Residence Director /Coordinator of Housing Operations Job


Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the part-time position of residence director – coordinator of housing operations. As a member of the Student Life staff, the residence director (RD) is responsible for the general welfare of all students, encouragement to maximize their intellectual growth and personal development. The RD is expected to positively influence, contribute to and improve the quality of life of the residential student through programming, enforcing College policies and procedures, and by forming personal relationships with each student in his/her residential community. The residence director (RD) is a part-time, live-in position that reports directly to the director of residence life and housing (DRLH) and indirectly to the associate vice president for student affairs & Title IX coordinator.


Residence Director Responsibilities:

  • Manages a residential living community ranging from 120-250 residents varying from residence hall living to apartment living.

  • Supervises and assesses 3-5 paraprofessional resident assistant (RA) staff members.

  • Participates in 24 hour on-call responsibilities along with fellow RDs (including break periods).

  • Administers weekly RA staff meetings, monthly RA one-on-one meetings and attends weekly RD meetings.

  • Attends weekly staff meetings and weekly one-on-ones with the director. Submits weekly and on-call reports to the director.

  • Assists in the training, selection and evaluation of RA staff.

  • Serves as the liaison between the residential students and the DRLH.

  • Facilitates resident check-in and check-out process.

  • Assists in supervision of the summer resident assistant staff.

  • Assists with the check-in and check-out process of summer residents and outside groups/summer campus that are using the residential facilities.

  • Supervises summer student worker staff and leads these individuals in the completion of special projects, including but not limited to assessment of rooms and common spaces in the residence halls and apartments, replacement and installation of apartment amenities and moving furniture.

  • Provides crisis intervention when needed and makes appropriate referrals.

  • Intercedes regarding policy violations and makes appropriate referrals.

  • Provides sensitive, responsive, and well informed guidance to residents regarding individual and collective concerns.

  • Be visible and accessible to residents within your community.

  • Facilitates the Six Week Programming & Jump Start Storm Challenges and plans recognition event.

  • Oversees and implement the Resident Assistant Merit Based System.

  • Represents the Student Experience Suite at College functions and events.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the director of residence life & housing and the associate vice president for student affairs and Title IX coordinator.

Coordinator of Housing Operations Responsibilities:

  • Maintains 15-20 office hours per week within the Student Experience Suite.

  • Streamlines facility and budgetary requests for programs and training.

  • Assists DLRH with the planning of RA training (Fall and Winter).

  • Coordinates outside training opportunities throughout the year for the staff.

  • Serves as after hours on-call for maintenance emergencies and reports them to maintenance staff directly.

  • Checks housing maintenance email inbox, submits maintenance requests daily and manages the residential maintenance database.

  • Manages keys and complete key audits as needed for all residential areas.

  • Coordinates monthly health and safety inspections and necessary follow-ups.

  • Coordinates break housing, including communication to/with students and break requests.

  • Coordinates and completes inspections with the local fire marshal as needed.

  • Coordinates and communicates with census officials as needed.

  • Assists with housing selection and new student housing placement/roommate matching.

  • Enters and maintains housing data in Jenzabar EX system.

  • Maintains residential student housing files and roster information.

  • Assists with the coordination of the yearly move-in, move-out process.

  • Updates housing forms and information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the director of residence life & housing and the associate vice president for student affairs and Title IX coordinator.


  • Bachelor’s degree required (currently enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program preferred).

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.

  • Strong communication, computer and organizational skills; solution oriented.

  • Conflict mediation knowledge.

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop, initiate and actively participate in developmental student programming.

  • Ability to work within a residence life team.

  • Able to work with a diverse student population.

  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills.

  • Sense of humor.

  • Although the position requires approximately 15-20 hrs per week, the nature of the position at times, necessitates unpredictable work weeks, including nights and weekends, and some weeks requiring more than 15-20 hrs.


Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to: (preferred method for applications) or Residence Director – Coordinator of Housing Operations Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at EOE

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