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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.

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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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National Night Out

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

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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
  • Cultural Competency
  • Safe Place
  • Campus Labs Assessment Credential
  • Supervisor Training
  • Search Committee Training

RLC Tiffany Shemwell presented a poster at ACPA this year.
REC Tiffany Shemwell presented a poster at ACPA in Boston in March 2019.

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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 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.

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.

Hear from our People

Benjamin Petrie Abby Moss  Tiffany Shemwell
Benjamin Petrie Abby Moss  Tiffany Shemwell

"Coming to Michigan Tech has felt like coming home. The students, faculty, and staff are all friendly and passionate. We have great access to the outdoors in all weather conditions. At work, I've had the opportunities to make it my own. Coming to Tech has been rewarding for myself and my career."

"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 RLC and a better student affairs professional."

"I knew I wanted to work at Tech since my first interview. There is something special about a campus where people in the room are comfortable stopping a meeting and asking, 'What would be best for our students?' Being at Tech has given me a fresh perspective on student-centered work. There have been many opportunities to engage in rewarding projects and develop professionally. With each new project or event, I know I made the right decision."


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Relocation Resources

Thinking of Relocating to the Keweenaw?

Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton. Of the 10 safest college campuses in the nation, College Magazine says Michigan Tech is No. 1. 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.