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Residence Life Coordinator

Residence Life Coordinator

Company: Redeemer University
Contact Person: Human Resources
777 Garner Rd. E.
Ancaster , Ontario , L9k 1J4

Position Description

For nearly 40 years, Redeemer University has stood out across Canada for its commitment to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person. Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.

Redeemer offers 39 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education degree. Redeemer currently serves nearly 900 students, with almost 100 faculty and growing. Faculty are engaged in teaching, service to the community, and research, some of which is supported in part by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and other funding agencies and donors.

A privately funded and publicly chartered institution, Redeemer offers excellent Christ-centred undergraduate teaching, strong investments in research, rich student-faculty interaction, and unique opportunities for experiential and holistic learning. As a member of Universities Canada, Redeemer produces graduates who are accepted into graduate programs across the continent and beyond. In recent national surveys, Redeemer students have ranked the school as one of the top universities in Canada for overall student satisfaction, especially for providing a nurturing and challenging academic environment along with its warm on-campus community.

Located on a beautiful 86-acre campus in Hamilton, Ontario, Redeemer operates under a charter from the Government of Ontario and is a member of Universities Canada (UC), the Council for Christian s and Universities (CCCU), and the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) assists with the management of Redeemer’s new learning and living facility. The RLC builds relationships with students, provides supervision for the residence life program, attends to critical situations, and promotes adherence to community expectations. The RLC seeks to encourage student’s academic, personal, and spiritual growth by facilitating co-curricular activities and assisting in the development of a safe, nurturing campus environment. On campus residency is required for this position. This role also includes overnight and weekend on call responsibilities.

This position is 100% FTE. This position requires on-campus living.

Anticipated start date: July 1, 2021

In order to discharge these responsibilities in accordance with the objects and purposes of Redeemer University, the RLC must have a deep-seated personal faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, be thoroughly and thoughtfully committed to the Vision and Mission of Redeemer University.


  • Build healthy relationships with students and encourage spiritual formation, personal growth, accountability, and development and service learning through community engagement by:
  • Connecting with students through formal and informal campus events such as communal meals, sports games, chapel, and other events held on campus
  • Planning and facilitating educational and spiritual growth opportunities and programs for students
  • Responding to incidents which allege violations of the Student Conduct Code
  • Provide oversight and supervision to the residence life program in the living learning centre (currently being constructed)
  • Assist with the planning and facilitation of leadership training week
  • Meet with student residence life staff (RA/HA/RLF) on a regular basis, both in individual meetings and group meetings
  • Provide leadership and devotional resources for student leaders in residence
  • Manage conflict and provide leadership during crisis situations
  • Manage conflict situations as they arise by connecting with students and helping them  to resolve the conflict, utilizing restorative justice measures, if appropriate
  • Be available to provide leadership during a crisis. This includes being generally accessible with specific on-call hours which include overnights and weekends
  • Assist with the housing placement process
  • Process returning student housing forms and create housing placements
  • Communicate housing placements with returning students
  • Assist with the incoming student housing process

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Previous experience in Residence Life is highly desirable
  • Experience working with young adults
  • Passionate commitment to the Reformed confessional tradition and ability to clearly and effectively articulate it for a multi-denominational audience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Google Suite, Zoom

Other Requirements

  • Understanding of, and commitment to Redeemer University (mission, values, and Reformed Christian identity) and ability to articulate its mission effectively and persuasively
  • Participate in communal activity that supports and encourages a university campus environment where the holistic development of all persons embodies Christian principles that advance the mission and Christian character of Redeemer University


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree

Position Reports to: Director, Residence Life
Submit Applications to: (please quote Position Title in Subject line)
Expiry Date: April 23, 2021

Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter, resume, and statement of faith) in one combined pdf document.  The statement of faith should articulate your faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Posted: March 22, 2021 | Expires: May 1, 2021
Posted Under: Education
Career ID: [ 8656 ]