Engage Chicago Program
Residential Coordinator - Job Description
Job Overview: The Residential Coordinator (RC) will work
collaboratively with staff from Northwestern University’s Center for Civic
Engagement (CCE) to administer an immersive, residential, academic field
study program in the city of Chicago for undergraduate students from
Northwestern and other peer institutions.
Program Overview: The program, called Engage Chicago, is an
eight-week summer field study program administered by the Center for
undergraduates. It combines coursework on community development
and social change with internship placements, field experiences, weekly
seminars, and a residential component to create a powerful civic learning
experience for students. To learn more about the program, visit:
Duties: The Res Coordinator will work with and oversee a team of 3-4
Residential Advisors who live in the residence hall at the University of
Illinois at Chicago with the program participants.
The Res Coordinator is a member of program’s administrative leadership
team and will work with the Engage Chicago program director and senior
staff at the Center to administer the summer program. The RC also serves
as a main point of contact with our host institution’s housing and facilities
office, cultivating and maintaining positive and productive relationships on
behalf of the program and Northwestern.
The RC will assume primary responsibility for supervising the Residential
Advisors and coordinating the residential program. The RC will supervise
a small team of RAs to coordinate daily campus life and recreational
activities and ensure that the residential community is safe, engaging and
complementary to the academic mission of the program.
The RC also monitors and supports student health, social, emotional and
disciplinary issues, and provides logistical support for the program –
particularly as it relates to residential spaces/times. In addition, The
Residential Coordinator works closely with academic staff to help
coordinate the residential with the academic aspects of the program.
Work Schedule: The RC is on-duty 24 hours/day for the duration of the
program. Throughout the program the RC is expected to be present in
the dorm and/or with the students most evenings (in particular Sundays &
for any large residential programs), Wednesday afternoons, and weekend
days. Additionally the RC attends staff meetings on Monday evenings and
Dates: The program runs from Friday, June 22 – Friday, August 17, which
means that the RC will be needed from approximately Monday, June 18 –
Sunday, August 19. Additionally there is the opportunity for prep work
(paid on an hourly basis) in the months leading up to the program.
Compensation: RC’s are paid with a stipend (typically around $4,500-
$5,000) plus single room housing on the UIC campus and 24/7 transit fare
for the duration of the program.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required, plus two or more years of
residential work experience (ideally with college or high school students).
Experience with service-learning, civic engagement, or academicresidential
To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: heidigross@
Application review begins Monday, February
For more information about the program, please visit: www.EngageChicago.org
or email us at: email@example.com or heidigross@
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all
protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.