Compensation and Benefits
Detailed information about compensation is contained in the job descriptions of all open positions.
The Residence Hall Coordinator position is 12 months, beginning July 2013. The salary for the position is $31,000. Staff members accumulate annual leave in addition to the official holidays acknowledged by the University. Residence Hall Coordinators are considered professional University personnel and are expected to work during student vacation periods unless personal accrued leave is taken or an official university holiday has been designated. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including choices in healthcare, investment opportunities and tuition remission for up to 18 graduate credit hours per calendar year. Of these hours, $5250 in tuition is tax-free.
A furnished, air-conditioned apartment within the assigned residence complex is provided at no expense, including utilities, local telephone service, extended basic cable television, internet connection. Reserved parking is available upon the individual purchase of a campus parking permit.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life recognizes that a coordinator's apartment is his/her permanent home. The apartment is provided as both a form of compensation, as well as, a necessary part of the position's responsibility. Most on-campus apartments are two bedroom units, complete with a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Some units are one-bedroom units, but have additional space such as a dining room. In order to provide well-maintained facilities for each staff member, the following apartment guidelines and expectations apply to all live-in staff apartments.
Staff apartments are provided for the coordinator, their spouse, and their child(ren). For staff members with a spouse a copy of your marriage license may be required for Human Resources reasons. No other person may live in the apartment or use it as their address (mailing, permanent, or otherwise), nor may the coordinator sublease or otherwise collect compensation in exchange for someone else utilizing their apartment. It is generally expected that a coordinator will take occupancy of their apartment one week before beginning employment, and vacate their apartment within one week of ending their employment.
If necessary, the Department may ask the coordinator to move out prior to this one-week period to accommodate the coordinator replacing them. If a coordinator does not provide proper notice of their resignation (20 working days' notice, as defined by Human Resources) then the staff member may be asked to move out by their last day of employment. If it is possible, the Department may allow a coordinator to move in even sooner prior to starting employment, or stay longer once employment ends. Coordinators are not required to move out of their apartments during breaks or holidays, unless determined that a facility concern requires their temporary relocation.
Cleaning and Damages
Upon moving in, coordinators are encouraged to let their supervisor know of any concerns with the apartment, furniture, etc. Upon leaving their position, their Asst. Director, the Associate Director, or their designee will visit the apartment at least two weeks prior to the coordinator's last day of employment to conduct an initial assessment of the apartment. Any excessive damage or cleaning needs will be discussed at that time, and the coordinator will be expected to pay for these charges before leaving their position.
Examples of excessive cleaning or damages include: needing to have the furniture, carpet, or drapes professionally cleaned due to pet hair or other dirt; carpet stains beyond normal wear and tear; removal of large screw or other implements in the walls; and broken furniture. See "Pets" for more information regarding cleaning of apartments due to pets.
The University provides a standard set of apartment furniture for each apartment, including a bedroom set, living room set, and kitchen or dining room table. University-owned furniture must stay with each coordinator apartment. It cannot move with a coordinator should s/he move to another staff apartment. New furniture is purchased if the Department determines the current piece(s) are in disrepair or need to replaced as part of a normal replacement cycle. If a coordinator owns their own furniture, the Department will store the university-owned furniture so that personal furniture may be moved in to the apartment.
Coordinators are permitted to have cats, fish, hamsters or guinea pigs as pets. The coordinator assumes responsibility for any damage to the apartment or its contents determined to be caused by the pet, including but not limited to: carpet or furniture stains; odors; damaged upholstery or furniture; pet hair on furniture, in drapes or on the carpet. Upon leaving their apartment (to move to another on campus, or leaving their position), it is expected that any staff member who has had a pet will either clean the apartment in the same manner as a professional cleaning, or will pay for the cleaning of the apartment to remove all pet hair, dander, and odors. Owning a pet is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. If it is determined that the coordinator is not maintaining a level of cleanliness or sanitation in their apartment because of a pet, then the pet must be removed.
Since staff apartments are located in the residence halls, it is reasonable to assume that from time to time facilities or other University personnel will have a need to enter a coordinator apartment. The coordinator will be given notice, when possible, of the need for entry and a description of the reason for entry. In the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance, the coordinator may not be notified prior to entry, but will be notified that it occurred.