Area Coordinator

Job description

Category:: Administrative / Staff
Department:: 01-56-5610-Residence Halls
Locations:: Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Nov 6, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)

About Bay Path University:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

Status: Full-time, 10-month position; August - May

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; in addition to on call rotation, as well as some nights and weekends)

Position Code: ACRL

Job Location: Longmeadow, MA

Exempt: Yes


Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Student Life and Commencement, the Area Coordinator is responsible for creating an atmosphere and living environment conducive to the intellectual, emotional, cultural, and social development of students residing in the residence halls. The Area Coordinator will play a primary role in coordinating all aspects of residential life, including policies, procedures, and documentation. As the primary point person for residential life, the Area Coordinator, along with support from the Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Residential Life Coordinator, will develop programming that supports the mission and vision of Bay Path University, and maintain the integrity of the Division of Student Life through appropriate role modeling, ethical behavior and decision-making, effective leadership and adherence to all University procedures, rules, regulations and policies.


  • Oversee and manage all functions of assigned area (two residence halls, approximately 150-200 students).
  • Participate in an emergency on-call rotation.
  • Establish a safe learning environment and nurture a sense of community
  • Oversee the selection, orientation, training and evaluation of the Graduate RD, and Resident Assistants, including reviewing all procedures, policies, and documentation of staffing selection and training process.
  • With support from the Assistant Director of Student Engagement and RA coordinator, develop a robust RA training manual.
  • Review, revise, and coordinate all aspects of the room selection process and applicable documentation (requests for special accommodations, housing contracts, roommate selection and assignments, input of room assignments in Jenzabar, etc.)
  • Oversee and enforce residence hall guidelines for visitation in applicable residence hall
  • Provide ongoing leadership, training, support and supervision for Resident Assistants.
  • Supervise applicable residence hall programming and collaborate on programming efforts with other areas within the Division of Student Life.
  • Supervise the work-study students assigned to desk duty. Coordinate the hiring of thirteen students, orientate all who are hired to the job requirements, manage the monthly schedule, and conduct reviews as expected via the work study policies.
  • Oversee and enforce all residence hall policies as outlined in the Student Guidebook.
  • Adjudicate student conduct hearings for persistent violations.
  • Address and routine disciplinary problems such as excessive noise, visitation issues, roommate conflicts, etc.
  • Create an environment that promotes the health, safety, personal and academic development, and physical well-being of students.
  • Encourage respect for all people regardless of race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or physical characteristics.
  • Mediate persistent roommate concerns, issues, or conflicts.
  • Report any serious infractions of University policy to the Director of Residential Life and Learning.
  • Be aware of, and comply with, all emergency and health and safety procedures.
  • Follow all University protocols for emergencies (medical, mental health, assault, rape, etc.).
  • Continue to enhance weekend life through implementation of new activities and programs planned with Resident Assistants.
  • Make referrals to all student service and support offices, and programs, on campus.
  • Participate as requested in Student Government Association forums and follow-up on student ideas and suggestions.
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with Campus Public Safety and the Facilities Office
  • Attend meetings as required by the Director of Residential Life and Learning.
  • Participate in open house programs or special functions as required.
  • The standard schedule for this position is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; however, in order to accommodate the demands of an "on-call" schedule, a 10:00 am to 4:00 pm schedule may be permitted during "on-call" periods with approval by the immediate supervisor.
  • Participate in an emergency on-call rotation.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the University.



  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in student affairs/personnel services strongly preferred, knowledge of residential life desirable.
  • Highly responsive to student needs.
  • Strong interest in developing women as empowered learners and leaders.
  • Should be committed to diversity, respect, and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships and interact with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • Ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals, and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
  • Learner-focused leader with a deep understanding of and passion for student life and associated best practices in the context of higher education.
  • Highly-motivated self-starter who can take initiative and balance proactive and reactive leadership.
  • Must be able to work independently and solve problems using sound judgment.
  • Good listening, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Must be personable and possess the ability to work effectively with all people.
  • The ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion is critical.
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.). and sexual offender records check (S.O.R.I.)
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines.
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and practices.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online Safe Driving Course (within 15 days of hire) and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual. You must have a valid driver's license and must successfully pass the online Safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense. You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community.

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at [email protected] or call 413-565-1168.




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Posted: 11/8/2020
Application Due: 1/7/2021
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