Residence Coordinator


Apply to be a Residence Coordinator here!

Note: Due to the responsibilities of Residence Coordinators, applicants who have previously served in a Residence Life position or who have lived as members of upper-class communities may present stronger applications. That being said, we welcome applicants of all class years and residential experiences.

Main Responsibilities

  • Be a community resource for upper-class students in a residence hall or house community
  • Foster community norms and standards within an upper-class residence hall or house
  • Know residents on an individual level and actively build community within that residence
  • Collaborate with Custodial staff members and members of the Office of Residence Life and Health Education to foster the well being of residences
  • Create and facilitate relevant and engaging programs within the residence hall or house
  • Observe Bates community standards and uphold them within your First Year Center
  • Fully participate in the fall (August) and winter (January) staff training events
  • Attend weekly Tuesday lunch meetings (12:00 Noon) with the entire Residence Life Staff
  • Regularly connect with other Residence Coordinators (RCs) within your area (houses or halls)
  • Attend Tuesday lunch meetings with the entire Residence Life staff and regularly connect with other RCs across campus
  • For a detailed description of RC responsibilities see the RC Position Description


The goal of Junior Advisor/Residence Coordinator 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 other staff members as part of a larger residential community. Residence Life staff members each have a small budget to help provide unique and relevant programs for their residents.

Residence Coordinators (RCs) are required to offer at least two (2) 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.