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Residence Coordinator

ANNOUNCEMENT: Thank you so much for your interest in the Residence Coordinator position at the University of Wyoming. Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the preventative measures UW is taking to flatten the curve of new cases, we have decided to suspend our search for a new Residence Coordinator, effective immediately. We will likely be reopening the search later in the year, but have no timeline for that as of now. 

Position Summary

Residence Coordinators (RCs) are responsible for working with Residence Life and Dining Services (RLDS) staff to foster a safe, comfortable, and inclusive living environment for our students. RCs manage operations and provide leadership to a community of 340-620 residents. RCs will directly supervise Resident Assistants, indirectly supervise Desk Assistant staff, and may have the opportunity to supervise a Graduate Residence Coordinator. RCs also advise a Community Senate, collaborate with University offices, chair and participate in committees, and serve on an on-call rotation. This is a live-in position. This position may oversee the University Apartment communities.

Supervision Received

Residence Coordinators are supervised by an Assistant Director of Residence Education.

 Supervision Exercised

Residence Coordinators provide direct supervision to student Resident Assistant staff and indirect supervision to the student desk staff and a Graduate Residence Coordinator.

Essential Duties

Supervision & Leadership

  • Supervise Resident Assistants and provide functional supervision to Desk Assistants

  • Provide leadership and coordinate operations for a community of residents

  • Develop, mentor, and coach graduate and student staff

  • Evaluate staff performance

  • Maintain high visibility throughout your community


  • Maintain appropriate records

  • Coordinate work schedules of student staff

  • Oversee apartment activities and prepare associated reports for a designated area

  • Review proper levels of custodial, grounds, and facility maintenance

Advising & Leadership Development

  • Advise community and student groups

  • Create and present leadership development activities for student staff

  • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer

  • Coordinate the implementation and evaluation of academic, social, and developmental programming

  • Provide support to residents and resolve personal or interpersonal conflicts.

  • Provide and coordinate counseling to students and/or families, confer with and refer students to other appropriate University, community or state resources, as necessary

Recruitment & Selection

  • Actively promote the University and the department

  • Support retention and recruitment efforts and provide leadership within a specified location

  • Support and enforce University policies and regulations and provide interpretation to students and families

Crisis Response & Conflict Resolution

  • Serve on-call and respond to emergency situations

  • Determine if continued follow-up is necessary

  • Provide training to student staff on safety and emergency procedures

  • Assist campus police with resident behavioral concerns, as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 2 years of University housing or residence life experience (student, graduate, or professional experience)

  • Knowledge of student development principles, practices, and procedures

  • Experience working in a multicultural environment

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication

  • Ability to work well under pressure with multiple and challenging deadlines

  • Experience with crisis management and serving on-call

  • Experience supervising, selecting, training, and evaluating student staff

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, or another related field

  • Demonstrated ability to advise student groups 

Required Materials

Complete the online application and upload in one PDF document the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V., and contact information for four work-related references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Selection Timeline

February 2 | Applications open

Mid-March | First-round phone interviews for candidates not at TPE

March 25-28 | TPE On-Site interviews

Early April | On-campus interviews

Mid-April | Offers extended

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