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Job Summary

Program Description:  
The Promise Scholars Program at the University of Michigan—Flint was created to allow an admissions pathway for students whose previous academic performance did not meet standard admission. However, through their interview process, we believe that these students have the potential to succeed academically. Promise Scholars are students who are passionate about obtaining their bachelor’s degree here at the University of Michigan-Flint. Broadly, the Promise Scholar Program is designed to provide an inclusive, supportive environment that results in 4-year graduation success. To support all students throughout their undergraduate experience, the Promise Scholars program is designed to increase persistence and retention, provide academic enrichment opportunities, and offer holistic success coaching. Promise Scholars begin their experience at the University of Michigan-Flint through the Success Institute which takes place during the summer after their senior year of high school.
 
 
Position Description: Residence Hall Coordinator
The Residence Hall Coordinator for the Promise Scholar Summer Bridge Program is responsible for coordinating the residential advisors and residential experience to promote high quality implementation of the Success Institute programming. The Residence Hall Coordinator aims to cultivate healthy and empowering relationships with students, Residential Advisors, and program stakeholders to ensure activities and programming is carried out in alignment to weekly themes and student success objectives. The Residence Hall Coordinator is expected to be on-call and is the first liaison for residence hall emergencies, crisis, and conflicts. They will lead daily check in meetings with residential hall staff and will support and participate in RA programming efforts. Special emphasis is placed on supervising Residential Advisors and ensuring Promise Scholars Summer Brighe Program components are appropriately staffed and resourced.  The Residence Hall Coordinator reports directly to the Program Manager.  Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to explain interest in role and key experiences.
 
 

Responsibilities*

  • Live in the residence hall and assist with the daily implementation of the Success Institute Promise Scholars Summer Bridge Program.
  • Supervise residential advisors and Promise Scholar residents.
  • Serve in an “on call” capacity to respond to student incidents/emergencies.
  • Structure daily check ins with Residential Staff to ensure awareness of summer residential experience.
  • Meet weekly with key Promise Scholars' Program Manager.
  • Create interactive bond building activities for students
  • Coordinate and assist with move-in and move-out inventory
  • Coordinate and assist wtih hall decorations
  • Ensure students vacate residence hall during “off” program periods and support return to campus.
  • Monitor events and programming that support leadership, diversity of ideas, and inclusivity among community members and positive residence hall culture.
  • Plan and lead residential team staff meetings to plan, discuss, and address key issues, concerns, and upcoming events.
  • Ensure the residence hall facilities are appropriately used and taken care of. 
  • Provide managerial and logistical support for program events, meals, and activities. 
  • Uphold residential hall policies and protocols to ensure safety and wellbeing, in residence halls.
  • Address and refer student disciplinary, crises, and personal issues as needed to campus offices.
  • Maintain professional relationships and boundaries with students.
  • Build meaningful relationships with residents and invested stakeholders in the Promise Scholars community.
  • Serve as a mentor to support Promise Scholar transition into college level expectations and adoption of student success behaviors throughout the Promise Scholars Summer Bridge Program.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Cover letter to explain interest in role and key experiences that demonstrate fit
  • Attached resume
  • Prior experience living in residence hall and familiarity with norms, rules, and protocols for residence hall and staff.
  • Strong supervision, interpersonal and communication skills, specifically with college students
  • Prior experience working with students linked to college motivation, confidence building, and postsecondary success.
  • Must exercise a strengths-based approach in being sensitive, respectful, and understanding of the need of economically and academically disadvantaged, ethnically diverse students.
  • Must possess the commitment and stamina to participate constructively in potentially stressful interactions and situations during the summer program.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to coach and grow staff and students an in a nurturing, respectful and professional manner.
  • Must be flexible and versatile and be able to interact effectively with a board cross-section of people who are diverse by reason of age, gender, ethnic heritage, religion, sexual orientation, and economic station.
  • Can fully commit to the time requirements of the residence hall coordinator role during Summer 2019 (July 7 – August 9).

Desired Qualifications*

  • Awareness of student conduct and academic integrity policies.
  • Prior experience addressing student conduct and conflict mitigation situations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve swiftly and responsibly.
  • Passionate in supporting student persistence.
  • Reference Letter to highlight character and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

  • Offers are contingent on background check clearance and academic status verification.
  • This is a grant funded position.
FERPA Waiver:

By submitting this job application, I understand that I am waivering my privacy rihgts as outlined in the Family Edducational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and allowing staff within Educational Opportunity Initiatives to view my transcript to confirm my academic eligibility for this position.  Furthermore, by submitting this job application I understand I am authorizing the Office of the Dean of Students to release my student conduct history to confirm my conduct eligibility for this position.  I understand this waiver remains in effect while specific employment application remains active.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.