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Area Coordinator

Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia
Commensurate with experience

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Bridgewater College
Area Coordinator

Bridgewater College seeks a full-time (12-month) live-in Area Coordinator beginning immediately. 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 College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus 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 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 a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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.

Bridgewater College has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain resources to enhance the College’s facilities. The College is posting the following notice as required by federal law by organizations which benefit from the USDA’s funding program.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at [email protected].

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



Since its founding in 1880, Bridgewater College has advanced with the times, yet upheld an educational philosophy that champions excellence, values, scholarship, meaningful activities, and service to the community. Bridgewater has led the way in developing leaders in fields such as business, industry, medicine, law, communications and education. The first coeducational college in Virginia, Bridgewater was the first four-year, private, liberal arts college in Virginia to admit women.

bridgewater_college2.jpgAcademically, Bridgewater offers a breadth of intellectual experiences while allowing for proficiency in specific disciplines. Bridgewater’s dedication to liberal arts reflects a commitment to writing, public speaking, analytical and critical thinking, and global awareness and understanding.

Bridgewater College is committed to developing the whole person. The college has created a liberal arts curriculum that helps students gain as complete a self-understanding as possible. Students discover how they think while exploring new ways of thinking. Life at Bridgewater is as much about learning as it is about transformation.

Located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia within the community of Bridgewater, the college offers a quiet, safe environment in which to learn.

Bridgewater is easily accessible from Interstate 81, not far from the city of Harrisonburg.

Bridgewater College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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