Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Milwaukee, WISCONSIN

Posting Details

Working Title: Residence Life Coordinator
Position Number 01009816
Division B03 Student Affairs
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Fixed Renewable, Non-Teaching
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Academic Staff
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The Department of University Housing is recruiting for a full-time Residence Life Coordinator (ANTICIPATED OPENING FOR 2017-2018). The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee houses 4300 residents in high-rise towers, residence halls, and apartments. UWM University Housing is committed to enhancing community members’ cultural understanding, leadership skills, academic success, social connections, and social responsibility by creating safe, comfortable, and well-maintained living learning environments that inspire growth and development. For more information about our mission, the Residence Life unit, our department, and UWM, please visit our staff recruitment web site at

Job Summary

UWM University Housing is a fast paced, dynamic department that serves a unique student population. Our Residence Life Staff are responsible for developing complex communities through staff supervision, advising, and training. Residence Life Coordinators also adjudicate low to high level conduct cases and respond to a variety of crisis situations.

We are seeking staff who have professional or graduate level higher education experience. We possess large student staffs, high behavior caseloads, and all suite style housing within an urban setting. If you are seeking an experience that is different and will challenge you then please consider applying with us.

The Residence Life Coordinator is a twelve (12) month, live-in professional position that oversees a residential facility of 350 to 1000 residents. Primary functions include supervision of Residence Life staff members (an Associate Residence Life Coordinator, Resident Assistants, and select hourly student positions), advising student leadership groups or committees, providing facilities management, and serving in a rotating on-call 24 hour, 365 day crisis response system for a campus of approximately 4300 residents. Residence Life Coordinators provide daily student development to residents through behavior meetings, academic coaching sessions, advising educational presentations and training opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Educational Psychology or a closely related field by the date of application
2. Previous live-in professional experience with a residence life or university housing department on a university or college
3. Previous experience supervising student employees
4. On-call crisis and duty response within a university residential setting
5. Adjudication of low-level student conduct and/or student behavior issues

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience supervising graduate students, full-time employees, and/or resident assistants
2. Experience implementing residential curriculum aimed at supporting cultural awareness, leadership skills, academic success, social connections and/or social responsibility.
3. Experience working with or participation in living learning communities (LLCs), themed floors or interest group communities.
4. Adjudication of high level conduct issues (i.e disorderly conduct, over intoxication, drugs).
5. Experience with conflict mediation within suite style or residential communities.
6. Strong written and verbal communication skills, with presentation and training experience.
7. Experience working with or assisting students who come from collegiate underrepresented or diverse populations.
8. Demonstrate ability to problem solve in a fast paced environment or crisis situation, utilizing strong critical thinking skills.
9. Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively through team leadership or committee involvement.

Application Instructions

Completed application materials must include a cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications as listed above; a resume; and the names and contact information of three professional references (including your most current supervisor).

Anticipated Opening(s) for 2017-2018, this position is a fixed-renewable non-teaching academic staff appointment with a competitive salary and benefit package. Starting salary for this appointment is $32,102 as well as a partially furnished apartment, meal plan, and designated parking space. The final salary offer is dependent upon the finalist’s experience and qualifications. Professional development fund support is also provided based on departmental budget availability in a given fiscal year. Amounts may vary by year.

Candidates chosen for an interview will be required to submit official college transcripts.

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial screening of candidates to begin April 19, 2017. Applications received after April 18, 2017 may not receive consideration.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 04/19/2017
Position Contact Name Brennan O'Lena
Contact Phone 414-229-6760
Contact Email
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
Reasonable Accommodations
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see , or call UWM’s Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

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