Residence Life Coordinator

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The Residence 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 positions is responsible for organizing the co-curricular activities and implementing the residential mission of Duke TIP. The Residence Life Coordinator supports the student experience by providing assistance and advice to residential staff. The position 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. The Residence Life Coordinator should promote and model Duke TIP's mission and policy at all times.

Job Duties

  • Must attend administrative training weekend (April) prior to program start 
  • 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 during program term
  • Must attend administrative training weekend prior to program start
  • Implement Duke TIP residential policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Assist in student arrival and departure day procedures
  • 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
  • Evaluate and report as directed at the end of the program
  • Serve as a role model and mentor to students 
  • Manage issues of conflict and student misconduct following Duke TIP guidelines 
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Educational Requirements

  • A minimum of two years of college is required.
  • A minimum of two years as a TIP staff member in a residential capacity is highly preferred or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership and active supervisory skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate interacting with gifted students to foster their holistic development
  • Maintain an objective demeanor and approach while managing incidents of student conflict, crisis, and misconduct and be able to adjust your communication style depending on your audience
  • Ability to successfully work and communicate within a team 
  • Demonstrate exemplary timeliness and thoroughness when it comes to communication and documentation with students and Main Office staff


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