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Area Coordinator, Residence Life

Company: Marshall University
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Title Area Coordinator, Residence Life Banner Position Number 001292 E-Class NC - Nonclassified - .53 or > Department Housing Auxiliary - MU5400 Job Description

Marshall University's Department of Housing and Residence Life seeks outgoing, energetic, and skilled applicants for a full-time, 12 month live-in professional responsible for one of three residential living communities at Marshall University. Each community houses between 450-800 students. Area Coordinators are responsible for the daily administration of their community and direct supervision of a team of 20-30 Resident Advisors, 6-25 Desk Assistants, 1-2 Assistant Area Coordinators, and 1-3 full-time Desk Coordinators.

General Responsibilities:

Supervision and Staff Development

  • Supervise Resident Advisors, Desk Assistants, Assistant Area Coordinators, Desk Coordinators and conducts individual meetings, bi-annual evaluations, etc.
  • Contribute and encourage the development of positive working relationships with all residence life staff.
  • Attend and organize weekly staff meetings with building staff and/or departmental staff
  • Assist with selecting, training, development and in-service activities for the paraprofessional staff.
  • Assist with coordination of fall & spring training as well as ongoing personal and professional staff development opportunities.

Student and Community Development

  • Create and promote a caring atmosphere conducive to student learning, academic success, and to the personal development of residence hall students.
  • Promote an atmosphere that emphasizes Marshall's values (academic achievement, personal freedom & integrity, dignity and respect for the individual, diversity and inclusiveness, sustainability, and service).
  • Work with Assistant Area Coordinators to assess effectiveness of hall traditions & learning outcomes.
  • Encourage behavior that demonstrates professionalism, role modeling, and positive communication.
  • Mentor and be available to student leaders through RHA, NRHH, and Hall Council.
  • Implement and manage residential curriculum and learning outcomes in community.
  • Develop and maintain a positive and mutually supportive working relationship with all campus offices.
  • Facilitate and implement academic initiatives such as collaboration with faculty, promoting study groups and tutoring, working with relevant MU Marshall University academic offices.
  • Advise and counsel individual students, making referrals when needed.
  • Assist in the management of student behavior through judicial sanctioning and student advising.
  • Hear, adjudicate, and mediate student housing conduct process.
  • Facilitate roommate mediation process within your assigned community.
  • Assist with university recruitment and retention efforts.


  • Implement goals and objectives that are consistent with those of the Department of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Responsible for facility management, housing operations, and all housing processes in your community.
  • Serve on an on-call duty coverage rotation and responds to emergency or non-emergency situations for campus community on nights, weekdays, weekends and holidays.
  • Maintain office hours (as set by your supervisor) and uphold high degree of availability and visibility for all residents.
  • Oversee residence hall desk operations
  • Effectively manage area and committee budgets, as well as conduct all purchasing for hall activities in accordance with state purchasing expectations
  • Exhibit effective time management strategies and excellence in executing tasks.
  • Ability to take tasks and work independently and with accuracy.
  • Work with confidence and maturity; and understands confidentiality within appropriate settings.
  • Participate in department initiatives such as strategic planning, retention initiatives, departmental programming, Housing Sign-ups, Week of Welcome, Opening and Closing of residence halls.
  • Work collaboratively with others in the department, division, Student Affairs and university.
  • Enforce University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Understand there will be other duties as assigned by supervisors.
  • Serve as an administrator and post consistent student focused information on the Marshall University Freshman Facebook groups (first year communities only)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (include certifications) Salary Range $34,000 Salary Type Salary Time Type Full-Time Work Location MU - Marshall University

Required Education

Masters in Higher Education, Education, Counseling or a related field

Required Experience

1-2 years in a live in higher education setting

Preferred Education Preferred Experience

Posting Number MU578E Open Date 03/30/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Keywords: Marshall University, Huntington , Area Coordinator, Residence Life, Other , Huntington, West Virginia

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