Residential Life Area Coordinator

Rochester, NY



General Statement

Area Coordinator responsibilities are in three general areas, including assisting in delivering important student affairs services in their residential area; assigned business operations and functions in their residential area; and responsibilities as a member of the professional staff in the residential area and the Office for Residential Life. This can include developing goals and programs to contribute to the intellectual, cultural and social growth of residential students; supervise and counsel assigned area staff; to administer all Residential Life and University social and business policies and programs in their area; and to maintain liaison relationships with the University community. The Area Coordinator reports to the Associate Director for Residential Life.

Residential Area Responsibilities

  1. Staff Supervision - Responsibility for supervision (direct or indirect) of area staff, including Resident Advisors and Graduate Head Residents, clerical, and if necessary, housekeeping supervisor, custodial, and mechanical staff. Responsibilities include team building, goal and expectation setting, on-going training and development, day-to-day advising, regular staff meetings, on-going formal and informal evaluation, and other personnel related activities.

  2. Student Life Programming - Assist with the presentation of a comprehensive student affairs program for the residential area, aimed at creation of productive residential communities. This may include balanced social, educational, cultural and recreational programs; student government advising and leadership development programs; emergency response procedures; counseling, advising and referral mechanisms; intervention, mediation and adjudication programs; etc.

  3. Resident Support - Advise/counsel individuals and groups of students on personal, residential living or other matters. Make referrals to other areas of the University when appropriate.

  4. Behavioral Standards - Insure staff and residents are aware of the rules and responsibilities for residents of the housing system. Assist students in developing behavioral standards appropriate to group living in an academic institution. When necessary, confront individuals and groups whose behavior is unacceptable and initiate appropriate student conduct action.

  5. Budget - Assist in the maintenance of current and accurate accounting of the residential area budget. Monitor assigned operations and personnel expenditures to insure correctness. Initiate cost saving measures whenever possible. Respond to budget information and change requests as directed by the Residential Life Central Office.

  6. Billing - Administer the billing processes (damages, excess phone charges, etc.) for the living area. Publish notifications to students. Liaison with students, parents, the Bursar, etc.

  7. Summer and Conference Programs - Coordinate the summer conference operations for the living area. Organize staffing, building preparation, billings, check-in and check-out processes. Liaison with the Conference and Events Office, custodial and maintenance services, other Residential Life areas, Security, outside vendors and other involved departments.

  8. Personnel - Orient selected new staff to their job, residential area, Residential Life and the University. As assigned, maintain appropriate records (payroll, work schedule, performance evaluations, etc.). Make recommendations on matters such as salary, promotions, and transfers.

  9. Physical Facilities - Assist in regular inspections of the residence area to insure that appropriate facilities and cleanliness standards are being maintained. Maintain accurate inventory records for furnishings, equipment and supplies.

  10. Health and Safety - Assure area facilities comply with all applicable fire, health and safety regulations. Coordinate with appropriate departments for fire drill, health and safety inspections. Follow-up on all health, safety and security reports to insure problems have been corrected.

  11. Communications - Maintain open communication within Residential Life and with other departments important to Residential Life's successful operations (Security, Health and Safety, Dean of Student's Office, Dining Services, Facilities Maintenance, etc.).

Residential Life Responsibilities

  1. Policy Development - With other Residential Life professional staff, assist the Director of Residential Life in development of policy, procedures and directions for the operation and betterment of the University housing system.

  2. Committee Activity - Participate in committee, research and special project work related to student concerns and Residential Life. This includes within Residential Life, The College and other administrative areas of the University.

  3. Departmental Training - Assist with or assume leadership in development and presentation of departmental staff and student training programs. This may include pre-opening, mid-year and in-service programs, RA Candidate Class, leadership programs, etc.

  4. Other Duties - Perform any other job-related duties as assigned.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply


All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: The College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 050 Residential Life
Schedule: 8:30 AM-5 PM