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Area Coordinator for Residential Education

University of Utah
Job Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Residence Life and Housing

Requisition Number: PRN26238B

FLSA Code: Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code?: No

Standard Hours per Week: 40

Full Time or Part Time?: Full Time

Shift: Day

Work Schedule Summary: Availability
1. The Area Coordinator for Residential Education is a full time, live-in staff member.
2. The Area Coordinator for Residential Education will keep regular office hours. Evening and weekend commitments will be required to fulfill duties of the position.
3. While serving on-call, the AC will remain within close proximity to the University. ACs are expected to serve on call during holidays, weekends, and evenings as needed to ensure 24/7 coverage. On-call responsibilities are split among the AC team.
4. Essential Personnel: This position is considered to be an essential personnel position for the department, and as such, must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing mission of the University.

VP Area: President

Department: 00307 - Housing & Residential Educ

Location: Campus

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate Range: $45,800

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary

The Area Coordinator for Residential Education (AC) position is a 12 month, full-time, live-in, professional staff position within Housing & Residential Education and the Student Affairs Division at the University of Utah.

Reporting to an Assistant Director of Residential Education, these Area Coordinators provide guidance, vision, and development for residential experience in multiple residential communities. At the core of this role is the educational framework of our department - Housing & Residential Education utilizes a curricular approach called the Residential Learning Model. Each AC has immediate supervision of a staff of 2 - 3 post-masters Resident Directors and supports partnerships with Living-Learning and Themed Communities (LLC/TC).

The AC is also responsible for contributing to a Residential Education committee and provides assistance with system-wide collateral processes, which may include Student Leader selection, training, and a variety of committees supporting the curricular approach.

The University of Utah and the Department of Housing and Residential Education are in an exciting period of rapid growth and change. Our city and campus are evolving and, therefore, so is our department! To prepare for this growth, we have undertaken significant restructuring to our team, individual responsibilities, and a new five year strategic plan. We believe it is vital to round out our team with someone who is both excited to be a part of a consistently developing department and also prepared to work through the challenges that change may present. Key qualities we seek are:

1. Teammates who are excited to assist the department in refining our new model. As we grow, we recognize that new questions will arise; we seek people who are excited to help us explore, find answers, and continue building.

2. Teammates who are comfortable with change. As we work toward our strategic goals we know the needs of our department will change; we seek people who are willing and able to help us change course to meet those goals.

3. Teammates who are prepared for potential uncertainties that may occasionally arise from change. We understand change can be uncomfortable; we seek people who have the desire and persistence to work with our team to move through those difficulties.

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) and the University of Utah value interactions among individuals with varying traditions, cultures, identities, expressions, orientation, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic origins. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will share and explore this value with the team and with our residents.

The compensation package for this position includes the following:

1. Starting annual salary: $45,800

2. Full University benefit plan:

a. Immediate 14.2% University contribution to 401k retirement plan

b. Health and dental insurance options

c. 50% tuition after 6 months of employment

3. Minimum two bedroom apartment (furnishings available), which includes all utilities and internet

4. $1,400 in professional development funds (if available and approved by annual budget due to Covid)

5. Partial meal plan when dining service is in session

6. Partial moving expense coverage

At the University of Utah, we believe that our staff should feel at home while living on campus. In reflecting this philosophy, our department adheres to an inclusive partner policy, which allows for partners, family, roommates, etc., to live with staff if they so choose. We also allow pets (cats, dogs, fish, birds, etc.) as per Housing & Residential Education pet policy.


1. Supervision

  • Train, supervise, and evaluate 2-3 post-masters professionals, and indirectly 20-40 Student Leaders. In off-site properties, part-time professionals serve as live-in Community Managers.
  • Meet regularly with supervisees on an individual basis, while indirectly overseeing student staff meetings and functions.
  • Regularly observe professional staff meetings and provide training and ongoing professional development.

2. Administrative Tasks

  • Direct day-to-day operations of assigned residential communities.
  • Direct staff in functional areas to meet learning outcomes defined by HRE's Residential Learning Model.
  • Assist in the development and proper interpretation of policies and procedures among staff and students.
  • Serve as a liaison to Administrative Services, Accounting, and Facilities staff regarding resident management.
  • Chair/Co-chair a Residential Education committee and provide leadership to an assigned process.
  • Maintain an area budget and approve staff expenditures in accordance with purchasing guidelines.
  • Assist in strategic plan implementation.
  • Work to advance the University, Division of Student Affairs, and HRE's strategic plan through participation in goal setting, program implementation, committee/task force work and assessment efforts.

3. Emergency and Crisis Response

  • Take part in a 24/7 on-call duty rotation along with all HRE Area Coordinator staff.
  • Respond to emergency situations and assist in resolving resident and facilities concerns and needs.
  • Serve as a liaison with the University Police Department, Dean of Students, and Counseling Center.
  • Share responsibility in maintaining health, fire, and safety standards.
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority for the University of Utah and assist in reporting incident information as needed.

4. Facilities Management

  • Assist supervisees with facility management collaborating with custodial and maintenance teams.
  • Identify areas of facilities that need upgrades, maintenance, or repair.
  • Walk through area buildings on a quarterly basis for cleanliness and maintenance needs identification.

5. AC Functional Area Development

  • Oversee the development of an area community and educational environment that encourages student engagement, positive relationships, and student success.
  • Collaborate with HRE and University partners on LLC/TCs including: Honors College, Lassonde Entrepreneurial Institute, Bennion Center, Health & Wellness, Kahlert Initiative on Technology, College of Fine Arts, School of Business, College of Humanities, College of Science, and the Alliance House.
  • Support the educational environment through assessment of resident learning and sharing of outcomes based data.
  • Assist professional staff, graduate assistants, CMs, and Student Leaders in the planning and implementation of an annual signature event.

6. Student Conduct

  • Respond and process alleged policy violations as reported by staff, students, University Police, or community members utilizing HRE's Advocate software package.
  • Maintain due process and a learning-centered philosophy when sanctioning and engaging in the conduct process.
  • Train, instruct, and oversee professional staff and graduate assistants in their role as hearing officers during the student conduct process.

7. Community Relations

  • Maintain close communication and positive relationships with residents, students, and professional staff.
  • Coordinate and represent the Housing & Residential Education Department on committees, recruitment activities, or projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Student Affairs Administration, or related field, plus four years of experience, or equivalency, required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Department Qualifications

  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel/Student Affairs Administration or a related field.
  • Two years post graduate experience as a professional in a Student Affairs position.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student population, supporting the needs of marginalized students, and engaging students and staff on issues of diversity and social justice.
  • Previous experience in supervision, administration, organization, and planning.
  • Demonstrated experience leading student staff teams.
  • Demonstrated experience with student conduct, crisis intervention, and emergency response.


  • Previous supervision of graduate level staff or equivalent.
  • Previous experience with educational learning outcomes, the curricular approach, or equivalent.
  • Direct experience working as a professional in housing.
  • Direct experience responding to student crisis and/or facility emergencies.
  • Experience analyzing and resolving conflict, building teams, and managing group dynamics.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging principles within Student Affairs and Housing & Residential Education.
  • Ability to multi-task and remain organized in a high energy and fast paced department.
  • Knowledge of sound fiscal and ethical budgetary practices.

Type: Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Priority Review Date 6/8/2021

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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