Our residential communities are powered by dedicated and committed professional, graduate, and student staff. Our focus is on student learning in every area. Do you desire to contribute to creating inclusive communities in our residence halls? Are you dedicated to enhancing the university experience for our residents and guests? Are you committed to the values of Learning, Leadership, Inclusion, and Community?
Resident Education and Development is a major employer at the University of Cincinnati. Our department consists of 28 professionals and over 330 paraprofessional student leaders. Successful candidates will embody the core values of our department, have a commitment to safety and security, and believe in the power of strong partnerships.
Community Staff Positions
Our hall staff works in our residential communities to foster inclusive residential, co-curricular learning opportunities, and customer service to our over 7,000 residents and our returning guests. Brief overviews of each position are provided below.
For questions related to any posted position or the application process, please contact us at REDrecruitment@ucmail.uc.edu or 513-556-6476.
Desk Assistants (DA) are employed in the Office of Resident Education & Development (RED) and are a vital part of the operations of each residence hall community. Reporting to the neighborhood University Service Associate (USA), DAs are students who provide customer service to residents and visitors who approach the desk.
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The RA is responsible for promoting the core values of Resident Education & Development to create an environment conducive to living and learning, foster the personal growth of students and build a sense of community within the residence hall system. Resident Advisors are students who are supervised by Community Coordinators.
The Community Coordinator (CC) is responsible for the management, administration, services, and activities in a residential building/area consisting of 450-800 students.
The Community Coordinator assists with the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of 11-22 Resident Advisors (RA), one full-time University Service Associate, and other student/staff members, depending on area. Other duties include community development, student development, staff development, student conduct, crisis intervention, programming, hall government advisement, and summer programs.
This person is a member of the Resident Education and Development Senior Staff team and is directly supervised by the Area Coordinator of their assigned hall.
This is a full-time, required live on-campus position, and promotes community development for staff and students.
The Academic Initiatives Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day programmatic operations of the residential curriculum. This includes:
- Plan, design, evaluate, and coordinate departmental initiatives within a residential curriculum called the Bearcat Experience for Resident Education & Development.
- Provide direct supervision to the Graduate Assistant for the Audre Lorde Social Justice House.
- Serve on university and departmental committees as it relates to programming.
- Serve in the on-call rotation for the entire residential population.
- Design and facilitate departmental training and workshops to professional and student staff specific to the needs of the residential curriculum.
- Implement and interpret assessment techniques regarding student learning, training experiences, and program initiatives.
- Develop and implement a marketing strategy in order to recruit students and program participants to departmental initiatives.
- Interact with staff, faculty, external agencies, and other university departments.
- Assist with the Living-Learning Communities program by supporting the development, planning, and implementation of communities in connection with campus partners.
- Manage budget responsibilities for all programmatic expenses.
- Assist in the coordination of marketing information and staffing for all large-scale Admissions events.
- Must be able to work occasional weeknight and weekend hours.
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
This role is key to successfully supporting the bridge between academic and student affairs. This is a required live on position in one of our residential on-campus apartments and includes a dining meal plan along with professional development funds.
As a full-time professional live-on staff member of the Resident Education & Development (RED) management team, the Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for the management, administration, services, and activities in a residential neighborhood.
The Area Coordinator assists with the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of non-exempt and/or exempt staff. Other duties include community development, student development, housing assignments, staff development, student conduct, crisis intervention, programming, hall government advisement, and summer programs.
This is a required live on-campus position, and promotes community development for staff and students. The AC supervises Community Coordinators and reports to an Assistant Director.
USA's are full time professional staff who counsels students and other constituencies with expertise in multiple areas pertaining to our housing operations in Resident Education and Development.
Operations may include application process, student accounts and student records, and housing registration and changes. USAs employ professional judgment and decision-making skills to meet students’ service needs. They supervise a desk assistant staff of 30-45 undergraduate and graduate students.
USAs provide local administrative support for multiple functions of the department. University Service Associates are supervised by the Assistant Director for Operations.