Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Indiana


Goshen College seeks applications for an interim Residence Life Coordinator for the 2019-2020 Spring semester, with the option to renew contract.

Under the direction of the Director of Student Involvement, the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is a full-time live-in position responsible for the co-curricular learning environment for upperclassmen residential options and co-supervision of student activities. The RLC provides direct supervision to two small coed residence halls (Kulp and Coffman Halls), an apartment complex containing 41 apartments (Octavio Romero Apartments), and up to three Intentional Living Community houses (Kenwood, Howell, and East). The RLC supervises one residence life intern, seven resident assistants within Coffman Hall, Kulp Hall and Romero Apartments, and maintains consistent contact with house contacts. The RLC will also co-advise the Campus Activities Council alongside the Associate Director of Student Life for Community Life and assist in promoting an active and engaging campus environment through student activities. Specific duties include a commitment to student interaction and mentoring; programmatic support; personal conflict intervention and crisis management; restorative practices; participating in after-hours and weekend on-call rotation; coordinating maintenance and facility issues; student activities supervision, acting as an onsite liaison to student life services and serving on the Residence Life leadership team. This is is a required live-in residential position with non-traditional working hours.

This position includes a fully furnished on-campus apartment with a meal plan as part of compensation.


- Bachelor’s degree required, masters degree in higher education, student affairs, psychology, sociology, or education preferred
- Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and students
- Willingness to participate in an intensive supervisory process both with students and members of the Student Life team
- Coachable
- Prior experience in residence life or student leadership as an undergraduate student
- Basic skills in interpersonal relationships, conflict management, and confrontation
- Dependability, trustworthy, flexible, self-motivated
- Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Self-motivated leader who can work independently as well as part of a team
- Culturally competent
- Highly motivated and self-directed
- Willingness to work nights and weekends throughout the academic calendar
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal with diverse groups
- Balance many tasks simultaneously and work well both independently and cooperatively with others
- Ability to maintain a positive approach under pressure
- Knowledge of campus safety measures and procedures

Candidates must be committed to the community standards, mission and core values of Goshen College.

About Goshen College:Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit. Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at

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Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to

- Complete and submit the online Faculty Information Form
- Letter of application
- Résumé
- Three professional letters of reference

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

Telephone: (574) 535-7111

  • education
  • human resources
  • spring