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Residence Life Coordinator—Open Position

Residence Life Coordinator Experience

Similar to other universities, Residence Life Coordinators supervise a student staff and manage the ins-and-outs of the residence halls, but here at Michigan Tech we do much more. Residence Life Coordinators at Michigan Tech have opportunities to serve on a Faculty and Staff University Senate, perform weekly radio shows, supervise summer interns, lead housing renovations, spearhead departmental projects, and advise Greek life organizations.

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When you join our Michigan Tech community, you become part of our more unique campus traditions such as Keweenaw Day, cardboard boat races during Homecoming, competitive Broomball, Winter Carnival all-nighter festival, and Spring Fling.

Residence Life Coordinators develop personal, meaningful relationships while supervising their community coordinator and resident assistants.

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Every Residence Life Coordinator is provided with a two bedroom, fully-furnished apartment. Professional staff are also given a 24/7 membership to the Quad Core Fitness Center in each residence hall.

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Residence Life Coordinators stay connected throughout the midwest with regional committee work within the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO). Professional staff members are also encouraged to participate in other development opportunities such as:


Mental Health First Aid

CPR/AED/First Aid

Cultural Competency

Student Affairs and Advancement Assessment

Safe Place

Supervisor Training

Search Committee Training

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Explore the Keweenaw

On a campus that is bound together by snow and STEM, Michigan Tech is located on the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The area includes an abundance of hiking trails, outdoor recreational pursuits, winter sports, waterfalls, and breathtaking views.  Popular winter activities include snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, and ice fishing.

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Hear from our People

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Chrysa McIntosh Rachel Jones Gary Warren
“There are so many nice day trips you could do and see in the area.” “The thing I enjoy most about Tech is the engagement level of the students.  The RAs are capable individuals focused on making a positive impact on their residents.” “Working at Michigan Tech has given me the opportunity to work with STEM students at a research institution where amazing new technology is made.”

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Campus and Community Scenes

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Mountain Biking in the Keweenaw

Required Training

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

  • Employee Safety Overview
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • Annual Data Security Training

The qualifications and specifications mentioned above are intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. The position will be filled based on qualifications regardless of Race, Color, Disability, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, National Origin, Height, Weight, Age, Veteran, or Marital Status.

Campus and Community

Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw (say "Kee-Wah-Nah") Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. The area’s waters, forests, and snowfall (218 inches annually) offer skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, and paddling opportunities. Historic downtown Houghton is active with locally owned shops, eateries, high-tech companies, music festivals, and parades. We embrace our size, climate, sense of adventure, and originality. Michigan Tech wouldn’t be the same anywhere else on earth—and we wouldn’t have it any other way.


Northern Lights

They start 93 million miles away and are right outside our door. Join our team and see them for yourself.

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Relocation Resources

Thinking of Relocating to the Keweenaw?

Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton. Of the 30 safest college towns in America, Safewise says Michigan Tech is No. 19. The area is home to 12,000 residents, and active with locally owned shops, eateries, high-tech companies, music festivals, and parades.

Students, staff, and the community enjoy the University-owned ski, snowboard, and tubing hill, golf course, and recreation trails, and other outdoor adventure opportunities the Keweenaw Peninsula offers.

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