Area Coordinator

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Feb 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Carthage College seeks an Area Coordinator. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Residential Life, the Area Coordinator is expected to work closely with other College personnel to address the social, developmental, and academic needs of our students. Area Coordinators at Carthage are also expected to play a major role in the Student Affairs operation of the institution, taking on a leadership role in a collateral position.

Area Coordinators are responsible for developing and maintaining a robust and thriving community within their designated residence halls. They will facilitate a comprehensive residential curriculum that encourages students to combine co-curricular experiences with the liberal arts curriculum to enhance their educational and developmental goals. 

Area Coordinators maintain a collateral assignment in the Division of Student Affairs. Current collateral assignments are Student Involvement and Community Standards. The Johnson, Madrigrano, and Swenson Area Coordinators will assist in the supervision of a bachelor's level Hall Director. 

This is a 12-month, non-exempt, live-on-campus position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for community development in traditional residence facility housing between 460 and 650 students.  
  • Hire, train, and supervise a staff of up to 12 Resident Assistants and two Senior Resident Assistants.
  • Work with students, individually and in groups, to resolve concerns related to student success and retention.
  • Participate in on-call response and crisis management across campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Licensure

  • Master's degree is required.
  • Minimum of 3 months of similar experience is required.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with employees, students, and faculty members.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and web browser, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Mail, and Carthage portal.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of standard office equipment such as a telephone and computer keyboard.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations (such as addition/subtraction) to maintain a budget.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to conduct College business.

How to Apply

Apply online using the link below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to the "Resume Upload" section of the application.

About Carthage

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.


Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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