Residential Student Coordinator – Living & Learning,
Academic Year 2024-2025
This application will open on November 20th. Click here for the application.
Applications are due January 18th at 5 PM.
Job Description 2024-2025 Academic Year
The mission of Residential Life is to facilitate student transitions into the intellectual and social communities of the University of California, Berkeley and to promote personal wellbeing and respect for the community needs of all residents. Residential Life’s vision reflects a commitment to the intentional creation of effective and innovative programs aimed to empower students with the skills to become engaged campus and global citizens, and active agents of social change. The Senior Resident Directors (SRD), Resident Directors (RD), and the Live-In Student Staff will accomplish this mission through a combination of community building activities, student empowerment programs, and personal conversations. This is accomplished by the work of the 500+ student employees who work in the residence halls.
The Living Learning Residential Student Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining an atmosphere that promotes residential communities through excellence in academic integration and personal development opportunities for students. As an employee of Residential Life, each Coordinator will adhere to, administer, and enforce policies and procedures as outlined in the Residential Life Student Staff Manual, the Residential Code of Conduct, the UC Berkeley Campus Code of Conduct University of California Personnel Policies and Procedures, and the University of California Policies applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students.
The Living Learning Coordinator’s role is to connect with the members of the residential community as well as support the Theme Programs, as directed by the Residential Student Experience Model (RSEM). The RSEM outlines the framework used by the residential staff that will engage students through one-on-one conversations, community meetings, and programs that target the needs of the community. The Living Learning Coordinator serves as a resource to both residents and staff while upholding the goals and policies of Residential Life. All responsibilities listed will be carried out under the supervision of the Resident Director or Assistant Director who works with Theme Programs.
As a representative of the University of California, Berkeley and a member of the Residential Life staﬀ, the Living Learning Coordinator is expected to respect personal integrity of all community members and assure they be treated in a manner that is fundamentally fair. Staﬀ should refrain from engaging in any behaviors, attitudes, relationships, or actions that:
- Would be considered harassment on the basis of gender, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, citizenship, age, and/or ability.
- Would impinge on a resident’s or another staﬀ member’s dignity, moral code, privacy, self‐worth, and academic, physical, psychological, and/or emotional well‐being.
- Would seek unjustiﬁed personal gains, unfair advantage, unearned goods or services.
Strategic Development (30%)
- Engage in Benchmarking and assessment processes to ensure Theme Programs are aligned with best practices.
- Research concepts and ideas for the advancement and success of the Theme Programs.
- Participate in the development of strategies that help the Theme Programs continue to thrive.
- Support the ongoing development of the Theme Programs and Living Learning Communities
- Assist with management of the Theme Program Proposal Process along with partners and stakeholders.
- Support incoming asks or requests for expansion by ensuring communication and streamlined processes.
- Collaborate with applicable partners to ensure proper assessment of programs is performed.
Administrative Support and Execution of Programmatic Elements (25%)
- Attend applicable theme program events
- Manage the preparation for programs (ex: cost research, waivers, applications, etc) and support successful execution of theme program events.
- Work with campus departments to streamline purchasing and logistical components.
- Organize budget processes, budget tracking and implementation.
- Support, promote, and attend Unit, System-wide, and Campus Strategies under the supervision of the Resident Director or Assistant Director.
Support and Development of Academic Components (20%)
- Collaborate with Residential Life staff and Theme Program partners to develop and facilitate the implementation of an academic seminar.
- Assist with administrative support for the seminar (ex: logistics, presenter outreach, room reservations, etc).
- Help to organize seminar information and connection to residential Theme Program experience in collaboration with Residential Life staff and partners.
Representation and Outreach (20%)
- Engage in public speaking opportunities by representing Residential Life in applicable Theme Program and Living Learning Community spaces.
- Assist with the development and implementation of marketing materials.
- Manage web content by ensuring accuracy of information and development of content.
- Attend and co-facilitate frequent meetings with stakeholders.
- Assist with outreach to Theme Program affiliates.
Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
- Undergraduate or graduate student possessing a minimum 2.300 cumulative GPA and good standing with the University at the start of position and throughout the period of employment. Please note that GPA does not round up, any GPA below a 2.300 (2.299 or below) will make you ineligible for this position.
- Full-time academic status (12-13 units per semester) during period of employment.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to facilitate community among individuals
- Understanding or willingness to learn about the principles of an inclusive, socially-just community
- Meets residency requirements and demonstrates academic interest in the subject matter of the theme program.
- Preferred minimum of one year residence in a college or university residence hall, or a similar group living experience such as a Greek house, co-op, or theme program prior to term of employment.
Terms of Employment
- Abide by all Housing and Residential Policies as outlined by the Residential and Campus Code of Conduct. Failure to abide by these policies may result in personnel action up to and including dismissal.
- Maintain the required 2.300 minimum G.P.A. throughout the term of employment. Living Learning Coordinators must submit a copy of an official grade report to Residential Life. Spring 2018 grade report must be submitted by July 1, 2018 while the Fall 2018 grade report must be submitted within the first week of classes of the Spring 2019 semester in order to ensure compliance with the academic requirements of the position.
- Maintain full-time academic status (12-13 units per semester) throughout the term of employment. Exceptions must have prior approval of the Resident Director and Assistant Director.
- The period of employment for this live-in position commences with the start of student staff training as early as Monday, August 5, 2024 (negotiable) and concludes Sunday, May 11, 2025 with the closing of the residence halls.
- Living Learning Coordinators are expected to work during some evenings, weekends and holidays. A commitment of approximately 19 hours/week is expected (some weeks may be more, whereas others may be less, depending on time of year, events, issues in the hall, etc.), which includes but is not limited to, engaging with residents, required meetings, duty coverage, program implementation and attendance, being visible and available to residents, and addressing the specific needs of the community.
- Living Learning Coordinators are restricted to no more than fifteen hours of outside commitments (i.e. running for ASUC, club participation, additional employment, both on and off campus). Exceptions must be discussed and approved in advance by the Resident Director or Assistant Director.
- Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory job performance evaluation by the supervisor. Satisfactory job performance evaluation is defined as meeting expectations as defined by the job evaluation in all areas of the job description.
- Living Learning Coordinator positions are for the academic year. Candidates who wish to continue during the subsequent summer or academic year must apply through the designated process.
- Living Learning Coordinators who display psychological behavior which raises concerns about fitness for the position may be required to complete an assessment of fitness and ability in order to continue in the position.
- The Living Learning Coordinator will receive a room and board during the period of employment as compensation.
- Living arrangements may range from a single room to a shared apartment space, depending on the departmental need.
- Living Learning Coordinator will receive the Gold Meal Plan. Unused points after the vacancy of the position will not be transferred to the student.
- Living Learning Coordinators are expected to model ethical behavior for all residence hall policies and procedures. Failure to demonstrate ethical behavior may result in personnel action up to and including dismissal.
- Maintain positive working relationships with fellow hall staff and Residential Life staff.
- Maintain appropriate behavior on social media when engaging with residents and colleagues and act in the capacity of your position
- Report maintenance problems in a timely fashion in order to maintain the physical condition of the residence halls. Provide immediate follow-up on reported problems.
- Do not duplicate or loan keys to unauthorized persons. Master keys are to be kept in their designated, secure location at all times when not in use and are not to leave the building or area without authorization.
- Maintain confidentiality and objectivity in all matters related to students and staff.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the RD and the administrative staff of Residential Life.
Background Check Requirement
This position is subject to a criminal background check. This position meets the following background check criteria:
- Access to detailed personally identifiable information about students, faculty, staff, or alumni which might enable identity theft.