companyUniversity of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
locationMilwaukee, WI, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/12/2024
ExpiresExpires: 8/11/2024
Student Affairs and Services
Full Time


Position Number: 02190930, 02011488

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM , we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make a global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UWM University Housing is committed to enhancing community members’ cultural understanding, leadership skills, academic success, social connections, and social responsibility by creating safe, comfortable, and well-maintained living learning environments that inspire growth and development. For more information about our mission, our department, and UWM , please visit our website at https://uwm.edu/housing/.

Job Summary

The Department of University Housing is recruiting for two full-time, twelve (12) month, live-in professional Residence Life Coordinator (RLC ). The University Housing department houses 4,300 residents in suite-style high-rise towers, residence halls, and apartments. The fast-paced, dynamic department serves a unique student population in an urban setting.

Our Residence Life Staff are responsible for managing communities through staff supervision (professional and paraprofessional), advising, training, and serving on a rotating on-call 24 hour, 365-day crisis response. Residence Life Coordinators adjudicate low to high level conduct cases and respond to a variety of crisis situations. RLCs will have opportunities to increase professional skills through leading academic initiatives and student learning opportunities, high conduct caseloads, supervision, and campus involvement.

Each RLC has the same core areas of their role, but will also get the opportunity to work with specialized residential communities within the halls based on specific building placement, such as work with Living Learning Communities, first-year students in high-rise towers, desk supervision and large-scale programming, upper-year students, and more based on your professional interests!

This position is a fixed-renewable non-teaching academic staff appointment with a competitive salary and benefits package. Starting salary for this appointment is at least $44,460 as well as a partially furnished apartment, meal plan, and designated parking space. The final salary offer is dependent upon the finalist’s experience and qualifications. Professional development fund support is also provided based on departmental budget availability in a given fiscal year. Amounts may vary by year.

For more information about our mission, the Residence Life unit, our department, and UWM , please visit our staff recruitment website at https://uwm.edu/housing/about-us/employment/residence-life-recruitment/.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

• Previous live-in professional experience with a residence life or university housing department on a university or college campus

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

• A master’s degree in College Student Development, Higher Education Administration or closely related field by the date of hire

• Previous experience supervising student employees

• Experience performing on-call crisis and duty response within a university residential setting

• Adjudication of low-level student conduct and/or student behavior issues (e.g., noise complaints, roommate conflicts, alcohol, etc.)

• Experience working with a diverse student population or shown participation in learning about a variety of student identities (race, sexuality, socioeconomic status, religion, first generation status, etc.)

• Experience with educational programming or working with High Impact Practices, such as Living Learning Communities, First-year experiences, experiential learning, etc.

• Evidence of the ability to work collaboratively through team leadership or committee involvement

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide a cover letter addressing your education/experience as they apply to all minimum and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills. Candidate(s) selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts.

Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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Required degree level

  • Master