Residence Hall Security Coordinator

University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title:

Residence Hall Security Coordinator


Hiring Department:

University Housing and Dining


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:

Dec 01, 2023


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Details:

General Notes

Please note this is an overnight position and the hours are 12am – 8am.

BENEFITS: UT Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes:  
•    100% employer-paid basic medical coverage 
•     Retirement contributions  
•     Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
•     Career growth & professional development

Please visit our Human Resources (HR) website at   to learn more about the total benefits offered when you join our team!


The purpose of the Residence Hall Security Coordinator is to provide and ensure general safety and security of university residence halls, as well as oversee lobby and desk areas within halls to minimize disturbances and infractions of rules during nighttime hours.


  • Monitors lobby and desk areas during shift for safety and security. Monitors door access and camera system and report suspicious activity to supervisor and/or authorities. Checks to ensure that all exterior entrances are functioning and secure. Handles emergency procedures in accordance with University Housing and Dining (UHD) policies and procedures as outlined in the Resident Manual and the Night Operations and Desk Manual. Alerts residence life on-call staff and/or the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) of potential problems.

  • Check student IDs entering between the hours of 12AM and 8AM. Enforce University and Residence Hall rules and regulations. Provide customer service to residents requesting temporary IDs and keys. Check in overnight guests. Provide general education to residential students and guests about safety and security.

  • Support UHD programs, priorities, and special events such as opening and closing. Assists with student late check-ins and check-outs. Serve on departmental and divisional committees and workgroups. Share ideas and recommendations for improving safety and security policies, practices, and operations.

  • Collaborate and communicate with other residence life staff, such as Resident Assistants, Complex Coordinators, and Assistant Directors. Assist with staff selection, training, and development. Attend residence life all staff meetings and Night Operations bi-weekly meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • High school graduation or GED.

  • Experience providing safety and security for a building or group or individuals.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with young adults in a university residence life setting.

  • Experience working in a clerical/office setting.

  • Experience working with a diverse population.

  • Experience handling confidential or security sensitive information.

  • Experience in and knowledge of the University of Texas and UHD Residence Hall Policies and Procedures.

  • Proficient in Microsoft office, and the demonstrated ability to learn new software programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to receive, respond, and follow through with verbal work-related instructions and requests from supervisors, customers, and co-workers.

  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

Salary Range

$39,520 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work in all weather conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions

Work Shift

  • 12AM to 8AM – Days, hours, location, and area may vary based on needs of the university and department.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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