates are employed to maintain our innovative educational offerings. For example, our leading-edge bachelor of science degree in mechatronic engineering is recognized as one of only four such accredited programs in the country by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (abet.org). Engineering graduates of this major have gone on to work on automated vehicles at Toyota, medical devices at Medtronics and avionic systems at Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky.
Vaughn is also home to one of the only master’s degrees in airport management in the Northeast via a program uniquely targeted to a growing industry and we also offer a master of business administration in aviation management to provide students with the business acumen that students want to take their next professional step.
Our campus was completely renovated in the last several years and the latest addition is a new cafeteria and student lounge opening this fall. Our labs are designed to support your learning with hands-on experiences and include a 3D printing innovation center, $1-million, state-of-the-art flight simulator laboratory, an air traffic control laboratory and recently renovated engineering, chemistry and physics laboratories all in support of our engineering and aviation degrees. Outside the classroom, our two-story library and academic success center provide support for Vaughn students throughout their academic journey.