The RD/Coordinator of Living and Learning Community is a student success-focused position. This new position is a member of the University Residence Life Team which is positioned in the Division of S.E.S. The RD/Coordinator works in a unique collaboration with the Director of Academic Advising and Student Success and the Director of Residence Life to create a learning and living environment.
This is a 12-month, full-time, live-on position. The position is responsible for oversight of the residence hall, and our learning communities that link classroom learning with on-campus living programmatic support.
This position plays a critical role in the planning, development, and assessment of the living and learning communities.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Day to Day Duties:
- Twelve-month, full-time, live-on position that is responsible for day to day oversight of the residence hall- LLC.
- Supervise LLC Community Assistants to ensure a residence hall that facilitates respect, inclusivity, and collaboration
- Collaborate with First Year Transition Leaders to support classroom and student development efforts
- Serves LLC residents by ensuring the safety and security protocol and procedures are implemented
- Establish and oversee community standards for LLC residence hall
- Participate in On-Call Rotation and respond to hall related issues and crisis (ex. fire alarms, safety checks, health and wellness checks)
- Oversee hall governance and student programming for all LLC residents
- Serve as a visible presence for students in the residence halls and during first year students
- Assist students during crisis through interventions and support
- Facilitate resolutions in roommate conflict, personal situations, and low-level student conduct issues
- Develop a knowledge of campus and community resources to ensure timely responses and referrals
- (counseling, health, crisis response, financial aid, etc.)
- Work with Facilities to maintain and manage physical plant
- Identify and implement best practices for living communities
- Assist Director of Residence Life in maintaining room assignments, key/entry assignments, front desk supervision
- Direct concerns and inquiries to Director of Residence Life regarding building furniture, staffing, safety, housekeeping, and health to Director of Residence Life housekeeping
Coordinator of LLC-
- Coordinate with the Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of Academic Advising and Student Success, and First Year Experience Transition Program to link classroom learning with learning opportunities in the residence halls (LLC and Henderson Hall) and other spaces
- Create and Implement Assessment of efforts of student learning in the living community
- Develop and Implement programs that ensure student development and student success
- Organize a robust experience that employs best practice for living and learning communities
Other Duties as Assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
This student development position requires an individual to oversee a student staff, lead the living and learning communities, implement best practices for student development and student success, conceptualize and deliver
experiences that build community, engage student constituents through innovation and technology, generate a safe and healthy living environment through practice and collaboration, have outstanding communication skills, to critically think, and the ability and availability to respond immediately to student emergencies/crisis.
- Master’s Degree in higher education, student development or student counseling. Successful Experience in residential communities (particularly with living and learning communities) and programming
Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.
Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.
Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
How to Apply:
To apply for the Resident Director LLC/Coordinator of Living and Learning Community position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information, cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.