Residence Life Coordinator--Full Time

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, IL, seeks a creative, energetic, mature female with an interest in mentoring international and domestic high school students at this college preparatory all-girls day and boarding school.

The Residence Life Coordinator reports to the Director of Residence Life and resides in the boarding school. She is part of a team that is responsible for building community, developing programs, and enforcing school policy in an atmosphere of care, respect, and compassion. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, nurturing, and committed to helping high school girls ages 14-19 grow and prosper within the boarding school environment.

Job responsibilities include working with the Residence Life team to:

  • Offer creative after-school, evening, and weekend activities and programs.
  • Encourage and support student leadership opportunities.
  • Support and celebrate the ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds of the boarding students.
  • Serve as in loco parentis to ensure that residents are safe, nurtured, and supported.
  • Create a welcoming, supportive, and respectful living community, while ensuring that boarding school policies are communicated and followed.

Candidates must be female and possess a bachelor's degree and a valid driver's license. Boarding school or Residence Life experience is preferred. Because Residence Life Coordinators live in the Residence Hall, they cannot have spouses, friends, or children reside with them. In addition to salary and benefits, complete room and board are provided. Residence Life Coordinators are expected to be on-duty in a rotating schedule of after-school, evening, and weekend supervision.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada, and 150 schools worldwide. Established in 1858, the school forms global citizens and transforms young women within a dynamic of relationships that affirms the dignity of each member of the school community. Woodlands Academy believes that a multicultural perspective is an essential element of a 21st century education and values diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

An equal opportunity employer, Woodlands Academy seeks to hire outstanding and diverse staff who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.

Please complete the application materials listed on the Career Opportunities web page of the school's website at All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, three written references, and a Residence Life Application.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory day and boarding school in Lake Forest, IL. Visit the school's website at and the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at

Woodlands Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Woodlands Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.