Coordinator of Residential Life


Position Title

Coordinator of Residential Life


Student Life


Full Time/Exempt

Start Date

July 1, 2019

Position Summary

The University is seeking a Coordinator of Residential Life for First-Year Experience (FYE) to assist in the administration of a comprehensive and vibrant student experience focused on student development, including traditional residence hall complexes.  The Coordinator is also responsible for administrative oversight of one or more residential communities. The University seeks an experienced, student-oriented professional of the highest integrity, who will foster excellent working relationships with all constituents of the University community, and provide exceptional service.  This is a 12-month, full-time position, reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Residential Life for First-Year Experience (FYE).

The Division of Student Affairs is seeking a dynamic professional committed to our mission of building a student-centered learning community.  The Division is responsible for programs, services, and initiatives that support the academic mission of the University, promote retention and student satisfaction, and provide students with opportunities for life experiences and personal development.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide leadership and oversight of the daily operations of one or more residential communities;
  • Supervision of professional and student leaders throughout the department, determined by the Director of Residential Life;
  • Support and assist in the continued development of the Residential Curriculum: a relationship focused, community based, developmental experience within the university residence halls to supplement the academic mission of the university for first-year students;
  • Advise student-run committees within the department, and participate in departmental, division, and university committees and task forces;
  • Teach JU 201, a leadership course for Resident Advisor candidates as needed;
  • Conduct disciplinary conferences with students involved in violations of university policies;
  • Respond, in a positive and collaborative manner, to needs and concerns of students, parents, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Live on-campus, in an apartment provided by the university, and serve on evening/weekend duty rotation for an on-campus population of 1,400 students; and
  • Evening and weekend responsibilities, as well as other relevant duties assigned by the Director of Residential Life.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Experience in residence life and housing on a college or university campus;
  • High level of comfort with frequent student contact, with residing on campus, and being accessible outside of traditional office hours;
  • Supervisory experience and the ability to advise diverse student groups;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully balance, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks in an active, fast-paced environment, while providing superior constituent service;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented, student-centered environment; and
  • Excellent oral, written, computer, problem-solving, critical thinking, and fiscal management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education/student affairs or related field from a regionally accredited college or university, or demonstrated progress towards completion of such a degree;
  • Experience in residence life and housing at a small or medium-sized liberal arts college or university;
  • Experience with athletic, fraternity, and sorority residential housing.
  • Experience with Datatel, StarRez, Card Smith, and Argos


  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and the position includes full university benefits.
  • This position requires the Coordinator to reside on campus, in an apartment provided by the university, with utilities and parking provided.
  • A meal plan is provided, subject to the schedule of on-campus dining facilities.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, professional resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Mr. Lucas J. Mullin

Director of Residential Life and Curriculum

Jacksonville University

Electronic Mail:


Applicants should include “Coord – RL - FYE” in the subject line of their electronic mail message.  Review of candidate credentials will commence in the Spring semester, with the anticipated start date for this position being July 1, 2019.