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Community Coordinator

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 508841
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Student Affairs / Services, Community Development / Community Vitality
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

The Community Coordinator (CC) provides leadership and supervision for a multicultural population of 250 to 650 students within the residence halls or the Jardine Apartments. The coordinator’s primary function is to direct and oversee the operations of residential communities.  This position may involve the staffing and supervision of 6-18 resident assistants or residential learning assistants and 0-3 graduate assistant coordinators. The CC provides leadership within their community for student conduct proceedings and student success and retention initiatives. Duties include student development, training, advising student groups, facilities management, professional development, administrative and managerial responsibilities. The CC assesses, contributes to and oversees the implementation and enhancement of student learning outside the classroom through programmatic opportunities. Additionally, the CC engages in and facilitates conversations around equity and inclusion with student staff and peers. The CC reports to an Area Coordinator.  One or more vacancies are anticipated.

The Community Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities include:

Student Development

  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of graduate and paraprofessional staff in the community.
  • Interact with students on a regular basis, providing information and assistance concerning academic issues, peer conflicts, personal problems, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Departmental Initiatives Team and academic colleges to ensure that residents’ academic needs are being met.
  • Provide resources and support to the Resident Assistants for activities, educational opportunities, and programs in the community.
  • Serves as a conduct administrator and adjudicates student conduct cases that occur within on-campus housing.
  • Opportunity to advise and train the community governing boards; attend weekly meetings and sponsored activities.
  • Opportunity to assist with the management of CAT communities, living-learning communities in the residence halls.


  • Compile various reports, maintain records, and oversee check-ins, checkouts and room changes.
  • Manage Community Coordinator program account and community social and educational funds.
  • Perform summer duties including those for summer school and special projects.
  • Prepare for break housing and coordinate building openings, closings and transitions.
  • Maintain key inventory, including ordering replacement keys and issuing and receiving keys.
  • Assists in the oversight of maintenance within communities in cooperation with Facilities.
  • Participates in the departmental 24/7 on-call duty and emergency response system for the on-campus community.

Professional Development

  • Serve on departmental and university committees, task forces and other opportunities.
  • Opportunity to teach a leadership workshop that prepares students for the Resident Assistant position.
  • Attend department sponsored professional development sessions.
  • Maintain positive, harmonious relationships with the university, community, campus leadership, students, faculty, staff, parents, and guests.

Why Join Us:

More than 5,000 students call the K-State campus home. Why? This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with Housing and Dining Services— we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits. We work hard to create an environment that fosters diversity, leadership, academic success and personal growth.  Housing and Dining Services is a self-operated auxiliary department http://housing.k-state.edu/  

The Community Coordinator is a 12-month, full-time, live-in, benefits-eligible unclassified position. Benefits include a full meal plan, retirement plan, paid leave time, tuition assistance, health, dental, and life insurance. In addition, this position offers $1,400 for professional development opportunities: www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma and one or more years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in student personnel or related area
  • Experience working with on-campus housing
  • Experience with community living, leadership development, programming, and teaching or training
  • Skills in selecting, supervising, and training student staff
  • Advising student groups
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to interact with a diverse staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with student housing operations
  • Demonstrated time management skills and the ability to work with distractions or interruptions

Other Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • This is a live-in position and the incumbent is required to live on-premises and have the ability to respond to various resident situations and to attend evening and weekend meetings and activities.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references with contact information

Application Deadline:

Screening will begin immediately and continue until vacancies are filled.

Anticipated Salary Rate:

$35,000 annually + meal plan 

Currently, this position is FLSA nonexempt (overtime eligible) status. Current staff earn approximately $38,000-$42,000 with overtime. FLSA status is under review with exempt/non-exempt determination is expected late spring which may impact overtime eligibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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