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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Residence Life
4 Year Degree
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.
As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.
We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.
Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email email@example.com. Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.
General Summary: The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is a professional live-in position responsible, as a member of the Residence Life Staff, for creating a safe, inclusive, fun and transformative residential learning experience for undergraduate students at Seattle Pacific University and managing the day-to-day operations of their living area. The RLC must have a demonstrated Christian faith, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and enthusiasm for developing college students.
Train, supervise and evaluate 11-12 undergraduate Resident Advisors in a primary residence area in partnership with another professional staff member. RLCs may supervise one part-time graduate assistant.
Contribute to the overall training of the Resident Advisor and Hall Council staffs, including fall training, fall RA GS3418 class and staff in-services.
Assist in recruitment and selection or hiring processes for undergraduate student staff, graduate students and full-time staff.
Student Learning & Support
Develop meaningful relationships with students and maintain a high degree of visibility and availability in the residential community.
Facilitate student learning around Student Life learning outcomes through relationships and programs, including the areas of community & leadership development, faith formation & Christian service, cultural understanding & engagement, vocation & calling, health & wellness and integrated learning & academic success.
Engage students in the areas of personal values, relationships, wellness, decision-making and positive citizenship through mediation and student conduct processes.
Conduct regular wellness checks with students and provide coaching, strategies and resource referral related to student success.
Establish and maintain a Christ-centered community that supports a safe, inclusive, fun and transformative residential learning environment for undergraduate students.
Advise the residence Hall Council (in residence halls) and serve on Hall Council Advisors committee, with a focus on community development through student advocacy and programs.
Conduct openings, closings, inventory inspections and room changes/withdrawals.
Provide support for undergraduate housing selection process.
Collaborate with campus partners such as Housing, Facility & Project Management, and Dining Services to sustain and improve residential environments.
Manage a residence hall front desk, including hiring, training and supervision of student staff.
Learn and use technology platforms, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, StarRez, Banner, and Confluence.
Safety & Emergency Response
Participate in on-call rotation throughout the academic year to respond to incidents and emergencies for a residential population of approximately 1,700 students.
Serve as a Building Emergency Coordinator for the primary residence area and participate in overall response to campus emergencies.
Collaborative Residence Life Work
Collaboratively engage the Residence Life staff in a manner that fosters and invites trust, humility and respect, constructive critical feedback, focus on solutions and commitment to team and department decisions.
Serve on committees within Residence Life and the University as assigned.
Maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with other University departments.
Responsibility for one area that assists in the overall function of Residence Life program and operations. Area of responsibility will be chosen yearly based on individual interests and abilities and department needs.
Ongoing personal and professional work that enhances staff member's capacity for supporting historically underrepresented student populations and engaging all students related to cultural understanding and engagement at a predominantly white institution.
Ongoing professional engagement with the field of Student Affairs.
Participate in annual and ongoing departmental professional staff trainings.
NOTE: In coordination with their area partner, RLCs will generally either Advise Hall Council OR take primary teaching assignments in the fall RA class and manage the area front desk.
Bachelor's degree and training in student development and/or counseling-related issues.
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Developmental Psychology, Education or a related field is preferred.
1-2 years of graduate or professional experience working directly with college students, 2-3 years is preferred.
An understanding of and demonstrated commitment to engaging underrepresented and majority culture students in issues of diversity and inclusion and supporting underrepresented student success at predominantly white institutions.
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Word and Excel.
Additional Information and Application Instructions
This is a full-time, 10 month position. Targeted start date is July 29, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.
Priority application deadline is Monday, May 17, 2021.
In addition to the online application, cover letter and resume, please upload your answers to the following questions in 4 pages or less. You may choose how you allocate space to each individual question. Responses should be uploaded as a part of your application with your cover letter and resume.
The Residence Life Coordinator position works on a collaborative team within Residence Life.
1. What do you think are the most important elements of working on a professional staff and providing leadership for student staff?
2. What do you see as the most important aspects of serving undergraduate students in a residential setting? What strengths or skills do you have that would aid in fostering a strong residential community at SPU?
3. SPU is a historically orthodox, evangelical, distinctively Wesleyan and genuinely ecumenical University that is committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. How does your faith inform your Student Affairs philosophy and practice?
4. Describe how you would foster an inclusive residential learning environment. What have you done in the last year to develop and expand your capacity to serve and engage culturally and ethnically diverse and historically underrepresented students at SPU?
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.
Internal Number: 150446
About Seattle Pacific University
About Seattle Pacific University
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission. Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.
We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitm...ent to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.