Area Coordinator, 12 Months - Resident Life

University of New England | Biddeford Campus, ME

Posted Date 8/18/2017

To supervise designated University residence halls and to administer and coordinate residence life programs for students living in those facilities.

This position works 12 months of the year.


  • Oversee daily residence hall operations.
  • Supervise student resident advisors:
    • assist in planning for and conducting training programs and in services;
    • coordinate weekly staff meetings;
    • conduct regularly scheduled one on ones;
    • confer regularly with staff to plan and coordinate programming and activities;
    • evaluate RA’s.
  • Supervise/implement appropriate procedures during emergency/crisis situations in residence halls, in conjunction with supervisor, Housing staff, Facilities Management, Security, Health Services, Counseling, and off-campus agencies (local authorities, medical facilities/personnel, etc.) as required.
  • Supervise, oversee, coordinate or carry out a variety of tasks related to physical maintenance of assigned housing facilities:
    • monitor physical status of buildings regularly and report any needed maintenance work/repairs to Facilities Management or other appropriate personnel and/or departments;
    • assist with assessment, prorating and billing of damage costs to students;
    • assist in planning, and implementation of damage prevention programs.
  • Assist in the development and assessment of departmental and programmatic learning outcomes.
  • In cooperation with RA staff, promote the development of community through passive and active programming, supporting the academic and developmental needs of a residential student population.
  • Track and report student interactions through Simplicity and other documents.
  • Complete follow up with all assigned students reported through the rolling Academic Alert process.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all referral requests.
  • Coordinate area-specific RA Calendar, including but not limited to programming, duty schedules, departmental needs and special assignments, etc.
  • Make regular daily rounds of assigned facilities.
  • Interpret and enforce a wide variety of University and residence life policies and procedures governing student behavior.
  • Participate in and implement appropriate formal and informal disciplinary procedures as necessary and conduct judicial reviews, referring situations to supervisor, campus judicial committees, local authorities, etc., as necessary.
  • Informally investigate, assess and determine appropriate methods of resolving various interpersonal and community problems in the halls such as conflicts between roommates or floor mates, vandalism, and the like.
  • Coordinate the opening and closing of the residence halls.
  • Provide direction and management of area specific programming budget.
  • Advise and counsel individual students on a wide range of academic, personal and disciplinary matters, referring to various on or off-campus resources as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with supervisor on the identification of specific goals and a functional area to be explored through participation in a year-long collateral assignment, consisting of 3-5 hours per week, spent in partnership with a mutually agreed upon department.
  • Supervise and coordinate a variety of on-going and special programs and events for residents.
  • Advise student organizations as needed/requested.
  • Supervise hall front desk staff.
  • Participate in an assigned University committee.
  • Assist in the coordination of the RA Selection and Housing Selection processes.
  • Assist with department publications/ web page and social media
  • Confer regularly with immediate supervisor, Student Affairs staff, and other University personnel to plan, coordinate and evaluate programs/activities/policies, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems, and refer students.
  • Participate in evening and weekend duty coverage on a rotational basis with other designated professional staff.
  • Assist in a variety of campus wide events and activities as needed including but not limited to Commencement, Orientation, and Spring Semi Formal.
  • Assist supervisor in the planning, administration and evaluation of the various functions, programs and services of the residential program and department.
  • Understand and comply with the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field required.
  • Experience in supervising students and/or advising a student club/organization is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working effectively within a residence life department.
  • Ability to meet and enforce deadlines, take initiative, and work independently to carry out complex assignments.
  • Superior communication, interpersonal, ambassadorial, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to a student-centered approach, demonstrating initiative in reaching out and building relationships.
  • Ability to deal effectively and collaborate extensively with a wide range of University personnel and others outside the University.
  • Experience facilitating trainings and workshop presentations.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends required.
Geographic Region
Maine Beaches

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AddressBiddeford Campus, ME