Area Coordinator, Residential Life

Job description

Request/Posting Number


Classification Title

Area Coordinator, Residential Life  

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Job Class #


Type of Position

Administrative Professional  

Percent Appointment:

(For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week)





University Housing Services - 02600001  

General Summary

University Housing Services at Illinois State University is seeking energized Area Coordinator applicants who are excited to lead teams toward our goals of Connecting Students, Building Relationships and Inspiring Futures. Illinois State University has consistently ranked in the top 100 public schools in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. ISU is located in the township of Normal, IL adjacent to its sister city Bloomington, IL. These twin cities are ranked as a top 50 college town and are located equidistant between Chicago and St. Louis, with each being within a 2 hour drive. We encourage you to review these websites to learn more about what our community may have to offer you. 

The Area Coordinator position is a 12 month, live-in position that oversees the operation of on residential area of campus. Area Coordinators are mid-level professionals that supervise up to 5 Residence Hall Coordinators, 1 Service Area Coordinator and 1 Administrative Support Staff an indirectly up to 5 Graduate Assistants. ACs serve in a 24/7 on-call rotation responding to professional staff inquiries and major campus crises, chair a standing departmental committee, and become competent in a computer software used by UHS among other responsibilities. You can review a full job description and learn more about the position and our team on the University Housing Services website:  

Additional Information:


Required Qualifications

1. Master's degree (US equivalent). 
2. At least three years of full-time (post Masters) experience in residence halls required at time of hire. 
3. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.  

Desired Qualifications:

1. Ability to provide direct supervision and leadership to full time residence hall staff members 
2. Office Administrative skills; competent computer and Microsoft office skills. 
3. Strong problem solving skills. 
4. Ability to provide student-centered and customer service orientation. 
5. Strong oral and written communication skills and active listening skills. 
6. Ability to accept change with a positive attitude. 
7. Flexibility and adaptability to shift from one task to another. 
8. Sensitivity to multi-cultural issues and supports a diverse environment. 

Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees

1. Valid driver's license. 
2. Master's degree (US equivalent).  

Hiring Rate/Range

$3875 per month  



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Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant review will begin on January 16 and continue until filled. 

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted. 

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application. 

Illinois State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or [email protected] 

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.  

Contact Information

Lisa Mason 
Human Resources 
[email protected]  

Departmental Homepage  

Required Applicant Documents 
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting".

Cover Letter
Reference List  

Optional Applicant Documents


Civil Service Test

Not Applicable  

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation: 

1. Ability to travel between buildings without a car in year round weather conditions to fulfill on-call responsibilities. 
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus. 
3. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis. 
4. Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse).  





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Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 5/28/2018
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