Wheaton College has an opening to join a dynamic Residential Life program working directly with undergraduate students and student Resident Advisors. This is a great opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team as we evolve a robust living learning program and work to support the emerging needs of our residential students.
To support and enhance the mission of the Office of Residential Life, the Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) is responsible for contributing to the co-curricular education of students primarily through the development of a vibrant and engaged residential community. This includes the day-to-day management of a residential area with approximately 350 residents and supervision of 15 Resident Advisors.
The Residential Life Coordinator position is a Live In position and is provided with a semi furnished apartment, a meal plan, and a designated parking spot. Wheaton is located in a picturesque New England town with easy access to the train providing a 30 min trip into Boston or Providence. The Cape Cod Beaches are also just a 30 min ride from campus. Professional Development funds are also available.
Hold office hours that are posted and communicated with supervisor, Resident Advisors, and students.
Participate in hall opening, closing processes, inspections, and other operational processes.
Assist with logistics pertaining to room changes, keys, checkouts, etc.
Assist with coordination of monthly Resident Advisor all-staff, meetings.
Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing, printing, copying, scanning, etc.
Correspond with Resident Advisors, students, and families as necessary.
Assist with Residential Life assessment and evaluation efforts.
Maintain visibility in the office, by attending, and facilitating events and programs.
Respond to community issues and concerns such as roommate or community conflicts etc.
Collaborate with campus partners as well as the broader Wheaton community.
Participate in department, division, and campus-wide committees as needed or desired.
Role model a healthy and balanced lifestyle that demonstrates integrity, kindness, flexibility, respect and humor.
Create and support programming, that enhances the sense of community and supports the mission of the college.
Respond to conduct maters and violations of residence hall and college policies, including both violation adjudications and general follow-up.
Serve as a conduct officer for behavioral concerns within the community.
Follow-up with residents who may be students of concern, in need of mediation of residential conflicts, and/or are in violation of college policies.
Generally counsel, advise, and refer students for personal, emotional, and academic needs.
Serve as primary college administrator on call as part of the “Tier 1” rotation.
Lead a coordinated response to campus incidents that involve Wheaton students.
Address emergent needs of students.
Support Campus Safety in their responsibilities with respect to addressing student concerns and advise them on proper protocol.
Respond to campus incidents when on call – which includes 24-hour availability approximately 13 calendar weeks per year.
Communicate as necessary with Student Affairs upper-administration staff, and other campus partners
Coordinate in the planning, execution, and assessment of campus programs, including, but not limited to – RA Training and In-Services, Theme House Training, RA Selection, Theme House Selection, Hall Opening/Closing, Non-Academic Year Housing, or Room Assignment/Selection.
Participate in all required professional staff, training and development.
Assist in recognition efforts of student leaders.
Support Campus Life programs and initiatives including New Student Orientation, Parent and Family Weekend, Senior Week, Commencement, and others.
Master’s degree in college student personnel administration, higher education administration, or a related area OR 1-2 years professional or graduate level experience professionally within a higher education setting.
Evidence of strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population of students and colleagues.
Knowledge of effective and emerging practices in social justice and ant-racism programming and education.
Mature communication skills and evidence of ability to work effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
Ability to work independently and with good judgment in complex situations.
Experience working with diverse populations and a demonstrated understanding of experiences faced by students who are members of historically excluded groups.
Demonstrated experience and skills related to program development, student development, and working with small or large groups.
Handle multiple projects and tasks at any given time as requested by the supervisor.
Handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
Anticipate the needs of others in order to ensure their seamless and positive experience.
Carry out the tasks as identified as a Title IX Reporter and a Clery Campus Security Authority, and respond and report accordingly.
Ability to manage a complex job involving ambiguous tasks, multiple responsibilities, and an irregular and unpredictable schedule.
Experience in programming, assessment, and counseling in the context of a small residential college a plus.
Experience advising student organizations and working with a student activities program a plus.
Experience working effectively as part of a group and proven to be a “team player.”
Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.