Residence Life & Education Coordinator

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

The Residence Life & Education Coordinator will be an integral part of Residence Life and Student Life Offices and will work to cultivate a healthy learning community at Allegheny College. The Residence Life & Education 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 & Education Coordinator is the primary professional staff member available in the residence halls for student contact. It is expected that the Residence Life & Education 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. 

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  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.

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posted 04/15/2022