POSITION: Residence Coordinator

DURATION: Full-time, 3-year term, 10 months/year, Live-in position

LOCATION:  Department of Residence Life, Division of Student Development, Student Affairs                  

SALARY:  Bi-weekly $1,946.40

Interested in joining a dynamic Residence Life team in a beautiful setting? The Department of Residence Life (DRL) at the University of Alaska Anchorage seeks a dedicated and enthusiastic leader for a full-time, 3-year term, 10 month/year Residence Coordinator live-in position. This position will start July 13, 2014.


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The Department of Residence Life provides students with a living and learning environment that supports the academic experience. Our team is dedicated to serving the needs of students living on campus. The programs, services, and activities we offer are designed to augment students' educational experiences and provide the framework for active participation in each community. In the area of leadership and involvement, resident students have a strong voice regarding campus issues through their local governing body, the Residence Hall Association. Our residential learning communities connect students with people, programs, and activities that support their educational goals and academic success. Our seven dynamic learning communities are First Year Experience Hall, First Year Focus, Alyeska for science and engineering students, Nightingale for nursing students, Aviation, Teaching and Learning, and University Honors.

The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Residence Life (Student Affairs) and the Department of Housing, Dining and Conference Services (Business Services) work closely together to ensure that all aspects of the residential student experience, from housing applications to room maintenance, and from community involvement to academic success, are addressed. 


Masters degree from an accredited institution in a student affairs related program.  Experience working in a university residence life program required with professional live-in residence hall experience preferred. 

Demonstrated educational understanding and professional experience implementing student development theories, including psychosocial, cognitive, behavioral, and community development theories. Understanding of the environmental impact on students. Diverse knowledge of university student population issues, including diversity, alcohol/drugs, safety and security, and health concerns in a university environment and strategies to positively impact. Understanding of nationally accepted judicial standards and federal laws pertaining to student disciplinary processes. Demonstrated knowledge and experience for providing effective and appropriate on-call coverage for crisis/emergency response, crisis assessment, victim assistance/advocacy, personal counseling/referral, and conflict mediation.

Demonstrated positive leadership, management, and team development skills and experience working effectively with students, faculty, staff, and the public in a university environment. Demonstrated successful supervisory and mentoring skills, including recruitment, selection, training/development, supervision, and evaluation of student staff. Strong verbal and written communication including active listening and public speaking/presentation skills. Skills in fact finding, documenting, confronting, applying behavioral standards/policies, mediating, and consulting are essential. Student program planning and organizing skills to include creativity.

Demonstrated skills in advising student governance groups, i.e. hall councils and residence housing associations.

Demonstrated experience working with student judicial processes including conducting administrative reviews/hearings, issuing findings and developmental/educational sanctions by letter, facilitating disciplinary referrals, following-up, and maintaining updated and confidential files. Ability to assess student needs and interests. Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing, overseeing, and evaluating educational and community building programs and activities for residential students. Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural and non-traditional student environment.

Demonstrated ability to be a positive, proactive team player in order to accomplish tasks and provide services and referrals within a limited period. Must have ability to maintain confidentiality; role model; motivate; develop and train staff teams; compare trends and analyze data; budget; schedule student employees; and facilitate meetings. As a live-in staff member, candidates must demonstrate experience working with students outside of a traditional office setting. An adventurous spirit and a great sense of humor is the key to success in working with our students, staff and faculty.

Background check is required. This is a live-in position requiring the employee to reside in a Residence Hall apartment. A meal plan is provided during the academic year. This position has a three-year term limit.  


PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT--Coordinate the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational, social, and recreational programs and community development activities within the residential community in accordance with a living/learning philosophy and student developmental model. Develop, implement, and take the leadership role in supporting the Academic Living and Learning Communities within the residential community. Support other Residence Life staff in the implementation of area programs and initiatives. Serve as a residence life liaison to Student Affairs and campus departments to coordinate delivery of programs and activities. 

SUPERVISION--Select, train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate paraprofessional staff, i.e. Resident Advisors, Peer Mentors, Program Assistants, and Desk Attendants. Coordinate the overall delivery of services provided through the residence hall front desk.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT--Monitor area complex facilities to minimize wear and tear, encourage safety and security, and develop resident responsibility and community pride. Develop strategies for facility damage reduction through community development. Investigate and communicate facility concerns to University Housing. Provide first responder coverage for facility related emergencies.

JUDICIAL AFFAIRS--Direct the student-centered and developmental application of the student conduct system for issues arising in the residential community addressing University student code of conduct violations, to include sending allegation letters, conducting Residence Life administrative hearing, issuing findings and sanctions, facilitating disciplinary referrals and follow up to ensure compliance. Maintain confidential student records. 

CRITICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE--As live-in professional staff member, provide critical, first responder 24 hour on-call coverage for students' physical and mental health, emergency and safety issues on a rotating basis with other professional Residence Life staff. Plan and implement the delivery of pro-active safety programs for students living on-campus. 

COLLATERAL ASSIGNMENTS--As Department of Residence Life Senior Staff members, Residence Coordinators receive annual collateral assignments in areas outside of the department in an effort to partner with departments across campus.


Open until filled.  Start date is July 13, 2014.


To apply, please go to https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=83773 or to https://www.uakjobs.com/ and search for posting number 0068346 and follow the instructions listed.  

Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reporting and control Act of 1986 and must possess a valid social security card. All Nonresident Aliens must provide proof of eligibility to work. The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local human resources office.