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Residence Education Coordinator (2) - Trent University

updated on 7:12 AM, September 1, 2022
Province: Peterborough, Ontario
Position: Residence Education Coordinator (2)
Deadline: September 13, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The Residence Education Coordinator is responsible for the development of educational experiences and programming within the Residences at Trent University. The REC is responsible for developing curriculum related to the Residence Learning Model, LLCs/Academic Clusters, and student staff core competencies. The incumbent regularly collaborates with campus stakeholders and serves as the primary contact for learning initiatives for students and student employees working within residence life and education. As a member of the Residence Life and Education team, the incumbent coordinates a variety of special projects to assist with the education, recruitment, and retention of students in residence.

Residence Education;
1. In consultation with campus partners and other housing staff, develops, executes, and assesses the Residence Learning Model
2. Drafts edits to the Residence Learning Model.
3. Serve as the primary contact for, and actively collaborates with, a variety of stakeholders to develop student learning and engagement opportunities within the residence community
4. Distributes advertising material from a variety of campus partners to the residence life and education student staff
5. Be knowledgeable and communicate to Residence Life and Education student staff regarding campus activities, events, and programming options to encourage student attendance
6. Develop materials and learning experiences for use by others
7. Lead their peers to create initiatives to increase student learning, retention, and satisfaction.
8. Understand needs and trends within the residential communities.
9. Assess the effectiveness of learning initiatives in residence.
10. Directly hires, trains and supervises the Residence Life & Education Assistants (RLEA); meeting regularly to provide guidance, direction & feedback.
11. Responsible for RLEA performance management and discipline (i.e warnings, letter of expectation, probation – consults with the ADRLE on terminations)
12. Provide guidance, consultation and training to the Residence Councils as required.
13. Assess and review the effectiveness of initiatives in residence, making changes as required.

Residence Learning Communities;
1. Develop and support Living Learning Community and Academic Cluster curriculum and learning goals in relation to the overall Residence Learning Model.
2. Enhance current and develop future living learning communities with the desired outcomes of student satisfaction, learning, recruitment, and retention.
3. Collaborate with faculty to develop and implement outcomes based programming/initiatives in living learning communities and academic clusters.
4. Coordinate the student application and acceptance processes for Living Learning Community and academic cluster students.
5. Research, assess and review the effectiveness of living learning communities and academic clusters, making program development as required.
6. Liaise with Student Housing staff to create recruitment strategies that highlight the benefits of Living Learning Communities.

Staff Selection, Training & Development;
1. Coordinate Residence Life & Education student staff recruitment and selection process using best practices and integrating EDI principles.
2. Lead the development a training curriculum and core competencies for Residence Life & Education student staff to guide training.
3. Plan, coordinate, and implement annual training for student staff (August, ongoing, in-service).
4. Liaise and coordinate with internal and external partners to develop and deliver training curriculum.
5. Develop resources for the Residence Life Coordinators to use working with student staff on skill development.

Administration & Special Projects;
1. Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Residence Life & Education, assist in identifying special projects
2. Coordinate and execute special projects in Student Housing as identified
3. Coordinate assessment & administrative duties related to the special project
4. Liaise with campus partners regarding special projects
5. Document and update department databases and processes related to the special project
6. Coordinate the Residence Council program
7. Approve and track program budgets for Living Learning Communities, Residence Education Office and Staff Training & Recruitment.
8. Maintain confidential human resource files in accordance with institutional policy.
9. Assist with the student move-in and move-out processes.
10. Participate in departmental meetings as required
11. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Required Skills

Master’s Degree required with a focus in a related field including, but not limited to, Education.

• Two years of related experience in a professional role
• Experience working in a residence life program using a curricular approach to learning.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise judgement and use initiative in applying and interpreting a variety of procedures, policies, and practices.
• Excellent writing and presentation skills.
• Must be proficient in the use of computer applications such as intermediate level word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.
• Ability to work independently and as a team player.
• Demonstrated skills in, and commitment to, customer service and continuous improvement.
• Must be available weekends and evenings.

Salary: $65,807 - $77,694

Contact Information

For more information contact Daniel Brisebois (danielbrisebois@trentu.ca)

Employer Profile

Trent University was founded on a commitment to interactive learning that is personal, purposeful and transformative. Recognized nationally for its leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts exceptional students, faculty and staff from across the country and around the world. Our Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto.