Human Resources

Residence Education Coordinator

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Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Student Affairs

Department: Residential Education & Housing Services 

Sub Department:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

As a member of the Residence Education and Housing Services team, the Residence Education Coordinator will assume a vital role in the residence life program for the growth of the individual through community living. The Residence Education Coordinator is responsible for providing and supporting student development and leadership, building community, and promoting learning in the residence halls. This is a 12-month live-in position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Create a community of engaged learners in the residence halls.
2. Assist in the development, implementation, evaluation, and tracking of all materials and processes related to the residential learning model.
3. Oversee and support activities that help students develop resilience and community, based on the residential learning model.
4. Train, supervise, evaluate, recognize, and provide leadership for senior resident assistants and resident assistants.
5. Maintain visibility and availability with staff and students through daily social interaction and attendance at hall functions.
6. Participate in rotating 24 hour, 365 days per year on-call responsibilities, including response to emergency situations and crisis support.
7. Participate in pandemic response planning and support.
8. Advise and support residential student organizations in leadership development and initiatives.
9. Review reports related to students of concern, collaborating with other university departments to provide support.
10. Serve as a hearing officer and act as a liaison with Academic and Community Conduct.
11. Assist with individual student and parent interventions.
12. Complete assigned projects which support departmental initiatives.
13. Manage and maintain a programming budget.
14. Foster successful and collaborative relationships between University departments and Residence Education and Housing Services.
15. Coordinate and expand academic-related services and programs including collaboration with faculty, staff, and students, which create and enhance the living-learning environment.
16. Participate in academic interventions with students as assigned.
17. Assist with the review, updates, and maintenance of the staff crisis protocol, staff manuals, online forms, residence hall policies and procedures, web pages, etc.
18. Maintain a high level of awareness regarding the facilities of the assigned residence hall/area, including submitting and following up on work orders and communicating consistently with facilities staff.
19. Assist with summer residence hall programs and conferences.
20. Assist with the coordination of openings, closings, and break transitions of the residence halls.
21. Support and attend campus initiatives and events.
22. Teach one section of a college success course during each fall semester.
23. Ensure that residence hall safety and security procedures are established and maintained.
24. Actively participate in Student Affairs work teams and University committees as appropriate.
25. Work irregular hours due to the nature of the position. This position requires night and weekend work, and holiday coverage.
26. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Master’s Degree in student affairs/student development/higher education or related field. Degree must be conferred by June 1, 2021.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Two years residence life experience as an undergraduate or graduate resident assistant (or equivalent) or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Previous experience working with a residential curriculum.
● Previous experience supervising undergraduate students.
● Previous experience advising student organizations in a higher education setting.
● Previous experience in student affairs working with specialized housing such as a living learning community, residence hall programming, diversity education, academic or learning services, or judicial affairs experience.
● Previous problem solving and conflict resolution experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Commitment to providing support to historically marginalized groups including students of color, first generation college students, LGBTQIA+ / transgender and gender nonconforming populations, and students of all abilities.
● Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in the face of change in the workplace.
● Demonstrated understanding of student development theory.
● Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and oral/written/presentation skills.
● Ability to function independently as a self-starter while operating effectively within a team environment.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Demonstrated ability to creatively plan, organize, and execute events.
● Positive attitude toward innovation and creativity.
● Demonstrated ability to function effectively in stressful working environments.
● Ability to use Maxient and Roompact software systems.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk up and down stairs.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary

No Less Than $38,000

Title of Position Supervisor

Associate Director, Residence Education

Posting Type

Internal & External

Additional Information

To learn more about the Residence Education Coordinator position, please visit our website.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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