University of St. Thomas

Coordinator of Residence Life and Desk Manager

Residence Life

Position Summary

The Coordinator of Residence Life is a live-on position (housing provided on-campus) responsible for the daily operations of the Residence Life Office and assists with the administration, supervision, management and programming for residence life. The Coordinator reports to the Director of Residence Life.

Essential Responsibilities

This position will actively contribute towards furthering our Student Affairs Board of Trustee charges to strengthen UST’s (a) student success efforts and (b) Catholic mission and faith integration efforts. Additionally, Residence Life is a home away from home for our students. As a Catholic University, it is our goal to provide a space for our students that is safe and welcoming. It is our hope that every student both feels cared for and challenged to grow during his or her time as a resident.

  • Strengthen student success efforts and Catholic mission and faith integration efforts by:Being directly responsible for the growth and development of the First Year Catholic Living Learning Community. Help students develop close bonds and grow in their faith. Responsible for closely coordinating with faculty and staff advisors for planning and execution.
  • Serving on University committees and collaborating with Student Affairs offices, including attending all major Campus Life events (such as monthly Feast Day celebrations, Christmas at the Mall, Celt’s Day of Service, and others).
  • Perform other delegated responsibilities assigned by the Director of Residence Life, and/or the Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs.


  • Help provide a safe home for residents by:
  • Supervising the overall administration and daily operation of the on-campus Front desk, which includes responsibility for safety and security functions, receiving of mail, approving and checking of residence hall visitors, equipment management, management of the front desk budget, including approval of invoices, expenses associated with the front desk operations and other related duties.
  • Supervising the student workers assigned to the front desk and office operations. Ensure students are scheduled properly for adequate coverage and properly trained to perform their duties. Provide students performance feedback, and address employee-related matters, in consultation with the Director, as needed.


  • Help provide a welcoming environment for residents by:
  • Manage and plan all aspects of bi-monthly large scale social events (Wonderful Wednesdays). This includes, but is not limited to, directing the work of student leaders, setting and managing budgets, and working with University Partners such as University Events Management, Facilities, vendors, and other resources needed for the events.
  • Foster a community environment with opportunities for personal and academic growth and leadership development by operating from a student development framework.


  • Care for students and challenge them to grow through:
  • Participating, on a rotating basis, in an on-call rotation. On-call rotation is shared amongst all coordinators and assistant directors in Residence Life. While on-call, must respond to and manage to all emergencies that occur in Residence Life, including but not limited to incidents involving: suicide, title IX, drug/alcohol use, etc. This includes directing the work of student leaders, and working with University Partners such as UST Police, and Counseling Services.
  • Supporting, interpreting, and enforcing University and Residence Life policies, procedures and regulations among Residence Life staff and residents and serve as a University conduct officer as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; preference will be given to candidates with associated degrees (Education, Leadership, Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, or similar fields of study.
  • Being a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience supervising other employees, working in university settings and/or Catholic student leadership
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with multiple constituents.
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required.
  • Effective organization skills and the abilities to effectively multi-task.
  • Effective communication skills both verbal and in writing.


This position requires the incumbent to live on campus. A one-bedroom apartment will be provided.

This is a full-time, year round, benefit-eligible position. Regular evening work (2-3 times a week) and occasional weekend work will be required.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission