• Residence Life Coordinator

    Position Overview:  

    The Residence Life Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month, live-in professional member of the Housing staff. The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) serves as the hall director of Gilbert Hall, overseeing the residence life program and coordinating facility operations. In addition, the RLC assists with department-wide initiatives, such as staff selection and RA training. The RLC must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and some weekends. The Residence Life Coordinator has on-call responsibilities and must respond quickly to emergencies. The RLC is deemed essential staff and may be required to report to work when the University is closed for emergencies and inclement weather. The Residence Life Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Housing.

    Effective Date:   May 16, 2015

    Salary: $28,500 per year

    Other Benefits:

    • Partial meal plan while school is in session
    • $1,000 per year professional development funding
    • Furnished two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with free utilities, including phone, Internet and cable service. The apartment includes a dishwasher, washer and dryer.
    • Reserved parking place near exterior entrance to apartment
    • University benefits, including excellent medical and dental insurance coverage (currently at no cost to the employee and approximately $110 per month for family coverage)

    UWA Housing is pet-friendly: Full-time live-in staff may have up to two pets, including cats and well-behaved, non-aggressive breed dogs.

     Required Qualifications:

    • A Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field OR a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND two years of Hall Director experience by the date of employment
    • Two years of live-in residence life work experience
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Ability to work with students, both individually and in groups
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to climb stairs so as to respond to emergencies in areas without elevators


    • Experience developing workshops and conducting staff training
    • Experience advising Residence Hall Association and/or National Residence Hall Honorary
    • Experience working with living-learning communities and involving faculty in residence life programming
    • Experience in coordinating recruiting and selecting student staff members and creating and editing marketing materials

    Typical Responsibilities:

    • Live on campus in an apartment provided by the University in Gilbert Hall
    • Manage the day-to-day operations of the residence hall
    • Directly supervise and evaluate 14 resident assistants and an Assistant Residence Life Coordinator
    • Hire and supervise student office assistants
    • Conduct staff meetings and meet with RAs on an individual basis each week
    • Coordinate programming and community development efforts within the hall
    • Manage the programming budget for the residence hall
    • Promote and maintain a positive living environment
    • Advise the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and co-advise the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
    • Collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate programming within living-learning communities
    • Oversee student conduct within the residence hall and serve as the hearing officer for department-wide conduct issues, making appropriate disciplinary referrals as needed
    • Respond to and resolve emergency and non-emergency situations
    • Provide crisis intervention and counseling services for residents, conflict mediation, academic and general counseling, and resource referrals for residents and resident assistants
    • Develop a positive working relationship with the custodial and maintenance staff so as to support cleaning and repairs within the residence hall
    • Coordinate at least one department-wide function (RA training, marketing, etc.)
    • Participate and/or chair various housing and campus committees
    • Participate in the emergency on-call rotation within Housing
    • Other related duties assigned by the Director or the Assistant Director of Housing and/or the Director of Campus Life and Housing

    Application Deadline:     October 24, 2014

    TO APPLY:   Please send a cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three professional references (PDF or MS Word format only) to Angela Ward via e-mail at award@uwa.edu. You must include "Residence Life Coordinator" in the e-mail subject line.

    Application materials submitted in person, via fax or by postal service will not be considered.

    Candidates selected for an interview will be required to submit unofficial transcripts.  The selected candidate must provide official academic transcripts prior to employment.

  • Only complete applications will be considered.

    The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation in employment, or the provision of services.

    Minority applications encouraged.

    For details on benefit package go to www.uwa.edu/Current_Openings.aspx