Area Coordinator

Bridgewater, Virginia
Mar 16, 2017
Area Coordinator
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bridgewater College is seeking an Area Coordinator to manage Residence Hall communities for the Department of Student Life. The position is a full-time (12-month) live-in position.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include:

  • Managing two or more residential areas with approximately 250 to 400 student residents
  • Supervising 8 to 13 student resident advisors
  • Developing educational strategies and lesson plans within the Student Life curriculum for assigned residential areas
  • Advising hall government
  • Adjudicating student conduct cases
  • Participating in campus duty rotation
  • Coordinating a specific initiative within Residence Life, such as staff training, staff selection, staff recognition, etc.
  • Assisting with divisional and campus wide events including, but not limited to, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Commencement, student and professional staff selection, etc.
  • Representing the Department of Residence Life and Housing on designated committees as assigned


  • A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education, or closely related field is highly preferred. 
  • Prior experience in Student Affairs is required.  Experience in Residence Life is strongly preferred.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness.
  • Ability to independently manage a variety of projects with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to make decisions independently, outstanding organizational skills, excellent judgment, and a high level of self-motivation and accountability.
  • Must exhibit flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to contribute to the successful achievement of personal, unit and department goals.   
  • Commitment to working with and supporting students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with StarRez (or similar system) and Ellucian software preferred.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College, an independent private liberal arts college, was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College has an enrollment of more than 1750 students representing 30 states and eight countries.  The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.  The College sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA. Bridgewater College offers 63 majors and minors, 11 Concentrations/Specializations, Pre-professional Programs, Dual Degree Programs as well as Teacher Education and Certification. 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Dawn Ohanessian, Director of Residence Life at

APPLICATION:   Please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references.

DEADLINE:   Applications received by April 17, 2017 will receive priority. Position is open until filled.

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.