Career Opportunities

Student Affairs

Area Coordinator

Posting Date

4/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

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

Essential Job Functions

The Area Coordinator (AC) 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 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, 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. The AC assumes additional responsibilities assigned by the Director and makes recommendations.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Serve on a team of Area Coordinators, supervising a team of Resident Assistants and Community Advisors assigned to 27 residential facilities on campus.
  • Participate in recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating Resident Assistants and Community Advisors.
  • Ensure a high quality of student life on campus through delivery of community development activities, education programs, and leadership involvement opportunities for residents.
  • Rotate on-duty 365 days per year to respond to a variety of matters, including roommate disputes, incidents of student misconduct, student crises, and facilities-related emergencies.
  • Ensure a residential community conducive to sleeping, academic study, responsibility, accountability, personal development, and safety.
  • Advise individual students, student leadership groups, student conferences, and delegations.
  • Adjudicate student conduct meetings.
  • Coordinate administrative activities and services with the Business Operations and Facilities Management areas of Residence Life.
  • Assist with summer camp and conference operations and services.
  • Serve on appropriate committees as requested.



  • Master's Degree in higher education administration, counseling, or related field by start date
  • Two years of graduate-level 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, education programming, and student leadership development

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

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 occasional 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.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

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 any 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 Plan.

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 "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Area Coordinator"
  • Click "Apply for Job"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • 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
  • Name and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to 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:

Dan Karoliussen
Phone: (920) 465-2040

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, May 9, 2019.

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.