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Coordinator for Graduate Student Experience

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Residence Life at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Coordinator for Graduate Student Experience! This role is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position with educational, leadership, administrative, and advising responsibilities. The primary purpose of this position is to lead a community that provides programmatic opportunities for residents to connect with the four Res X responsibility areas: Social Justice, Personal, Academic, and Community.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Residence Life is an innovative and ground-breaking organization that crafts dynamic residential living and learning communities using practices that are socially just and sustainable. We are characterized by our dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring staff; our attractive facilities; outstanding dining experiences; innovative technology; and quality conference services. We promote experiences to support and challenge students to create the tools to build their lives and achieve academic success!

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Community and Leadership Development

  • Provide recommendations, facilitate, and evaluate Residential Experience programming, and maintain budgets and other fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Promote an inclusive student-centered residential environment that supports the academic mission of the institution.
  • Intentionally pursue avenues for infusing academic connections and learning experiences in the residential environment for all students.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff within academic programs at the graduate school to strengthen academic partnerships.
  • Actively seek out opportunities for student leadership and involvement including advising Graduate Resident Council.
  • Provide intentional opportunities for graduate students to connect with each other and also the campus community including social events and moments to share their research.

Operations and Administration

  • Maintain regular interaction with facilities, environmental services, dining, occupancy management, and other key university partners.
  • Orient new residents to lease and housing policies.
  • Management of roommate agreements, mediation, and partnering on apartment change processes.
  • Be responsible for the safety and security of a residential environment.
  • Coordinate processes such as community move-in, safety checks, damage billing, and move-out.
  • Fiduciary over community budgets.
  • Support the management and operation of the community center.
Human Resource Management
  • Coach, mentor, supervise and develop staff to become effective student leaders and conduct all performance reviews and mentor sessions as appropriate.
  • Support recruitment, hiring, and training processes for student and professional staff and actively seek opportunities for inclusive practice in all facets of human resource development.
  • Facilitate Residence Life communication efforts across all community staff positions.
  • Participate in Residence Life committees and working groups to provide insight related to the needs of residents and staff in Graduate and Family housing.

Student Conduct

  • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer for departmental and university level violations and pursue opportunities for student learning within community impact.
  • Interpret and enforce graduate and family housing and university policy and regulations and seek proactive approaches to communicating with students.
  • Use the Maxient database for student conduct, crisis, and students of concern.

Emergency Response

  • Serve in an on-call rotation for 2,000+ residents and provide crisis management assistance and follow-up.
  • Identify students of concern in the community and facilitate connection with university resources as appropriate.
  • Uphold all departmental and university crisis response policies and procedures.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary is $42,000. Onboarding assistance is available within Student Affairs division guidelines. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be collaborative. Be dynamic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

A Bachelors degree. Appropriate experience will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • One year of additional proven experience.
  • Experience integrating co-curricular learning within a residential setting.
  • Proven dedication to fostering inclusive living communities.
  • Experience with curriculum development.
  • Experience working with graduate student populations in a higher education setting.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 13, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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