Student Affairs

Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)

Towson University

Towson, MD United States

Job Purpose

Housing and Residence Life at Towson University (TU) is currently accepting applications for a Residence Life Coordinator. TU is known for our high academic standards, dynamic learning environments, strong campus community, and for the people behind them. Residence Life at TU strives to be an inclusive, premier program that inspires each and every student to learn about themselves and others, discover the world around them, and grow into model leaders. Our team values learning and education, and inclusive and welcoming communities. We also aim for students to discover themselves while being engaged and connected.

Being a Residence Life Coordinator means you strive to provide leadership to each and every student in the residence hall community. You are a motivated, creative, and driven individual, with an emphasis on fostering interpersonal connections with students and being a positive role model for students.


The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is primarily responsible the learning and student development within a residential community housing 320-625 students. The RLC leads the community of student learners and supervises Resident Assistants. The RLC serves as a member of the area staff responsible for developing a comprehensive living and learning environment for residence hall students. Responsibilities also include counseling and student conduct, physical facilities, committees and other assignments.

The Residence Life Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Residence Life in the area assigned, has additional opportunities for involvement in the department and University, and is encouraged to belong and contribute to professional associations. The department financially supports professional activities.

Job Description

Community Building, Student Learning and Education

  • Lead residential engagement efforts by providing all students with a level of immersion that prompts them to learn about themselves and others, while reflecting on their multiple roles and responsibilities within the community.
  • Embody the department’s residential engagement model through multiple avenues that include but are not limited to: in hall opportunities, large scale events, student interactions, community walks, co-curricular involvement, and educational programming.
  • Share experiences through conversations, programming, and being a visible entity to help promote diversity awareness among students in the residence halls.
  • Coordinate, advise, and oversee assigned Residential Learning Communities while developing working relationships with faculty and staff campus partners.
  • Engage with students by educating, explaining, interpreting, and reinforcing policies as listed in the Student Code of Conduct, housing contract, and staff manual.
  • Uphold TU’s educational conduct practice through meetings and appropriate sanctions in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education.


  • Provide leadership to a residence hall community of 300-500 first year and upper-class students.
  • Supervise and train a team of 8-13 Resident Assistants,12-24 Community Center Assistants, and 1-2 Community Center Managers by holding staff and one-on-one meetings to foster community engagement and development.
  • Mentor and guide staff to build meaningful relationships with resident students, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Develop staffs’ leadership skills through creating expectations, goal setting, and prompting reflection.
  • Train and evaluate staff to complete administrative tasks integral to maintaining housing operations, safety, and security.
  • Advise building council (hall government) to serve the residence hall community by means of student advocacy, leadership skill development, team building, and programming.

Execution and Administration

  • Manage and allocate the Resident Assistant and Building Council programming budgets.
  • Oversee housing occupancy by facilitating building openings and closings, building access, and key inventory.
  • Maintain exceptional physical condition of residence halls by proactively identifying needs, reporting issues, assessing damage, and assigning billing as appropriate.
  • Administer and assist with departmental projects and other duties as assigned.

Conflict Management

  • Work with students who experience peer conflict to achieve civility and resolution.
  • Follow-up with those involved in incidents.
  • Participate in departmental on-call rotation to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.


40,000 annually and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days.

Live-in position with furnished apartment and academic year meal plan.


  • Start Date: 7/3/2019 - Firm
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

All candidates interested in applying MUST apply online at to be considered. Applying through, will not allow you to be fully considered for this position as information must be provided within out Human Resources site.

This position posting is to fill a current vacancy and is anticipated to begin at the start of the Spring semester. All inquiries can be directed to