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Working As A Residence Life Coordinator

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $61,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Residence Life Coordinator Do At George Mason University

* The Resident Director is a 12-month, live-in professional staff member responsible for the educational, social and cultural growth of the individual student and the overall residential living community.
* The primary responsibilities include initiating, implementing, maintaining and evaluating efforts in the residential area that will result in a student-centered community that supports the academic mission of the university.
* The RD is responsible for the overall administration and management of their assigned residential areas.
* The incumbent fulfills five primary areas within OHRL.
* Responsibilities fall into the categories of staff supervision; community development and programming; student development; administrative duties; and departmental responsibilities and administrative duties to include, but not limited to:
* Staff Supervision:
* Train and support Resident Advisors (RAs) on an ongoing basis to facilitate leadership and personal growth and development;
* Educate and hold staff accountable to university policies, OHRL policies and staff expectations;
* Plan and implement staff development to aid the RAs in developing positive team dynamics and a cohesive team unit;
* Support and supervise RAs in their administrative assignments ensuring accuracy, timeliness and completeness;
* Provide opportunities for staff to receive feedback about the quality and effectiveness of their work;
* Formally evaluate the performance of RAs during the Fall and Spring semesters;
* Attend and conduct weekly staff meetings and scheduled one-on-one contact with the RAs;
* Develop and maintain staff awareness of campus/community issues through training, programming, individual contacts and role modeling;
* Support Living Learning Communities (LLCs) in the residential area as needed, and assist in the program(s)’ development;
* Serve on departmental/divisional committees; and
* May have the opportunity to supervise a graduate student and/or operate a 24-hour front desk operation (based on experience and placement).
* Community Development and Programming:
* Develop and implement a community development plan to address the developmental needs of their specific student populations;
* Facilitate an effective and supportive working relationship with the Neighborhood Council; serve as a guide to the student leaders and provide accurate resource information; and offer assistance in the development of leadership skills and provide appropriate feedback;
* Assist in the development and implementation of leadership training programs as assigned;
* Design proactive approaches to develop community values and ethical standards such as respect, courtesy, appreciation of differences, civility, and compromise;
* Coordinate and participate in neighborhood-wide and university-wide events such as Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Orientation, Study Breaks, and other events as assigned;
* Assist faculty associated with the residential LLCs with programming efforts, and promote the area programs and activities being sponsored by the specific LLC;
* Coordinate initiatives utilizing the OHRL’s Community Development Model and resident needs assessments, and maintain an awareness of issues within the residential community;
* Support and supervise RAs in their community development efforts through identifying resources, guidance, attendance and feedback; and assist, monitor and encourage RAs to fulfill programming requirements according to OHRL guidelines; and
* Accurately track community development efforts as outlined by the department.
* Student Development:
* Educate students in areas that support the mission of the university as well as personal growth and academic achievement within the academic community;
* Address incidents of inappropriate behavior using an educational and developmental approach in informal interactions with students;
* Serve as a hearing officer to effectively resolve cases of student misconduct within an educational and developmental framework;
* Working within the limits of professional capabilities, assist students who have academic, vocational and personal concerns; and make appropriate referrals when necessary;
* Manage situations involving various psychological, emotional, medical or other safety-related emergencies or incidents in the residential community;
* Participate in daily and weekend duty coverage—staff will be expected to equally share responsibilities associated with duty coverage when classes are not in session and during vacation/holiday periods—and act as essential personnel during emergency situations;
* Develop and maintain positive relationships with both residents and neighborhood staff that encourage ongoing communication, mutual support and respect;
* Utilize institutional assessment tools regularly as an early detection tool to assist students; and
* Assist with the well-being of residential students, including but not limited to working with students of concern.
* Administrative Duties:
* Maintain consistent hours in office to best serve students;
* Attend and participate in staff development activities as outlined by the department, and attend regularly scheduled departmental meetings;
* Conduct regular community walk-throughs, investigate reported damages, implement the damage billing process as necessary, and communicate to appropriate personnel;
* Conduct assigned responsibilities associated with opening and closing the residence halls, and other administrative processes related to housing residents;
* Maintain all appropriate hall documentation related to facilities management and inventory control (i.e., room condition reports);
* Promote and develop management procedures and practices that preserve and enhance the facilities by conducting equipment and building inventories on a regular basis;
* Offer recommendations for the purchase of furnishings and equipment, the improvement of housekeeping services, preventative maintenance, vandalism programs, and safety measures;
* Maintain appropriate student conduct records and follow up with students on assigned sanctions;
* Maintain accurate budget reports and associated paperwork (e.g., Purchasing Charge Card [P
* Card] statements);
* In conjunction with the Office of Environmental Health Safety, assist in the execution of fire drills and health and safety inspections as scheduled by OHRL;
* Complete sections of the end-of-semester reports by designated deadlines; and
* Manage community and roommate agreements for specific buildings, floors, apartments and/or rooms.
* Departmental Responsibilities:
* Actively support and comply with all university policies, OHRL regulations and departmental vision and goals;
* Maintain a visible presence in the residence halls as a live-in professional; and engage in positive, professional interactions with students after business hours to promote community development;
* Maintain positive relationships with other university departments (i.e., George Mason University Police Department; Student Involvement; Counseling and Psychological Services; Student Health Services; Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services [WAVES]; Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services; faculty; etc.);
* Assist in the recruitment and selection of OHRL staff;
* Participate in departmental training sessions as scheduled;
* Actively serve and participate in and possibly chair departmental committees as assigned;
* Support and assist in the implementation of summer projects, including but not limited to summer housing, training, manual reviews, orientation and conference groups;
* Assist in fulfilling duties of vacant positions within the department; and
* Other duties as assigned by the OHRL leadership team

What Does A Residence Life Coordinator Do At The Art Institute

* Director of Residential Life & Housing
* Directly Supervises:
* None
* Interacts With:
* faculty, students, and staff

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Residence Life Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

50.6%

Male

36.1%

Unknown

13.3%
Ethnicity

White

63.6%

Black or African American

13.7%

Hispanic or Latino

12.7%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.1%

French

14.3%

German

7.1%

Portuguese

3.6%

Nepali

3.6%

Albanian

3.6%

Carrier

3.6%

Hindi

3.6%

Arabic

3.6%
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Residence Life Coordinator Education

Schools

Jacksonville State University

9.2%

Florida International University

8.3%

University of South Florida

6.7%

Pennsylvania State University

5.8%

Lehigh University

5.8%

Kansas State University

5.0%

Temple University

5.0%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.0%

Liberty University

5.0%

Northeastern University

5.0%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.2%

Lewis University

4.2%

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

4.2%

University of Southern Mississippi

4.2%

University of Georgia

4.2%

Northern Illinois University

4.2%

Capella University

4.2%

University of Central Missouri

3.3%

State University of New York College at Buffalo

3.3%

University of Nebraska at Kearney

3.3%
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Majors

Educational Leadership

19.2%

School Counseling

14.5%

Business

9.5%

Education

8.1%

Psychology

5.7%

Communication

5.2%

Criminal Justice

4.0%

Counseling Psychology

3.8%

Social Work

3.6%

Elementary Education

3.6%

Sociology

3.3%

Human Resources Management

2.6%

History

2.6%

Kinesiology

2.4%

Curriculum And Instruction

2.1%

Management

2.1%

Pharmacy

2.1%

Mental Health Counseling

1.9%

English

1.9%

Public Administration

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

58.3%

Bachelors

27.6%

Other

6.1%

Doctorate

4.2%

Certificate

2.2%

Associate

1.2%

License

0.2%

Diploma

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
$61,000
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$31,000
Min 10%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
COLUMBUS STATE UNIV
Highest Paying City
Sioux Falls, SD
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a Residence Life Coordinator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Residence Life Coordinator in the United States is $61,456 per year or $30 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $31,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $120,000.

Real Residence Life Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Coordinator of Residence Life Miami University Oxford, OH Nov 01, 2010 $36,524
Coordinator of Residence Life Miami University Oxford, OH Oct 10, 2010 $36,524
Residence Life Coordinator Florida International University Miami, FL Aug 05, 2009 $33,410
Residence Life Coordinator Florida International University Miami, FL Jun 28, 2010 $33,409
Residence Life Coordinator The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX Dec 31, 2015 $29,236
Residence Life Coordinator The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX Jan 03, 2016 $29,236
Residence Life Coordinator The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX Oct 01, 2015 $28,836
Residence Life Coordinator The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX Sep 22, 2014 $27,996
Residence Life Coordinator Columbus State University Columbus, GA Jul 01, 2015 $27,197
Residence Life Programming Coordinator Augustana College Sioux Falls, SD Oct 01, 2009 $27,000
Residence Life Programming Coordinator Augustana College Sioux Falls, SD Aug 31, 2009 $27,000

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Top Skills for A Residence Life Coordinator

  1. Resident Assistant Training
  2. Desk Assistants
  3. Residence Life Program
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  • Designed and implemented beginning of semester Resident Assistant training.
  • Hired and trained desk assistants and resident assistants.!
  • Spearheaded development and implementation of a new and expanding residence life program.
  • Provided direct supervision & training for a seven-member Resident Assistant team.
  • Increased health and safety inspections resulting in a 60% decrease in failed inspections.

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