Residential Life Coordinator

Search # 2021-0014

Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus.

The Department of Residential Life invites applications for Residential Life Coordinator

Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) is multi-faceted in meeting the co-curricular needs of a diverse student population. The RLC role is a full-time, 11-month, live-in, student life position supervising co-ed residential complexes. The person is responsible for implementing a Student Development approach to all aspects of the positions. The primary responsibilities are supervision, administrative, consulting, and programming. The position includes central office responsibilities as well as directing the educational mission of the living units. Each RLC will have an additional collateral assignment in another area of Student Affairs (i.e. Campus Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Career Services, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention) where they may be asked to help with projects or initiatives at times. 


  • Supervise paraprofessional staff including Resident Assistants (RAs) and Moderators, which includes recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and ongoing oversight of student staff
  • Supervise and coordinate all openings and closings, room assignments, services, security and paperwork for area
  • Oversee room furniture and key inventory systems
  • Administer room assignments/changes and assist in maintaining accurate occupancy rosters
  • Ensure maintenance issues are brought to the attention of the appropriate personnel
  • Rotates in RLC “on-duty” schedule
  • Active participation in all aspects of training residential life staff, desk staff attendants and work-study staffs
  • Conduct weekly staff meeting with Resident Assistants/Moderators
  • Assist in the adjudication of disciplinary cases as a hearing officer as required by the Coordinator of Student Conduct
  • Coordinate the crisis response actions for Residential Life staff on serious incidents (i.e. suicide attempts/completions, deaths) that occur in the residential facilities
  • Participate in orientation programs for incoming students and parents
  • Establish and maintain daily rapport with student support services (Career Services, Dining Services, Counseling Center, Buildings & Grounds, Public Safety, etc.)
  • Assure community building/programming by RA/Moderator staff
  • Serve as an active liaison between the University administration and faculty and the student
  • Establish systematic and efficient means of communicating goals, objectives, and specific information to all constituencies
  • Serve as an important link with the campus community and Division of Student Engagement and Success
  • Assist and attend all aspects of the housing selection process
  • Manage other tasks relative to residence hall management
  • Assist with all aspects of Residential Life Staff selection
  • Assist with central office projects and assignments
  • Get to know residents individually by being available and accessible
  • Serve as a resource person for needed referrals
  • Provide personal assistance to individuals or groups as needed, including conflict mediation
  • Support institutional policies guiding student behavior
  • Provide academic assistance to help students succeed with their course work
  • Be willing to take on additional programs and duties, which are necessary for the implementation of the Residential Life and Student Affairs goals
  • Write and develop working reports when requested
  • Each RLC will have additional responsibilities of collateral work in another area of Student Affairs (i.e. Campus Programs, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Career Services, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention)

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree required, with at least one year of group living and supervisory experience as a graduate/undergraduate. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Effective interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations or transferrable skills working with other non-student populations.  Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.  An appreciation for and willingness to engage with the mission and aims of OWU.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Student Personnel or other related field preferred.

Completed Application Packets Will Include 

  1. Cover Letter with salary requirements
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references

Please email application materials to:

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. 

Ohio Wesleyan University, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.