Residence Life Coordinator

Rank: Administrator III
Search #: S24-005
Job Posted: February 27, 2024

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 9,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

The Residence Life Coordinator is a full-time, twelve-month, live-in position responsible for the supervision and oversight of the North Campus Residence Hall Complex area consisting of one, 454 bed, midrise building and 32 townhouse units. Provides leadership for the development and maintenance of a positive residence hall community through application of student development and learning practices. Responsibilities include supervision of staff, coordination and development of a residence hall community, response to student concerns, administrative and facility management, hall council advising, educational and social programming, promotion of academic success, support for student well-being, and leadership for positively managing a diverse student community.

Essential Functions

Provides leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of residence hall educational, social, and wellbeing programming.

Supervises and evaluates the area of student staff in all of their duties. May provide direct supervision for a graduate intern and/or university assistant.

Provides leadership for the advancement of an innovative and engaging learning environment that meets the unique developmental needs of residents.

Assists with the recruitment, selection, placement, training and evaluation of student staff, including summer Conference Assistant staff and student crews.

Provides appropriate response to student concerns, including crisis situations, behavioral concerns and student conflicts.

Advises, confers about, and offers appropriate referrals for students who exhibit academic and personal concerns.

Adjudicates University policy violations, as appropriate.

Provides regular and timely support for the area complex by regularly attending and participating in meetings, hall programs, and other student-led initiatives. Advises hall council and provides on-going training for leaders and members.

Oversees the facility needs of North Area Complex including maintaining an accurate inventory of all keys, equipment, supplies, and furniture within the residence hall; and, requesting maintenance and custodial repairs, insuring their completion in a timely manner.

Provides operational supervision to the opening and closing of residence halls at the beginning and ending of each academic year, scheduled break periods, and summer conferences.

Establishes and maintains positive and collaborative relationships with Residence Life colleagues, custodial & facilities staff, and faculty and staff from other offices and departments across campus.

Regularly participates in campus events including speakers, programs, and night and weekend campus events.

Prepares all required reports, records and evaluations promptly and accurately as assigned.

Participates in rotation of on-call responsibilities for the Office of Residence Life, in addition to other occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to these enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in student personnel, student affairs, counseling, higher education or related area
  • Minimum of three years as a residence hall director
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; organization; and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at independently managing projects and working collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capacity for building partnerships across campus; working knowledge of student development theory and best practices in residence life
  • Direct experience working successfully with diverse populations, demonstrating multicultural awareness and a clear passion for working at a university with a mission of social justice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing residence hall communities, providing educational and personal support for students
  • Experience responding to student concerns and behaviors,
  • Experience with advising student organizations
  • Experience with facility and administrative management, and participation in department initiatives and campus life

These qualifications may be waived for individuals with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


For full consideration, please submit a letter of For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references with contact information by March 25, 2024.   Send electronic materials to Yesenia Cardona at   Review of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.    For additional information on the position including job responsibilities and requirements, visit the SCSU employment website at


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.