Bates College seeks candidates for the professional staff position of Coordinator of Residence Life for Health Education. The Coordinator of Residence Life for Health Education supports the mission of the offices of Residence Life and Health Education and Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance and works to prevent sexual misconduct. The Coordinator works collaboratively with colleagues across the institution towards the creation of a safe and respectful environment with a focus on the facilitation of community trainings on a variety of topics, including advocacy and support on behalf of survivors of sexual misconduct. The coordinator will be joining a team committed to creating communities that celebrate and honor difference, engage people of all backgrounds, and ensure all students have access to community resources. This position joins a vibrant and engaging professional and student team. In response to the high mental health burden impacting college students, Bates has adopted a collaborative strategy grounded in integrative wellness. Campus interventions are targeted to ensure student access to wellness resources based on the socio-ecological model and eight dimensions of wellness. The coordinator is a key member of the team developing and ensuring access to these opportunities.
The Coordinator of Residence Life for Health Education is a twelve-month, live-in staff member responsible for collaborating with partner colleagues to develop and implement college wide wellness initiatives and programs. Harnessing the positive energy of Bates’ interconnected community environment, the coordinator is responsible for building, facilitating, and assessing health education and violence prevention initiatives across campus. Frequently working with student leaders on campus, this position has the opportunity to meaningfully impact the Bates community.
With an increasingly racially and culturally diverse student body, our ideal candidate will view their work through a lens of support, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 1- 2 years of experience in residence life or higher education (including professional or undergraduate experience in residence life, student government, student activities, student or outdoor leadership positions, other campus offices, etc.). Master’s degree in public health, social work, psychology, higher education administration or a related field preferred.
The ideal candidate will have:
Green Dot Bystander Intervention College Facilitator trained by Alteristic Inc./Green Dot Inc. preferred
Previous training in supporting survivors, crisis response, legal advocacy, or equivalent relevant frameworks preferred
Demonstrated success in supporting students from underrepresented groups, including students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation-to-college students, LGBTQ+ identified individuals, and low-income students
Experience working in residence life, health education, or advocacy/support at a four year, residential, institution
Experience supporting survivors of sexual violence through reporting and/or accessing resources
Experience working in collaborative and dynamic office environments with frequently shifting tasks and priorities
Experience in supporting success of peer to peer educational models including implementation of assessment practices
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty and community partners
Excellent judgement and awareness for interpersonal dynamics
Strong skills for advocacy and survivor support in within small and interconnected communities including ability to navigate confidentiality
Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision
Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
Ability to effectively engage with diverse personalities and manage difficult situations.
Excellent communication (written, verbal & listening) skills
Proficiency in basic data management systems and assessment practices (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress [website], Google docs, email and calendaring.)
Successful completion of a background check.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation*, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace. *Benefits may be tied to years of service or may be prorated for employees working less than full-time or 12 months.
Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.
Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.
Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.
The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.
Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at email@example.com.
About Bates College
Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.