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Berry College invites applications for the full-time position of Community Coordinator who reports to the Director of Residence Life. The Community Coordinator (CC) is an entry-level live-in masters-required professional who supervises two residential communities and will be expected to foster a welcoming and engaging environment for students; educate students on living in the community; lead departmental efforts in an assigned focus area (Student Staff Recruitment, RA Training, or Special Projects), serve as a resource, educator, advisor and consistent champion for high community standards, and student involvement; collaborate with fellow staff and various departments on committees and projects; serve as a conduct administrator and early intervention specialist for their area residents; provide immediate on-call coverage and respond to emergencies while participating in a rotating on-call duty schedule.

Each Community Coordinator supervises two undergraduate Head Residents and indirectly supervises approximately 30 Resident Assistants. This position also requires the incumbent to be knowledgeable about the facilities in their assigned communities, including responding to emergent maintenance requests, performing key audits, and conducting regular walkthroughs.

The CC is part of a collaborative team of housing professionals responsible for creating a dynamic living environment that emphasizes the integration of the College's mission of educating the head, heart, and hands.


A master's degree in higher education, counseling, student affairs, or a closely related field is strongly preferred, not required. Must have post-undergraduate work experience in housing, residence life, or student affairs and be able to live in the provided on-campus apartment and interact with students and staff regularly. A meal plan is provided for dining with students and staff.

The ideal candidate should possess a thorough understanding of the role and purpose of a residential campus, academic preparation, experience in student development, the ability to develop and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with other staff and faculty, excellent interpersonal communication, leadership, and administrative skills. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, strong leadership and mentoring abilities, and be able to work independently. Candidates should commit to fostering inclusive living environments.



Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart, and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts, and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.


Berry College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, at (706) 290-2698.


Applicants should submit a letter of application describing the candidate's interest in this position along with a resume and names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to Stephen Swieton, Director of Residence Life, at

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Masters

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : Administrative

Contact Information : 7062334062

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