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Area Coordinator

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 5, 2024

Job Details

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:


The Area Coordinator is a full-time, 12-month position providing administrative, supervisory, programming, support, and conflict resolution skills to students in a unique residence hall setting on a historic oceanfront campus. The Area Coordinator is a live-in member of the Residence Life staff and works collaboratively with students in developing a comfortable and inclusive living environment with multiple and diverse communities. The Area Coordinator provides assistance, guidance, and support to students and refers students in need to appropriate on-campus resources, and supervises Resident Advisors. The Area Coordinator is an active participant in the campus conduct process, and provides on-duty coverage to a residence population of over 1,200 students. The Area Coordinator demonstrates a commitment to building inclusive communities that focus on learning, leadership, and sensitivity to people of different and diverse backgrounds, and possesses a commitment to Salve Regina University's Mission and the Mercy Catholic tradition.

  • Responsible for overall supervision and management of assigned residential area.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate 10-14 Resident Advisors.
  • Work and communicate effectively with the Residence Life team, Facilities, Housekeeping, and other key campus constituencies to provide students with an exemplary campus living experience.
  • Implement and coordinate University programs designed to enrich the academic and social quality of life within the residence halls.
  • Conduct weekly area student staff meetings.
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled individual supervision meetings with each Resident Advisor.
  • Serve as a conduct hearing officer, and effectively articulate the student code of conduct and community standards to students.
  • Coordinate one or more functions within the Office of Residence Life (e.g. Room selection, RA training, RA selection, etc. as assigned)
  • Assist students with personal, social, and academic development through individual meetings, programming, and maintaining visibility in residential area.
  • Participate in the year-round weekly Area Coordinator professional staff on-call rotation.
  • Communicate effectively with Campus Safety and Security personnel and the Administrator on-call to provide support to students when responding to incidents.
  • Complete Housing Operations tasks for assigned area including check-in/check-out, room condition reports, damage billing, room changes, etc.
  • Implements on-going staff development and training for student staff.
  • Participate in professional staff development opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge related to residence life and student affairs profession.
  • Complete administrative tasks including review and follow up related to RA weekly reports, duty logs, accountability worksheet, etc.
  • Building community among students living the areas supervised through intentional conversations and programming.

Valid driver's license and insured vehicle.


This position is subject to both inside and outside work.


Required :
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • A working knowledge of residence hall living is required.
  • Must possess a strong ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and cooperatively with faculty, staff and students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required, with the ability to interpret and communicate institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations to Resident Advisors and students.
  • Possess an understanding of and commitment to the Mercy, Catholic mission and values.
  • Possess a demonstrated sensitivity to students, staff, and faculty of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, race, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, geographic origin, and ethnicity.
Preferred :

Master's degree in Student Personnel or related field is preferred

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.



Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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