The Coordinator for Living and Learning Communities is directly responsible for the coordination of programs and services that promote student learning and success throughout the university housing system. The coordinator, with guidance from the Executive Director of University Housing, is responisble for program management, development and expansion of living and learning communities. This includes the implementation of living and learning communities (LLC); coordination of co-curricular events to support LLCs; working with residence life and administrative services staff to manage program offerings and manage occupancy; oversight of LLC budgets; convening regular meetings with LLC program liaisons and faculty; developing marketing, enrollment, and registration processes for the living and learning communities; supervision of two graduate assistants; and working with LLC student ambassadors and peer mentors.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Provide leadership and direction for the Living and Learning Community Program.
Responsible for developing and promoting academic initiatives, programs and services within the housing system that support student learning, retention and success. This includes managing existing living and learning communities (LLC); expanding and enhancing LLCs; coordination of co-curricular events to support LLCs student learning and success; assisting the administrative services staff with handling assignment related issues, student contracting, registration processes, and occupancy management; and working closing with the Coordinator for Marketing and Communications to develop marketing and recruitment plans for the living and learning communities.
Develop and provide oversight for the Living and Learning Community budget. Authorizes and makes allocation recommendations for each LLC; authorizes expenditures related to Living and Learning Community operations, programs and other department-wide academic initiatives; works with departmental budget and finance office to audit and review LLC program reimbursements and expenditures.
Serve as the contact person for the marketing, enrollment, and registration process for the Living and Learning Communities
Coordinate regular meetings with faculty, staff and other campus partners that work with the Living and Learning Communities.
Supervise a graduate assistant and/or graduate intern(s). Advise the Living and Learning Community Student Advisory Board and Peer Mentors.
Represent the department on a variety of departmental, division and university committees.
Qualifications and Experience:
Successful candidates should possess strong interpersonal, public speaking, and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks; and an ability to work within a collaborative environment and with diverse populations.
Candidates must also possess an ability to maintain effective working relationships and apply principles and practices to strategically align tasks and people with organizational goals. Demonstrated ability to blend the academic and residential components of student life; Knowledge of retention and academic resources.
This position requires a Bachelor and Master's degree. A Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or closely related field. Educational experience can substitute for equivalent year of work experience in a related work area.
Experience working in housing/residence life. Knowledge and experience working with living and learning communities, retention efforts, academic initiatives, and advising student groups.
Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, (2) Resume, and (3) the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses) of three to five references.
Review of applications will begin immediately.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
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