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Living Learning Communities Coordinator

The Living Learning Communities Coordinator is an innovative full-time, live-in professional staff member in a dynamic department committed to creating supportive learning environments and helping students to reach their curricular and co-curricular goals.



The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

  • Provide direction in the creation and expansion of Living Learning Communities

  • Initiate assessment that tracks student retention and success in the Living Learning Communities

  • Supervise a graduate student that is dedicated to programming for the communities

  • Indirectly oversee Living Learning Communities resident assistant programming efforts

  • Serve as the main point of contact for questions from parents, students, faculty and staff regarding the Living Learning Communities program

  • Create campus wide community based initiations for on campus students

  • Oversee marketing, website and social media efforts in collaboration with the Housing and Residence Life Marketing Coordinator

  • Plan large scale socials and programs during the academic year and the orientation program

    Coordinate special projects within Housing and Residence Life



  • Work with academic and university partners to establish and maintain Living Learning Communities

  • Oversee programming collaboration efforts between Housing and REsidence Life and the academic partners

  • Provide training regarding programming, recruitment, and marketing endeavors for academic partners

  • Work with academic and university partners to assess needs and goals for each Living Learning Community



  • Manage Living Learning Community budget

  • Maintain accurate records of funds in order to prioritize monetary needs of the Living Learning Communities

  • Update and maintain Living Learning communities application information within StarRez

  • Work with Associate Director of Housing Operations to plan and place students into their Living Learning Community assignments



  • Create and sustain supportive residential communities that foster and enhance student learning, development, and academic success

  • Establish rapport and develop mentoring relationships with residents

  • Participate in ongoing developmental first-year student orientation program

  • Provide an active leadership role on departmental and programming committees

  • Implement department initiatives, including academic initiatives



  • Ability to communicate effectively with professional staff, student staff, faculty, parents and visitors

  • Ability to possess a positive image of Housing and Residence Life

  • Must possess the ability to maintain an effective, cooperative working relationship with supervisors, supervisees, co-workers, academic, and community partners in keeping with the values and mission of both the Department and the University

  • Must possess above average oral, written, and computer communication skills

  • Must possess above average knowledge of student development theory and its application to meet the needs of today's college students

  • Must possess above average leadership, supervisory, and managerial skills

  • Must possess above average multi-tasking, administrative, and organizational skills

  • Must posses above average critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

  • Must be willing to serve as a role model for residential students, paraprofessional staff members, and co-workers in work ethic, initiative, attitude, and approach to work

  • Must be wiling to assume additional responsibilities within the department as needed

  • Must consistently treat residents, student staff members, academic and community partners, and colleagues with dignity and respect

  • Must model a positive attitude regarding diversity

  • Must adhere to the ethical code of conduct governing the Student Affairs profession 



  • Graduate degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or a related field

  • 3 or more years of experience working in the residential setting

  • Demonstrate direct professional experience in student housing, student life or student activities

  • Experience in supervision, advising, and leadership development

  • Successful applicant must be willing to submit a state and national criminal history background check



  • 12-month, renewable contract

  • Furnished office space

  • Professional development and extensive training opportunities within the Department, the Division of Enrollment and Student Experience and the University at-large

  • Salary range is $40,000 to $42,000, commensurate with experience with no housing provided

  • Salary range is $31,000 to $34,000, commensurate with experience with 2 bedroom on campus apartment provided



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Notice: Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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 Last Modified 3/29/19