Arcadia University

Job Description: The Residence Life Coordinator is responsible for coordinating engagement opportunities that enhance residence life and will also play a significant role in campus life engagement. The coordinator is responsible for the oversight of residential communities within Residence Life Housing and Campus Life Engagement initiatives including; student organization advising and campus life programming. The ideal candidate will be creative, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable of local and national trends in student development theory, particularly in the areas of student leadership, and engagement. This position serves as a member of the live-in staff and serves on the on-call team. This position receives a one bedroom on campus apartment and an annual salary. Presently, the standard benefits package for full-time staff includes medical insurance by Independence Blue Cross, dental insurance, University paid life insurance, long term disability insurance (after one year of full-time employment), voluntary participation in the 403(b) retirement plan with an immediately available, generous matching contribution, tuition benefits for you and your eligible dependents and paid holidays and time off.

Location: Glenside

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise assigned undergraduate and graduate student staff, assist with training and development of student staff who report to Residence Life (Resident Assistants, Peer Mentors, students on Work/Study, etc).
  • Assist with the planning and execution of Campus Life Division or University-wide initiatives including but not limited to (New Student Orientation Week, Family Weekend, Student Programming Board, Day of Service, Scarlet and Grey Day, Open House, and Scarlet Knights (Spring Fling)).
  • Assist with the planning and execution of Residence Life initiatives including but not limited to (Opening, Closing, Living-Learning Communities, Summer Housing, Break Housing, RA training, selection, requirement, room change process, housing selection and assignments).
  • Enforce policies and support the conduct process as a primary hearing officer to determine level of responsibility in violations of campus policy.
  • Advise, liaise, and provide support to assigned student organizations, class councils, in addition to providing leadership training for student leaders.
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources or create meaningful sanctions which support the development of critical thinking skills.
  • Respond to significant student health and student conduct situations via the emergency first level on-call duty coverage to preserve campus community safety.
  • Interpret and enforce a variety of University, Campus Life, and Residence Life policies governing student behavior to maintain a safe and inclusive environment for all students.
  • Assist with the development and assessment of student learning outcomes, program goals and objectives to support student success.
  • Participate in Residence Life and Campus Life meetings and initiatives including various campus-wide committees and projects assigned by the Director and the Vice President / Dean of Students.
  • Assist with updating Residence Life manuals, websites, social media platforms and other relevant departmental materials.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Master's degree in higher education, college student personnel, or counseling strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience with on-call emergency response practices in a university setting is strongly preferred.
  • Experience and/or background in crisis management, and student development, are also strongly preferred.

Note: This is a live-in position that requires the employee to live in university housing

Application Instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that beneļ¬ts from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The successful candidate will demonstrate examples of ways they will incorporate our values. in their work.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

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