Housing Coordinator - UVF

Housing Coordinator


(POSTED JUNE 15, 2022)

Housing Coordinator

The University of Valley Forge seeks a full-time Housing Coordinator. The Housing Coordinator (HC) is responsible to facilitate the mission of the University of Valley Forge (UVF) by providing leadership for and management of the residential housing process and facilities for main campus resident students. The HC works in coordination with Residence Life, Finance, Operations, and Facilities to care for student residential needs and to equip students as disciples of Jesus Christ and to meet departmental and institutional goals. The HC is accountable to the Vice President of Student Life (VPSL).

Essential Responsibilities

  • Mission of the University of Valley Forge and Student Life Office
    • Model a growing Christian spiritual life as a committed disciple of Jesus Christ
    • Model the spiritual pillars and values of the UVF
    • Contribute to developing the University as a Spirit-filled loving community that makes disciples of Jesus Christ
    • Follow Jesus’ model of discipleship as an equipping leader and as a servant leader
    • Ensure that all policies, procedures, and practices of the Housing program are consistent with the mission of UVF


  • Departmental and Organizational Relationships
    • Serve as a team member and partner with other Student Life directors and the VPSL to grow and develop the Student Life Office into a model of excellence in UVF values and leadership principles, spiritual development principles, and student development practice
    • Develop a cooperative and supportive working relationship across the organization-with administration, other directors, faculty, and staff, and students- to facilitate the mission of the University. The HC interacts with and engages multiple departments on campus as well as students, parents, and other guests.


  • Housing Leadership and Management
    • Facilitate the best possible living/learning environment on campus. This involves regular and careful coordination with the Finance and Facilities to create the physical dimensions of a healthy campus community.
    • Oversee the entire housing process including housing administration, online housing selection process development, and the continued development and implementation of effective policies and procedures, housing assignments, etc.
    • Work with the VPSL and Residence Directors (RDs) in providing excellent care for resident students and establishing housing guidelines that are consistent with and supportive of the University’s and department’s mission and goals.
    • Plan ahead for the annual Housing cycle including stetting master calendar dates, updating processes, documents, and procedures, and ensuring communication to staff and students.
    • Ensure that all residence hall spaces are move-in ready for students before the beginning of each semester, and oversee all move-in, and move-out policies and procedures.
    • Communicate warmly, professionally, and accurately with parents, students, and others who have questions or want information about Housing. Ensure outward- and inward-facing communication is timely and accurate.
    • Proactively identify facilities concerns, following-up on work requests, plan work projects, order residence hall furniture, and advocate for residence hall facility needs. The HC may be ‘hands on’ with some residence hall projects, or may, along with the Finance, Development, Facilities or the VPSL, coordinate church work teams/crews.
    • Daily work and communicate with Facilities personnel to assure residential housing facilities issues are resolved and that communication is given to residents
    • Work with Development for conference housing, the Admissions Department for Breakaway housing, and other departments as needed
    • Serve on various committees representing student housing


  • Strategic Planning and Assessment
    • Contribute to institutional strategic planning by developing and implementing strategies, conducting assessment, and evaluating assessment related to Housing in order to improve performance and achieve goals
    • Ensure the collection of data for and the reporting of departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


  • Departmental Support
    • Provide support for other Student Life team members or departments as needed. The HC is a key team member of the Student Life Office and functions as part of the team.
    • Demonstrate support for the University and for students and their initiatives by attending (and monitoring if needed) major University events (Homecoming, Christmas at Valley Forge, Board of Trustees Dinner, for example), important home games, larger student ministry events, etc., or any other event when asked to do so.
    • Attend chapel occasionally when present, monitor student behavior, respond in the case of an emergency, and provide pastoral ministry and prayer with students around the altar.

Other Housing Coordinator Responsibilities

The Housing Coordinator may share, along with the other Residence Life staff, some of the following duties which may be assigned to the HC based on gifting, ability, interest, experience, or departmental need:

  • Serve as a Student Life Coordinator for commuter students, family students and/or independent students. The Coordinator will strive to understand the needs of these populations, applying student development principles in administration, programming, and events that encourages the holistic growth of students and adds value to their UVF experience
  • Serve as the Student Life Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, participating in campus-wide emergency preparedness meetings and proactively maintaining, updating, and communicating Student Life procedures so that they department is fully prepared for any emergency
  • The Housing Coordinator may be offered the opportunity to serve as a Director on Call in rotation with other Residence Life staff

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise the VPSL in best housing practice, report housing data and KPIs, and advocate for student housing needs
  • Serve as a key contributor to the Student Life team
  • Keep abreast of current student development and student housing issues and trends by reading professional publications, networking with other school Housing Coordinators, and attending professional conferences
  • Perform related duties as requested by the VPSL

Work Environment

  • Work primarily in an office setting. Lifting and bending to handle or move office equipment, supplies, furniture, etc., or to do minor maintenance work (such as painting) required. Regular cross-campus travel on foot required for meetings or events or to visit residence halls. Occasional weekends and evenings will be required (for example, Housing Night and Welcome Weekend).

Spiritual Requirements

  • All employees must be openly committed followers of Christ and sign the Community Life Standards statement.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated administrative skill; ability to keep track of details
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills; able to serve on and lead multi-department teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to create multi-year, annual, and semester plans; able to set and achieve goals
  • Ability to prioritize daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks
  • Positive attitude toward problem solving and ability to look at challenges creatively


  • A desire to grow personally, spiritually, and professionally, with an aptitude and interest in fulfilling the responsibilities outlined

Education and/or Experience

  • College graduate, preferably with a Master’s degree (or working towards a Master’s degree) in business, leadership, higher education, religion/practical theology or related field
  • Two years of experience in education, ministry leadership, or work with youth/college-age adults preferred


This is a Coordinator-level position. Pay is commensurate with education and experience. Qualified applicants with interest may be given opportunity for additional roles in athletics, as adjunct faculty, or as a Director on Call. Housing may be offered as part of compensation depending on availability.

The University:

The University of Valley Forge is an accredited Christian University of Arts, Sciences, and Professions on a beautiful 106-acre Chester County campus, with more than 50 undergraduate majors, 8 graduate programs and dozens of credentialed and dedicated professors who are committed to the mission to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and the world. The University of Valley Forge is located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.


The University hereby affirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, genetic information or status as a disabled veteran.

To be considered for this position

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:


Veronica A. Bird

Director – Human Resources

University of Valley Forge

Email:  rabird@valleyforge.edu

Fax:  610-917-3951