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Residential Area Coordinator

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

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Residential Area Coordinator


Residential Life


Brown University, Providence, RI


Exciting new opportunity at Brown University! Residential Life is expanding its team and building a new vision for students' residential experience. The reorganization includes doubling the number of live-in Area Coordinators with professional development in the form of a 20% collateral assignment in a partner office. As an educator and active contributor within the division of Campus Life, the Area Coordinator works closely with colleagues in Residential Life and other offices to deliver an intentional co-curricular living-learning environment in the undergraduate residences that is aligned with Brown’s Liberal Learning Goals for its Open Curriculum and autonomous, self-directed, and critically-conscious students. The Area Coordinator will accomplish these outcomes by contributing to a dynamic and engaged professional and student staff team whose practice is innovative, centers social justice, and partners actively with students and colleagues. Area Coordinators achieve these goals through fostering the growth and development of their residents, responding to community concerns, addressing policy violations, supervising paraprofessional student staff, and supporting administrative and operational functions for the Office of Residential Life. Area Coordinators will also conduct hearings in the non-academic student conduct process and participate in the University's after-hours on call system and to respond to student emergencies. Reporting to a Director in Residential Life, the Area Coordinator will supervise a student staff team and work collaboratively with a team of professional colleagues to serve a region for ~⅓ of the residential campus. Night and weekend work is required. This is a 12 month, live-in position (one-bedroom apartment provided), with a meal plan while classes are in session.


To be considered, applicants must submit both a cover letter and a resume.


Job Qualifications:


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree required, Master's degree preferred.


Minimum of 3 years experience in higher education/student affairs administration including administrative experience in residential, educational or similar organizations required inclusive of a minimum of one year of experience supervising paraprofessional staff and implementing programs (preferably in a university setting) required.


Experience developing programs and initiatives that are responsive to the needs of a diverse student population including students from historically underrepresented groups.


Experience with residential programs, student programming, and work in a higher education setting is strongly preferred.


Job Competencies


Working knowledge of principles, practices and theories of student learning and development; understanding of the cultural, social and educational needs of students in residential communities.


Demonstrated success working in a diverse environment with a critical understanding of social justice issues. Demonstrated experience developing systems and structures that center justice and equity.


Demonstrated ability to creatively and efficiently solve problems, using sound judgment, assuming ownership of a problem, and resolving challenges in a collaborative manner.


Demonstrated organizational skills.


Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.


Agility and familiarity with latest software, database systems, computer literacy.


Strong commitment to supporting the University's goal of cultivating a diverse and inclusive community.


BACKGROUND CHECK: Criminal and education verification


In order to achieve near-universal vaccination, Brown University is requiring all employees to receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 1, 2021. All newly hired staff at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit University Human Resources.


To Apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:


Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:


Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.


With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.


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