UWC-USA seeks to appoint a residential life coordinator (RLC) for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Reporting to the director of residential life, this newly created position is part of a larger vision to enhance student support and the student experience toward mission and values alignment, guided by evidence-based practices of healthy adolescent development and socio-emotional learning. Student success, support, and wellness are supported by this position. The RLC is on the front-line of all aspects of residential life, facilitating and supporting how students live the mission and values within one of the residential houses (approximately 40-50 students) through programming, monitoring and reporting students of concern, upholding community standards, and pastoral care. Furthermore, the RLC will empower students towards the development of personal integrity, healthy adult-youth relationships, and peer-to-peer accountability. This is a ten month, live-on, and exempt position to include on-call flexibility. A typical work week is Thursday - Monday. Active work hours are primarily afternoon and evenings.
Work collaboratively with the director of residential life and residential team to build community within the residential houses, consistent with the values and mission of the UWC movement
Build positive student relationships that contribute toward deepening the student experience
Coordinate student care in collaboration with the director of residential life, residential staff, counselors, health clinic staff, and faculty
Work with director of residential life in coordinating programming to address student wellness
Supervise and assist in training assistant residential life coordinators and student resident assistants
Reenvision, develop, and update resident assistant handbook, selection process, and training along with residential team
Educate and train staff to uphold residential and community standards policies and procedures
Communicate proactively with teaching faculty and respond to faculty and parent/family concerns
Submit incident reports and serve as community standards officer in responding to student behavior
Attend all residential meetings and holds house team meetings
Proactively build a culture of safety, respect, engagement, and responsibility
Submit and follow-up with maintenance requests for assigned house
Coordinate weekend supervision with the Director of Residential Life
Complete “check” for assigned house and performs regular walk-throughs
Assist with orientation and the opening and closing of residential houses
Sponsor an Experiential Education activity
Drive occasionally for student activities and events
Assist with major campus events including Southwest Studies/Project Week, service days, and retreats
Other duties as assigned by the director of residential life
Experience working within residential communities required
Must possess strong desire to work with 16-19 year-olds in a dynamic international boarding environment
Keen understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Excellent organizational skills, relationship building skills, and communication skills required
Desire to contribute creatively and effectively to the UWC mission and values
Must be willing to drive fifteen passenger vehicles and possess a clean driving record and driver’s license
Living within assigned residential house required
Knowledge of the UWC movement
Knowledge of trauma-informed care practices
Experience working within an international community
Experience with student disciplinary processes and procedures
Working knowledge of adolescent student development theory
Education or Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred with focus in counseling, leadership, education, or related field. Ten or more years of experience with adolescents in a residential setting may be considered in lieu of education.
This position is an exempt, full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. UWC-USA offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, cafeteria plane and 403(b) retirement.
UWC-USA is an international boarding school, enrolling 230 students from 16-19 years of age. All students follow the IB Diploma program. Roughly twenty percent of the students come from the USA; the remainder represent over 90 different countries.
A UWC application, 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.
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About UWC USA
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.