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Residence Area Coordinator

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Calendar Year (12-Month), Residential Life



Manages multiple mid-sized to large capacity student residence halls overseeing daily operations and facilitating social and educational opportunities supporting personal growth for residents. This position requires on-campus living in university-provided housing.


Essential Job Functions

  • Supervises daily residence hall activity for multiple properties
  • Acts as regular, on-call emergency contact for the department and responds appropriately to crisis situations
  • Maintains accurate room assignment and occupancy information for multiple residence halls
  • Leads efforts to orient students and assists in their integration into campus life including attending admissions events to facilitate the transition to campus
  • Investigates and responds to questions and/or concerns in a professional manner
  • Monitors condition of the facility reporting any concerns to the facilities management department for follow up
  • Adjudicates hall level student conduct cases and coordinates efforts through the appropriate university office
  • Represents the department at events and activities including assigned task forces, committees and engagements (internal and external), as assigned
  • Manages summer housing facilities including summer orientation, admissions events and other programs
  • Prepares and monitors area budget
  • Supervises and manages student employees, as necessary, to enhance their academic and professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in student affairs, residential life or in other related work
  • Ability to work occasional nights, weekends and holidays


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs or a related field of study
  • Three or more years of related experience in residential life


Please Note: Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a 100 mile radius of the Providence Campus location upon hire.


Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.


Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

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