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Quarantine and Isolation Coordinator

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Health and Medical Services

Job Number: REQ_0000016587


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The Penn State Student Affairs Residence Life Office is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as a Quarantine and Isolation Coordinator. The Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Coordinator reports to the Quarantine and Isolation Manager for all COVID-19 quarantine and isolation related tasks as well administrative responsibilities while students are not in quarantine or isolation. This position is a vital part of the team in helping to continue the vision and mission of the department.

Penn State and Residence Life (RL) are committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. The Residence Life Office is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive living-learning community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth. We strive to enable residents to develop respect and responsibility for themselves and their community.

Responsibilities of his position include, but are not limited to:

Quarantine and Isolation

  • Create educational materials to support Residence Life initiatives, educational pieces that could assist with pro-actively addressing behaviors; create bulletin boards and electronic marketing materials that support campus campaigns; develop social media content in alignment with Residence Life initiatives

  • Hear low level conduct cases to do with masking/physical distancing

  • Distribute masks, hand sanitizer, etc.

  • Field question and answer (Q&A) chats, seek correct information from campus authorities, share pre-approved messages/Q&A responses as developed by the campus

  • Coordinate student check-in process at the hotel (does not include reservations)

  • Update Quarantine and Isolation room information as needed

  • Administrative tasks related to Quarantine and Isolation such as tracking spreadsheets, track/communicate student concerns at off-campus hotels

  • Potential duty including overnights in off-campus locations

Student Development and Residence Education

  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a residence education programs for the area

  • Assist with the development and implementation of campus-wide programs

  • Make referrals to campus and community agencies when appropriate

  • Encourage student involvement and their programming efforts

  • Act as an advocate for students by communicating their concerns and issues to the appropriate agency

  • Interpret and enforce University and residence hall policies and procedures

  • Mediate conflicts between and among students


  • Assist with the daily operation and organization of the area and the area office

  • Handle requests for room changes and contract releases in collaboration with Housing staff

  • Assist in promoting the safety and security of residents

  • Assist in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with Housing and Food Services, Police and Public Safety, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, etc.

Community Development

  • Demonstrate a commitment to students and the quality of their life in the residence hall environment

  • Assist the Resident Assistants in developing and promoting a positive living environment

  • Demonstrate a commitment to human relations/diversity/social justice issues

  • Plan and implement programs in conjunction with Resident Assistants and students

  • Demonstrate a commitment to staff and student retention and recruitment efforts, particularly as they impact members of underrepresented groups


  • Performs other duties as assigned

Typically requires a Bachelor's Degree or higher (Master's Degree preferred) plus one year of related experience. This is a limited-term appointment funded for up to six months from date of hire.

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