Residence Hall Coordinator

Date Posted: 05/01/2018

Soka University of America (SUA) is seeking a full time Residence Hall Coordinator. The Residence Hall Coordinator supports a comprehensive residence hall program that meets the goals of the Office of Residential Life and Soka University of America. This position reports to the Director of Student Activities and Residential Life.

Necessary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the effective general administrative operation of up to two residence halls of approximately 110 residents
  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the hall office including nights and weekends
  • Develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate all activities related to the educational programming and developmental elements
  • Serve as the primary Residential Life hearing officer for incidents relating to Residential Life Policies violations. Conduct investigations, adjudicate cases, assign developmental sanctions as appropriate, maintain records of all Residential Life disciplinary cases, and liaise with Student Conduct and Resolution Office when necessary
  • Provide primary leadership, support and supervision, ongoing training and evaluation of performance of paraprofessional staff in assigned area
  • Respond to emergencies and crisis situations as needed; serve in a weekly on-call rotation.
  • Resolve and respond to needs, questions, and concerns in an effective and timely manner and foster positive relations with students, staff, faculty, parents and others

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in college student personnel, student affairs/higher education, counseling, or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Commitment to mutual respect, service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence
  • High proficiency in personal computer systems utilizing databases, word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and other Microsoft application
  • Minimum of two years of housing experience or three years recent professional experience in a student services area or related field
  • General knowledge of student development theories, housing management, needs assessment, programming, conflict resolution, group dynamics, current issues and trends in higher education; multicultural issues and relevant legal issues
  • Experience in supervising and training, leadership development and advising student groups
  • Proven experience in providing counseling, referrals, and crisis management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead various projects independently and also work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management and leadership skills

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Soka University of America offers a competitive benefits package. Also included for this position is a furnished 2-bedroom apartment and a full meal plan (while school is in session). The position begins on July 16, 2018.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check. 

To apply send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to:

Human Resources
Re: Residence Hall Coordinator
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Fax: (949) 480-4164


Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.