Coordinator – Staff Training & Research

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0716-9087
Job Family: HRS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 575


Under the direction of designated supervisor, is responsible for a program of in-service training designed to promote student development and teach human relations skills to paraprofessional and professional staff in the residence hall system.


  1. Develops appropriate curriculum and course content for Resident Assistants’ course; develops and updates training manuals and other teaching aids.
  2. Identifies specific training needs and develops, implements and schedules a centralized training program for paraprofessional student staff; plans and initiates a centralized training program for professional staff.
  3. Evaluates effectiveness of existing training programs, identifies areas for improvement and institutes changes as needed.
  4. Trains program staff in specific and general training techniques and monitors effectiveness of trainers.
  5. Convenes a standing committee responsible for evaluating all special program hall/floors on an annual basis; works with each hall to define program goals and objectives and to create a system by which program effectiveness in each hall can be determined on an annual basis.  May advise special residential programs or groups in special interest residence halls.
  6. Conducts research related to student and staff development, residence hall living and effectiveness of other departmental functions; assesses student needs in the residence halls; advises other professional staff in the processes of creating programs to meet those needs and subsequent evaluation of programs.
  7. Conducts professional development seminars and workshops on a regular basis.
  8. Assists with training and supervision of clerical staff.
  9. Maintains liaison with other University departments and offices as appropriate.
  10. Reviews requests to conduct research in residence halls, establishes procedures that protect residents right to privacy and coordinates all approved research activities.
  11. Develops and submits budget requests and monitors expenditures.
  12. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Master’s degree in Student Development Theory, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling or related field.
  2. Three to five years residence hall experience in the area of student development.
  3. Demonstrated ability to assess training needs and develop effective training program.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


  1. Ph.D. in Student Development Theory, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or related field

Date Revised: 1/87