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Area Coordinator

Dean College
Job Location:
Franklin, Massachusetts
Residence Life and Housing

Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

The Area Coordinator is responsible for facilitating a living and learning environment that is conducive to the personal development and academic achievement of all residents. This is a full time, live-in position with additional responsibilities in various areas falling under the Office of Residence Life. The Area Coordinator will oversee all the programs, staff, and operations of upper-class residence halls, as well as large scale Residence Life programming. This Area Coordinator will live in and manage a suite style building.

II. Job Duties

  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity and cultural competence with the ability to work with and support diverse groups of students;
  • Provide leadership of upper-class residence area including supervision of building Resident Directors and indirect supervision of all Community Advisors, specifically those residing in upper-class areas;
  • Manage oversight of a residential area and its operations, ensuring buildings are ready for opening, semester break closing, managing facilities concerns and assessing student concerns;
  • Serve as a primary contact for the assigned residence hall building, addressing and documenting behavioral issues with students as needed, as well as communicating student concerns to appropriate parties;
  • Work with various constitutes to develop cohesive res hall programming to help with student transition to on campus life, as well as life after Dean;
  • Fostering a sense of community by establishing common goals and values;
  • Communicating regularly with residents through individual interaction and community meetings;
  • Be available for office hours in residence hall;
  • Helping residents to become familiar with and adhere to college rules and regulations set forth in the Housing Agreement, and Student Code of Conduct and helping them realize the consequences of their behavior;
  • Confronting and documenting inappropriate behavior by residents;
  • Ability to plan small and campus-wide programs;
  • Serve as a Hearing Officer for Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, including serving as a Title IX investigator;
  • Participate in the Residence Director (RD) duty rotation;
  • Organize and coordinate educational and social programs for building;
  • Supervise Community Adviser Staff living in assigned residence halls;
  • Attend all meetings, training and professional development sessions scheduled by the Director of Residence Life;
  • Work with individual students or groups regarding personal issues and make appropriate referrals;
  • Assist with residential summer camps and conferences;
  • Assist with the opening and closing of the residence halls at semester breaks and all vacation/break periods;
  • Participate in the hiring, training and supervision of the Community Advisor staff;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor's degree required;
  2. Master's degree preferred;
  3. Previous experience in residence life is preferred;
  4. Knowledge of issues pertaining to college life;
  5. Commitment and ability to create and maintain a diverse, multicultural community;
  6. Demonstrated experience in multicultural issues with a focus on education and training;
  7. Excellent problem-solving, organizational, intervention and crisis management skills;
  8. Experience working with computers preferred;
  9. Valid driver's license;
  10. COVID-19 vaccination required.

IV. Compensation

  • Apartment, and meal plan (when Dining Center is open);
  • College will pay for apartment utilities, including, cable, heating, water, electrical & local telephone service;
  • Resident Life Staffare afforded use of all College facilities (when available);
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

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