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Requisition ID:  9832

Residence Education Coordinator

Job Summary

*Updated, March 20, 2020*: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.


Student Life fosters student success through personal, professional and intellectual growth of Purdue students. Residential Life supports the mission of University Residences by providing opportunities for personal growth through relationships.  We are pursuing Residence Education Coordinators who will encourage the learning that occurs on the path toward giant leaps, launching Purdue students into the future as civically-minded global citizens.

The Residential Education Coordinator (REC) is a full-time professional, live-on position within University Residences with a 12-month apartment and board plan. Responsibilities include: developing strong, inclusive residential communities with a curricular approach; forming relationships with individual students, faculty and staff; coaching and supervising student staff; mentoring and advising student organization leaders and participants; leading residence operations in a way that creates and maintains a positive, intercultural, community; fostering an atmosphere of respect for individual differences and community values; adjudicating conduct cases; 
and encouraging student learning, academic success, and co-curricular participation.  RECs facilitate and develop a nurturing residential community through interaction with students, and response to sensitive issues daily and in an on-call capacity in an effort to foster a supportive environment for a highly diverse population.  


  • Master's degree in Higher Education or related field.
  • One year professional work experience. Graduate experience would count towards the minimum.
  • A valid US or Canadian Driver's License.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Competencies for this position are work standards, communication, interpersonal and intercultural relations, and decision making. 
  • Additional competencies may include financial management, coaching and leading people, strategic thinking, and drive for results.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds and teamwork in daily work activity.



  • One year of experience in Residential Life or Student Affairs.
  • A demonstrated commitment to student learning; experience working with faculty; experience developing or working with a curriculum; ability to provide an example of collaborative programmatic efforts.


Additional Information:

  • This is a live-on position within University Housing with a 12-month apartment and board plan.
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization this position. 
  • This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.