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Area Coordinator

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Job Location:
Troy, New York
Residence Life and Housing

Positions available as early as January 2022. In addition to housing, this benefits eligible position pays $48,750 per year.

As a live-in Student Life professional, the Area Coordinator will maintain high visibility with residents and foster the development of living and learning communities that enhance student learning and success. The Area Coordinator will develop and deliver educational programming, provide student advocacy and support, participate in regular on-call duty rotation, supervise staff and serve as a conduct officer of the institution. The Area Coordinator is responsible for ensuring Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students (CLASS) is fully realized through the Residential Commons.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master's Degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel or related field and two (2) or more years of experience in Student Affairs directly working with college students, preferably in a residence life setting.

Candidates must have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Understanding of student development theories and their application to students attending a highly selective, residential research university- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Experience with assessment, budgeting and strategic planning preferred
  • Experience advising, coaching, mentoring, and counseling college students
  • Demonstrate experience, skill, and ability in leading one of the primary residential assignments, e.g. recruitment and staffing, training, judicial, program development, and/or working with special and diverse student populations
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills
  • .- Requires strong organizational skills
  • Requires excellent customer service skills
  • Requires ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Requires planning, organizing and effective time management skills

Candidates must have the ability to travel to on-campus and off-campus locations within the Capital District as a requirement of on-call duties

Application instructions: Please visit and use the apply for this job link. You will be asked to create a short online application and to upload your resume and cover letter. If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact 

Job posted on November 22, 2021. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols: As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed. In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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