Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs)
Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs) are responsible for the overall administration and supervision of a residence hall, and directly supervise a team of Resident Assistants. WSU employs 4 full-time RLCs who, along with 1 Graduate Residence Life Coordinator (GRLC), participate in a duty rotation for emergencies and crisis response. The RLC team works closely together to ensure a cohesive experience for residents and student staff across our buildings, but also each have unique responsibilities depending on their building assignment. Through the lens of an ever-evolving residential curriculum, RLCs work with their staff teams to create community development efforts that work best for their individual building structures and populations, with the goal of connecting every student guiding those efforts. We are moving in a direction where a majority of these connections happen in more individual engagements efforts to reflect the needs of the current student population. Building leadership and special projects are evaluated every year and assigned to best meet the professional development plans and skill development for each RLC.
RLC Position Details
- Directly supervise and evaluate staff, which may include: Resident Assistants, a Graduate Assistant, and administrative student assistants. Facilitate student staff meetings, and individual one-on-ones with student staff. (20%)
- Maintain all administrative records including residence hall rosters, room designations/assignments, room changes, payroll systems, incident reports, program reports, equipment inventories, schedules, any administrative documentation, and other needed information. Communicate the aforementioned to other HRL areas. Oversee expenditures and manage administrative procedures for student programming funds. Coordinate room check-in and check-out operations. Assist with the coordination of additional programs for HRL as applicable, including Camps and Conferences. Attend weekly Residence Life staff meetings and hold coordinator meetings as applicable. (20%)
- Act as a student conduct hearing officer for Housing and Residence Life in collaboration with Student Conduct and Community Standards. (20%)
- Assume on-duty responsibilities on a rotating scheduled basis and as-needed during unscheduled timeframes. Maintain office hours. Assist with other duties as assigned. (15%)
- Advise student leadership organizations and meet regularly with student leaders (if applicable). Coordinate the development, enhancement and execution of the Residential experience within assigned hall. (10%)
- Provide a leadership role with the selection and training of all Residence Life student staff (both Resident Assistants and Desk Assistants). (10%)
- Serve as a liaison with maintenance, custodial staff, dining services, university Care team, the University Police Department and other campus partners on an on-going basis. (5%)
- Bachelor’s Degree
- One academic year of full-time experience working in university campus housing and/or residence life, or a Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, college student personnel, counseling, or related discipline (awarded by position start date)
- Experience with all aspects of community development, including event planning.
- Strong communication skills, particularly written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to and successful experience working with diverse populations.
- Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, college student personnel, counseling, or related discipline.
- Supervisory experience
- Emergency Response/Crisis Management experience
- Successful experience working with student conduct/judicial matters
- Experience advising student organizations
- Experience with student staff selection
- Experience working with student staff training
- Demonstrated experience with community and student development
- Self-motivated/ability to work autonomously
- Ability to contribute positively to the existing team
- Functional knowledge of housing procedures, processes, and protocols
- Ability to interact with residents parents, and guests to provide a positive housing experience
- Strong organizational skills/ability to evaluate and improve processes
- Annual Salary of $35,568
- Furnished on-campus 2-bedroom apartment
- Flexible partner/family member & pet policies
APPROVED ANIMALS- All pets must meet health and immunization criteria of all local laws and ordinances, WSU campus policies, and veterinary requirements (all veterinary care is to be to Humane Society standards). A copy of all vaccination and medical records are to be submitted with the application. If one of the below conditions for a pet is not applicable until a time after the pet has already begun living in the apartment, records must be provided to the ADRL within fourteen (14) days of the completion of procedures. No other types of pets other than those listed below will be allowed.
FISH- There is no limit on the number of fish that may be owned. Fish are permitted to be owned in a single tank/aquarium that does not exceed 30 gallons in capacity. Multiple tanks/aquariums may not be kept/used, outside of holding fish for cleaning of the primary tank. Fish must be non-carnivorous.
DOGS- Staff are limited to owning one dog, with a maximum weight of fifty (50) pounds. Dogs must be spayed or neutered at the appropriate age. It is highly recommended that dogs complete an obedience training program. Dogs must be housebroken. Dogs must have all immunizations and vaccinations up-to-date throughout ownership. Preventative flea/tick treatment must be given on a routine basis. Dogs must have an appropriate personality, temperament, energy level, and sociability for living in an apartment in a community living setting. Those deemed too noisy, fierce, or temperamental will not be approved.
CATS- Staff are limited to owning two cats. Cats must be spayed or neutered at the appropriate age. Cats must be indoor only. Cats must be litter box trained. Cats must have all immunizations and vaccinations up-to-date throughout ownership. Preventative flea/tick treatment must be given on a routine basis. Cats are recommended to be front declawed or have silicone tips on claws. Cats must have an appropriate personality, temperament, energy level, and sociability for living in an apartment in a community living setting. Those deemed too noisy, fierce, or temperamental will not be approved.
Staff are permitted to have any combination of fish with either a dog or cats, but cannot own both a dog and cat(s) simultaneously.
- Meal plan while dining facilities are open
- Generous professional development funds