The Office of Housing and Residence Life is excited to announce an area coordinator position opening at the University of Lynchburg, located in Lynchburg, Virginia.
University of Lynchburg is a nationally recognized private university where students gain a greater heart for humanity and a mindset of individual growth. At Lynchburg, thought-provoking learning ignites change in each individual, and the world. U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and Colleges of Distinction recognize us as one of the best institutions of higher education in the nation. Meanwhile, we’re one of a select few “Colleges that Change Lives.”
The Office of Housing and Residence Life is housed within the Student Development division at the University of Lynchburg. Student Development includes varied functional areas and student services, such as housing, student activities, leadership development, student conduct, community service, multicultural services, campus safety, student health, and counseling. Area coordinators working in Student Development positively impact students’ experiences on campus and promote student success through engaged co-curricular learning.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life is a fast-paced, progressive environment that offers significant opportunities for personal and professional growth. The area coordinator is a live-on professional responsible for the oversight and management for the Westside (upperclass housing comprised of 3 traditional residence halls) and Southside (non-traditional, upperclass housing comprised of 1 apartment building, 5 townhome buildings, and 70 University-owned houses) residential areas.
Candidates must have earned a master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field; and must have at least two years of experience in housing, residence life, or a related area. Preference will be given to candidates with previous years of post-graduate professional experience.
The area coordinator oversees their respective residents, staff, and facilities and are responsible for the development of cohesive communities, supervision of staff, safety and security of residents, and the enforcement of campus policies.
Position includes a partially furnished house with utilities, full meal plan, full benefits from the University, and professional development opportunities.
Working hours are Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.); 37.5 hours per week. Non-traditional hours and on-call hours also required.
- Directly supervise and evaluate two graduate hall directors within their respective area (conduct one-on-one meetings every week; hold staff accountable for job responsibilities and conduct).
- Indirectly supervise and evaluate resident assistants (23) in their respective areas.
- Participate and assist in the training of graduate staff and resident assistant staff.
- Participate in a one-on-one meeting with the Director of Housing and Residence Life every week to report on progress, goals, and updates.
- Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings (Central Staff, Leadership Team, Student Development Staff, and Committee meetings)
- Coordinate the staff training and professional development program for graduate and resident assistant staff.
- Coordinate Southside Group Leader initiatives and follow up processes to mitigate risk and effectively communicate with students.
- Serve on the Second Year Success Committee, focusing on the development and implementation of programs, services, and initiatives targeted towards second year students.
- Assist in the continued implementation and assessment of the Residential Learning Communities (RLC) program, which are living-learning communities housing students with shared academic and/or co-curricular interests; host monthly leadership team meetings with RA, Hall Director, and faculty/staff liaisons working with each community.
- Implement and assess the Special Interest Housing program on Southside, which houses students living and learning together through shared service-based experiences.
- Participate in the Dean On-Call rotation, which includes providing emergency support for residential students when appropriate.
- Research and implement high impact practices targeting residential students, and implement effective changes based on those needs.
- Develop, interpret, and implement department policies and administrative procedures.
- Complete and follow-up on departmental paperwork daily/weekly which is comprised of: Weekly Reports, Programming Paperwork, On-Call Reports, Incident Reports, RCRs, Work Orders, etc.
- Lead and participate in departmental, divisional, and institutional opportunities, committees, and task forces that strive to improve the student and campus experience.
Assist in departmental processes (Check-Ins, Closings, Regular Walkthroughs, & Housing Processes).
- Coordinate Housing processes for respective residential areas including room changes, roommate mediation, damage assessment and billing, complaints and grievance resolution, and housing assignments.
- Make appropriate referrals to campus partners and inform Student Development staff of updates/actions (students in peril, etc.).
- Fully engage with colleagues, campus partners, and students on campus.
- Provide a professional presence on campus after traditional work hours.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
How to Apply
Submit an employment application and email a cover letter, résumé and contact information of three professional references, to Courtney Kelsey:
The expected search timeline, is as follows:
- Applications must be completed by September 17, 2021 to be considered.
- The search committee will review résumés on a rolling-basis to determine which candidates will move forward in the interview process.
- Phone/virtual interviews will be conducted September 23-30, 2021.
- On-campus interviews will be conducted October 11-20, 2021.
The search committee is committed to keeping candidates informed of their candidacy and standing throughout the process. The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.
The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.
The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.