Residence Life Coordinator

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The Residential Life Coordinator is a member of the on-site administrative team and assists the On-Site Director with daily program operations by overseeing student affairs and directly supervising all residential staff.  The Residential Life Coordinator is responsible for organizing the co-curricular activities and implementing the residential mission of Duke TIP. The Residential Life Coordinator supports the student experience by providing assistance and advice to residential staff.  The Residential Life Coordinator reports all student affairs or conduct concerns to the On-Site Director and confers regularly with the on-site administrative team and the main office to discuss student and site issues. Housing and meals are provided on site.

Job Duties


  • Must attend administrative training weekend prior to program start

  • Implement Duke TIP residential policies and procedures

  • Supervise distribution of and inventory return of residential program materials

  • Collaborate with site leadership team to facilitate orientation(s)

  • Oversee the implementation of the residential curriculum including managing social and recreational programming

  • Advise On-Site Director on residential expenditures

  • Evaluate and report as directed at the end of the program

Staff Supervision

  • Duties include full-time live-in day, evening, night and weekend commitments with one 24 hour day off per week

  • Emergency accessibility 24 hours a day via cell phone

  • Supervise the residential staff and establish weekly schedules

  • Observe programming, provide feedback to staff, and support staff with on-the-job coaching

  • Support residential staff as needed with accommodations and student conduct

  • Lead residential staff meetings

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree in student affairs, education, or a related field is strongly preferred. Experience as a staff member of a residential program or institution such as Duke TIP is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Leadership and supervisory skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate interacting with gifted students

  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative

  • Ability to successfully work within a team


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