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Area Coordinator

Champlain College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Area Coordinator

Significant Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and deliver educational programming that supports common intellectual, personal, and group experiences for students and contributes to students' intellectual agility, student wellness, multicultural sophistication, and a global view. Collaborate with colleagues in Student Affairs and academics to ensure intentional, coordinated program development.
  • Provide outreach, personal assistance, and academic advising resources for students in residential area(s) and who are being reviewed by the Care Team. Identify at-risk students in need of specialized intervention and make appropriate referrals in a timely manner. Follow up with welfare checks, and work in conjunction with faculty concerns.
  • Support the safety and security of assigned residential communities by maintaining high visibility and developing professional relationships with residents and staff.
  • Participate in regular on-call duty rotation. Schedule duty rotations for student staff. Be extremely familiar with services offered through Campus Public Safety, Counseling, Student Health Center, Physical Plant, and Auxiliary and Event Services.
  • Supervise and lead 8-18 Resident Advisors. Conduct weekly staff meetings to provide information, guidance, and training to student staff. Conduct regular individual meetings with student staff and provide timely, ongoing feedback on performance.
  • Actively participate in student staff recruitment, selection, placement, and training.
  • Conduct rounds of assigned residential community to maintain knowledge of facilities and student relations.
  • Serve as a Conduct Officer for student cases utilizing resolution options that restore the residential community. Be trained by the Office of Community Standards.
  • Assist with housing operations' functions including room selection, residence hall openings and closings, roster checks, roommate conflicts and resolution, and summer housing.
  • Be a part of one or more of the primary residential assignments: recruitment and staffing, training, student conduct, program and community development, work with special and diverse student populations, wellness, RA Council, residential education, and/or housing operations/summer housing, etc.
  • Participate in College-wide committees as assigned. Attend all college-wide events such as Admission events, Orientation, Recognition events, Town Halls, and, all Vice President retreats and in-service training sessions.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills especially with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals, objectives, and expectations.
  • Strong computer skills and systems knowledge (Adirondack solutions, Maxient, etc.).
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and identify alternatives to solve problems with excellent solutions.
  • Two (2) years of experience in Higher Education, specifically in Residential Education or another aspect of student development.


Bachelor's degree in a related field, required. Master's degree in Higher Education or related field, preferred.

Additional Information:
Physical Demands, Working Conditions:
  • Must be comfortable with sitting or walking for multiple hours a day depending on the workflow.
  • Have the ability to respond to time-sensitive crises in a variety of areas, some of which are not accessible.
  • While serving in the on-call capacity, sleep may be inconsistent, nonconsecutive, or interrupted.

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

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