Student Affairs

Coordinator of Residential LIfe

Louisiana School for Math Science and the Arts

Natchitoches, LA United States

LSMSA seeks applicants for Coordinator of Residential Life

$42,000.00 to $47,000/year plus apartment & meal plan.

The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School and rated #1 2023 Best Public High School Teachers in Louisiana according to Niche.com, is a selective admission, residential high school for Louisiana's gifted and high-achieving students.

The full-time, 11-month Coordinator of Residential Life will live on campus in the newly constructed Living and Learning Commons, a 110,000 square foot, 4 story/3 tower residence hall featuring double-occupancy rooms within 10 independent hall “neighborhoods.”? ? 

The Coordinator lives on-site in a 2-bedroom, 1-bath suite that includes a living area, full kitchen, washer/dryer, private entrance, and fenced yard.? 

The Coordinator is entitled to enjoy the School’s weekly 19-meal board plan in the Dining Hall (when students are on campus).? 

This is a full-time, live-in position that includes a private apartment for the duration of the contract, a meal plan when students are on campus, and all benefits afforded to Louisiana State employees including health, life, and retirement plans.

The Coordinator is required to live in the residence hall and be on-site for scheduled shifts and on-call overnight responsibilities, except on days off. The contract for this position will run from approximately July 22, 2024, through June 30, 2025, with the possibility of contract renewal. This successful applicant will receive ample time off surrounding holidays and extended weekends when residence halls are closed.

The successful applicant’s responsibilities include;

  • Serve as direct supervisor for all professional live-on staff, desk assistants, and interns in the Living/Learning Commons (LLC), providing feedback and evaluation regarding staff performance.
  • Oversee the daily operation of the LLC and residential life program, assuring that student needs are appropriately met.
  • Fosters good relationships with staff, faculty, students, and parents.
  • Tend to student medical needs as trained by the school nurse. Assist with crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Enforce community policies and complete appropriate documentation.
  • Conduct regular walk-through of facility, and report maintenance and housekeeping needs to the appropriate individuals.
  • Encourage and participate in activities to promote greater unity among residents and contribute to a sense of community and belonging.
  • Serve on committees as needed throughout the year.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years of experience working in student affairs, residential life, education, or a related field.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide local and out-of-town transportation. Ability to obtain a chauffeur’s license within one month of hire at the School’s expense.
  • Ability to complete a school-provided CPR/AED course as well as basic first aid and medication administration training.
  • Experience with word-processing, spreadsheet, and email systems and ability to quickly learn new systems as needed.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups
  • High level of discretion with sensitive information
  • Flexibility relative to schedule
  • Previous supervisory experience

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree
  • Educational training in education, psychology, or student affairs
  • 5 years of experience in residential life or student affairs.
  • Knowledge of adolescent development, contemporary issues facing adolescents, and characteristics of gifted students
  • Prior experience working with teenagers/young adults.

 

Application Process

Application review begins immediately and remains open until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of application, resume, contact information for three professional references, and the transcript from your final degree-granting institution.

 

LSMSA is committed to equal employment opportunity. LSMSA will not discriminate against, nor tolerate discrimination against, any employee or applicant for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, citizenship, or age. This policy applies to all personnel action including recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, termination, recreational and social programs, and professional contracts.


Requirements

  • Start Date: 7/1/2024 - Approximate
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

Application Process

Application review begins immediately and remains open until the position is filled.

Submit all materials to Employment@lsmsa.edu

Contact Sheila Kidd:  (318) 357-2521 for more information

Please send a letter of application, resume, contact information for three professional references, and the transcript from your final degree-granting institution.