Area Coordinator

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University of Scranton
Area Coordinator

Non-Discrimination Statement
The University is committed to providing an educational, residential, and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Members of the University community, applicants for employment or admissions, guests and visitors have the right to be free from harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

Anyone who has questions about the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, or the University’s Non-Discrimination or Anti-Harassment Policy, or wishes to report a possible violation of one of the policy should contact:

Elizabeth M. Garcia
Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311
[email protected]
(570) 941-6645

University Mission
The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at

Residence Life

Job Purpose:
Supporting the Jesuit mission of the institution, the Office of Residence Life houses and educates 2,600 residents in five regions that consist of 550-800 residents differentiated by academic class year. The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for the daily operation of a region of residence halls for The University of Scranton. The AC supports our Jesuit mission by intentionally creating programs, processes, and relationships that support the identified learning outcomes for her or his region.

*This position requires the staff member to live on campus in an apartment provided by the University.

Essential Duties:
- Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate a staff of 12-26 Resident Assistants, including one Head Resident Assistant

- Serve as one of five ACs in a rotating duty schedule for the calendar year to respond to campus emergencies and student crises

- Facilitate interventions with students to support academic, social, and personal development

- Create, implement and support activities/events that permit students to achieve identified learning outcomes for the region’s resident population

- Serve as a case officer for the Office of Student Conduct to facilitate educational conferences

- Educate students about University and department policies, procedures, and regulations

- Support department initiatives of creating and facilitating assessments of learning by residents

- Support students by mediating conflicts between roommates and/or members of a residential community

- Assist with facilitation of room assignment changes

- Communicate with students, parents, and other campus departments in a timely and effective manner in person, by phone, and via e-mail

- Administer region budget by managing purchasing cards, approving and assigning expenditures, and reconciling monthly statements

Additional Skills Required:
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team

- Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal skills

- Ability to handle sensitive situations in a caring and professional manner

- Advanced organizational skills

- Ability to effectively multi-task

- Availability to complete evening and weekend responsibilities when needed

- Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission

Minimum Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree is required

Preferred Education:
Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration or a related field preferred

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:
Two (2) years of professional or full-time graduate experience in residence life is required including working with residence hall management, student supervision and leadership, student affairs, or customer service

Preferred Qualifications:

Schedule/Work Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Serve on a rotating on-call schedule. Additional hours as requested.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/8/2033
Work Type: Full Time