As an educator and active contributor within the division of Campus
Life, the Area Coordinator works closely with colleagues in
Residential Life and other offices to deliver an intentional
co-curricular living-learning environment in the undergraduate
residences that is aligned with Brown’s Liberal Learning Goals for
its Open Curriculum and autonomous, self-directed, and
critically-conscious students. The Area Coordinator will accomplish
these outcomes by contributing to a dynamic and engaged
professional and student staff team whose practice is innovative,
centers social justice, and partners actively with students and
colleagues. Area Coordinators achieve these goals through fostering
the growth and development of their residents, responding to
community concerns, addressing policy violations, supervising
paraprofessional student staff, and supporting administrative and
operational functions for the Office of Residential Life. Area
Coordinators will also conduct hearings in the non-academic student
conduct process and participate in the University's after-hours on
call system and to respond to student emergencies. Reporting to a
Director in Residential Life, the Area Coordinator will supervise a
student staff team and work collaboratively with a team of
professional colleagues to serve a region for ~⅓ of the residential
campus. Night and weekend work is required. This is a 12-month,
live-in position (one-bedroom apartment provided), with a meal plan
while classes are in session.
Note: this is a fixed term position with an end date of
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master's degree preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in higher education/student
affairs administration including administrative experience in
residential, educational or similar organizations required
inclusive of a minimum of one year of experience supervising
paraprofessional staff and implementing programs (preferably in a
university setting) required.
- Experience developing programs and initiatives that are
responsive to the needs of a diverse student population including
students from historically underrepresented groups.
- Experience with residential programs, student programming, and
work in a higher education setting is strongly preferred.
- Working knowledge of principles, practices and theories of
student learning and development; understanding of the cultural,
social and educational needs of students in residential
- Demonstrated success working in a diverse environment with a
critical understanding of social justice issues. Demonstrated
experience developing systems and structures that center justice
- Demonstrated ability to creatively and efficiently solve
problems, using sound judgment, assuming ownership of a problem,
and resolving challenges in a collaborative manner.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and
- Agility and familiarity with latest software, database systems,
- Strong commitment to supporting the University's goal of
cultivating a diverse and inclusive community.
Additional physical demands and working conditions
- The person in this position needs to frequently move about
inside the office and throughout the 50 residence halls -
encompassing ~2.1 million square feet.
- The person in this position needs to frequently identify,
recognize, judge, observe, inspect, and assess facilities’
- The person in this position needs to occasionally work in
outdoor weather conditions.
All offers of employment are contingent
upon a successful criminal background check and education
verification satisfactory to Brown.
Please submit a cover letter when
applying for this position. To learn about Brown University’s
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Job Posting Title:
Residential Area Coordinator
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staff position at Brown University you must submit an application
form for each position for which you believe you are qualified.
Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please
include a cover letter and resume with each position
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campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive
the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work,
unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All
employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30)
days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the
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