UWC-USA seeks to appoint a Residential Life Coordinator (RLC).
This appointment is part of a larger vision to restructure residential staffing to enhance the student residential life experience from a mission- and values-alignment standpoint. This position reports to the Dean of Experiential Education (ExEd) and Residential Life. The RLC will be on the front-line of all aspects of student life and the primary connector between student life “on the ground” and the Dean of Experiential Education and Residential Life. Empowering the shift to a student-led residential community, based on UWC-USA’s mission and values, will be at the heart of the RLC’s work with students.
Works collaboratively with the Dean of Experiential Education and Residential Life to align daily execution and strategic objectives
Maintains and implements residential policies and procedures
Serves in a supervisory and collaborative role with Residential Staff, aligning practices and policies
Works directly with students individually and in groups
Coordinates student care in collaboration with the Dean, residential staff, counselors, nursing staff, and faculty
Facilitates all residential meetings
Proactively builds a culture of safety, respect, and responsibility in the student body
Clearly communicates school policy with regard to school rules, including safe harbor, and develops a culture of restorative justice through development and consistent application of processes
Coordinates, supports, and assures adequate supervision of student activities related to residential life
Coordinates (and publishes) residential staff and faculty assignments for weekend team coverage and oversees all weekend campus activities, including events such as parties, Appreciations, Cafés, and other special events
Encourages weekend activity to facilitate a relaxed learning and growth environment on campus
Coordinates weekend supervision with the Administrator on Duty (AOD)
Identifies and investigates any violation of residential rules and notifies the Dean
Monitors Wellness Days and follow-up for all students, keeps accurate records, and reviews each semester with the Dean
Ensures that appropriate adults are kept informed and or/involved in individual student issues
Approves all student travel needs, transportation to and from school for all vacations, along with student travel for college visits and for special visits home; works in conjunction with the Administrative Assistant in charge of travel
Documents meetings related to student misconduct or student reporting of residential concerns, including violations of school rules
Recommends to the Dean updates for the residential life manual
Other duties as requested by the Dean of ExEd and Residential Life
Description and Requirements
Ten month, exempt position; approximately 32 hours a week including on call flexibility as required in a boarding environment
Position may be held in addition to other residential responsibilities
Evenings and weekends required
Experience in Residential Life required
Knowledge of the UWC-USA program strongly preferred
Excellent organizational and time management skills along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
Desire to contribute creatively and effectively to residential program to best reflect the UWC-USA mission and values required
Living on the UWC-USA campus required
Bachelor’s degree preferred; experience or advanced degree in counseling or social work, and/or extensive experience with adolescents in a residential setting, preferred.
UWC-USA is an international boarding school. It enrolls 230 students in grades 11 and 12. All students follow the IB Diploma program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the USA; the remainder represent over 90 different countries. Students are admitted on the basis of merit.
A letter of interest specific to the position, resume, and a list of references are required and may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. UWC-USA is an equal opportunity employer.
About Armand Hammer United World College
UWC-USA is part of an international 17-school coalition of United World Colleges that share a common mission of using education to unite people for peace and a sustainable future. The campus in Montezuma, New Mexico, is the only UWC in the U.S., and is home to 230 students who represent more than 90 countries.