Vanderbilt University Coordinator, Housing Assignments in Nashville, Tennessee

Coordinator, Housing Assignments (Job Number: 1900276)


The Coordinator for Housing Assignments will report to the Director of Housing Assignments and will be responsible for providing assistance in student room assignment processes. The housing system comprises 31 residence halls with a capacity of 6,503 students. Housing Assignments is responsible for meeting occupancy and wait-list targets to ensure financial viability of the housing and residential education program. The program coordinator will provide support for the management of Vanderbilt’s housing assignment software package, The Housing Director (THD), and will collaborate with Student Access Services to manage the reasonable accommodations process for students seeking housing accommodations.

The Office of Housing and Residential Education provides safe, secure, comfortable, accessible and healthy housing for its residents. Programming for residents builds communities in which students’ social needs for belonging, friendship, recognition, respect and dignity are met. These communities foster learning, personal development, academic achievement, and successful transitions for both new students and graduates.

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nick Zeppos and Dean of Students Mark Bandas have identified diversity, equity, inclusion, and mental health as top priorities for the institution and by extension the offices of the Dean of Students. Candidates must be able to articulate and demonstrate excellence and continued growth in knowledge, awareness, skills, and experience engaging with these priorities in a higher education environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Student Housing Assignment Processes

  • Assist with all studentroom assignments processes, including incoming first-year students, transferstudents, and upperclass students

  • Work in collaborationwith Student Access Services to manage the reasonable accommodations process

  • Manage room assignmentprocesses for May and summer sessions

  • Assist with managementof housing transitions between all terms

  • Communicate withstudents and their families

  • Assist with thedevelopment of policies and room assignment process procedures


  • Respond promptly tostudent, family, faculty, and staff requests for housing assistance

  • Responsible forassisting with the management of The Housing Director (THD), includingapplication management, room assignment process design and management, generalreport design, room condition reports, maintenance requests, and staff training

  • Assist with themanagement of the off-campus housing referral website

  • Assist with assessmentprojects

Committee Work, University Service, Other

  • Attend HousingAssignments staff meetings; participate in divisional and departmentalprofessional development programs; serve on divisional and university taskforces

  • Represent the HousingOffice and Vanderbilt on department and university committees

  • Assume otherresponsibilities as assigned

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

  • A Bachelor’s Degree inan appropriate area of specialization from an accredited institution of highereducation is necessary

  • A Master’s Degree inhigher education administration from an accredited institution of highereducation is preferred

  • At least 2 years ofrelevant professional experience in a university housing office

  • Experience in studentaffairs or equivalent combination of education, training, and experiencecombined

  • Strong written andverbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability tocounsel and work effectively with college students and their families

  • Excellent and effectivecommunication skills in person, telephone and email

  • Strong organizationaland planning skills

  • Robust Excel skills

  • Knowledge ofAdirondack’s Housing Director software (THD)

About Vanderbilt Benefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VUBenefits Overview at .

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 29111 - Housing: Assignments

Job: Institutional Affairs Professionals

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