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Coordinator for Housing Operations

Company: University of Northern Colorado
Location: Greeley
Posted on: March 11, 2023

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Position Title
Coordinator for Housing Operations

Housing & Residential Education



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Professional Non-faculty

UNC Background
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services (SAES) at the University of Northern Colorado is active, intentional, and forward thinking in its approach to working with students while promoting social mobility. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are embedded in our work.

SAES is committed to supporting students in their personal and academic success. To help students to thrive, SAES provides resources, tools, and opportunities to create a student experience focused on learning, by creating a powerful sense of belonging and campus connection; promoting diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments; developing career readiness; supporting student well-being; and getting involved, giving back, and developing leadership talent. This is a transformational opportunity for a talented, ambitious leader to join a young division in the next stage of development and integration with the whole University - work that has immense potential to have a positive and far-reaching impact on the University and its students.

SAES Guiding Principles

We will be a division that is unwavering in our creation of meaningful opportunities for student learning and development. We will be responsive to emerging student needs, while continuing to invest in staff so they can create a safe, engaged, holistically well, and innovative campus community.

We believe that every student has a right to full and equal participation in the university community. We identify and collaboratively eliminate institutional barriers to success and cultivate a student-centered co-curricular experience. We intentionally educate our students on self-awareness, well-being, equity, career readiness, and interpersonal engagement. We seek to understand who our students are and who they want to become. We shape supportive environments for students to grow and belong as they navigate higher education and beyond.

Position Summary
The Coordinator for Housing Operations has primary responsibility for the physical operations of the residence halls including supervision of general laborer staff, procurement, project management, and summer conference preparation and operation. They will serve as the primary liaison to key internal and external stakeholders in housing operations including Facilities Management, Information Technology, Conference and Event Planning, Environmental Health & Safety, pest control, laundry services, furniture vendors, etc. They will have a crucial role in student and customer service related to the work order system for both the academic year and summer conference season

Our University
Founded in 1889, as the State Normal School of Colorado and tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado's stunning high plains, the University of Northern Colorado has grown from its roots as a teacher's college into an institution with international draw and status.
UNC is a public doctoral research university that strives to cultivate the unique potential of each of its approximately 9,000 students and is positioned to advance knowledge through discovery because of its just-right size, expert faculty and tradition of research and hands-on learning. By immersing students in innovative teaching and research methods in the classroom and in the field, UNC provides its students with an exceptional educational experience. UNC's talented and dedicated faculty are housed in its five colleges: Education and Behavioral Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business; Natural and Health Sciences; and Performing and Visual Arts.Acclaimed for its expertise in a broad array of academic disciplines, UNC offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs on campus, off campus and online. Undergraduate students study in a liberal arts tradition that supports them in exploring broadly, making connections, thinking critically, and using what they learn to make a difference in the world around them. UNC also offers more than 60 extended campus programs throughout the state and online, meeting an increasing demand among adult learners and working students in industry-relevant disciplines. Of UNC's 120 graduate programs, almost half are taught at satellite locations or online. Research, scholarship, and creative works are essential components of academic life for both faculty and students at UNC. Many undergraduate degree programs require a research experience and most graduate programs require a thesis, capstone project, or dissertation. UNC faculty purposefully connect research and teaching by bringing what they learn from their research into the courses they teach and by inviting students to join their work. Faculty and student work on research, scholarship, and creative works focuses on knowledge creation as well as the application of knowledge to solve real world problems. Surveys of current and former students show that they value these relationships and see them as one of the primary benefits of attending UNC.

There is no typical UNC student. UNC prides itself on being a university where students do not have to conform in order to belong. Whatever their unique talents may be, UNC helps students reach their fullest potential. The university prepares students not only to have successful careers, but also to lead fulfilling lives, engage in intelligent public discourse, participate in government, and thrive in a changing, global world. UNC has a long history of serving students who are often underrepresented at research universities. More than 40% of UNC undergraduates are the first in their family to go to college, one third are underrepresented minorities, and more than one-quarter are eligible for federal need-based financial aid.

Linked to our community since we were founded in 1889, UNC is an important part of the Greeley community and works to actively foster a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship with our city and its residents. Greeley is a warm and welcoming place and a location we are proud to call our home. Recently ranked as the fourth fastest growing Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, Greeley is a community on the move where a robust economy offers a number of enriching opportunities to residents of all ages.

Our Direction: Rowing, Not Drifting 2030
Our strategic plan, Rowing, Not Drifting 2030, brings to life our vision for the university which takes shape in the form of our vision statement, five vision elements, and outcomes that serve as the foundation in support of and in service to UNC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community. It guides the work of our five phases over the next decade, as well as the implementation of our supporting key actions and tactics.

The five vision elements that serve as our foundation are:

  • Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.

  • Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.

  • Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.

  • Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado's future.

  • Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.

    Our Imperatives: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we aspire to become a Hispanic Serving Institution. As a diverse team, we develop and learn more together. We value the individuality of each person and recognize how diversity enhances our campus. When you join the UNC family, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that expects intentional collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and local partners.

    Physical Demands
    Physical demands include lifting of furniture/equipment (45 lbs. or more)

    Job Summary
    Key Responsibilities

    • Project Management and Liaising: Provide departmental coordination for facilities management of residence halls, apartments, houses, and other properties. Project identification, planning, administration, and management of fiscal resources. Serve as primary point of contact for department with Conference and Event Planning. Manage departmental projects with internal and external staff, including oversight/management of contracts with vendors and leases. Conduct quality control inspections during and after projects. Conduct periodic walkthroughs of facilities and note any maintenance problems noticed and equipment repair. (45%, Essential)

    • Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) Inventory Management: Create and maintain inventory process of all furnishings and finishes by building, location, and number of items. Will keep supervisor informed on furniture, appliances, and parts inventory needs. Ensure that all storage areas and facilities are maintained in a clean, organized manner. Will coordinate procurement of items such as appliances, furniture, signs, draperies, appliances, etc. Will organize sale, auction or disposal as needed of furniture and appliance that are beyond their useful lifecycle. (20%, Essential)

    • Financial Resources: Assist in proposing, administering and monitoring fiscal resources allocated to all operating accounts through budget administration, and analysis ensuring compliance with University fiscal policy and Division/Department financial goals. (15%, Essential)

    • Supervision/Work Leadership: Provide supervision for Utility Crew, comprised of both full-time and student hourly staff. Ensure work guidelines and organize the work process, training and mentoring to General Labor I. Develop and maintain production standards for the many tasks completed throughout the year. i.e., set-up and breakdown for opening and closing, conferences, furniture delivery, etc. May assist in completion of work during heavy work-load times (hall opening/closing) (15%, Essential)

    • Emergency Management: Emergency response for facilities issues including student life/safety issues, behavioral standards, and risk management/liability issues (where applicable.) Provide communication and support to Facilities Management including Environmental Health & Safety for response to facilities emergencies as well as for proactive measures such as Fire Drill planning, Emergency Response Plan development, etc. (5%, Essential).

      Minimum Qualifications

      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university OR a minimum of two years of relevant experience to include customer service, hospitality, or housing facilities management.
      • Superb interpersonal skills; able to work with students and campus partners at all levels.
      • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects.
      • Strong problem-solving skills.
      • Demonstrated ability to work on projects independently.
      • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Windows.

        Preferred Qualifications

        • Knowledge of facilities management best practices, and experience with facilities management in a higher education setting, especially a residence hall system.
        • Knowledge of and experience with Housing processes, including move-in, move-out, conference and event planning.
        • Understanding of institutional procurement processes including ability to compare pricing, quality, longevity, etc. of possible goods prior to purchase.
        • Ability to learn specialized software systems quickly.
        • Proficient organizational and time management skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple assignments, work under pressure and demonstrate positive results. Must be detailed-oriented and all work must be presented with accuracy.
        • Strong written and oral communication skills, sufficient to convey complex issues effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.

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          Special Instructions to Applicants
          Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references electronically.

          Salary and Benefits
          Salary is $50,000. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

          Additional Requirements and Information
          Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

          Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online ( and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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        • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
        • List of References

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