Indiana University – Bloomington Campus — Residence Life Coordinator, Student Development

The Residence Life Specialist (internally we use the working title – Residence Life Coordinator for Student Development. The RLC-SD position is a full-time professional position with living in an on-campus residence hall apartment as a condition of employment. The RLC-SD is responsible for promoting a community living experience and implementing the Residential Curriculum that supports well-being, understanding self and others, intellectual engagement, and civic stewardship through intentional experiences. Works collaboratively with colleagues in managing the operations of the residence hall, supporting Residential Programs and Services’ (RPS) mission and Diversity Statement, and promoting the values of the organization through building a safe and inclusive environment.

Job Summary:

  • Establishes and maintains a positive residential community that supports and enhances the educational mission of the university through developmental and social programs, personal student contacts, and the fostering of faculty-student interaction. Initiates and fosters student leadership opportunities, personal responsibility, and respect for others.
  • Frequently interacts with students on an individual and group basis; listens to concerns and issues, advises students on programs and initiatives across the university that may help with academic goals and/or student engagement, and recommends resources for students in crisis or facing adversity.
  • Addresses and resolves student behavioral problems within assigned hall(s)/unit(s) and documents and reports incidents to manager, student conduct staff, or law enforcement as appropriate, maintaining confidentiality and university policy and procedures.
  • Coordinates and delegates hall administrative tasks, including room changes, and programming account expenditures.
  • Communicates, interprets, and administers residence hall rules and regulations as well as the student code of conduct and other relevant university policies.
  • Responds to and resolves resident, guest, parent/guardian, and other stakeholder concerns or complaints. Responds to and assists with the management of building-wide emergencies or crisis situations.
  • Provides day-to-day supervision of live-in student staff members and assists with selection, training, and evaluation.
  • Serves as a mentor and supervisor for a graduate assistant and in most buildings works as a team with a second RLC-SD as most of buildings house 800-1100 students.
  • May assist with housing application review, housing assignments, and housing reassignments. May assist with hall councils, oversight of student desk operations, and liaising with unit and campus partners.


  • Master’s Degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or closely related field required


  • Two years of supervisory experience in a residential setting
  • Residential curriculum or learning outcomes-based programming experience
  • Crisis management and judicial/conduct experience
  • Experience working with a budget
  • Experience with additional management systems related to residence hall operations


  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

IU offers a competitive package of benefits. Please check on these are the IU HR Benefits page: In addition Residential Life has a pet policy and a welcoming partner policy. To encourage our staff to interact with students and staff the department also provides a meal plan for professional and student staff.