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Area Coordinator

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Date: March 18, 2022
Title: Area Coordinator         

Description: Reporting to the Director of Residence Life and Housing, the Area Coordinator (AC) manages the day to day operations of multiple residence halls and supervises student workers in the following capacities: Senior Resident Advisors (1-2), and Resident Advisors (10-16).  The AC will work directly with students living in their buildings to develop educational, respectful, inclusive and engaged living learning environments for 300-450 students. The AC will work with the Director and Associate Director in developing, implementing and assessing both Resident Advisor and Professional Staff training.  The AC also participates in the administrative functions and programming efforts of the Residence Life and Housing operations. This is a live-on position.


  • Manages multiple residence halls day to day operations, support student contact, facilities liaison, and develop community.  
  • Divides work hours between their buildings and the Office of Student Experience.
  • Serve on-duty coverage for the campus about one week per month, during this time respond to campus emergencies and crisis situations.  
  • Student Staff supervision and evaluation - Directly supervises and trains up to 16 Resident Advisors (student staff) and 1-2 Senior Resident Advisors.
  • Assists Director and Associate Director in development, implementation and assessment of RA and professional staff training based in the residential curriculum. 
  • Oversees 1-2 major processes of the office, including, but not limited to, student staff training, student staff selection, or living learning communities and theme housing.
  • Run weekly staff meetings with resident advisor staff and conduct weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with their SRAs and RAs.
  • Oversees building programming efforts; creates lesson plans for RAs based on the learning outcomes of the residential curriculum; takes lead on assessment of curriculum for their area.
  • Represent Student Conduct as a hearing officer to determine decisions and sanctions of students documented for policy violations.
  • Coordinate and collaborate in all opening and closing procedures during the academic year.
  • Maintain a presence in the office during summer months to complete curriculum lesson plans for the following year, complete assessment from the previous year, assist with incoming student events, including Res Hall Preview Days, review handbook and update policies, assist with incoming student housing, plan and prepare for student staff training, and maintain communication with incoming student staff.
  • Participate in significant campus activities including, but not limited to, WickWeek (orientation), True Blue Weekend, Student Showcase, Honors Convocation and Commencement Weekend.
  • Employee is expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations.  
  • As a representative of the College, the employee is expected to comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with one to three years of experience in residential life and housing in a college or university setting.

Skills required are communication, interpersonal, leadership, supervisory and crisis management. Familiarity with Maxient, Navigate, and StarRez are preferred.

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. 

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • A cover letter;
  • A resume; 
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (; and
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Working at Hartwick College 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College has adopted a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Our Mission
Hartwick College, an engaged community, integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage and an enduring passion for learning.

Our Purpose
Our purpose as a college of the liberal arts and sciences is to educate people who will thrive in and contribute to the world of the future; people who are prepared to meet the personal, intellectual, and social challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

Hartwick graduates will be noted as being able to thrive in a world of global interdependence in which people of the broadest range of national, ethnic, social, and personal backgrounds will interact personally and technologically.

To thrive in this context will require that Hartwick students learn to: understand the world from a variety of perspectives; work constructively with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences; be avid learners and critical thinkers; communicate effectively and have a well-developed personal presence; be purposeful in their actions and value-based in their decisions; and know how to use information technology resources as a routine tool to enhance effectiveness.

Our Values
We are:

  • a college of the liberal arts and sciences, focusing on the development of the disciplines of thinking, learning, analyzing, communicating, and values-based judgment;
  • a relationship college, focusing on the development of a 24 hour per day, seven day per week, residential educational experience characterized by personal responsibility and collaborative relationships among faculty, students, and staff; and
  • a future-directed college, focusing on educating people in ways that will make them effective and contributing citizens to the world of their future.

Our Character:
By being intentional in fulfilling our values—taking those actions that help us better be what we believe we should be—we are a college of both quality and distinctiveness. We are a future-directed community of learners where students, faculty, and staff are mutually engaged in intellectual, social, and personal learning inside and outside of the classroom. Our curricular and co-curricular educational experience emphasizes: shared and interdependent learning; a balance of challenge and support; a caring commitment to the individual; intellectual, social, and individual rigor; the development of personal responsibility; and approaches that link theory and practice, what we term "The Liberal Arts in Practice." 

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