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Community Coordinator

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 514203
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
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 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 Assistant Director. 

The Community Coordinator is a 12-month, full-time, live-in, benefits-eligible unclassified position. 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 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 departmental facilities management staff. 
  • Participates in the departmental 24/7 on-call duty and emergency response system for 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:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:



Worksite Options:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.


The service nature of this position requires work on-site.  Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.


What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in student personnel or related area
  • Experience with community living, leadership development, programming, and teaching or training
  • Skills in selecting, supervising, and training student staff
  • Advising student groups
  • Embrace working in a multicultural 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:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$40,000 pr year plus on-campus housing and meal plan.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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