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Area Coordinator

Alvernia University
Reading, PA, US

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Academic Affairs, International Programs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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About Alvernia University 

Alvernia University was founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Through its main campus in Reading and locations in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the university serves 3,000 students of diverse backgrounds from around the country. 

Alvernia offers a unique blend of rigorous liberal arts core education for the development of the mind, strong technical training in many high-demand majors, experiential learning through study abroad and internship experiences, and engagement with the community through our Franciscan-based community service model. We call our model of transformational education the Alvernia Advantage, and we believe this style of education transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage. 

Alvernia University ranks in the top 100 among 2021 Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, and we are recognized as a College of Distinction for our commitment to engaged experiential education. 

Job Summary:

Works with the Director of Residence Life to provide a residential environment that supports student development and the mission of the university.  Position is a 40 plus hour/week live-in position with rotating on-call/after-hours responsibilities.

 Essential Functions:

    Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University as demonstrated by the University Ideal Characteristics.  As we are an equal opportunity employer committed to Franciscan values, all employees share responsibility for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the performance of their roles while demonstrating: service orientation, respect for all, intellectual curiosity, solution focus and innovation, and mutual accountability.Work with the Director, the RA Staff, Community Standards and Public Safety to develop a residential environment that supports the academic mission of the university and that balances the need for sleep, study, and community development.Supervises and evaluates student Resident Assistant staff.Conducts weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly individual Resident Assistant meetings.Serves as a Community Standards Conference Officer when necessary.Serves as the first level of response for on-call RA’s during and after business hours.  Is available for coverage during break and holiday periods as needed.With the Director, plays an active role in the development, coordination, and implementation of RA training and RA selection processes.Assists the Director with the implementation of housing processes, such as residence hall marketing, room selection, and new student assignments. Assists will all major ORL & University Life programming efforts.Assists the Director with building operations of residential facilities, including opening and closing the halls.This position is part of the “essential personnel” required to be on campus in the event of any campus emergency/shut down situations (e.g. weather, pandemic, etc.).

 Additional Responsibilities:

    Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University.Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director.Serves on university-wide committees as assigned.


    Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Alvernia University.Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s/Certification in Higher Education preferredPrevious experience as an RA strongly preferredExcellent communication, judgment, and leadership skills required. 

Physical Requirements:

    Attendance is required in order to perform the duties of this job. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

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