POSITION: Residential Life Coordinator (2 NEW positions)
The Residential Life office at Bryn Mawr College is seeking two energetic, relationship-centered individuals who are invested in the academic, social, and emotional growth of students to join our Residential Life team. Residential Life Coordinators (RLCs) are new positions and will join the Director and Assistant Director in collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to build positive, inclusive residential experiences within the context of a diverse student community that is governed by an academic and social honor code.
The RLC position is a 10-month, full-time, live-on position in the Office of Residential Life. This generalist position is designed to provide the opportunity for a comprehensive and valuable experience in student life work in a selective, residential liberal arts college setting. The RLC provides support and serves as a resource to Bryn Mawr College students, residential life professional and student staff members (Hall Advisors), the Dean’s Office, and other student life and campus offices. The Coordinator also provides nighttime and weekend on-call support to the Bryn Mawr residential community and assists with departmental planning efforts, operational tasks, and campus events and programs. Each RLC will also assume leadership for one of the following specific focus areas:
1) case management and conflict resolution
2) supporting the ongoing development of the Enid Cook ’31 Center. The Enid Cook Center, named after the first African- American woman to graduate from Bryn Mawr's undergraduate program, serves as a residential space as well as a cultural center for students of the African and Latinx Diasporas.
- Provide on-call consultation and/or response for emergency situations, such as mental health crises, alcohol and drug incidents, and interpersonal conflicts. The RLC will alternate weeks and weekends with the other RLC. Standard on-call hours are 7:00pm-9am on weekdays and 5:00pm Friday evening through 9:00am Monday morning.
- Coordinate response as necessary and appropriate with Campus Safety, Health and Counseling Services, Deans, local hospital staff, and other Student Life staff members.
- Conduct wellness checks and provide support and referrals to students facing personal and academic challenges.
- Complete thorough and timely documentation of calls and incidents in weekly action summary report.
- Participate in the weekly Safety Meeting with other student life departments to help coordinate follow up for health and safety related incidents.
- Help disseminate information and maintain communication with students living in the dorms during campus-wide emergencies, such as power outages and designated bad weather days.
- Serve as a Title IX mandated reporter for undergraduate students.
- Support Hall Advisors and other student staff members regarding Title IX reporting and connect them to other campus resources as needed.
Hall Advisor (HA) and Dorm Leadership Team (DLT) Programs
- Assist with recruitment, selection, training, advising, and evaluation of 40 undergraduate HAs.
- Facilitate weekly small group meetings and monthly individual meetings with HAs.
- Plan and execute ongoing staff development for HAs.
- Develop and facilitate training sessions for HAs and DLT members (up to 150 student staff members).
- Collaborate on the development and evaluation of the HA and DLT training programs.
- Advise and support DLTs through monthly group meetings and individual advising as needed.
Community Development and Involvement
- Consult and collaborate with other departments about issues related to the overall student experience.
- Work with undergraduate students to plan campus activities and events as needed.
- Assist students in planning and implementing parties that comply with the College’s alcohol and party policies.
- Help staff and support campus events on occasional nights and weekends.
- Provide additional support as needed to Student Activities and Orientation staff and other departments when major campus events occur.
- Develop and facilitate relevant dorm programming on topics that promote healthy student development, a sense of belonging, and inclusivity.
- Support students in effectively managing conflict through facilitated conversation, mediation, and/or other systems as necessary.
Residential Life Administrator
- Assist as needed with administrative procedures (i.e. room draw, dorm closings, break housing, etc.).
- Maintain regular verbal and written communication with Res Life staff members through e-mail, phone, and individual and group meetings.
- Attend weekly Residential Life staff team meetings.
- Hold weekly daytime and evening office hours.
Additional Areas of Focus and Responsibility
*Each RLC will assume primary responsibility for one of the following areas:
Case Management and Conflict Resolution
- Coordinate follow-up for incidents and conflicts that need further support and help students navigate campus resources, policies, and processes.
- Lead outreach, education, follow-up and communication with relevant departments regarding support/care plans for students who are experiencing academic, behavioral, medical, mental health and other personal concerns.
- Work with student leaders to develop programs designed to help students build healthy and restorative communication and conflict resolution skills.
Enid Cook Center ‘31 Programming and Support
- Collaborate with students, faculty and staff to provide cultural center programming.
- Support the ECC as a space where student activity and cultural exploration focuses on race, ethnicity, and intersectionality.
- Facilitate student dialogue to improve understanding of experiences of difference, power, privilege, marginalization and oppression.
- Organize events for ECC residents and the campus community.
- Serve as a resource and support for the students and student groups who share the ECC.
- Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Social Work, or related field preferred.
- Minimum 1-2 years post-undergraduate experience required.
- Prior residential life experience required.
- Commitment to social justice and inclusion and a desire to work with a diverse population.
- Training in intergroup dialogue, conflict mediation, group facilitation or related experience.
- On-call and/or crisis response experience preferred.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
- Flexible evening and weekend schedule.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office and experience with social media required.
- Motivation and eagerness to explore projects and experiences in other areas of student life.
- Valid driver’s license and vehicle preferred.
- College-provided housing for 12 months in one bedroom off campus apartment
- $1,500 per academic year to be used in campus dining facilities
- $25,000 Salary