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Area Coordinator

Posted: 07/04/2021

Area Coordinator

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Job no: 498927
Department: Residence Life
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Student Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Area Coordinator

Salary/Grade: $40750

Hours Per Week: 40

Job Summary:

The Area Coordinator is a live-in master's degree-level professional who is responsible for promoting student learning and success for the operation of three - five residence halls, each housing between 35 and 270 students, that all contain a single or similarly themed living learning programs. This position requires the Area Coordinator to reside in their assigned on-campus apartment throughout the term of their appointment. The Area Coordinator is charged with supervising undergraduate and two - three graduate staff in the area and collaborating with campus partners, to shape the environment and experiences of residential students in the Creativity and Innovation “quad”.


Duties/Physical Demands:

Listed below are both specific job duties of the Area Coordinator position as well as minimum professional standards expected of all Residence Life employees. These responsibilities encompass student and community development initiatives, both proactive and reactive, that directly influence the success of our residential students. They also detail administrative responsibilities, foundational to this success. Finally, they delineate behaviors that connote professionalism and a commitment to the values of the Office of Residence Life.

Living Learning Community Coordination
Collaborate with faculty and programs to provide educational, intentional, programs for LLCs within the residential area
Serve as the primary liaison with academic and program partners on behalf of the Office of Residence Life
Coordinate LLC Advisory Councils
Instruct first year experience seminar and/or section(s) of learning community courses, as needed

Community Development
Cultivate a positive and engaging living environment that foster a sense of belonging and enables students to build positive relationships with one another
Maintain high visibility and availability, including attending community events, regularly touring the community, and interacting with residents
Know the residents and provide personal, social, academic, and occupational support and referral
Utilize institutional data to assess and respond to student needs
Collaborate with faculty and staff stakeholders to implement programmatic opportunities, some of which may be connected with living learning community themes
Serve as the financial, programmatic, and leadership adviser to the Community Leadership Team

Supervise and train 2-3 graduate assistants, 8-14 resident assistants (directly) and an additional 10-12 resident assistants indirectly
Host weekly staff meetings to communicate upcoming events, discuss community concerns, and facilitate professional development experiences; conduct monthly area wide meetings with staff
Conduct bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with staff members
Ensure staff members are appropriately confronting and documenting behavioral issues and concerns
Provide regular formal and information feedback regarding job performance
Ensure that Resident Assistant duty procedures are followed
Oversee implementation of programs and strategies

Student Conduct and Crisis Management
Review all incident reports and police reports (if available) for incidents that take place in the community and/or involve residents living in the community
Respond to residents in need, referring to other professionals, when appropriate
Provide leadership during times of crisis in and adjacent to the community
Assume shared responsibility for campus-wide on-call duty year round
Assist in emergency situations as needed
Implement Miami University and Office of Residence Life objectives, policies, rules, and procedures
Provide programs and other proactive educational interventions to enhance good decision-making by residents

Professional Development & Administration
Perform administrative duties associated with summer projects and assignments
Report, track, and follow up on maintenance issues with appropriate building managers, housekeeping staff, and physical facilities employees
Serve as the primary contact for parents and family members of residents
Serve on a minimum of two department standing committees
Administer student check-in, check-out, and room changes; assist with room condition reports and damage billing processes
Participate in departmental and divisional professional development activities
Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of staff members for the Office of Residence Life

Overarching Staff Expectations
Serve as a role model for all hall staff and residents in personal and professional behaviors
Practice ethical stewardship of university resources
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity by promoting and attending campus & community multicultural events, facilitating professional development with RA staff, presenting on diversity, or implementing strategies.
Demonstrate a consistent willingness to work with individuals from different race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, and national origin backgrounds
Create and maintain positive professional relationships within the department and across the university
Fulfill other general duties assigned by the Office of Residence Life, Division of Student Life and/or Miami University


Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a master’s degree in education, college student personnel, counseling or human development, or a related field and at least 2 years full-time post master’s work experience in residence life with demonstrated experience in coordinating Living Learning Communities and campus partnerships. The Area Coordinator must be able to work independently, demonstrate initiative, display strong commitment to student learning, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with stakeholders inside and outside of the University. Individuals in this position must have the ability and willingness to assume shared responsibility for campus-wide on-call duty and respond to crisis and emergency situations.


Desired Qualifications:

Post-baccalaureate experience in residence life, counseling, teaching, and living/learning environments is desired. Strong administrative and counseling skills are utilized in this position.


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Benefits Eligible: Yes

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 06 Jul 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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