Residential Learning Coordinator - Upper Year Experience
Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

Posted in Education and Training

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Residential Learning Coordinator - Upper Year Experience

Department: Office of Student and Community Life

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Hours Per Week: 40

FLSA Determination: Exempt

Weeks Per Year: 52

Open Date: 01/30/2023

Open Until Filled: Yes

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary
Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity's most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Residential Learning Coordinator - Upper Year Experience
Under the leadership of the Assistant Director of Residential Education and Engagement, the Residential Learning Coordinator (RLC) lives on-campus and oversees upper year residential communities within the Trinity College Housing system.

This position works to foster an inclusive living and learning community that contributes to students' academic achievement and personal growth. While the position will function as described below, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving departmental needs.

Housing Responsibilities

Administrative Processes

  • Oversee the day-to-day functions of assigned upper year residential communities, including collaboration with residential operations and facilities as needed.
  • Participate in on-call rotation and serve as a member of the crisis response team.
  • Assist implementing and assessing the residential curriculum and programming model, as part of the residential learning experience.
  • Manage programming budget for residential student staff.
  • Oversee development and planning of programs by residential student staff.
  • Collaborate with members of the campus community to provide students with holistic programs and support services.

Training and Supervision

  • Supervise, facilitate meetings, and conduct evaluations of residential student staff in assigned residential communities.
  • Assist in the development, coordination, and assessment related to the recruitment, selection, and training of residential student staff.

Community Standards

  • Facilitate the student conduct process consistent with college policies.
  • Determine behavioral and educational sanctions due to policy violations and provide guidance, mediation, problem solving, and refer students to campus resources as needed.

Student Support Services

  • Work collaboratively with the Deans of Student and Community life, along with faculty to provide support and guidance for students.
  • Meet with students to discuss their needs and connect them to campus resources and support services.

Collaborative Partnerships

  • Collaborate with members of the campus community to provide students with holistic programs and support services.
  • Gain broad experience in higher-education administration by partnering with colleagues from across campus to help students transition and acclimate to Trinity, as well as learn about opportunities while enrolled.
  • Serve on committees as requested.

Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate is expected to have broad and relevant experience in residential life, activities planning, student advising/mentoring, and student leadership development. A good understanding of liberal arts communities is preferred. Candidates should have a passion for mentorship and deliberate interaction with students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • A minimum of 1-year of relevant professional experience and/or a strong background as an engaged student leader
  • Ability to adapt leadership style to the unique needs and interests of the student population
  • Experience maintaining professionalism with staff, faculty, and students
  • Flexibility in schedule to be able to work nights and weekends
  • A willingness and desire to collaborate with the Hartford community
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and strong time management skills with a good ability to multitask
  • Excellent attention to detail (e.g., management of a small budget) and evidence of good judgment and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work collaboratively and across diverse communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with computers and software programs, (e.g., Office 365, Facebook, Instagram) to support departmental goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or a related field § A minimum of 2-years of relevant experience or 2 or more years of undergraduate or graduate experience in residential life
  • Strong commitment to the liberal arts experiences along with evidence of an appreciation for working in a diverse community
  • Experience in leading a student organization and/or involvement in leadership programs

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applicants must apply online at by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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