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Area Coordinator

Marian University (IN)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 26, 2023

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Position Title
Area Coordinator
Job Description

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University is seeking Area Coordinator who will promote Marian University’s Catholic Franciscan Mission & Identity through their responsibility for the overall administration of one or more residential community and supervision of the Resident Assistants and Hall Assistants working in those communities. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Residential and Commuter Life, the Area Coordinators are responsible for shaping the environment and experiences by providing services and programs aligned with the institution’s strategic goals for a vibrant, dynamic on-campus living experience. Thus, Area Coordinators specifically help create and support activities that are designed to enhance the retention and success of students. Area Coordinators are full-time, entry-level, live-in, 12-month employees with paid benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies
  • Demonstrate cultural competence in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, national origin, and other areas of diversity
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate 7-17 undergraduate Resident Assistants and 1-3 hall assistants
  • Provide leadership of hall community development through programmatic means and one-on-one contact within the context of the residential community development plan to provide a welcoming and engaging experience
  • Initiate, plan, supervise, and evaluate programming activities consistent with the goals and objectives of the Office of Residential and Commuter Life
  • Integrate knowledge about students and their development into daily interactions and activities
  • Participate in an on-call duty rotation for all campus housing units
  • Manage student conduct by meeting with students who have violated university and/or hall policies according to the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Serve as a first-responder to residents in need, referring to appropriate offices as necessary during business hours
  • Respond and assist in crisis and emergency situations, and complete appropriate follow up while on call
  • Assume leadership of Residential and Commuter Life projects or processes throughout the year including student staff training, student staff selection, in-service for staff, recognition and special events, as well as professional staff recruitment and selection
  • Perform all administrative duties required to fulfill the Area Coordinator responsibilities and other special projects and activities, including hall openings and closings, the management of the building key systems, student staff supervision, the processing of room changes, etc.
  • Interpret and implement Marian University and Office of Residential and Commuter Life objectives, policies, rules, and procedures for student staff and residents
  • Participate in departmental and divisional professional development activities
  • Serve as a role model for all staff and residents in personal and professional practices
  • Collaborate closely with the campus partners in the Center for Academic Success and Engagement, Counseling Center, Campus Police, Dining Services, Student Activities, the Exchange, First-Year Experience, the Personalized Learning Center, and University Ministry to connect residents to on-campus resources and provide residents with support
  • Fulfill other general duties assigned by the Office of Residential and Commuter Life, Division of Student Success and Engagement, and/or Marian University

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • A master’s degree in higher education/student affairs is preferred, not required.
  • Previous experience with residence life, counseling, or related field is preferred, not required.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, exhibited good-decision making skills, demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities are required.
  • This is a 12-month, renewable live-in position.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

- Salary: $37,000
- Additional Items:
o 1- or 2-bedroom, furnished apartment.
  • Employee may opt to bring personal furniture in lieu of provided furniture.

o Access to Student Fitness Center
o Professional Development funding available
o Small stipend for on-campus dining locations (not a full meal plan)
o Internet provided
o Access to free on-campus streaming service
o Free Parking Pass and one reserved parking spot near apartment
o Live-in spouse policy
o Pet policy available upon request
Preferred Qualifications

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:
Physical Demands

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to reduce disability-related barriers related to the essential functions of the position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to inspect, use, or lift objects, equipment, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to respond in person to on-campus crisis situations within 15-20 minutes and may be required to climb stairs to reach the crisis situation.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How do you think Marian University’s mission, as well as the Catholic Franciscan identity, will support your work as a professor/administrator?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How will the work you do in your role at Marian University be different in light of the mission and identity of the University?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How will you promote the success of those from marginalized groups?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * In what ways will your work promote and support transformational leaders that are trustworthy, healthy, skilled and inquisitive?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


Marian University

At Marian University, our vision is to provide an education distinguished in its ability to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world. Our mission is to be a great Catholic university dedicated to achieving excellence in learning, which is achieved through teaching, research, and scholarly activities in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition. We welcome students of all faiths who seek an educational experience framed within the context of our Franciscan values of dignity of the individualpeace and justicereconciliation, and responsible stewardship. Our understanding of these values is informed by reflection on the life of Jesus Christ and prayer.

The institution grew out of the dedication and vision of Sister Theresa Hackelmeier and the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, who established a school in Oldenburg, Indiana, in 1851. The college was founded in Oldenburg in 1936 and moved to Indianapolis in 1937. On July 1, 2009, Marian College became Marian University.

Marian University is proud to be a higher education institution just ten minutes away from downtown Indianapolis. Here, you’ll not only get to benefit from the exceptional employment and internship opportunities the city has to offer but also its diverse culture and lively personality. From cool cultural districts with unique entertainment, shopping, and dining options to outdoor festivals, professional and amateur sports events, hiking and biking trails, and more, Marian University is conveniently located in the heart of it all. Whether it’s walking around Monument Circle, floating down the canal in a paddleboat, visiting the various historical sites and museums, or dining on Mass Ave, you’ll quickly find your favorite local hangouts and love this city just as much as we do.

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