Coordinator of Residential Engagement


Coordinator of Residential Engagement

Drew University is seeking a Coordinator of Residential Engagement in the Office of Student Engagement. This position is for immediate hire. The Coordinator of Residential Engagement (CRE) is a live-in position that is crucial to the culture of student engagement on campus for undergraduate and graduate students and a key partner in assisting the deployment of our Launch program(s). The Residence Life duties of this role include serving on a 24-hour duty rotation, providing crisis intervention and assistance to resolve issues, and supervising a staff of Resident Assistants working with undergraduate and graduate students. The CRE is also responsible for engaging students on our campus through opportunities with campus programs and our Launch curriculum. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Student Engagement for Residence Life and is a 12-month, full time role, including on-campus housing (required) and a partial meal stipend.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis intervention and assessment for students in need, through on-call emergency response on a 6-person rotational basis covering up to 1600 residential students.
  • Supervise student staff, including Resident Assistants and Desk Attendants.
  • The CRE will support and advise clubs and organizations, provide programming and support in collaboration with the Launch initiative and partner with departments and off-campus resources.
  • Promote a safe and healthy living and learning environment by implementing community standards to be followed by all residential students.
  • Manage Complex operations including the opening and closing of residence halls, administration and management of room keys, room changes, work orders and follow-up with maintenance and facility issues.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or a related field, preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience, or two years in a graduate program assistantship required.

Ideal Education and Experience:

Please list any preferred academic, experiential or skill requirements for this position.

Experience with and an ability to provide crisis intervention for students in need, preferred.


To apply, submit the following materials to Please include your name in the subject. Review of applications will begin immediately – this position is for immediate hire.

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Contact information of 3 professional references

About Drew University:

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.