Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Area Coordinator

    Location US-PA-Glenside
    Regular Staff Full-Time
    Student Affairs
  • Overview

    The Area Coordinator independently interprets and applies student development theory to support retention and engagement efforts of Residence and Commuter Life. The Area Coordinator works under supervision of the Assistant Director of Residence and Commuter Life and with general accountability to the Assistant Dean and Director of Residence and Commuter Life. Through an efficient, student-focused approach to managing concerns, situations, and processes that support interpersonal development of resident and commuter students, the Area Coordinator is the front-line of Residence and Commuter Life within the residential and commuter living-learning environments. Additionally, the Area Coordinator collaborates with the Housing Assistant to apply housing and operations philosophy to processes and administrative aspects of undergraduate housing. The Area Coordinator manages all day-to-day aspects of the residential and commuter areas, including, but not limited to, conflict management, conduct, programming, facilities management, housekeeping, and supervision of the Campus Life Staff. The Area Coordinator is a member of the live-in staff, serves on the on-call team, and partners closely with the Student Affairs suite.


    This is a full-time, 12-month position residing in campus housing.


    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education's Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University's 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


    Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.


    For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references. Application review will begin immediately.


    Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.



    Essential Functions:

    • Apply knowledge of student development and person-environment theory to both challenge and support students throughout their Arcadia experience.
    • Evaluate and design learning environments within the residential and greater university community that enriches the co-curricular and academic experience of all students.
    • Interpret and implement philosophy and practice across all aspects of residence and commuter life to ensure that questions and concerns are addressed quickly and consistently.
    • Work to establish and maintain an environment which promotes inclusivity, respect, compassion and citizenship.
    • Interpret and enforce a variety of University and Residence and Commuter Life policies governing student behavior to maintain a safe and inclusive environment for all students.
    • Participate in the conduct process as a primary hearing officer to determine level of responsibility in violations of campus policy.
    • Refer students to appropriate campus resources or create meaningful sanctions which support the development of critical thinking skills. Respond to significant student health and student conduct situations via the emergency on-call system to preserve campus community safety.
    • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate paraprofessional staff to ensure students are supported by competent and knowledgeable peers.
    • Support the Assistant Director and Director in the management and resolution of emergency or crisis response situations as deemed appropriate by the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence and Commuter Life in order to provide immediate support to affected commuter and/or resident students.
    • Plan, implement, and coordinate recruitment, training, scheduling, hiring, termination, and evaluation of Campus Life Staff to provide students with an opportunity that supports personal and professional growth.
    • Collaborate to manage administrative aspects of undergraduate housing including but not limited to, opening, closing, room changes, summer operations, and the key control system in order to provide seamless, organized processes for students and staff.
    • Liaise with internal departments (facilities, housekeeping, grounds department, Public Safety, etc.) to protect the safety of students and to ensure that processes are appropriately student-centered and take into account the Residence and Commuter Life philosophy of student development.
    • Manage dedicated financial resources and account for these expenditures to ensure spending is appropriate and supports opportunities for student engagement.

    Marginal Functions


    • All other duties as assigned by the Assistnt Director of Residence and Commuter Life, Assistant Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Students or Vice President of Enrollment Management in support of the operation and commitment to the department.


    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to effectively manage, support, and hold accountable student staff direct reports;
    • Excellent problem solving, follow-through, and the ability to manage project completion independently with little supervision;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Strong attention to details and solid organizational skills;
    • Possess strong teamwork, collaboration, and presentation skills.
    • Applicants must be student-centered and demonstrate a commitment to their own personal and professional growth.
    • Ability to learn and apply University policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance and reliable judgement.
    • Ability to ensure compliance with prescribed operating procedures/policies, safety standards, and legal and liability issues.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability is required, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegiality with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
    • Effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to issues affecting a wide range of constituencies are required.
    • A record of inclusive conduct and evidence of multicultural skills in the workplace is required. Demonstrated commitment to student success, and experience in building strong student relationships.
    • Proficient understanding of student housing and intentional programming.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A bachelor's degree; 
    • Prior experience with on-call emergency response practices in a university setting;

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree



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