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Area Coordinator

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number S00542
Position Title Area Coordinator
Department Office of Residential Life-1051
Job Category Staff Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

Reporting to the Associate Director of Residential Life, the Area Coordinator is a part of a dynamic staff team responsible for meeting the needs of over 2, 900 undergraduate students.

All Wesleyan undergraduate students are required to live on campus, making residence life the focal point of campus life. Each Area Coordinator oversees the management of an assigned residential area, including the direct supervision of student staff.

The Area Coordinator is responsible for the overall supervision and management of an assigned student residential area.

Responsibilities include:

Provide supervision, support and guidance and informal counseling to the student staff and residents.

Assist with staff recruitment and selection

Coordinate staff training and development and evaluation

Oversee the daily operational function of the student residences

Help to create socially just communities where differences are celebrated

Facilitate residential activities and programs

Mediate conflicts between residents.

Adjudicate conduct violations

Implement room change requests.

Maintain collaborative relationship with custodial and physical plant staff regarding building maintenance.

Participate in weekly central meetings and departmental decision making

Participate in rotating on-campus duty responsibilities.

Perform a variety of administrative functions to support the goals and objectives of the Office of Residential Life

This is a live-in position and includes a furnished on-campus apartment.

This is a full time, 12 month position.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma and at least one year of post-baccalaureate residential life/housing experience in a higher educational setting or related experience.

Proven working knowledge of student development theory.

Demonstrated commitment to social justice

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in student personnel, counseling or related field strongly preferred.

Management Competencies Build effective teams, Conflict management, Innovation management, Manage diversity, Motivate others, Staff development
Competencies Creativity and innovation, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Integrity and trust, Listening skills, Organizational skills, Respects diversity, Teamwork/collaboration
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University

Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents