Learning Community Coordinator Position Description


Seeking experienced, motivated and student success-focused candidates for the Learning Community Coordinator (LCC) position at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The incumbent in this position is a member of the University Housing team. In conjunction with the Executive Director, Associate Directors and other managers, staff, and students, this position assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of University Housing and is responsible for supporting and contributing to a positive atmosphere that facilitates respect, inclusivity and collaboration.

This is a 12-month, full-time, live-off position. Under the general direction of the Associate Directors for Residential Life and Education, the Learning Community Coordinator position is responsible for the oversight of academic-based learning communities that link classroom learning with on-campus living through faculty involvement, career advising and academic support. The Learning Community Coordinator (LCC) is a member of the Residential Life and Education Coordinating Team and assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of University Housing. On a daily basis, Learning Community Coordinator duties include direct supervision of professional staff members called Coordinators of Student Development (SSP IIs) and indirect supervision of student staff, community standards oversight, crisis intervention, budget management, staff recruitment/selection, participation on Division or University committees, and management of the administrative functions of Residential Life and Education programs. Learning Community Coordinators are critical for the residential and apartment programs and are directly responsible for approximately 800 to 2,700 residents on a daily basis and 7,300 residents on an on-call basis.

Current Position Opening

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Four years of full-time residence life experience post-master's degree (at time of hire).
  • Experience supervising graduate students or professional staff members
  • Excellent supervisory and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • The ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge or previous experience working with residential curriculum and learning community based housing.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is $4,288-$6,109 per month. Hiring range is $4,288-$4,717. This is a 12 month, full- time, and live-off position. Cal Poly offers excellent benefits such as health, vision, dental care, a retirement plan, professional development opportunities and educational benefits for eligible employees.

Application Process

An official Cal Poly online application must be completed and submitted at https://www.calpolyjobs.org, along with a cover letter and resume, and current contact information for three references. The application process will remain open until the position is filled.

Terms of Appointment

There is a one year probationary period for all newly hired employees.  Once an employee successfully completes the probationary period, they may qualify for a permanent appointment. As there are always students on campus, a supervisory staff member is on call at all times, including Thanksgiving, Spring and Winter break periods. All staff members are expected to attend designated weekend events which include, but may not be limited to, building openings, closings, staff recruitment, Leadership Conference, University Open House, and resident welcome events. 

Applicant Questions

Please visit the University Housing website, http://www.housing.calpoly.edu, for general departmental information.

Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and actively encourages all qualified individuals to apply.  EEO  

Insights from Past Learning Community Coordinators

"The best thing about working with the Residential Life and Education Team is that our staff is constantly thinking of ways to make our program and department a better place for our learning communities, staff, and students.” 

Kara Curcio, Director of Residential Life, Northeastern University

“Working with the CSDs is one of my favorite parts of my job. They are motivated to do a great job and they often keep me on my toes looking for ways to raise the bar for them. They take pride in their job and have fun with it.” 

Emily Sandoval, Director for Residential Education, University of Southern California

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