Molly Shoop
Area Coordinator, Residence Life & Undergraduate Student Housing
Profile

Molly has primary responsibility for the management of undergraduate residential communities. She works to establish an environment that will allow her residents to accomplish their academic goals and to participate in co-curricular personal growth experiences. Molly seeks to develop a sense of community in each residence hall in her assigned area of responsibility.

She is assigned to the Richmond College Dean’s Office, where she serves as a primary representative of the University. Molly assists the dean with addressing academic, personal, and social concerns of the students of the College, and facilitates programmatic experiences administered by the dean’s office. She also work closely with the deans of both Colleges to support and assist students in the University and residential communities.

Presentations

Presenter, “RLCs at Appalachian: The Power of Marketing,” University Housing at ASU

Professional Experience
Hall Director, Residence Life, Rutgers University (Fall 2014-June 2016)
  • Supervise seven Apartment Assistants in an urban, apartment-style building and serve as advisor to Hall Government.
  • Plan and implement co-curricular programming for approximately 700 residents relating to wellness, service, diversity and inclusion, and community building.
  • Serve on a crisis intervention rotation for approximately 5,000 students.
  • Collaborate with facilities and maintenance staff to ensure safe and secure living spaces for residents.
  • Recruit new RAs and AAs through panel interviews and assist with selection and placement.
  • Plan and implement programming for Global Roommates special interest community, a mentorship program for residential international and domestic students.
  • Increased Hall Government board membership by 200%.
  • Created and implemented safety campaign to reduce the number of non-residents entering the building and to encourage residents to practice safe living habits.
  • Mediate student-to-student conflicts in the building and provide tools for conflict resolution.
  • Manage a $4,500 budget for seven Apartment Assistants.
  • Created and implemented Respect Our Space campaign, utilizing internet memes to increase student awareness about noise policy, guest policy, and smoking policy.
  • Serve as Focus Group Recorder for Living Learning Communities; compiled reports based on feedback and participated in the evaluation of LLCs.
  • Created and maintained Google Drive, accessible to Apartment Assistants and Hall Government members to promptly provide resources and to track all on-going building projects.
Special Projects Intern, University Housing, Appalachian State University (Summer 2015)
  • Planned and coordinated a two-week Graduate Assistant and Resident Assistant training program.
  • Researched and created online diversity training modules and an online conflict management training program for approximately 100 Resident Assistants and 20 Graduate Assistants.
  • Assessed marketing strategies for Residential Learning Communities and made recommendations for increasing male participation.
  • Collaborated with colleagues in creating Hall Opening Manual for all halls and professional staff members.
  • Actively participated in the ongoing assessment and evaluation of Residence Life policies, programs and practices.
  • Developed ongoing relationships campus partners in Student Conduct, Housing Administration, Center for Student Involvement, and Division of Student Development.
Residence Life Fellow, Elon University (Fall 2013-Summer 2014)
  • Directly supervised seven Resident Assistants for an apartment-style complex and co-supervised 24 Resident Assistants with the help of the Assistant Director.
  • Heard and adjudicated student conduct cases for students in all areas of campus.
  • Created program tracker for 24 Resident Assistants to ensure that programming requirements were met.
  • Planned and implemented programs for approximately 1,000 residents.
  • Served as Administrator-on-Call as part of the university emergency response and crisis intervention team.
  • Created Fellow Training Manual to provide documentation on proper training and successful transitions of fellows.
  • Co-chaired Neighborhood Association, a group of students, staff, and faculty that implemented educational programs.
  • Volunteered for and participated in divisional initiatives such as Greek Week, New Student Orientation, and Admitted Students Weekend.
Publications
Articles
Shoop, M.G. (2015). The Appalachian Way. Retrieved from SEAHO Report Fall 2015

Education
M.Ed., Rutgers University 2016
College Student Affairs
B.A., Elon University 2013
Human Service Studies
Contact Information
804-287-6871
804-287-1226 (Fax)