Grinnell Chamber

Residence Life Coordinator

Company: Grinnell College

Full time
Posted: 05/23/2024
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College


The Residence Life Coordinator is a student-centered, collaborative, and intentional educator who supervises student staff and manages a residential learning community of approximately 250 students. The Residence Life Coordinator is – first and foremost – a residential educator, responsible for creating and sustaining a community of learners that reside in a self-governing environment. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual who is energized by the opportunity to grow as a generalist in Student Affairs and help shape a successful department that is focused on student learning and achievement. 
Residence Life Coordinator responsibilities include day-to-day management of a residential community of approximately 250 students, supervision of high-achieving student staff, innovation program planning and implementation, personal and group advising, cooperative management of residential facilities, instruction of the Grinnell College First Year Experience course, and serving in an on-call and crisis response rotation. 

This is a 12-month position that includes housing and the salary for this position is $48,000.


Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling or other area relevant to student affairs.
  • Experience and skills in:
    • excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills;
    • ability to work independently, as a member of the student affairs team, and with a highly selective student population within a rigorous academic setting;
    • program development;
    • outcomes assessment;
    • working effectively in a diverse environment;
    • responding to crisis and emergency situations; handling and protecting sensitive and confidential information and records; knowledge of and/or experience with selective, residential liberal arts campuses;
    • understanding of and appreciation for college student development issues, and the student affairs field in general.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Live-in experience at a small, residential college or university; knowledge of and experience working with students in transition; knowledge of and appreciation for the Grinnell College tradition of student self-governance.

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