Housing and Residential Life


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Residence Life Coordinator—Open Position

Residence Life Coordinator Experience

Similar to our counterparts at other universities, Residence Life Coordinators supervise a student staff and manage the ins-and-outs of the residence halls. However, here at Michigan Tech, we are encouraged to be much more than just the average “Hall Director”. Residence Life Coordinators at Michigan Tech have opportunities to serve on a Faculty and Staff University Senate, host weekly radio shows, supervise summer interns, lead housing renovations, spearhead departmental projects, and advise student organizations.

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When you join our Michigan Tech community, you become part of our crazy unique campus traditions like Keweenaw Day, cardboard boat races, Broomball, and Winter Carnival.

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On a campus that is bound together by snow and STEM, Michigan Tech is located on the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The area includes an abundance of hiking trails, outdoor recreational pursuits, winter sports, waterfalls, and breathtaking views.  Popular winter activities include snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, and ice fishing.

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Residence Life Coordinators develop personal, meaningful relationships while supervising their resident assistants.

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Broomball Team Celebrating

Residence Life Coordinators stay connected in the midwest with regional committee work within the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers (GLACUHO). Professional staff members are also encouraged to participate in other development opportunities such as:

Mental Health First Aid

CPR/AED/First Aid

Cultural Competency

Student Affairs and Advancement Assessment

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Supervisor Training

Search Committee Training

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Required Training

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

  • Employee Safety Overview
  • Harassment and Discrimination Prevention
  • Annual Data Security Training

The specifications mentioned above are intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

The position will be filled based on qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, disabled veteran status, veteran status, or disability.

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Hear from our People

Sean Brown Kaylee Wolff
Sean Brown Kaylee Wolff

“The Michigan Tech community has been an amazing home to my wife and I. Everyone from the students to administrators are warm and welcoming!”

“Working at Michigan Tech has given me a fundamental understanding of working in Residential Life, supervision and low level student conduct and has allowed me to gain professional development in my areas of interest outside of Residential Life.”


Residential Life Coordinators standing at MTU husky statue



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Explore The Area

Relocation Resources

Thinking of Relocating to the Keweenaw?

Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton. Of the 30 safest college towns in America, Safewise says Michigan Tech is No. 19. The area is home to 12,000 residents, and active with locally owned shops, eateries, high-tech companies, music festivals, and parades.

Students, staff, and the community enjoy the University-owned ski, snowboard, and tubing hill, golf course, and recreation trails, and other outdoor adventure opportunities the Keweenaw Peninsula offers.