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University of Kansas Hall Coordinator, KU Student Housing in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:

Hall Coordinator, KU Student Housing


Housing Office Administration

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

30% Supervision

  • Supervise undergraduate student staff (RAs, proctors, food board managers), including their recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and development.

  • Ensure staff understands and implements departmental and university mission/vision.

  • Maintain regular staff and individual meetings with direct reports, including frequent formal and informal communication with staff regarding their responsibilities, personal well-being, and academic success.

  • Support and recognize individual and group achievements.

25% Student Learning, Inclusion & Advocacy

  • Implement departmental residential curriculum focused on academic success, engaged civility, health & wellness, and self & relational management.

  • Develop communities by using Baxter Magolda’s theory of self-authorship with an emphasis on creating learning partnerships with residents.

  • Foster an environment, educate, and train staff that promotes and supports inclusion and social justice.

  • Promote positive interactions and decisions which affirm individual responsibility and demonstrate respect for others, personal boundaries, and university property.

  • Actively engage in the evolution of the community climate, develop plans that foster inclusion and acceptance of students, and engage the community through dialogues and events to establish shared expectations and standards of living that uplift all students.

  • Advise student groups (Hall Programming Boards, All Scholarship Hall Council, etc.)

  • Maintain relationships with university support services and oversee the referral of students to university resources.

25% Student Conduct, Support & Crisis Intervention

  • Serve as a university student conduct hearing officer and primary case manager for building conduct.

  • Oversee and manage the documentation and referrals from incidents involving students utilizing Maxient software.

  • Follow up with and provide aftercare support to staff and students regarding their involvement in incidents.

  • Intervene and make referrals as appropriate to individual and/or group concerns in a timely manner.

  • Respond to bias-related incidents; support the department’s commitment to creating safe and inclusive communities.

  • Participate in rotating on-call duty coverage for assigned coverage area.

20% Administration & Building Management

  • Work collaboratively with the central occupancy management staff to oversee and manage building occupancy and front desk functions, including indirect supervision of desk assistants.

  • Oversee hall budgets for programming and student personnel.

  • Conduct building walkthroughs and report ongoing facilities and safety/security concerns.

  • Facilitate all building opening and closing procedures.

  • Support management and organization of summer operations for camps, conferences, and summer school including supervision of staff.

  • Serve on departmental committees, as assigned, including recruitment (full-time, graduate, and undergraduate), staff education (training), residential curriculum, policies and procedures, inclusion and social justice initiatives and large-scale events.

  • Serve as a representative of KU Student Housing, Student Affairs, and the university.

  • Participate in professional development initiatives.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

FLSA Status:


Conditions of Employment:

Contingent on Funding

Contact Information to Applicants:

Joe Kelley, joekelley@ku.edu

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree at time of appointment.

Employee Class:

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Advertised Salary Range:

$38,000, final determination commensurate with experience



Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience supervising staff.

  2. At least one year of residential staff experience.

  3. Knowledge of residential curriculum practices or experiences, experience in student engagement and development, and interest in developing a supportive academic atmosphere.

  4. Interpersonal and group presentation skills and experience.

Position Overview:

In addition to the Residence Life Complex Coordinator's bi-weekly salary, the following Amenities are also provided:

  • A furnished apartment plus utilities, internet, and access to free laundry.

  • Declining balance meal plan.

  • Cell phone stipend of $50 per pay period.

  • Professional development funds to support travel to off-site conferences and events.

  • Pet policy.

The Hall Coordinator (HC) is part of the Residence Life team in KU Student Housing and is responsible for the daily operations and management of a residential building while supervising 6-14 undergraduate staff members (Resident Assistants, Food Board Managers, Proctors).

Additional duties include community development, student development and retention, staff development, student conduct, crisis intervention, student engagement and leadership, budget management, and creating a strong sense of community through the implementation of the residential curriculum, hall government advisement, and summer support.

The HC has a foundational role in supporting residential community members in realizing their full potential as individuals, members of the KU community, and members of society as a whole. The HC works to provide an engaging community that increase awareness and advocacy, self-responsibility, interdependence, and continued knowledge building.

The HC is supervised by an Assistant Director of Residence Life and serves in an on-call duty rotation, as the crisis management contact for the on-campus residential population. KU Student Housing (https://housing.ku.edu/) is home to nearly 5100 students on the Lawrence campus in nine residence halls, three on-campus apartment complexes, and twelve scholarship halls. Complexes vary in physical size, student population, and programmatic emphasis. This is a full-time, 12-month live-in staff position.

KU Student Housing is strongly committed to promoting and supporting students from diverse backgrounds and identities through representative staff and equitable policies.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no farther than the University of Kansas. In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, 9 paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a great retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and state of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational opportunities for employees. KU is a great place to work!

About Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, a community of about 95,000. Only 35 miles west of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, you will never be far from barbecue, jazz, museum culture, and more. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence locals covet the numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of locally-owned restaurants.



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

A complete online application includes:

  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.

  2. Resume.

  3. Contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous or current supervisor).

Application review begins Thursday, February 23, 2023 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

Job Family:


Work Location Assignment:


Position Requirements:

  1. This position requires working on-site.