The Residence Life Coordinator is a full-time live-in professional responsible for overseeing residential life functions in one of our housing locations while assisting with the overall Residence Life responsibilities and activities of the Office of Student Life. This position will also serve as the Precollege Summer Experience Coordinator for the residential Summer Camps that are offered to high school students through the Office of Precollege and Continuing Education. They would also report to the Director of Precollege and Continuing Education during this time period. Partners and pets welcome.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervise Resident Assistants (RA) and desk staff:
-Hold monthly staff meetings
-Hold weekly one-on-one developmental RA meetings
-Track, coach, and encourage RAs through their programming responsibilities
-Assist in the selection and training of the RA staff
-Hire, manage, and submit time cards for desk staff
Create and maintain a healthy and educational living community for the residents:
-Coordinate monthly suit inspections
-Assist with housing assignments and the coordination of move-in and move-out
-Respond to the needs and concerns of residents
-Enforce policies and respond to residential concerns after hours as needed
-Participate in shared ‘on-duty’ rotation
Coordinate with Student Life and other departments to create a holistic experience for students:
-Assist with programs and perform administration functions for campus wide events
-Coordinate summer conference housing as needed
Serve as professional leadership for Precollege summer experience (July camp):
-Supervise student participants
-Assist in hiring and training of college mentors
-Program and participate in non-academic activities/events within an existing budget
-Chaperon Precollege field trips during evening and weekend hours
-Maintain strong communications between students, mentors and parents
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in higher education or college student personnel preferred;
Strong inter-personal skills with a high level of tact, empathy, and diplomacy;
Highly motivated self-starter who can effectively interact with students, staff, faculty, and parents;
Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) required;
Previous work in the Residential Life environment or comparable experience preferred.
The Resident Life Coordinator position is expected to hold staff meetings that occur at 10:15pm to accommodate the RA class schedule. The RLC can also expect evening and weekend calls from RAs for advice and support as well as emergency calls from various campus members.
Where most of the heavy lifting that occurs in the residential buildings can be carried out by the facilities team, there may be times that the RLC on campus would need to be around to move furniture or help students loft a bed. This does not occur often, but does happen during move in and move out.
Located in the heart of Detroit, the College for Creative Studies (CCS) educates artists and designers to be leaders in the creative professions. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls more than 1,400 students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees.
Students in the BFA program can major in Advertising Design, Communication Design, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design, in addition to a dual major Art Education program. Students in the MFA program can major in Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design, and Transportation Design. The College also offers non-credit courses in the visual arts through its Continuing and Precollege Studies programs and opportunities for youth through its Community Arts Partnerships programs.
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format: Resume and a letter of application should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Website: https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/student-resources/student-affairs
The College for Creative Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
About College for Creative Studies
College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors: Advertising Copywriting, Advertising Design, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Art Education, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master of Fine Arts in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design, and Transportation Design.