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Job Details: Residential Life Coordinator

Job Title:

Residential Life Coordinator

Submitted on:

November 17, 2021


Commensurate with experience

Start Date:

November 29, 2021


12 months

Job Summary:

Assists the Dean of Student Services in supervising all aspects of University resident management and operations.


• Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior.
• Must be able to effectively lead and contribute in a dynamic fashion.
• Must be flexible, innovative, and self-motivated.
• Strong written and oral communications skills required.
• Excellent listening, customer service and problem-solving skills are essential.
• Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively recognize and resolve conflict.
• Must be able to build and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and departments throughout the university.
• Travel may be required.
• Normal office physical environment, other than normal office hours required.
• Applicants must have good public relations skills and must be proficient in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Required: Minimum educational requirement of three years of college or equivalent work experience. Preferred: Baccalaureate degree.



• Oversees all aspects of on-campus housing for students.
• Tracks occupancy in all campus housing.
• Sets up and maintains all university housing files, reports and data, including meal plan reports.
• Reviews and updates all housing policies to ensure the safety of residents.
• Select, train, mentor, and supervise Residential Assistants (RA) and student leaders.
• Performs professional administrative duties as assigned by Dean of Student Services, such as student housing placement, employee housing placement, and coordinating communication efforts with all on-campus university residents.
• Meets with Residential Assistants on a regular basis to discuss resident hall matters and reports on meetings to the Dean of Student Affairs.
• Coordinates with physical plant on maintenance of all on campus residences.
• Produces and supervises production of student ID cards.
• Coordinates with other university offices as needed.
• Preferred to live on OPSU campus but not required.
• Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
• Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community.
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible.
• Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
• Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
• Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
• Other duties as assigned by Dean of Student Services or designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)
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If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check and/or a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Rene Ramon, Section 504/ADA (disabilities),
    Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins, Discrimination (race, color, national origin, age, and veterans status), Title IX (sex),
    Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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