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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).


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Community Coordinator


The Community Coordinator is an 11 month full-time, professional, live-in position in the Residence Life Department. The Community Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of Residence Life and will also report to the Area Coordinator. The Community Coordinator must enjoy living and working with students and be committed to education and student development. The Community Coordinator will assist the Residence Life Department to facilitate a student centered approach, while encouraging students to take leadership, initiative, and personal responsibility.


The responsibilities of the Community Coordinator (CC) are numerous and varied. Principal responsibilities will include staff supervision and development, residential education, community development, crisis management, policy enforcement, administration and building management. Because the Community Coordinator is part of the professional staff members available in the residence halls for student interaction, spending evening and weekend time with students is required.

• Direct a community of 250+ students in a traditional hallway style residence hall.
• Work as a part of the Residence Life team by participating in all office programs and events, including the opening and closing of residence halls, training, orientation, family weekend, open house, room selection, commencement and other major campus activities.
• Assist the Area Coordinator in the overall management of the residence areas including the supervision of Resident Advisors, coordination of room changes and roommate conflicts, counseling individual students, and responding to crisis situations.
• Coordinates the development of programs and activities within the residential areas, emphasis on intentionally focused programming for first and second year residents, and work with the staff to develop and implement quality programs for all residents.
• Assist in the planning and implementation of selection, training and evaluation of Resident Advisor staff.
• Attends weekly professional staff meetings, student staff meetings and supervisory meetings.
• Assists with additional duties, projects, programs, and committees as determined by supervisors.
• Participate in the Student Affairs Duty Rotation (SADO). Responsible for duty nights on weekdays and weekends as assigned. The CC may be called to be on-duty during emergencies or when serious situations arise and the Director requires all staff to be on duty.
• Assist in the advisement and provide guidance to the Residence Hall Association.
• Provide resources for first-year students regarding critical support services, deadlines, problem resolution, and general questions and answers.
• Assist in the training and development of student staff that interact and work with first year students.
• Integrate into current programming model the coordination of first-year residential programming, first eight-weeks programming, class affiliation events, and other social, co-curricular, and academic enrichment activities for first-year students.
• Collaborate with the Office of New Student Orientation


• Bachelor’s degree required – Masters’ preferred in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field
• Previous live-in experience required
• At least one year of experience working in Residence Life or Student Affairs either professionally, through graduate assistantships/internships or at a minimum during undergraduate experience
• Experience with working with and programming for First Year students, a plus.
• The position requires the ability to work in a team-based environment, as well as individually.
• Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
• Organizational and management skills

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to Community Coordinator Search, via email:

March 20, 2014

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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