The University of MInnesota Morris Office of Residential Life seeks a Residential Life Area and LGBTQIA2S+ Program Coordinator. This is a 10 month, 100% time position reporting to the Director of Residential and Community Life.
A Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of college student housing operations is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate skills in and a commitment to student development and success, community building, sustainable living, health and wellbeing, effective communication, and participatory leadership; a commitment to building a diverse, inclusive campus; and a commitment to professional development.
Preferred qualifications include: a commitment to the value of a liberal arts education; an understanding of issues impacting historically underrepresented student populations (e.g. Native American and BIPOC students; LGBTQIA2S+ students; low-income students, first generation students); success working in diverse staff teams; experience interpreting policies; familiarity with student judicial processes; a demonstrated ability to respond to critical incidents and issues; and a record of collaboration.
About the Campus
A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, the University of Minnesota Morris combines a student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), UMN Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body numbers nearly 1500 with a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. UMN Morris serves one of the most diverse student bodies in Minnesota. More than forty percent of UMN Morris students are Native American, persons of color, or of international origin. UMN Morris is the only federally recognized Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution in the Upper Midwest.
UMN Morris is highly ranked by national publications – U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris campus in its list of “the best” and “most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University of Minnesota’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching and students consistently win national awards, as demonstrated by UMN Morris’s status among the top baccalaureate institutions producing student Fulbright awards. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.
Residential Life is a key component of the University of Minnesota, Morris student experience. Virtually all entering students and over half of the student body live on-campus without a housing requirement. The Residential Life Area Coordinator (9764R2, Residential Life Professional 2) oversees the Green Prairie Community, the On Campus Apartments and David C. Johnson Independence Hall which house approximately 500 primarily upper-class students on 15 floor communities and 72 apartments. The Coordinator directly supervises four student Hall Directors that supervise 20 Community Advisors. The Coordinator establishes and maintains welcoming, inclusive, and diverse residence hall and apartment communities that foster student well-being and success while also advancing the University of Minnesota, Morris mission, vision and strategic plan. Responsibilities will evolve to best meet emerging campus needs and utilize the candidate’s skills and interests. This is a 10-month, annually renewable live-in, academic professional appointment reporting to the Assistant Director of Residential Life.
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
UMN Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. UMN Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.
Applications must be submitted University of Minnesota Employment site , job ID# 340372. Please complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. References will be requested of the finalists for the position.