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Position: Area Coordinator (2 Positions)

Reports to: Director, Residence Life & Conduct

Position Summary:

The Area Coordinator, a full-time (12 month) live-on position which includes full University benefits and professional development opportunities, as well as on-campus apartment and meal plan while in session. Responsibilities include management and development of residential programming, coordination of professional development and staff training, ensuring regular updates of staff manual, and coordinator of undergraduate and graduate staff recruitment. In addition to these responsibilities, the Area Coordinator serves as a Hall Director for two residential buildings supervising 15 RA’s and 1 Graduate Assistant. This staff member serves as a member of the On-Duty team and as such, participates in weekly on-call rotation and handles crises as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates campus wide residence hall programming.
  • Coordinates training and professional development programs for the staff.
  • Coordinates staff recruitment and selection process.
  • Assists the Director, Residence Life & Conduct with critical issues in the residence halls including roommate disputes and disciplinary issues.
  • Maintains regular communication with students.
  • Tracks all written incident reports to ensure reporting and compliance.
  • Schedules and conducts hearings as required.
  • Manages two residence halls of less than 400 students with direction supervision of one graduate student and 15 RA’s.
  • Assists in day-to-day activities as needed in the Office of Student Life including staff in-service.
  • Serves in the On-Duty rotation.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Education, Student Affairs, or similar area.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in residence life and/or student conduct.
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable working with a diverse student body, training schedules, and programming models, as well as the ability to provide direction to multiple residential complexes with 300+ students
  • Experience with conduct, serving as a hearing officer, and following-up on all reported infractions, is preferred.


The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.

TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit a letter of application/cover letter and a resume via email to jobs@uarts.edu. Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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