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Residential Area Coordinator

Brown University
Providence, RI

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description:

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 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 one of the three Assistant Directors in Residential Life, the Area Coordinator will supervise a unionized student staff team and work collaboratively with a team of professional colleagues to serve a group of buildings within the First Year Area, Greek, Program Theme Area, or the Upper Division Area. 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.

Note: this is a fixed-term position with an end date of 6/30/2027

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.

● Supervision experience in a unionized environment is 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 support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
● 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.

Additional physical demands and working condition

● The person in this position needs to frequently move about inside the office and throughout the 50 residence halls - encompassing ~2.1 million square feet.
● The person in this position needs to frequently identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, and assess facilities’ needs.
● The person in this position needs to occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions.

Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Additional Information: Please submit a resume and cover letter when applying for this position. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, please visit here for further information.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Residential Area Coordinator


Residential Life


Grade 9

Worker Type:


Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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