Residence Life Coordinator

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Residence Life Coordinator. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Assistant Dean for Residence Life. The Office of Residence Life is responsible for general operations and administration of housing, residential education, and living and learning programs.

The Residence Life Coordinator will have primary responsibility to work with the Residence Life professional and student staff to create a safe and positive residential community.  This includes residential education and programming, student-staff supervision and mentoring, crisis management, participating in the on-call rotation and availability after hours and weekends, community development, managing student conduct, staff selection, leadership development, facility coordination, committee assignments, and developing liaisons with other college offices, student groups and families. This is a live-in position. The Residence Life Coordinators are the primary professional staff member available on campus for on-call emergencies.  It is expected that the Residence Life Coordinator live in the assigned apartment and respond to student needs that arise.

Candidates will preferably have a Master’s Degree (Bachelors required) in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling or a related field. Professional, live-in experience is preferred. Experience with crisis response is also desired. The candidate must also have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience and demonstrated interest in helping to create a residential curriculum required.

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to employment@allegheny.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu

 

posted 12/01/2022