Position: Residence Life and Education Coordinator
Deadline: June 12, 2018
Posted: May 11, 2018
Job Description / Duties
Housing Services is looking for a Residence Life & Education Coordinator to join our Residence Life team. This exciting opportunity is a full-time continuing position on the Lethbridge campus.
We are a fast paced, complex, and multi-faceted multi-million dollar operation that is fully cost recovery. Our team includes 22 full-time staff (administration, housekeeping, maintenance, and management), 42 student staff (Organization of Residence Students [ORS] Council), and 50 seasonal staff. We provide safe, clean, and welcoming accommodations where our 1000 residents can achieve academic and personal success in an engaging community. Additionally, we enhance the university experience by strategically and intentionally providing around-the-clock support and resources, implementing and executing targeted programming and initiatives, and enhancing and maintaining the physical spaces.
Reporting to the Associate Director Housing Services, this position will, with one other Residence Life and Education Coordinator, be jointly responsible for the development, execution, and evaluation of our residence life program. This includes:
• Providing leadership to the ORS Council, a team of 42 exceptional, dynamic, and talented student staff in a variety of positions and levels of responsibility. This includes responsibility for hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and providing direction to the Student Executive, Residence Assistants (RAs), Operations Team, and Academic Resource Coordinator (ARC). The Council’s primary goal is to develop and foster engagement and socialization, while maintaining the standards of the community.
• Working collaboratively with campus and community partners, colleagues in the field, and the ORS Council to develop and implement programming, initiatives, resources, and spaces that address our residents’ most prevalent needs and barriers, particularly in the areas of:
o Personal well-being, including social, economic, psychological, physiological, and environmental
o Academic success, where residence is a live-and-learn community aligned with the University’s academic mission
• In conjunction with the Residence Assistant on Duty (RAD), Security Services, Counselling Services, and the Health Centre, intervening in, responding to, resolving, and escalating situations of varying seriousness as they arise. Examples include but are not limited to: roommate conflict, mental health concerns, depression, unhealthy physical and emotional relationships, substance abuse, injuries, floods, and fire.
• Upholding community standards and enforcing the behavioural management model, as per the Residence Community Handbook, from reporting and fact-finding to discipline and resolution.
Qualifications / Required Skills
The successful candidate will possess 2-4 years of leadership experience and hold an undergraduate degree in a related field or have equivalent experience. They will have an understanding of and be sensitive to the challenges today’s post-secondary students face. They will demonstrate self-motivation, ability to manage multiple concurrent initiatives and priorities, independent judgment, and leadership, excellent written and verbal communication, organization, budgeting, planning, and time management skills. Relevant experiences in residence life, social work, education, student affairs, post-secondary, and crisis management will be considered assets.
This position includes on-call duties and may result in non-standard hours with occasional requirements to work evenings or weekends. There is not a live-in requirement.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by June 12, 2018. Please include a cover letter, detailed resume, a list of references and salary expectations.
The University offers a competitive compensation package, including a full range of benefits.
The University of Lethbridge offers employees a diverse and dynamic workplace which allows employees to make a difference. We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities at the University of Lethbridge and invite you to apply for positions of interest to you.
Lethbridge residents enjoy a vibrant collection of communities that have quality of life aspects that are unmatched by larger cities. Lethbridge is a two-hour drive south of Calgary and is close to the Rocky Mountains and the U.S. border. Lethbridge residents enjoy a high quality of life in family-oriented neighbourhoods with over 140 kilometers of walking trails within the city.