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Montana State University Housing Assignments Coordinator in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21150

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Contact Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title Program Coord II

Working Title Housing Assignments Coordinator

Brief Position Overview

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Housing Assignments Coordinator (Program Coordinator II) performs a variety of administrative and supervisory duties in support of the department and the students.

Position Number 4N0785

Department Residence Life Administration

Division Auxiliary Services

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


If other, specify From date

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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $15.14 per hour

Contract Type Classified Hourly

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

Residence Life manages 11 residence hall communities that are the home of up to 5000 residents while they attend MSU. All of the assignments, changes and paperwork processes are made centrally through the Residence Life Office and these are made through a hand-assignment process as well as using automated software to assign students.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Housing Assignments Coordinator (Program Coordinator II) performs a variety of administrative and supervisory duties in support of the department and the students.

  • Front line customer service agent for the department, called on to answer a variety of housing questions and concerns along with managing customer concerns.

  • Manages and maintains the Residence Life Hall Assignments administrative process. This can be upwards of 5000 assignments per year.

  • Through the housing software system, receives and reviews all applications.

  • Responsibly manage both the hand-assignment and automated assignment processes involved to finalize room assignments.

  • Ensures proper room and roommate notification is sent.

  • Coordinates the room assignment change process.

  • Ensures compliance with contracts and policies.

  • Applies proper charges and applicable credits in student financial accounts.

  • Researches and suggests new strategies for and use of the housing software.

  • Stays current with housing trends in order to assist with meeting long term and short term occupancy and retention goals.

  • Oversees and manages several department programs and administrative processes: suspensions, Zap/Bill payment processes, and accommodation housing.

  • Actively participates as a member of the team while performing other duties in support of the department’s mission.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Progressively responsible administrative experience in a busy office setting successfully managing multiple priorities or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Proficient experience using computers and various software packages.

  • Customer service experience dealing effectively and diplomatically with a variety of people that may include handling difficult customer service situations.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Knowledge of specialized software used in student housing.

  • Demonstrated skills managing through stressful situations.

  • Leadership/Supervisory experience coordinating and directing the work of others.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Exhibit knowledge of general office practices and procedures.

  • Provide excellent customer service at every point of contact.

  • Accurately perform duties in a high traffic office environment with frequent interruptions.

  • Acquire new skills/knowledge on the job and be able to apply them rapidly.

  • Work under the stress of various deadlines while completing multiple tasks in a timely manner.

  • Be able to operate work related equipment and software.

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in a team oriented environment.

  • Accurately create business correspondence.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.

  • Excellent researching and problem solving skills.

  • Follow and explain policies, and procedures.

  • Manage difficult situations appropriately and professionally and demonstrate excellent conflict resolution skills.

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.

  • Prioritize and organize workload.

  • Exhibit a strong sense of self-motivation and self-management.

  • Have excellent attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness.

  • Adapt to changing priorities.

  • Maintain thorough records along with confidentiality of information.

  • Share job duties with co-workers as needed.

  • Conduct work in a pleasant, professional manner and represent the department to others in a professional and courteous manner.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Will occasionally work evenings, weekends, long hours, and holidays as needed and consecutive days without breaks during peak times.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

  • Normal office environment.

  • Work for extended periods of time at a computer or talking on the telephone.

  • File for long periods of time.

  • Move around campus to conduct Residence Hall tours across campus.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on January 22, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Please attach a cover letter and a resume.

Questions? Contact – Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .