Area Coordinator

Salve Regina University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time


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.

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree in Student Personnel or related field is preferred.
  • 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.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

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.


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