The University of Nevada, Las Vegas — Residential Life Coordinator

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Residential Life Coordinator, UNLV Student Affairs [R0118737]

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. We welcome applicants with a wide-range of identities to apply, including those who are underprivileged and systematically denied opportunities in Residential Life or Student Affairs.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Residential Life within the Office of Housing and Residential Life (Campus Life/Division of Student Affairs), this LIVE-IN position exists to oversee 9 student staff members, and serves as the primary professional staff member responsible for a residential community of approximately 210 co-ed residents.  Responsibilities include: 

  • Serving as an active part of the Office of Housing and Residential Life team; 
  • Participating in a rotating on-call emergency response schedule; 
  • Serving as Advisor for complex Leadership Council; 
  • Overseeing conduct for a complex; 
  • Managing budgets for operations, programming, Leadership Councils, and professional development; 
  • Serve on committees as a representative of Housing and Residential Life; 
  • Implement a theory-based developmental program that challenges students to recognize and define themselves as unique, evolving, global citizens.  
  • design and teach sections of the Spring RA Class, as well as RA training sessions
  • Major emphasis on promoting identity development through community development, interpersonal perspective taking, personal empowerment, and self-esteem building, within multicultural communities.

Programs are designed with an equity and inclusion lens. Through the intentional use of student development theory, cultural identity theory, and leadership theory, this position works to enhance the sense of community by fostering students’ awareness and appreciation for social justice, leadership, and community involvement. 

Campus Life is firmly committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming for all people.  This reflects our commitment and journey to bringing multiple perspectives to our community; supporting our students, staff and guests; bringing equity into society and embracing new ideas.  This includes the following components:

  • Engage in ongoing self-reflection, learning, and development
  • Be an agent of organizational change
  • Use your position and influence to confront, teach, and learn about issues of equity and inclusion

The impact of errors is extremely serious – affects entire organization and impacts other activities/organizations and the students we serve.  

Required: A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, minimum of 1 year as a graduate assistant and experience in residence hall programming, administration, supervision and advising and developmental theory required. Successful candidates will have the ability to assess student needs, value a high degree of student contact, able to interact effectively with a side diversity of people, have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to communicate well in verbal and written form.

Preferred: One year post-masters residence hall experience preferred. Outcome assessment experience preferred. Experience working at an MSI, HIS, ANAPISI, HBCU or like institution.


$45,264 – $50,028.  Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin immediately and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to October 28, 2019.  Materials should be addressed to Jennifer Waters, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0118737” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.