The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) position at Grinnell College is part of a two-year career development track. The first year is dedicated to the new RLC learning their responsibilities and expectations of the role of a live-in professional staff member at Grinnell College. The 2nd year will provide an auxiliary professional development opportunity to work with an adjacent campus partner for a few hours a week in an effort to find better ways to work with other departments and a different demographic of students.
The RLC is a student-centered, collaborative, and intentional educator who supervises student staff and manages a residential learning community of approximately 250 students. The Residence Life Coordinator is – first and foremost – a residential educator responsible for creating and sustaining a community of learners that reside in a self-governing environment. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual who is energized by the opportunity to grow as a generalist in Student Affairs and help shape a thriving department focused on student learning and achievement.
Residence Life Coordinator responsibilities include day-to-day management of a residential community of approximately 250 students, supervision of high-achieving student staff, innovation program planning and implementation, personal and group advising, cooperative management of residential facilities, facilitation of the Grinnell College First Year Experience course, and serving in an on-call and crisis response rotation.
This is a 12-month position that includes housing and the salary for this position is $41,700.
Leadership training, advising and development
On-call and crisis response
Professional Development Opportunities
Explore different areas of student affairs
Intentional professional development aligned with your interests
Strengthen your people coaching skills
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Student
At least one year of housing or residence life experience
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills are important
The ability to work independently, as a member of the student affairs team, and with a highly selective student population within a rigorous academic setting; program development; outcomes assessment
Working effectively in a diverse environment
Responding to crises and emergencies; handling and protecting sensitive and confidential information and records
Knowledge of and experience with selective, residential liberal arts campuses
Understanding of and appreciation for college student development issues, and the student affairs field in general
Masters in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, hotel management, or another area relevant to student affairs
Live-in experience at a small, residential college or university
Knowledge of and experience working with students in transition
Knowledge of and appreciation for the Grinnell College tradition of student self-governance
Knowledge of the development and implementation of residential curriculums is a plus
ABOUT GRINNELL COLLEGE
Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa, and is ranked #13 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.
Grinnell College is a top-ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values and belonging within our community and the communities we engage. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the college's mission and values across all constituencies.