Department: Office of Residence Life
At Fairfield University, education within the residence halls, townhouses and apartments occurs in the context of the Jesuit philosophy which recognizes the vital need to develop the whole person. While it is the goal to provide a safe, comfortable and efficiently run residence system, our primary efforts will be directed to the well-being of the student.
Fairfield University is committed to providing residential communities that effectively integrate classroom learning experiences and personal reflection into the residential environment. During the four year residential experience, all students have the opportunity to engage in living and learning housing options. The Residence Life staff member is an integral team member in organizing and implementing living and learning programs within our communities working along side with our Jesuits, student leaders, faculty members, student development staff, and campus ministers.
Fairfield University is a residential community with about 87% of undergraduate’s students living on campus. Students are housed in community by class year in a variety of housing options: six traditional residence halls, three suite style residence halls, three apartment buildings, and one townhouse complex. We also oversee our beach community where traditionally 500 of our senior students live. The Residence Life department is an integral part of the living and learning experience for all students living.
We are currently searching for candidates who are committed to working as part of a leadership team in our residential living and learning communities. The Area Coordinator is a vital member of the team, responsible for the development of the living and learning communities within their building. The Area Coordinator at Fairfield University has primary responsibility of the management of the residence hall facilities on and off campus. They are responsible for 200- 400 residents and dedicated to the student growth and development outside of the classroom.
In this role, Area Coordinators are seen as role models, facilitators, leaders and essential persons in the effective operations of the Residence Life program. This on-campus, live in position can be demanding of personal time especially during peak hours. The duties of the Area Coordinator may vary in each area due to the student population who resides in that area. However, the following are standard expectations with additional responsibilities based on the area you are placed.
Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.
Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.
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