Posting specifications Open to all qualified candidates
Campus Location Duluth
Job Title Area Coordinator
Job Group Staff
The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota invites applications for
an Area Coordinator. This is a twelve (12) month Residential Life position.
Under the responsibility of the Director of Residential Life, the Area
Coordinator is responsible for the overall operation of a residential area on
campus ranging from one-seven (1-7) buildings housing 350 – 550 total
residents. The Area Coordinator is a professional staff member who provides
support and leadership to residential students.
Job Type Full-Time
Indicate specific days and hours to be worked. Monday - Friday with some
evenings and weekends
The Area Coordinator position supervises staff, mentors residents, manages
day-to-day operations for buildings, performs administrative tasks, serves on-
call, and assists with emergency response efforts. The Area Coordinator has
additional opportunities for involvement in the department and College, and is
encouraged to belong and contribute to professional associations.
Mentoring and Advising:
Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the programming
model for designated area
Serve as a positive role model for students. Is sensitive and responsive
to students' emotional, personal, behavioral, and academic needs; advising
and making appropriate referrals. Attends to the health and safety of
residents in medical, psychological, and crisis/emergency situations
Support the residential curriculum by creating learning activity
facilitation guides to carry out the educational goals and learning
outcomes. As a member of the development team, work with the Residential
Life professional staff, Resident Advisors (RAs), students, and other
stakeholders to solicit feedback and make improvements. Create learning
outcomes assessment strategies and review data. Train RAs on curricular
With a student-centered approach, assist with retention efforts and
resident outreach from the Students of Concern committee.
Actively seeks to become acquainted with and supports residential students
by attending hall activities and campus events throughout the academic
Identify, develop, and implement out-of-the-class learning opportunities
within the residence halls, including programming and training initiatives
based on learning outcomes and best practices. Promotes leadership in the
Actively seeks to improve diversity awareness, positive community,
decision-making, social justice, and civic engagement programs, as well as
college acclimation strategies within the residence halls through
collaboration and development of new initiatives.
Assist students in managing roommate relations, including mediations and
approving and facilitating room changes.
Supervise up to 12 total Resident Advisors (RAs), including one Lead RA
As part of the professional staff team, recruits, selects, trains,
supervises, coaches, evaluates, and documents paraprofessional staff
(Lead RAs and RAs.
Challenge and support student staff through best practices of motivation
and holding paraprofessionals accountable. Ensures completion of assigned
Hold weekly staff and bi-weekly individual meetings with staff and works
with the area staff as a whole as well as each individual RA to develop
skills and grow in the position.
Review RA duty logs on a daily basis. Coordinates duty schedule for
assigned on-campus residence halls, and ensures staff meet on-call
Maintain oral and written communication with the Director of Residential
Life. Communicate with students, parents, and other campus departments in
a timely and effective manner in person, by phone and e-mail.
Attend meetings, the primary way of communication, decision-making, and
processing of information. Some important meetings for the Area
Coordinator position include the following: weekly Residential Life
professional staff meeting, weekly Students of Concern meeting, conduct
hearing meetings, one-on-one weekly meeting with the Director, weekly RA
staff meeting, and one-on-one biweekly individual meeting with each RA.
Manages google personal calendar and email exceptionally-well.
Demonstrate ability to meet and enforce deadlines, take initiative, and
work independently to carry out complex assignments while being detail-
Value the importance of and actively seek to network with others to learn
and implement best practices.
Exhibits a commitment to a student-centered approach, demonstrating
initiative in reaching out and building relationships. Is a visible,
approachable, and accessible on-campus professional staff presence. Is
available and interacts with students, staff, and faculty on a daily
Plans and implements RA training programs as necessary. Assists with room
Serves as a designated project manager to accomplish departmental mission
and goals, including three or more of the following areas: summer
conferencing, RA recruitment and selection, appreciation and recognition,
programming and curriculum management, staff training, break housing,
Living Agreement process, Room Condition Form process, campus
representative for conduct software – Advocate, and staff manual ongoing
Facilitate and track programming in the residence halls. Oversees budgets
for designated RAs, manages purchasing card, and reconciles monthly
Assist in compiling and recording overall assessment data.
Assist with special events such as Orientation, Admitted Students Day,
Admissions Open House events, Convocation, Commencement, campus
traditions, and large campus events.
Serves on departmental, divisional, and campus wide committees and
completes administrative tasks and projects as assigned.
Enforce the Student Code of Conduct by serving as a hearing officer for
designated area when students are referred for policy violations
Participate in professional staff on-call rotation and serve as primary
contact for emergencies
Serve as a conduct hearing officer and adjudicate cases involving policy
Organize and facilitate, with RA staff, one campus wide event a year
(based on area designation)
Facilitate housing assignments; managing area occupancy, overseeing the
facility management of buildings; and maintaining an environment within
the area that is conductive to living and learning Coordinates Health,
Maintenance, and Safety Inspections in each room several times each
semester. Supervises and directs the staff in the opening and closing of
housing at all breaks; assists as necessary with administrative tasks in
this area. ACs are required to be on campus and available to work RA
training and hall opening the three weeks prior to students returning in
August; the week immediately preceding and following students' departure
in December; the two weeks immediately preceding and following students'
departure in May; thus, time away from campus must be scheduled during
other time periods.
Assists with the move-out process of room condition forms as well as the
assessment of damages, billing coordination, and appeal request
Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, business management, or related field;
AND two (2) years of professional academic program planning and management
experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• One to two (1-2) years related experience in college or university
operated residence halls or apartments and summer conferencing is required
• Ability to establish and maintain a living learning environment
• Ability to demonstrate administrative skills and personnel management
• Demonstrated programming ability and leadership
• Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, and coordinate simultaneous
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to effectively establish rapport, build relationships, and mentor a
diverse student body
• Ability to perform well under stress, be consistent, and diffuse conflict
• Ability to lead in a crisis situation
• Ability to read, understand and explain policies and procedures
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• General computer competence
• Ability to work evenings and weekends, if necessary
• Ability to multitask and have creative thinking skills
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment
including computers and telephones. Need to be able to work for long periods
of time at a computer to enter data, produce reports and receive information.
Communicate effectively with internal and external customers in person and
A Master's degree in Student Affairs or a related area is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The College of St. Scholastica offers the following benefits to employee.
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Department/Discipline Residential Life
Pay Rate $35,000-$46,000 (dependent on whether campus housing is utilized)
Job Open Date 01/09/2023
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
The College of St. Scholastica is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is
rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and
staff. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to
race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran
status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local
law. To learn more about how St. Scholastica supports diversity and inclusion
throughout the College, visit our Inclusive Excellence page.
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One of the four strategic priorities of the College is “To become a more diverse and inclusive community”. Please describe (1) Your experience working with others with different backgrounds from yours, and (2) Your experience promoting an atmosphere valuing inclusion and diversity.
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