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Community Coordinator - Housing and Residence Life

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Residence Life and Housing

Job ID: 270354

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? 

Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. 

Job Summary

Supports Residence life leadership in the general oversight of the Residence Life program for assigned residential community. Provides support through direct supervision of assigned staff and/or student assistants, general administration, community development, crisis management and collaboration with operations and facilities staff. Provides guidance to residents and serves as the primary conduct officer for the assigned community through reviewing and adjudicating student conduct cases.


1. Provides supervision, training and evaluation of assigned staff and/or student assistants
2. Assesses student and community institutional support needs
3. Creates and implements programming designed to address needs
4. Communicates, interprets, supports and enforces department and university policies to staff and students
5. Provides complex and high-level crisis management interventions for live-in students
6. Functions as primary hearing officer for high level student conduct violation hearings including second offenses, drug allegations, etc.
7. Participates in planning and implementation of a curricular model for residential student experience
8. Serves on departmental and institutional committees and task forces designed to drive student engagement across campus and participates in professional development activities
9. Responsible for total management of annual budget to include ownership of budget and decision-making regarding expenditures and requests and prepares monthly engagement reports
10. Maintains accessibility to staff and residents beyond traditional office hours (i.e., university events, department programming, meetings)

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
One (1) year of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Student Personnel, Higher Education or related field

Preferred Experience
Previous leadership and supervisory experience
Experience in Residence Life or Student Affairs

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to supervise assigned staff and/or student assistants
Able to navigate crisis management scenarios involving problem solving and critical thinking
Able to communicate with residents and resident assistants regarding the management of their residential living spaces
Able to interpret and enforce policies and procedures
Able to promote and support the department and University's mission and goals
Provides rotating on-call emergency assistance as live-in Residence Life staff member
Demonstrates ability to develop relationships with others and work in partnership with staff, faculty, administrators, and student leaders
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of implementing best practices related to student engagement

Skilled in implementing community-building techniques for residential students
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

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