Career Opportunities

Student Affairs

Area Coordinator

Posting Date

9/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Area Coordinator
UW System Title:  Residence Hall Manager

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Assistant Director and assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Office of Residence Life.  The Office of Residence Life provides housing for 2,000 students during the academic year and 2,500 guests during the summer.  The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for overseeing a community of approximately 400 residents; and with the help of Resident Assistants (RAs), strives to develop and maintain a safe, enjoyable, supportive and inclusive living environment for residents where they can achieve academic success and personal growth and development.  The AC is a member of the Residence Life team and holds administrative responsibilities, participates in committees and meetings, and serves students in a multitude of ways.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Shares in the responsibility for recruiting, selecting, training, supervising and evaluating resident assistants (RAs) and community advisors (CAs).
  • Directly supervises and evaluates RAs and CAs in assigned area; and assists in the indirect supervision and mentoring of RAs and CAs in other areas.
  • Develops and facilitates weekly area staff meetings to coordinate information sharing and program coordination; as well as one-to-one meetings with RAs and CAs.
  • Organizes and implements team building activities and staff development.
  • Oversees all aspects of RA duty in assigned area including scheduling, enforcing protocol, providing feedback, and monitoring incident reports and work orders.
  • Collaborates with other staff to develop and present training to student staff.
  • Has thorough knowledge of the university and departmental mission, goals and philosophies and works within them to inspire student success.
  • Works with Residence Life business operations staff on a variety of matters including room assignments and changes, budgetary expenditures, RA/CA hiring and payroll, and desk and mailroom services.
  • Works with Residence Life facilities management staff on a variety of matters including building cleanliness, student safety and security, and student accountability for damages and repairs.
  • Works with Residence Life administrative staff, Public Safety and Dean of Students to ensure a prompt and supportive response to student crises and emergencies.
  • Meets with students on a variety of issues including roommate disputes and mental health concerns.  Refers and documents accordingly.
  • Assists with management of student misconduct, including writing incident reports, overseeing RA enforcement of policies and RA documentation, meeting with students, and following up on incidents.
  • Assists with Residence Life summer camp and conference operations and services.
  • Prepares administrative reports and formal presentations.
  • Advises individual students, student leadership groups and conference delegations.
  • Participates in weekly membership and executive board meetings of the groups being advised.  Advises and mentors the executive board members.
  • Creates opportunities for residents to develop leadership skills; and encourages resident involvement in established leadership groups.
  • Ensures a residential community conducive to sleeping, academic study, personal responsibility and safety.
  • Provides academic support and personal development programming and mentoring, and promotes student awareness of campus resources.
  • Provides community development activities and actively promotes campus sponsored activities.
  • Assists residents and staff in the development and maintenance of behavioral community standards appropriate to group living.
  • Actively assesses the sense of community within the residential facilities, and creates and implements training, programs and activities appropriate for the ever changing needs of the students.
  • Ensures that all university policies are appropriately enforced.
  • The live-in nature of the AC position requires the AC to be present during the work day, and while serving on duty during the evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Rotates on-duty 365 days per year and responds to a variety of matters including serious incidents of student misconduct, student crises, and facilities-related emergencies.
  • Attends evening and weekend events related to AC responsibilities, meetings, projects and committee assignments.
  • Assists the Dean of Students Office with student conduct projects and trainings.  Facilitates meetings with students in crisis or within the conduct system.
  • Takes an active leadership role on Student Affairs and departmental committees.



  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field at time of application
  • 2 years of graduate or full-time professional live-in housing employment experience


  • Knowledge in student development theory, issues, and trends
  • Experience in student staff supervision, student advising, community development, educational programing, and/or student leadership development
  • Strong collaborative skills

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Typically 25-30 hours during standard work hours (7:45 am - 4:30 pm) and regular evening hours a few nights a week. Duty responsibilities on a rotating basis including evening and weekends.

This position requires on-campus residency and compliance with on-campus rules and regulations. It also requires a varying schedule and workload over 40 hours per week, including on-duty responsibilities (on a rotating basis) during the evenings, weekends, and holidays. Occasional training, meetings, and programmatic responsibilities on weekends, especially during crucial times of the year, should be expected. This position includes occasion travel for student development, leadership development, and professional responsibilities and development.

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary of $32,500

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "14724"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Area Coordinator
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Julianne Crayton
Phone: (920) 465-2040

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, October 1, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.