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The Office of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs is seeking applications for a coordinator of residential facilities responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operational functions of the College’s residence facilities housing 4,400 students. Specific duties include supervision of the summer conference housing operations and program, including the direct supervision of the summer conference housing manager; coordination of residence hall health and safety checks; monitoring and prioritizing mover and maintenance requests; processing damage billing and developing damage reduction initiatives; and managing furniture inventory and assessing new initiatives. The successful candidate will also coordinate special Residential Life events including Commencement housing, early arrivals, all closing and openings, break housing, and Senior Week; participate on the Management Team responsible for the overall planning and management for the entire Residence Hall System; and provide general assistance to the Director and the Assistant Director for Operations.

Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Responsible for the set-up and day-to-day operations of the summer housing office. Supervise, train and evaluate the Residence Director serving as the Summer Conference Housing Manager.

2. Participates as a member of Management Team responsible for setting the future direction for the Office of Residential Life. Set long and short term goals and establish office policies/procedures.

3. Assist in the implementation and monitoring of the summer renovation program; oversee contractors work quality and completion. Attend job meetings; assist with punch lists.

4. Coordinate Residential Life operations for all special events including Senior Week, Commencement housing and break periods; supervise personnel assigned to these areas.

5. Coordinate and supervise all break opening and closings of College residence halls, apartments and rental properties.

6. Coordinate arrangements for break housing for Boothroyd hall, Terrace 3, Circle Apartments, and Garden Apartments.

7. Coordinate the arrangements for temporary housing.

8. Oversee the administration of health and safety checks, as well as break room checks.

9. Oversee, monitor and prioritize mover/maintenance request procedures during the academic year.

10. Respond to all inquiries, problems and complaints from students, staff and parents. Be available and respond to emergencies in the area as needed.

11. Work with Physical Plant, the Residence Hall Association, and resident assistants to purchase, repair and replace building appliances, furniture, and other amenities.

12. Develop and administer Residential Life damage billing process, and damage reduction programs.

13. Oversee on-going assessment initiatives regarding student satisfaction with residential facilities.

14. Maintain liaison relationships with Office of Facilities,Information Technology Services, Campus Center and Events, and outside venders.

15. Assist in Residential Life programming and publication efforts for students and parents in Summer Orientation and other programs to increase their awareness of residence hall living.

16. Assist in publication and updating of the Residential Life Guide and Staff Manual.

17. Plan and present Residence Assistant and Professional Staff Training.

18. Serve as a member of the Summer Planning Group.

19. Coordinate access for conference groups and Ithaca College students living on campus over the summer.

20. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Position/Job Responsibilities continued

Position/Job Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 1-3 years of residential life/housing or facilities management experience and excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. A master’s degree in higher education or related field preferred.

Department description
Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. The incumbent will be required to operate a personal computer and associated office equipment as well as other equipment used in the day to day operation. The incumbent will be required to visit other offices or work sites, residence halls, apartments and other rental properties on and off campus and must be able to walk or drive or make alternative arrangements for transportation. The incumbent must also respond to emergency situations.

Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested individuals should apply online at, and attach a cover letter, resume, and a list containing the contact information for three professional references. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 25, 2013.

EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

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