Coordinator for Residence Education (CRE)

Why be a CRE?

Summary

The coordinator for residence education (CRE) is an integral component to the success of the residence education area of University Housing. The CRE is responsible for creating a community where academics, diversity and community involvement are honored.

The CRE facilitates an environment within the residence hall that contributes to the development of students and staff academically, socially, physically and culturally.

Additionally, the CRE provides leadership for the day-to-day management of the hall or complex to create a safe, clean and comfortable environment for students and staff.

Tailor Your Experience

The coordinator for residence education (CRE) position is one of transition and growth. Many team members utilize their professional development resources to focus on a specific area or career path. Some of the focus areas that come up naturally for a CRE are:

  • Student Conduct
  • Supervision
  • Student development
  • Customer service
  • Programming
  • Event planning

University Housing values the input that comes from a team with diverse areas of expertise committed to life-long learning. Each CRE works with their supervisor to craft a development plan that focuses on professional goals and growth.

Reading and Research Days

CREs have a unique opportunity for individualized growth and development through “Reading and Research Days”. CREs have eight hours each month to devote to readings, visits, shadowing, and research on the topic of their choice. This time can be taken in addition to other professional development opportunities.

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Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in sociology, public administration, or a related field; one year in a higher education environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or a directly related field of study
  • Graduate or full-time experience with community living and leadership development
  • Three years of experience in program administration or related area.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of how to plan and organize events for students. Strong oral and written communication skills and strong organizational and administrative skills.

Job Duties

  • Incorporates residence education purpose statement into daily work as a CRE
  • Utilizes educational philosophy in intentional conversations and programming with residents
  • Communicates students’ rights and responsibilities and assists students in developing skills to address interpersonal conflicts
  • Serves as a student conduct hearing officer
  • Coordinates student engagement programming including assigned campus-wide events
  • Recruits, trains and develops student leaders through the promotion and advising of hall government, Residents’ Interhall Congress, and/or National Residence Hall Honorary.
  • Serves in the CRE on-call duty rotation working directly with the crisis protocol and response system for the resident assistant and CRE level
  • Assists in the coordination of assigned Living Learning Communities
  • Works collaboratively with faculty and academic partners
  • Supervises a staff of resident assistants
  • Supervises after hours and weekend front desk operations
  • Provides leadership to staff by communicating, interpreting and administering residence hall and University policies and procedures
  • Maintains visibility through office hours, regular floor visits and attendance at programs
  • Participates in departmental workgroups and committees
  • Manages assigned program and development and signature program budgets
  • Collaborates with University Housing's Residential Facilities unit for building maintenance and capital improvement requests
  • Performs administrative duties including
  • Maintaining records
  • Overseeing check-ins, check-outs and moves
  • Working with maintenance and housekeeping
  • Processing work orders
  • Maintaining hall-specific forms
  • Provides leadership, mentoring and role modeling for student staff and hall residents
  • Maintains an awareness of student and staff concerns through formal contacts (i.e., office hours, appointments) and informal interactions
  • Maintains positive working relationships with University partners
  • Presents workshops and seminars to staff and students

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for the Coordinator for Residence Education (HEI Program Coordinator) position is $35,568.

CREs are provided a partially furnished apartment which includes a bedroom set (queen-size bed, mattress/box springs, night stand and dresser), dining table and chairs, washer/dryer and kitchen appliances.

In addition to the benefits provided by the University, Coordinators for Residence Education also receive a meal plan for their use and a reserved parking space near their hall (the department covers a significant part of the cost for the space).

CREs are permitted to have one cat or one dog (breed restrictions may apply).

This position requires the use of a cell phone in accordance with the cellular communications policy, Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 306.1.

Background Checks

To foster the safety and security of residents of University Housing, authorization for any adult to reside in an on-campus apartment with the successful candidate for this position is contingent on that adult’s satisfactory completion of the same background check requirements prior to move-in: criminal background and sex offender registry checks and substance abuse screening.

Any adverse findings will be used solely for the purpose of determining whether the accompanying adult shall be permitted to reside in University Housing.

Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Maddie Debucce

Coordinator for Residence Education

Hometown: China Township, Michigan

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Oakland University, Mathematics

Graduate Institution and Major: University of Central Arkansas, College Student Personnel Services and Administration

Favorite part about living in NWA: There is always a new, pleasant surprise of what is offered. There is something for everyone and a supportive community to guide you to trying new things.

Favorite part about working in Residence Education or University Housing: The ability to personalize my own professional development and be able to bring it to my CRE peers and student leaders in my hall. You can take time to delve into research you are passionate about each month or take time to participate in a multitude of online seminars and be supported by the department when you go to conferences.


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Joey Gemuenden

Coordinator for Residence Education

Hometown: Canton, Georgia

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Kennesaw State University, Civil Engineering

Graduate Institution and Major: Mercer University, Higher Education Leadership

Favorite part about living in NWA: The food! If you are eating at a chain here, you are doing it wrong.

Favorite part about working in Residence Education or University Housing: I love being able to work with students and have a positive impact on their college experience.


Jasmine Jones Portrait

Jasmine Jones

Coordinator for Residence Education

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Texas A&M University-Commerce, Bachelor of Science (Sociology and minor Counseling)

Graduate Institution and Major: Texas A&M University-Commerce, Master of Education (Student Affairs and Higher Education)

Favorite part about living in NWA: Trying new restaurants!

Favorite part about working in Residence Education or University Housing: Working with an amazing staff that loves what they do and tries to make the most of an interesting year for themselves and the residents.


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Leslie Jerome Parker

Coordinator for Residence Education

Hometown: Forrest City, Arkansas

Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Business Administration (Economics and Management)

Graduate Institution and Major: Beginning two master’s at University of Arkansas (Economics and Higher Education)

Favorite part about living in NWA: Free Community Events that are family friendly.

Favorite part about working in Residence Education or University Housing:Having the opportunity to play a role in the development of students academically, emotionally, culturally, and spiritually.


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Eric Peltier

Coordinator for Residence Education

Hometown: Castleton, Vermont

Undergraduate Institution and Major: New England College, Political Science: International Relations

Graduate Institution and Major: New England College, Management: Strategic Leadership

Favorite part about living in NWA: Being able to go from a city setting to a more peaceful setting of the trails and the surrounding areas

Favorite part about working in Residence Education or University Housing:I really like the ability to work and focus on some areas for which I have a strong passion.


Mary F. Peacock

Mary F. Peacock

Creative Community Coordinator

Hometown: Carbondale, Illinois

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Southern Illinois University, Bachelor Fine Arts (Ceramics), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Bachelor of the Arts (Art History)

Graduate Institution and Major: Michigan State University, Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture)

Favorite part about living in NWA: It's beautiful here with its amazing forests and hills. Great for camping and hiking with your family.

Favorite part about working in Residence Education or University Housing: Working side by side with a group of students who are creative, passionate and inventive.


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Keauno Perez

Coordinator for Residence Education

Hometown: Joshua, Texas

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Tarleton State University, Communication Studies

Graduate Institution and Major: Tarleton State University-Fort Worth, Communication Studies

Favorite part about living in NWA: The natural beauty of Fayetteville, including the hills, and how every season visits.

Favorite part about working in Residence Education or University Housing:My favorite part about working in Residence Education at the U of A is the multiple roles the CRE position is responsible for, from crisis management, to programming, to conduct hearings, every day brings something new. Another highlight of working in ResEd is the opportunity to work with the incredible student leaders who serve as Resident Assistants.


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Cecilee Essary

Coordinator for Residence Education

Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon

Undergraduate Institution and Major: Corban University, Business Management & Leadership

Graduate Institution and Major: John Brown University, Business Administration: Organizational Behavior

Favorite part about living in NWA: There are always great local events to attend! The music is good, the food is better, and there isn't a lot of traffic here.

Favorite part about working in Residence Education or University Housing:I really enjoy the opportunity to work alongside students and develop their leadership skills. In addition to working with students, I really appreciate the overall diversity of Residence Education. We have a lot of different expertise, experiences and backgrounds that contribute toward a well-rounded team. I've really enjoyed working with this group of professionals.


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Sommer Shirley

Coordinator for Residence Education

Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana

Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Business Management

Graduate Institution and Major: University of Central Florida, Educational Leadership

Favorite part about living in NWA: Coming from places that are very flat, it’s been nice experiencing hills and the gorgeous views they provide. Additionally, the people here are incredibly friendly and welcoming.

Favorite part about working in Residence Education or University Housing:The ability to work with and develop student leaders, such as RAs.