Residence Coordinator


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Main Responsibilities

  • Communicate with upper-class students in your residence hall about campus events
  • Meet with the Custodial Staff, Environmental Health and Safety, and appropriate members of the Office of Residence Life and Health Education to discuss the well being of residences
  • Create and facilitate relevant and engaging programs throughout the year for your residents
  • Know your residents on an individual level and actively build community within your residence
  • Attend Tuesday lunch meetings with the entire Residence Life staff and regularly connect with other RCs across campus


The goal of JARC programming is to offer residents a wide variety of exciting and engaging events within the residence hall, in the wider Bates campus, and in the surrounding community. Participating in these programs should help residents build a stronger connection with each other and create a positive climate within the residence.

Residence Life staff members will often plan small programs for their particular center or residence, but programs can also be run in conjunction with another staff member or as a larger staff group. Residence Life staff members each have a small budget to help provide unique and relevant programs for their residents.

Residence Coordinators are required to offer at least three (3) programs for their residents per semester, one (1) of which must fit an educational theme. In addition, RCs must conduct one (1) social late night program each semester.