Eckerd College
  • - Student Affairs
  • FL, USA
  • Full Time

Summary:  The Residence Coordinator resides on campus and is responsible for assisting in the total administrative and programmatic development of the Eckerd College residential community, which houses 1400 residents, in support of the institution's mission and the philosophy of the Residence Life program.


Reports to: Director of Residence Life


Supervises:  Assistant Residence Coordinators (ARCs) and Resident Advisors (RAs)


Employment Category:  Exempt, twelve-month position


Duties and Responsibilities:  To assist the campus community in the following areas:


Staff Development and Supervision

  • Coordinate interviews, hiring and placement of Assistant Resident Coordinators (ARCs) and Resident Advisors (RAs).
  • Participate in the development and implementation of ARC and RA training, RA class, weekly in-service meetings, and other staff development activities.
  • Assist with the organization and execution of the annual ARC and RA evaluation process, including designing the evaluation, distributing and collecting the evaluation, and correlating the feedback.
  • Provide support and professional guidance to ARCs and RAs.
  • Maintain Residence Life staff e-mail aliases.
  • Create and maintain duty and on-call schedule for RAs, ARCs and professional live on staff.
  • Supervise summer RA staff and schedule summer RA office hours.
  • Maintain Residence Life bulletin boards.
  • Design RA appreciation and RA recognition events and programs.



  • Oversee all aspects of ARC and RA programming.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of RA programs in the residence halls.
  • Track the RA and ARC use of departmental funds.
  • Review RA Program Wrap-up Sheets and monitor the programming progress of each ARC and RA.
  • Work collaboratively with Campus Activities, Campus Safety, and other members of the Residence Life staff to plan and implement late-night and weekend programming on the residential side of campus.



  • Participate in one week on-call rotation schedule to address student issues/emergencies that arise day or night on campus. 
  • Support RAs and ARCs during night and weekend hours by attending residence hall programs.
  • Mediate roommate and other resident interpersonal conflicts.
  • Serve as a conduct officer of the College with responsibilities including adjudicating assigned cases, issuing sanctions, and managing relevant documents.
  • Monitor and keep up to date the EC ResLife Facebook page and the ResLife website.
  • Publish the weekly ResLife/RA newsletter to be distributed Monday of each week.
  • Assist the Housing office with the planning and implementation of events such as move-in, check-out, and room draw.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of division-wide events such as Autumn Term registration, Family Weekend, Explore Eckerd Days, and Commencement.
  • Assist with orientation programs for incoming students during Autumn Term.
  • Assist with Leadership & Self Discovery Program during Winter Term.
  • Assist with ensuring the responsible use of the Residence Life budget including use of departmental purchasing cards.
  • Contribute to ongoing revision of the student life policies and procedures in the EC-Book and RA Guidebook.
  • Oversee complex self-governance as needed and work to create other structures of student self-governance.
  • Oversee ARC and RA postings and advertising on campus.
  • Order and maintain necessary supplies for RAs to use on advertisements, bulletin boards and first-aid supplies.
  • Schedule and monitor time sheets for the student staff of Residence Life.
  • Carry out such responsibilities as may be requested by the Assistant Deans of Students, Associate Deans of Students, or Dean of Students.



  • Bachelor of Arts or Science required.
  • At least one year experience in Residence Life in a small, private, liberal arts college, as a professional or undergraduate.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, intervention and peer counseling skills.
  • Experience in crisis management.
  • Commitment to a holistic approach to student development within the context of a population inclusive of racial, ethnic, cultural and sexual difference.
  • A collaborative approach to working with all constituencies within the EckerdCollege community.
  • Positive attitude and desire to work in a challenging position.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and exhibit professionalism and maturity in handling sensitive information and student interactions.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word, Publisher.
  • Willingness to learn Maxient student conduct software.



  • Furnished apartment including utilities, cell phone and cable service. (12 months)
  • Board plan while classes are in session. (10 months)
  • Excellent health and retirement benefits.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Eckerd College


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