Title: Area Coordinator (3 positions total; 2 – Residential & 1 – Programming)

Reports to: Assistant Director of Residence Life & Housing

Department: Office of Residence Life & Housing

Period of Employment: August 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023

Compensation: $ 5,000 stipend for the year, 18 Credit tuition waiver per academic year, staff apartment within residence hall, and a meal plan when classes are in session

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Job Description

The Residential Area Coordinators (ACs) are live-in graduate professional staff members responsible for the direct oversight, supervision, and educational development of undergraduate residential students. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Residence Life & Housing, the ACs supervises 8-15 undergraduate Resident Advisors (RAs) within several residence halls/living spaces and supports the holistic development of residential students. The ACs meet students’ needs through community building, counseling, conflict management, adjudicating conduct cases, and by developing and maintaining an atmosphere that is conducive to academic life and supportive of continued student learning and development outside of the classroom.

The Programming Area Coordinator is responsible for managing and overseeing the overall programming for our living and learning residential experience; and assisting in the development of the Residential Curriculum. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Residence Life & Housing, the position will facilitate and support all of the educational programs and initiatives including the tracking and management of RA programming requirements, programming budgets and departmental programs and events. The position will coordinate and develop professional development opportunities for RAs and RHA and Hall Council executive members. The position also acts and serves as a liaison for our themed houses located throughout our residential campus that provide programs and support that fosters an inclusive community. Additionally, the Programming Coordinator will co-advise RHA and help to oversee their programming efforts.

All ACs will also: co-facilitate staff meetings, recruitment and supervision of Resident Advisors, housing operations and events including hall opening, closing, housing selection and health and safety checks, and serving in an on-call duty rotation. This is a graduate level, ten-month academic year appointment. This appointment begins August 1st and continues until the last week in May.

Requirements – All Positions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:

Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills: Microsoft word, excel, power-point.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
  • Willingness to take on additional tasks as needed, especially during high peaks.
  • Familiarity with all campus services, policies and regulations.
  • Good planning, organization and project management ability.
  • Quality critical thinking skills in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated diplomacy, objectivity, positive attitude and high energy.
  • Desire to learn, be challenged and mentored.
  • A desire to work with a diverse population of college students and assist with their growth and development.
  • The ability to work in a team setting as well as independently with autonomy.
  • A successful candidate will live out the values of integrity, trust and honesty.

Education/Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A/B. S) from a four-year college or university.
  • Must be enrolled in a master’s degree program at Mary Baldwin University.

Preferred qualifications:

  • One-year experience as a Resident Advisor or member of a RHA and one-year experience living in a residential environment is preferred.
  • Candidates engaged in a higher education master’s program including college student personnel or higher education administration is preferred.
  • In-depth experience in campus programming around topics of community development, diversity and wellness.
  • Experience with interpersonal, crisis management, managerial and community development skills preferred.



Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to the Office of Residence Life and Housing (reslife@marybaldwin.edu).



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