Residence Life Coordinator

Position ID: 36891
East Georgia State College
Position Description
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Job Class: 
Housing/Residence Coordinator
Job Description: 
Position Title Residence Life Coordinator
Job Description Summary

The East Georgia State College Department of Housing and Residence Life is seeking interested applicants for the position of Residence Life Coordinator(RLC). The RLC will assume evening (4pm-Midnight, M-F) administrative responsibility for a residential apartment community of 412 residents, which entails on-site required duty coverage. While the typical work week will consist of 40 hours of working time, flexibility will be required in terms of how that coverage is achieved in support of departmental objectives to include weekend or late night coverage. The RLC will provide leadership input at departmental and College levels to include assisting with staff hiring/training, student leadership development, academic initiatives, alcohol education, multicultural education, orientation, health and wellness, etc. The Residence Life Coordinator will be responsible for all paperwork necessary to facilitate the evening activities of the Bobcat Villas communities, including roommate agreements and mediations, room condition reports, emergency contact cards, visitation logs, health and safety inspections, etc. The Residence Life Coordinator will also be responsible for educational and social programming efforts within the residential community in conjunction with the student staff in support of our residential curriculum.

Major Duties

• Facilitates evening and weekend programming initiatives for residential students in conjunction with resident assistants.
• Implements and upholds Housing and Residence Life policy and procedures
• Responds appropriately to student concerns and mediates roommate conflicts
• Responds to emergency and crisis situations
• Utilizes conflict resolution and mediation skills to assure a productive community
• Provides guidance to Resident Assistants and assists with delivering Resident Assistant training programs
• Assists with move-in and move-out procedures, including camps/guests and conferences
• Provides day-to-day, evening management of housing complex, including all necessary paperwork
• Participates actively in the primary duty coverage rotation as needed to accomplish department objectives
• Provides appropriate collegiate co-curricular programming for student residents
• Participates actively in the accomplishment of institutional and Office of Housing and Residence Life goals through projects and committee assignments
• Performs special projects and related duties as assigned by the Director of Housing and Assistant Director of Housing

Knowledge Required by the Position

The successful candidate should possess excellent managerial, leadership, and communication skills; outstanding collaborative and motivational skills as well as strategic planning skills; ability to act independently and to react appropriately in a crisis situation; ability to provide interpretation and enforcement of policies and procedures; and knowledge of current practices in retention issues. Computer skills, such as a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and email, as well as the ability to readily learn and navigate new computer programs in support of position, are essential. This position will require regular interaction with residents during evenings. Knowledge of college on-campus housing policies and procedures. Successful candidate will be able to effectively establish rapport with residential students and be an advocate for student needs within the facilities.

Supervisory Controls

The Director of Housing assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include East Georgia State College policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

Complexity/Scope of Work

• The work consists of varied duties in the coordination and implementation of the residence life programs for the college
• Success in this position contributes to a successful housing program


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, students, vendors, and members of the general public
• Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to motivate or influence persons

Physical Demands

• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping
• The employee may be required to move light or moderately sized objects
• The work is typically performed in an office
• Emergency circumstances may require use of stairs

Supervisory and Management Responsibility

This position will not supervise but will closely collaborate with student workers to accomplish departmental objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field (ex: education, counseling, psychology, business, etc)
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one year
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience working in the field of education, student affairs or enrollment services
• Previous experience living in a campus residence hall

Posting Detail Information

AA/EEO Statement

Individuals who need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-289-2035. Deaf and Hard of Hearing callers may access our campus phone numbers by utilizing your state relay service (such as the Georgia Relay Service) or by utilizing Video Remote Services. East Georgia State College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Tobacco-free Institution, Federal law requires ID and employment eligibility verification prior to employment. Georgia is an Open Records state. East Georgia State College (EGSC) is an associate and baccalaureate degree granting, residential, liberal arts state college of the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to both academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of East Georgia State College.

Complete College Georgia

East Georgia State College strives to create and maintain a learning environment maximizing the opportunity for each student to succeed. Each individual student’s academic success is important. Accordingly, every employee of the college has a responsibility to carry out his/her position duties in a manner which enhances the learning environment and communicates that message to students each working day.

This position description describes the specific duties and responsibilities of this position. In addition, each EGSC staff member has the responsibility to contribute as needed to other projects and initiatives to assure that EGSC carries out its mission and attains its vision. This may, from time to time, require active participation on committees or performance of other duties not specifically described in this position description.

Open Date 07/11/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Background Check

An offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with East Georgia State College, as determined by East Georgia State College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials, and if applicable, a satisfactory credit check, Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), physical and drug screening.

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator