Location: Leavenworth, KS Campus


This position is a full-time, live-in professional who serves as the primary administrator for an assigned community. The Residence Hall Coordinator is responsible for developing a positive and inclusive community; oversees the selection, training and supervision of paraprofessional student staff, and coordinates a variety of administrative operations.



  • Coordinate and manage the day-to-day operations of an assigned residential community

  • Assist with the overall operation of the residential program, including housing assignments, occupancy reporting, and other residential assessments and initiatives

  • Provide leadership and supervision to paraprofessional student staff within an assigned residential community

  • Coordinate regular staff meeting with paraprofessional student staff to provide relevant information and staff development opportunities

  • Conduct regular one-on-one meetings with paraprofessional student staff to provide feedback, discuss goal progress, etc.

  • Assist with the recruitment and selection of all paraprofessional student staff members

  • Conduct formal evaluations of paraprofessional student staff according to the practices established by Residence Life

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of paraprofessional student staff training, which includes the development of clear learning outcomes and assessment tools to ensure quality training

  • Participate in various committees and meetings as approved or established by supervisor

  • Develop a positive and inclusive residential community within an assigned area

  • Regularly assess the effectiveness of the Residence Life programming model and make recommendations for change when necessary

  • Manage residence hall programming budgets

  • Serve as the primary advisor for the Residence Hall Association (RHA)

  • Assist in coordinating RHA recruitment

  • Provide guidance and support for events hosted by RHA

  • Support the programming and policy-making efforts of Residence Life

  • Incorporate the mission and values of USM within the residence hall communities

  • Maintain a high level of visibility within the assigned residential community as well as the greater university community

  • Promote student involvement in residence hall events, RHA, university activities, and student organizations

  • Participate in a rotating, on-call system that provides assistance and support to paraprofessional student staff and residents - includes coverage during University breaks and holidays, with the exception of winter break

  • Assist both internal and external agencies during emergency and crisis situations

  • Manage and monitor the paraprofessional staff duty rotation system

  • Provide support and/or referral for residents with academic, personal, career concerns, etc.

  • Coordinate fire drills in the residence hall according to practices set forth by Residence Life and the University

  • Assist in effectively identifying, addressing, and resolving facilities concerns within the assigned community

  • Maintain effective communication with ancillary departments that offer support and services to the residential communities

  • Effectively communicate and enforce Residence Life and University policy

  • Serve as primary conduct officer for the assigned residential community; and follow all conduct procedures established by Residence Life and the University

  • Performs additional job related duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three or more years of progressive experience in university housing or student affairs OR Master's degree in a related field and at least 1 year of experience in university housing or student affairs

  • General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of Student Affairs and residential programs

  • Demonstrated skills working with diverse populations and creating an inclusive residential environment

  • Experience selecting, training, or evaluating student staff 

  • Experience creating and implementing training events and/or staff development activities

  • Demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience

  • Effective communication skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the student conduct process within a university setting

  • Demonstrated skills in creating and maintaining effective relationships within a diverse range of contexts

  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing complex situations accurately and adopting effective courses of action.

  • Demonstrated skills in effectively advising students both individually and within group settings

  • Demonstrated skills in effectively managing a variety of projects and seeing projects through to completion

  • Must be able to successfully pass required background screening as appropriate.

  • Affinity with the overall mission of the University of Saint Mary




  • Partially furnished on-campus apartment

  • Meal plan

Position start date is Summer 2015.


To Apply:


Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three current professional references to:


hr@stmary.edu (preferred method)


or mail:

Human Resources
University of Saint Mary
4100 South Fourth Street
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048