WHAT SETS UVM RESLIFE APART?
For students and staff alike, we use Restorative Practices (RP) as a foundation to help build healthy, engaged, and successful communities, and to inform the way we respond when harm occurs. Most often this takes the form of circles, which are a way of structuring communal time to ensure that all present are able to have their voices included. RP emphasizes the value of building connections individually and as a community. It can be a useful tool for residence halls, towns, neighborhoods, and even families. More about restorative practices.
A REPRESENTATIVE STAFF COMMUNITY.
In our department, social justice and intercultural competence are not merely talking points, but espoused values. Our staff is committed to engaging in the self-work, skill development, and knowledge acquisition necessary to create inclusive communities. This approach enhances our capacity to reach across difference while accounting for the historical and institutional impacts of colonialization, power, and oppression.
STUDENTS LIVE WHERE THEY LEARN.
Our students live and thrive in Learning Communities, which are designed to bring students with a shared interest together. Community is built around a common theme, faculty engagement, and easily accessible events and activities coordinated by a dedicated program staff. In late October, current students complete a housing and meal plan contract for the following year. More about Learning Communities.
CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for providing high-level oversight and leadership of a learning community in an area housing approximately 700-1200 students. Reporting to an Assistant Director for Residential Education, the AC’s role is to establish an environment that fosters community and civic engagement, enhances learning, advances diversity and inclusion, and promotes student health, engagement, and success.
The Program Coordinator develops, implements, and administers major services, programs and activities in support of a residentially based learning community, which offers academic and co-curricular programming for 500-1,000 students. Successful candidates will be placed in any of the following Learning Communities: