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Assistant Residence Life Coordinator

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


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Position Description

The Residence Life Office is looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team. Penn State and Residence Life is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. The Residence Life Office is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive living-learning community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth. We strive to enable residents to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and their community.

The Assistant Coordinator is responsible to an Assistant Director for assisting with the supervision and administration of the Residence Life program serving approximately 1000 students. This is a live-in position and responsibilities include supervising, counseling, conflict resolution, program development, fostering community, promoting an academic connection, facilities management, and the administration of the University conduct process. The Assistant Coordinator will serve as part of the on-call duty rotation and assist in departmental initiatives including RA recruitment, selection, and training.

Residence Life Responsibilities


  • Work with members of the Residence Life team to design, facilitate and evaluate staff meetings, workshops, and in-service training sessions.
  • Attend and participate in standing Residence Life, Student Affairs Division, and campus-wide meetings as scheduled.
  • Meet regularly with supervisor.


  • Provide direction to 6 - 12 Resident Assistants in on-going community and academic development
  • Assume an active and visible role in the on-going developmental process of individual residents to support their maximum academic success.
  • Interprets and enforces University and residence hall policies and procedures
  • Mediate conflict between and among students
  • Promote community development and pride.


  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a residence education program for the campus
  • Assists Resident Assistants in developing and promoting a positive living environment
  • Responsible for various department projects such as monthly fire drills, weekly emails, and RA Appreciation


  • Open and close area(s) at the start and end of each semester and at breaks, as needed
  • Monitor cleanliness of the building(s) and work closely with Housing and Food Services to address issues as appropriate.
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of student staff.
  • Contribute to the professional and personal development of Residence Life staff.
  • Serve as part of the on-call duty rotation.

Other Duties:

  • Assume other duties as mutually assigned upon by supervisor.


This is a 20-hour a week position. The position will require additional hours based on operational needs throughout the year due to campus-wide events, department operations, and duty responsibilities. While most hours will be spent in the office, others will occur during evenings and weekends.


Furnished one bedroom apartment that includes full size kitchen and bath. Also includes a department-issued laptop and paid laundry card, as washer/dryer is accessible but not in apartment. A meal plan, parking pass and a salary ($14,500 annual) paid bi-weekly. Term of employment is August 2021 through mid-May 2023.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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