Job Openings - Graduate Assistant: Coordinator for Residence Education


Graduate Assistant: Coordinator for Residence Education

Type: Exempt
Position: Grad
Posting Date: February 15, 2017

Job Description:

The Coordinator of Residence Education under the direct supervision of the Director of Residence Life is responsible for the direction and coordination of the residence program within his/her living areas.  With the Resident Chaplains (other institutions commonly refer to this position as Resident Assistant) as support staff the Coordinator of Residence Education intentionally plans living-learning programs that emphasize the development of a Christ Centered community.  He/She is the facilitator in the planning and implementation of a meaningful residence life experience for students and Resident Chaplains.  The Coordinator for Residence Education is primarily an educator with a developmental philosophy, committed to helping residential students bridge their academic and interpersonal worlds.  Included as responsibilities are: general counseling and guidance, living area programming, and Residence Chaplain staff selection, supervision, training and development.  This position also serves in a leadership role in the Annual Walkabout wilderness adventure training program.

Graduate Assistant: Compensation includes a stipend, meals, and a tuition assistance for a MAHE master’s program of your choosing.

To be eligible for the Graduate Assistant position, applicants must complete the graduate program application, receive provisional acceptance, and enroll in a graduate program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Disciple Resident Chaplain (RC) staff. 
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the living area
  • Develops and implements a living-learning program to meet the individual needs of living area residents
  • Assist the Director of Residence Life in the ongoing selection, supervision, training and evaluation for Resident Chaplains.
  • Serves as a responsible role model who provides guidance and counseling for living area residents and actively seeks to live a life of Christian service and leadership
  • Participate in and assist with annual Walkabout-10 day leadership wilderness adventure program.
  • Confronts students exhibiting behaviors that are inconsistent with stated College student standards of conduct. Maintain a constant sense of preparedness among resident students in the event of catastrophic emergency such as fire, flood, tornado, and earthquake.
  • Turn in weekly reports to the Director of Residence Life.
  • Assist the Director of Residence Life with management of paperwork, programs, and duties such as:
    • Vacancy reports
    • Retention report requests
    • Health and safety inspections
    • All duties associated with delivering quality programming to the residential community.
  • Daily and holiday duty coverage.
  • Duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life.

Reports To:

Director of Residence Life

Required Skills:

  • Experience in Student Development or desire to pursue a degree in a related field.
  • Agreement with the purpose of Greenville College and demonstration of a mature Christian faith.
  • Leadership, initiative, strong written and verbal communication skills, and administrative ability.
  • Student development and counseling theory as well as skills suitable for housing, residence life; discipline, and supervisory decisions.
  • Knowledge of procedures and theory in the field of housing and residence life; ability to assimilate and disseminate such knowledge.
  • A vision and commitment to an intentionally developmental residence life program within a Christian College framework.

Education or Certification:

  • B.A. or B.S. required; Must enroll in MAHE master’s program of your choosing.

How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

To be considered for the position, applicants must submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a current resume, and (3) the Greenville College Employment Application available at

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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