Graduate Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

At Eastern Nazarene College


Salary Range: See Description

Job Title: Graduate Assistant Residential Life Coordinator
Department: Student Development
Reports To: Director of Residential Life
Term: Part-Time, 12 Months
Compensation: Graduate Tuition, Campus Housing, Meal Plan, Stipend, & Cell Phone Reimbursement.

SUMMARY: The Graduate Assistant Residential Life Coordinator supports the Student Development Office by fostering a robust living and learning community for undergraduate residential students in a manner consistent with the College’s Mission and Vision, and the Purpose of Residential Life. The GA RC is responsible for supporting Residential Life in residence halls by providing a live-in presence on campus and directly serving a culturally diverse student population. The GA RC will know and care for students, support Resident Assistants, and oversee educational and operational activities.

Summer RD
• Provide primary on-call coverage for the months of June and July.
• Supervise and evaluate summer Resident Assistants (RA)s
• Plan and conduct summer RA staff meetings, and meet with RA staff members individually on a regular basis
• Facilitate opening and closing of summer residence hall spaces, and communication with all necessary parties
• Facilitate check-in/out procedures for summer residents, and timely communication with summer residents
• Facilitate programming initiatives for summer residents, and coordinate with other offices to support residents
• Submit and track/follow-up maintenance and housekeeping concerns/requests
• Work with the Director of Residential Life and RA staff to ensure proper summer occupancy/billing records
• Work with the Director of Residential Life to assist with housing assignments and related administrative tasks
• Work with Director of Residential Life to assist with Res Life initiatives/documents in preparation for fall

Residence Halls Coordination/Presence, Fall and Spring Semesters
• Facilitate programming initiatives in the residence halls, specifically a mentoring program and freshman/upperclassman specific event programming
• Support RAs in programming efforts by providing training, resources, and logistical assistance
• Point person to communicate pertinent Res Life information (i.e policies/procedures) to students and staff
• Conduct weekly walk-throughs of each residence hall, along with consistent live-in presence in the hall
• Respond as On-Call RD in emergency situations and/or for RA support; on call approximately 1 week per month
• Address campus policy violations and emergencies along with Security as needed
• Check in on, mentor, and provide counsel to students, and make referrals as appropriate

Residential Life Coordination, Fall and Spring Semesters

• Participate in the planning and implementation of RA training and retreats
• Facilitate planning and implementation of monthly RA in-service gatherings
• Facilitate general support and encouragement initiatives for RA team as a whole
• Connect Res Life staff with appropriate campus departments to strengthen communication and efficiency
• Participate in the RA selection process

• Weekly check-ins with the Director of Residential Life, and participation in professional training/evaluation
• Point person for GA housing check-in and check-out processes
• Collaborate with other Student Development departments and the broader campus community to facilitate a seamless educational experience and foster holistic student development.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residential Life

A bachelor’s degree is required with preference given to candidates with a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in roles related to Residential Life. Experience in student development at small, private, liberal arts colleges either professionally or educationally is preferred. Must have an established record of excellent mentoring relationships with students, and collegial relationships with staff and faculty. Excellent management skills and strong organizational and administrative skills are also necessary. Must be of strong character with a desire to serve and possess confidence/experience to care for students through accountability and discipline when applicable. Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program. A strong and vibrant Christian faith that connects to the mission, vision, and values of the college is required.

The mission of Eastern Nazarene College is to serve God, the Church, and the World by providing a quality liberal arts education to students of all ages. Consistent with its Wesleyan heritage, ENC seeks to create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, justice and holiness as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.

Embracing its multicultural and urban environment, ENC prepares students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating “the best in education and the best in Christian faith”.

The mission of Student Development is to support the mission of the College by fostering a distinctly Christian living and learning community that facilitates the holistic development of students. Valuing the diversity of our students, we seek to cultivate and empower their personal growth, health, and success in order to enrich their total learning experience and prepare them to lead and serve in the world.
RESIDENCE LIFE PURPOSE STATEMENT: The purpose of residential life at ENC is to provide a living/learning environment that encourages holistic student development in the everyday living experiences of students. Living in the residence halls at ENC encourages students to grow spiritually, personally, and professionally as they live and learn together in an intentional environment that fosters student success.
Application Deadline: Until the position is filled Start Date: January 3, 2019
Potential candidates should make application by submitting their cover letter, resume, and a statement of faith to: Human Resources Dept., Eastern Nazarene College, 23 East Elm Ave., Quincy MA 02170 or fax to 617-745-3899, or email to

Eastern Nazarene College, a four-year, liberal arts, residential college of the Church of the Nazarene, located on Boston’s South Shore, seeks qualified persons to fill faculty and staff positions. Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well.