Area Coordinator

Champlain College
Burlington, VT

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Staff
Department:: Residential Life - 4200
Locations:: Burlington, VT
Posted:: Apr 27, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 146899

Job Description:

Champlain College is looking for dynamic Area Coordinators. This position has 4 main responsibilities and focuses:

  • Manage a residential area of approximately 400 students, 6 residential halls, and 15 Resident Advisors. This position oversees all residence hall activities, programs, conduct, student wellness, and supervision of residential life student staff, as well as, fosters the development of living and learning communities that enhance student engagement, diversity and inclusion, and affinity group development.
  • Participate in an emergency on-call duty rotation related to student emergencies.
  • Collaborate with a designated department in the division focused on student support, success and retention programs.
  • Support student success through direct case management of a portfolio of students.


  • Develop and deliver educational programming that supports common intellectual, personal, and group experiences for students and contributes to students' intellectual agility, student wellness, multicultural sophistication, and a global view. Collaborate with colleagues in Student Affairs and academics to ensure intentional, coordinated program development.
  • Provide outreach counseling, personal assistance, and academic advising for students in residential area(s) and who are being reviewed by Student Care and Response Team (SCART). Identify at-risk students in need of specialized intervention and make appropriate referrals in a timely manner. Follow up with welfare checks, and work in conjunction with faculty concerns.
  • Support the safety and security of assigned residential community by maintaining high visibility and developing professional relationships with residents and staff.
  • Participate in regular on-call duty rotation. Schedule duty rotations for student staff. Be extremely familiar with Campus Public Safety, Counseling, Student Health Center, Physical Plant, and Auxiliary and Event Services.
  • Supervise and lead 12-15 Resident Advisors. Conduct weekly staff meetings to provide information, guidance, and training to student staff. Conduct regular individual meetings with student staff and provide timely, ongoing feedback on performance.
  • Actively participate in student staff recruitment, selection, placement, and training.
  • Serve as a Conduct Officer for student cases utilizing resolution options that restore the residential community. Be trained by the Office of Community Standards.
  • Assist with housing operations functions including room selection, residence hall openings and closings, roster checks, roommate conflicts and resolution, and summer housing.
  • Lead one or more of the primary residential assignments, e.g. recruitment and staffing, training, student conduct, program and community development, work with special and diverse student populations, wellness, RA Council, residential education, and/or housing operations/summer housing, etc.
  • Participate in College-wide committees as assigned. Attend all college-wide events such as Admission events, Orientation, Recognition events, Town Halls, and, all Vice President retreats and in-service training sessions.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of professional experience in Higher Education, specifically in Residential Education or another aspect of student development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Higher Education or related field such as Counseling preferred.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate experience, skill, and ability in leading one of the primary residential assignments, e.g. recruitment and staffing, training, student conduct, program and community development, work with special and diverse student populations, or wellness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills especially with students, faculty, staff, and parents.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals, objectives, and expectations.
  • Strong computer skills and systems knowledge, i.e. Adirondack Solutions, Maxient.
  • Planning and effective time management skills.
  • Interest in and usage of assessment tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and identify alternatives to solve problems with excellent solutions.

Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must upload a resume.

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An educational pioneer since 1878, Champlain is a college where students and faculty don't just respond to opportunities -- they create them. We've introduced new fields of study, like Game Design and Computer & Digital Forensics, and offer majors with a specific focus, like e-Business Management, Digital Filmmaking and Public Relations. Champlain's three-dimensional education -- another pioneering concept -- integrates relevant, professionally focused studies with a rigorous Core curriculum and practical Life Skills program.
All this innovation thrives in our can-do culture, where people with diverse talents pool their skills in enterprising ways. Here students help each other launch new businesses, students and faculty collaborate on research and service, and the college creates partnerships with the community. Our city, Burlington, is the ultimate college town with a hip vibe, a thriving music scene and great food, from Doughboys doughnuts to Bove's family-recipe Italian. It's as original, forward-looking and down-to-earth as Champlain College, and a place it's easy to call home.
Mission Statement
Champlain College endeavors to be a leader in educating today's students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and engaged global citizens. Champlain's agile and entrepreneurial approach to higher education uniquely blends technology leadership, market savvy, innovation and fiscal responsibility with a commitment to liberal learning, community involvement and "the human touch." This distinctive approach permeates the delivery of relevant, rigorous student-centered programs in business, arts, applied technology and public service.
Strategic Goals
  • Achieve Distinctive Academic Excellence: Champlain College will offer challenging, innovative academic programs that align with the needs of the workplace and serve the unique needs of its three distinct student populations. These include: (1) an unparalleled traditional undergraduate experience that combines professional programs with a unique interdisciplinary core augmented by learning in life skills; (2) an adult undergraduate curriculum of relevant, life-long education leading to professional advancement; and (3) graduate education that expands technical competence, inspires critical thinking, embraces reflective learning and infuses the joy of life-long learning. All Champlain graduates will have the capacity to attain leadership roles in their various fields due to their professional skills as well as their abilities to think critically and creatively and to communicate effectively.
  • Enrich Student Life: We will enrich student life for all Champlain students by providing experiences that embrace student development, personal responsibility, the application of life skills and career path development, and participation in the larger community.
  • Enhance Financial Stability: Champlain College will operate from a position of financial strength. It is only through the careful management of resources that the College will have the resources needed for continuous improvement.
  • Excite, Engage, and Empower Faculty & Staff: Engaged and empowered faculty and staff work and teach with passion, drive and innovation and move the College forward in order to achieve our vision.  Over the next ten years, we will continually work to ensure that Champlain faculty and staff recognize and honor the Champlain College culture while building a high performance environment in which  staff and faculty excel and will become a leader in our ability to recruit, retain, develop and celebrate staff and faculty crucial to our success.
  • Fostering an Inclusive & Diverse Community: Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain will be diverse in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community will have a sense of being a valued member of the College community.


The Champlain College education is a career-driven experience whose rigorous interdisciplinary studies endow students with the three essential personal dimensions required for a gratifying career and a remarkable life:

  • Top-line professional capabilities in your chosen field
  • A fully-developed intellect with keen reasoning abilities and a global perspective
  • Vital life management skills

You'll emerge from this process as a leader in your profession, one whose exceptional capacities reflect the integrity of our award-winning faculty, our pragmatic curricula and our innovative hands-on approach to learning.

This integrity permeates each of the fundamental elements of a Champlain College education:



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