Residence Life Coordinator for Student Development (Residence Life Specialist), RPS
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

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Department Information

Indiana University Bloomington is a public Research Institution with a total enrollment of 45,328 students and some of the top academic programs in a range of disciplines. With Big 10 sports, more than 700 student organizations, a vibrant artist community, and plenty of other opportunities for involvement, IU is a campus full of energy and life.

Residential Programs and Services houses approximately 12,000 predominately first year students in 15 traditional residence halls. In addition to our traditional floors, we have 21 Living Learning Centers and Thematic Communities. We are committed to diversity and inclusion that is guided by our Diversity Statement.

Job Summary

The Residence Life Coordinator for Student Development (RLC-SD) is responsible for programs and initiatives related to the residential student experience on campus and in university-owned properties. Initiatives are focused on developing a student community that is diverse and inclusive, academically, and socially stimulating, and ensures student well-being and safety. This role enforces residential policies and procedures, manages, and provides crisis response, and serves in a supportive capacity for students of all backgrounds.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Promotes a community living experience and the implementation of the Residential Curriculum that cultivates productive and well-rounded citizens through intentional experiences as they learn, engage, and grow during their time on campus.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues in managing the operations of the residence hall, supporting the Residential Programs and Service's (RPS) mission, and promoting the values of the organization that include building a safe, inclusive environment through leadership, supervision, and crisis management.
  • Supervises undergraduate and graduate staff in assigned center for day-to-day supervision. Develops on-going training opportunities, holds staff accountable to department and center expectations, and makes hiring decisions.
General Responsibilities
  • Establishes and maintains a positive residential community that supports and enhances the educational mission of the university through developmental and social programs, personal student contacts, and the fostering of faculty-student interaction. Initiates and fosters student leadership opportunities, personal responsibility, and respect for others.
  • Frequently interacts with students on an individual and group basis; listens to concerns and issues, advises students on programs and initiatives across the university that may help with academic goals and/or student engagement, and recommends resources for students in crisis or facing adversity.
  • Addresses and resolves student behavioral problems within assigned hall(s)/unit(s) and documents and reports incidents to manager, student conduct staff, or law enforcement as appropriate, maintaining confidentiality and university policy and procedures.
  • Coordinates and delegates hall administrative tasks, including room changes, and programming account expenditures.
  • Communicates, interprets, and administers residence hall rules and regulations as well as the student code of conduct and other relevant university policies.
  • Responds to and resolves resident, guest, parent/guardian, and other stakeholder concerns or complaints. Responds to and assists with the management of building-wide emergencies or crisis situations.
  • Provides day-to-day supervision of live-in student staff members and assists with selection, training, and evaluation.
  • May assist with housing application review, housing assignments, and housing reassignments.
  • May assist with hall councils, oversight of student desk operations, and liaising with unit and campus partners.



  • Master's degree in higher education student affairs, counseling, or a closely related field.

  • 2 years of supervisory experience in a residential setting.
  • Crisis management and judicial/conduct experience.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.


  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating positive, intentional growth and engaging opportunities for students and staff.
  • Residential curriculum or learning outcomes-based programming experience.
  • Experience working with a budget.
  • Experience with electronic systems related to payroll, mail inventory and distribution, room assignments, and conduct case management.
  • Experience with additional management systems related to residence hall operations.
  • Excellent organizational skills including ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel).

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

The Residence Life Coordinator for Student Development (RLC-SD) is a full-time professional position for a 12-month housing operation where living in an on-campus residence hall apartment is a condition of employment

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$45,000 per year

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Student Services

Job Family: Residence Life

Click here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

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