Residence Life Coordinator
Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
The Division of Housing and Ancillary Services is committed to providing a first-class residence experience for over 5,300 Western students while supporting the academic mission of the University and ensuring profitability and cost effectiveness of divisional operations. We provide thriving residence communities which engage our diverse student population.
The Residence Life Coordinator promotes an atmosphere which supports academic achievement and fosters responsible decision-making. In doing so, the Coordinator contributes to students “learning outside the classroom” through the support and implementation of various community development initiatives within residences. As a live-in role, the Coordinator supervises Residence Staff, provides student support, and refers students to campus resources appropriately. This role also works collaboratively with others to foster learning opportunities by building community, addressing student needs and managing behaviour and, using a restorative justice framework. In addition, the Coordinator works collaboratively to develop initiatives that meet the continually changing needs of students and coordinates administrative functions within the respective building(s) in a manner which is consistent with divisional strategic directions and goals. The Residence Life Coordinator plays an important role in the provision of high quality housing – a critical element in the recruitment and retention of students to Western.
- University degree including studies in Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and/or Education
- 2 years’ experience in residence life with demonstrated leadership experience in a residence setting
- Work experience demonstrating organizational, customer service and administrative competence
- 1 year professional residence experience is preferred
- Experience supervising others and front-line operations experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to assess priorities, work independently to meet required deadlines with conflicting demands and changing priorities
- Results-oriented and able to handle many tasks and maintain a high level of individual and team performance
- Working knowledge and/or experience building teams within a large community of students, student-staff, and professional staff with ability to effectively supervise and develop others
- Strong customer service skills to handle inquiries and resolve issues in a professional and timely manner
- High level of integrity and trust, tact and diplomacy with ability to identify and respond to contentious or politically sensitive issues with discretion
- A well-defined sense of diplomacy and judgement including solid negotiation, crisis management and conflict resolution skills
- Approachable and understanding individual with a high degree of customer focus
- Ability to perceive and understand the emotions of others and interact with them appropriately based on those emotions
- Capacity to establish rapport, support and demonstrate openness to persons of diverse backgrounds and beliefs
- Strong oral and written communication skills with well-developed presentation skills
- Willingness to be available to be on-call on a rotational basis and to work seasonally long hours, including frequent events and weekends
Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #22906, by midnight on June 14, 2021.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 519-661-2194.