Area Coordinator

Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia
Dec 21, 2020
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Area Coordinator

Bridgewater College seeks a full-time (12-month) live-in Area Coordinator beginning January 2021. This position includes housing and meal plan.

Area Coordinators manage Residence Hall communities for the Department of Student Life and report to the Director of Residential Life and Community Standards.

Community Development

  • Manage two or more residential areas with approximately 250 – 400 residents 
  • Assist in the development of educational programming and community development within the residential area using the Student Life curriculum. 
  • Maintain visibility within the residential area attending events and interacting with residents


  • Supervise 10 – 15 student resident advisors 
  • Facilitate weekly and bi-weekly meetings with staff of resident advisors
  • Advise hall government within the residential area
  • Report to the Assistant Director of Housing Operations within the Department of Student Life.

Student Conduct & Crisis Management 

  • Serve in an on-call rotation and assist in emergency situations, when needed
  • Serve as leadership to student staff during times of crisis
  • Provide and review reports of on campus incidents
  • Adjudicate conduct cases

Housing & Facilities Management

  • Utilize StarRez for administrative and facilities tasks such as occupancy reports, building-wide email notifications, and key distribution.
  • Coordinate with the Assistant Director of Housing Operations for room changes
  • Evaluate the conditions of the residential area and complete work orders when needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education, or closely related field and experience in residence life, student activities, or student affairs/services are highly preferred. 
  • Experience in hearing/adjudicating student disciplinary concerns is highly preferred
  • Experience in crisis management is highly preferred
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Strong work ethic
  • Flexibility for nights and weekends required
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record required

Bridgewater offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The college is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Email [email protected]

APPLY: Please complete the online application at Include (upload) a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references.

DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is 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.

Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment.

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years.

The reports are available at

To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761