Residence Life Coordinator - Pomona College in Claremont California

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Pomona College

Claremont, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Pomona College was established in 1887 on a campus designed to recreate the best of the eastern Ivy League universities, while at the same time offering the beautiful Southern California lifestyle. Located in Claremont, CA, Pomona has approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1. Rather than growing beyond our small college roots, we later chose Oxford and Cambridge as our model for founding the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven independent institutions on adjoining campuses unlike any other higher education experience in America.

We are continually ranked among the best colleges in the nation on Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The Princeton Review, and the Fiske Guide to Colleges. We inspire our students to take risks and we support them in their mission to make a real difference in the world. We seek to engage and reward our employees who are professionals of the highest caliber and quality, who value our College’s intimate community and historic roots, and who contribute to the ethics, talents and excellence of our administration and faculty in a collaborative environment of equal opportunity, intellectual development, personal growth, and liberal arts education that leads the nation and the world.

The Residence Life Coordinator assists the Associate Dean Campus Life and Director, Residence Life with oversight of the Residence Hall staff.  The Residence Life Coordinator will supervise and provide guidance, support, mentoring, and advice to the Residence Hall staff, and coordinate Housing & Residence Life (HRL) programs.  The Residence Life Coordinator assists with enforcement of college policies, respond to crises, responsible for the direction and oversight of one or more student employees and all of the activities and services provided by them in the Office of Residence Life, and monitor and evaluate student employees on performance, daily assignments and the administration of required personnel paperwork.  This position will maintain an efficient, collegial, and proactive work environment within the Office of Residence Life and collaborating department’s, advise Residence Hall staff by meeting regularly to discuss status reports, evaluations, disciplinary follow-up, programming, and other duties. This position will also ensure the professional and personal success of the Resident Advisors in their mentoring and policy enforcement roles within the residence halls, assist with Residence Hall staff (RHS) training throughout the year, participate in the Residence Life evaluation process and provide opportunity for feedback, growth, and input in the RHS job performances, and participate in the selection process for RHS and Sponsors.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred, and a Master’s degree is strongly preferred.    A valid driver’s license is required. A minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education working with campus and residential life programs is preferred. Candidate must deploy professional skills in campus and residential life program management, in collaboration with colleagues to best promote the College’s strategic interests. Demonstrated effectiveness and clarity of verbal and written communication with excellent interpersonal communication and leadership skills to supervise, facilitate, motivate and inspire a diverse group of student employees, volunteers and stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Candidate must handle all activities and highly confidential information with patience, discretion, tact, and a keen eye for detail. The successful candidate must be available for evening residence hall walk-through, meals, and/or meetings and events, and serve as On-Call Dean for after-hour physical and/or psychological emergencies (on a rotating basis), and meet weekly with On-Call Deans team to go over incidents and issues.

The regular hours for this full time position are at least 40 hours per week on a variable schedule.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required.  Travel will be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Pomona College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practices and in admission of students to educational programs and activities, in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws.

Keyword Phrases

  • Campus Life
  • Residence Life Coordinator
  • engage and reward the highest caliber and quality
  • collaborative environment of equal opportunity
  • inspired with probing inquiry & creative learning
  • Residence Life and Housing
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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