Residential Learning and Muslim Life Program Coordinator

Trinity College - Hartford, Connecticut - Full time

Residential Learning & Muslim Life Program Coordinator

Department  Office of Student and Community Life

Regular or Temporary  Regular

Hours Per Week  40

FLSA Determination  Exempt

Weeks Per Year  52

Open Date  04/07/2022

Open Until Filled  Yes

Full or Part Time  Full Time

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Position Summary

Under the leadership of the Assistant Director of Bantam Network Operations and Strategic Planning, the Residential Learning and Muslim Life Coordinator (RLC) lives on-campus and oversees a residential community within the Trinity College Housing system.

This position works to foster an inclusive living and learning community that contributes to students’ academic achievement and personal growth. While the position will function as described below, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving departmental needs.

Housing Responsibilities

Administrative Processes

  • Oversee the day-to-day functions of assigned residential communities, including collaboration with residential operations and facilities as needed. § Participate in on-call rotation and serve as a member of the crisis response team.
  • Assist implementing and assessing the residential curriculum and programming model, as part of the residential learning experience.
  • Manage programming budget for residential student staff.
  • Oversee development and planning of programs by residential student staff. § Collaborate with members of the campus community to provide students with holistic programs and support services.

Training and Supervision

  • Supervise, facilitate meetings, and conduct evaluations of residential student staff in assigned residential communities.
  • Assist in the development, coordination, and assessment related to the recruitment, selection, and training of residential student staff.

Community Standards

  • Facilitate the student conduct process consistent with college policies.
  • Determine behavioral and educational sanctions due to policy violations and provideguidance, mediation, problem solving, and refer students to campus resources as needed.

Student Support Services

  • Work collaboratively with the Deans of Student and Community life, along with faculty to provide support and guidance for students.
  • Meet with students to discuss their needs and connect them to campus resources and support services.

Muslim Life Program Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with MSA (Muslim Student Association) to facilitate religious observances including, but not limited to, weekly Jummah Prayers, Ramadan, etc.
  • Coordinate the use and maintenance of the Muslim Prayer Room.
  • Collaborate with College Chaplain and Vice President of DEI and other campus partners to cultivate an affirming environment for Muslim Students.
  • Work with other SRL team members to build interfaith programs.

Other duties as assigned.

This is a 12 Month, Live on-campus position in The Bantam Network Residential Learning Community.


The ideal candidate is expected to have broad and relevant experience in residential life, activities planning, student advising/mentoring, and student leadership development. A good understanding of liberal arts communities is preferred. Candidates should have a passion for mentorship and deliberate interaction with students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field § A minimum of 1-year of relevant professional experience and/or a strong background as an engaged student leader
  • Ability to adapt leadership style to the unique needs and interests of the student population
  • Experience maintaining professionalism with staff, faculty, and students
  • Flexibility in schedule to be able to work nights and weekends
  • A willingness and desire to collaborate with the Hartford community
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and strong time management skills with a good ability to multitask
  • Excellent attention to detail (e.g., management of a small budget) and evidence of good judgment and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work collaboratively and across diverse communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with computers and software programs, (e.g., Office 365, Facebook, Instagram) to support departmental goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or a related field
  • A minimum of 2-years of relevant experience or 2 or more years of undergraduate or graduate experience in residential life
  • Strong commitment to the liberal arts experiences along with evidence of an appreciation for working in a diverse community
  • Experience in leading a student organization and/or involvement in leadership programs

Special Instructions to Applicants All applicants must apply online at by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

Review of applications will begin three weeks after the role posting date.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination and booster or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment

Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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