Application Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021
The Resident Hall Coordinator (RHC) is a live-in professional who operates as a member of the
Residential Life Staff, working with the Office of Student Affairs in a supervisory position with
the Resident Assistants. The RHC shall strive to uphold the mission of Bethany Lutheran
College, working to create a positive, Christian atmosphere that encourages academic, spiritual,
social, and personal growth. The RHC shall work to build this atmosphere by serving as an
advisor to students, setting an example in leadership, and performing administrative tasks.
Guidance and Advising
1. Maintain a high degree of visibility, presence, and availability to students and Resident
Assistants (RAs) to enhance the living environment, assist with questions, and resolve
problems as needed.
2. Build rapport with the residents and maintain confidentiality to promote trust and
foster mutual respect.
3. Be familiar with the resources on campus for referral purposes.
4. Encourage residents to attend functions and activities to enhance campus engagement.
5. Seek to improve quality of life for all residents in each residence hall.
1. Demonstrate leadership both on and off campus.
2. Be willing to assist students in their academic, social, and personal needs.
3. Schedule, supervise, mentor, and support RAs through routine meetings and effective
4. Oversee frequent quality hall programming by RAs.
5. Enforce campus Code of Conduct. Supervise residents according to College regulations
and process violations in an efficient and effective manner.
1. Facilitate student housing and coordinate with maintenance, housekeeping, or security
to assist students with their needs and ensure a safe environment.
2. Investigate and respond to concerns and complaints of students, parents, and staff in a
manner that provides accurate information and fosters good public relations.
3. Assist with all residential staff training and other in-service training sessions.
4. Attend all Residential Life and institutional staff meetings and stay current with best
practices in college housing supervision and administration.
5. Respond to emergency and crisis situations and participate in the Residential Life on-call
6. Perform additional tasks consistent with the position and/or assigned by the Office of
Some Specific Examples of Resident Hall Coordinator Duties and Expectations:
1. Maintain communication with RAs, making weekly contact with each RA and offering
performance feedback on an informal basis, as needed, and formally at midterm and
2. Organize and implement a housing lottery for returning students and assign rooms for
all incoming and transfer students with the help of the Dir. of Residential Life.
3. Maintain accurate room occupancy data.
4. Manage student check-in/check-out and room change procedures including the
distribution and collection of keys for the residence hall.
5. Organize RA staffing for residence hall supervision. Participate in the sitting and walking
rotation as needs arise or as assigned.
6. Conduct fire drills and severe weather (tornado) drills for your building in conjunction
with campus security.
7. Monitor Res Life programming budgets and ensure that programming requirements are
8. Chaperone one campus event each semester as requested by the Coordinator of
9. Create an on-call campus coverage rotation in agreement with the other RHCs so that at
least one RHC is on campus on weekends, holidays, and breaks.
10. Actively participate in the selection process of RAs for the subsequent year.
11. Coordinate with other staff regarding the housing of summer guests including checking
in/out and point of contact during stay.
12. Eat in the dining center to use the free meal plan provided to RHCs to facilitate
interaction with students.
13. Continue to serve as the point of contact and live-in supervisor of the residence hall
after the spring semester concludes. Summer duties include (but are not limited to)
attendance at bi-monthly meetings, distillation of student check out forms, summer
guest check in/out, preparation of assigned components of RA training, and assigning of
roommates and rooms for incoming students and transfers.
Please scan all application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org