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We are educators, creators, and supporters. We are Michigan Tech.

Michigan Technological University is located within Ojibwa (Chippewa) homelands and ceded-territory established by the Treaty of 1842, the territory of Native American nations in Gakiiwe’onaning (Keweenaw Bay), Gete-gitgaaning (Lac Vieux Desert), Mashkii-ziibing (Bad River), Odaawaa-zaaga’iganing (Lac Courte Oreilles), Waaswaaganing (Lac Du Flambeau), Miskwaabikong (Red Cliff), Wezaawaagami-ziibiing (St. Croix), and Zaka’aaganing (Sokaogon Mole Lake). 

We are currently hiring for one Residence Education Coordinator! Apply here.


Residence Education Coordinator

Residence Education Coordinator Experience

Residence Education Coordinators at Michigan Technological University supervise student staff and take care of the day-to-day operations of the residence halls. We are encouraged to do much more than the average hall director. Residence Education Coordinators at Michigan Tech are instrumental in developing and implementing our residential learning model. We are the experts who create the framework for learning in the residence halls, allowing our RAs to focus on supporting our students and building community.  Residence Education Coordinators use their knowledge and experience to create a learning environment that encourages personal growth and skill development in the students they serve.

Our professional live-in staff are educators, advisors, and mentors; collaborate with other departments on initiatives; assist with committee work; and learn through professional development. We spearhead special projects and supervise summer interns. The REC experience is one that will truly help you gain a students-first perspective as you develop skills to become a leader in the field of higher education.

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

Explore the Keweenaw

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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National Night Out

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

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broomball players poised for action

Residence Education Coordinators stay connected in the midwest with regional committee work. Professional staff members are also encouraged to participate in other development opportunities such as:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Safe Place
  • Campus Labs Assessment Credential
  • Search Committee Training

REC Danielle with a group of students

Residential Assistants outside with Bonnie Gorman

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 their 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.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Hear from our People

Abby Moss  Danielle Meirow
Abby Moss  Danielle Meirow

"Everyone that I have met and worked with at Michigan Tech has been supportive. I have been able to grow not only in my role, but in my field. Although I am new in the position, my voice and ideas are heard and taken seriously in meetings. Michigan Tech pushes me to be a better REC and a better student affairs professional."

"From the day I arrived, I have felt welcomed and valued. I have had the opportunity to lead theme communities, to help develop our learning model, and to work with our amazing students by teaching a class, advising a student org, and advising delegates at a conference.

Our small campus allows involvement across other areas that interest you, not to mention all of the wonderful opportunities you can seize outside of work while exploring the beautiful Keweenaw.”




A Tour Of Michigan Tech and Beyond

Explore Michigan Tech and the Copper Country.

Explore The Area

Relocation Resources

Thinking of Relocating to the Keweenaw?

Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton. Of the safest college campuses in Michigan, says Michigan Tech is No. 4. 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.