Immediate Opening. The Residence Education Coordinator's main area (60%) of responsibility is to collaborate with faculty, students and staff to assist in the development, implementation, coordination and administration of a dynamic and rewarding living-learning community experience. The REC will also have responsibility for administrative duties within a designated collateral area of residence education, which may include front desk operations, summer conferences, co-advising of Associated Residence Halls, Social Justice education or Student Success initiatives. Position requires substantial evening and weekend duties including LLC campus or community partner program attendance, staff meetings, and assistance with annual check-in and check-out.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND SPECIFIC JOB TASKS
Student Development/Skill Development
- Assists in the development and implementation of living learning communities to help new students acclimate to life at The University of Iowa and the residence halls.
- Establishes strong collaborative relationships with all LLC partners by providing support to them in carrying out the mission of their community for the well-being and success of the students.
- Participates in on-going recruitment of new LLC campus and community partners.
- Creates educational opportunities for students in LLCs to increase students' success in the classroom by providing students with a supportive and dynamic on-campus living learning environment.
- Engages in effective communication with LLC partners through formal and informal meetings, email, meeting minutes and the like to encourage their continued investment in the LLCs and involvement in the residence halls.
- As assigned assists in the development, implementation and administration of developmentally-based and comprehensive system-wide academic success programs such as residence hall tutoring, supplemental instruction, the early warning alert system for residence hall students, etc.
- As assigned develops, implements, and administers programs to support our growing residential international student population.
- As assigned develops, implements, and administers residence hall diversity initiatives that promote strong community, inclusivity and respect.
- Assists in the development of IOWA Challenge programming to raise resident awareness on educational topics.
- Collaborates with academic support services (academic advising, career services, etc.) on campus to provide resources to living learning communities' students.
- Assists with planning and coordination of campus welcome events (such as On Iowa, International student welcome, etc.) during the beginning of each semester.
- Attends all LLC campus or community partner programs.
- Organizes and facilitates program planning meetings each month with LLC partner groups for each community.
- Participates in planning and hosting of LLC fall and spring semester retreats.
- Coordinates and provides support to LLC Welcome Events taking place during On Iowa.
- Encourage weekly community development programming in every community during the first 4-6 weeks of the fall semester to encourage community bonding, develop sense of belonging, and foster professional identification with the LLC and program participation.
- Collaborates with RAs, Hall Coordinators, Assistant Hall Coordinator and campus and community partners to provide quality educational programming experiences.
- As assigned coordinates community service events for LLC students.
- Coordinates flyers, table tents, email, social media and the Residence Education website used to inform students of all the LLC resources available to them.
- Assists in projecting programming needs that engage and develop students.
- Assists in marketing and promotion of campus wide LLC initiatives.
- Coordinates all student travel as assigned.
- Assists in the implementation of a comprehensive assessment plan to evaluate effectiveness of the LLC Program and other areas of responsibility.
- Evaluates the outcomes of LLC activities and report findings.
- Documents and maintains activity statistics for LLC related residence hall events and initiatives on all residence hall floors.
- Creates and administers surveys and assessment instruments.
- Maintains accurate records of LLC campus and community partnerships, through management of the LLC databases.
- Collaborates with the Assistant Director for Community Development to update, maintain and expand the web-based Resident Assistant Information Network (RAIN).
- Develops and maintains a strong positive rapport and relationship with all LLC partners by being accessible, approachable, supportive and possessing a full understanding and commitment in the theme of each assigned LLC.
- Assists in preparation of budget and monitors assigned living learning communities' budgets of student programs and activities and other areas as assigned.
- As assigned, supervises and directs the front desk operations for residence hall(s), including supervising student staff, responsible for key inventory, mail/packages, and other services.
- As assigned, serves as a judicial hearing officer for residence hall policy violations.
- Creates contracts and waivers for events as needed and as assigned.
- Prepares periodic reports as requested and performs other related duties as assigned.
- Conducts monthly LLC planning meetings check-ins with each RA and hall coordinator, meetings with student orgs, etc.Some of these meetings may take place outside of a typical 8am -5pm schedule.
- Works with live-in staff on training and development that promotes an environment for community and LLC success.
- Represents the Office of Residence Education on university committees to plan events and initiatives to increase students' LLC engagement as assigned.
- Collaborates with the live-in Residence Education staff and hall secretaries to enhance the living/learning environment for residence hall students that stimulate individual and community growth.
- Works in collaboration with Residence Education leadership team to coordinate training and professional development activities for all levels of Residence Education staff.
- Attends and supports departmental and University functions and activities.
- As assigned coordinates the recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of undergraduate student staff members as assigned, including student desk clerks, tutors, success coaches and other assigned student staff who work in Residence Education.
Advising Students and Student Groups
- Provides general oversight for Associated Residence Halls, National Residence Hall Honorary student groups, or other student groups as assigned.
- Serves as a resource to Resident Assistants and Hall Association governments with regard to student success.
NOTE TO APPLICANT: The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The required proficiency levels for the qualifications of this position are at the working and extensive levels, defined as:
Working: Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.
Extensive: Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.
For more detailed information about competencies see: http://hr.uiowa.edu/competencies
Please assure that your resume and cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.
The Residence Education Coordinator is a classification within the Student Life Programs job family. For more information about this job family, see: https://hris.uiowa.edu/CC_Redesign/driver.php?ACTION=DETAIL&FAMILY=PQB
Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.