Area Coordinator

Wesleyan University  |  Middletown, CT

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Job Overview

Posted December 25, 2018 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Area Coordinator

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Middletown, CT
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 1781

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Housing for Position:
Housing for Position:
Major Preference:
No Preference

Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

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.

Job Requirements

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.

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications:

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


Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. To learn more about Wesleyan's promotion of equity and inclusion throughout the University community, please visit The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Debbie Colucci, Interim VP Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator: 860-685-4771.

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