Area Coordinator

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00046P
Position Title Area Coordinator
Department Residential Life
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Regular
Months per Year 12 Months
Work hours

35 hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 PM
Evenings and weekends as required

Start Date (For temporary positions only)
End Date (For temporary positions only)
Position Band/Level 130 = AP27
Pay Range $31,600 + furnished two bedroom apartment

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Job Summary

The Office of Residential Life at Skidmore College is seeking one live-in, twelve-month Area Coordinator. This position reflects Skidmore College’s commitment to excellence and community. Skidmore College offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and a furnished two bedroom, on-campus apartment, that includes a washer and dryer unit. Pets permitted with permission from the Associate Dean. The Area Coordinator is a full time, 12 month live-in professional and member of the Office of Residential Life at Skidmore College.


STAFF SUPERVISION – recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate for 10-16 Resident Assistants (RA).
1. Meet bi-weekly with each RA to assess hall environments, student concerns and behaviors, community trends, and programs.
2. Provide goal setting, mid-year evaluation, and year-end evaluation for each RA.
3. Assist RAs in responding to student issues, including roommate conflicts and physical, emotional, identity, or psychological concerns.
4. Directly oversee the RA on call process. Advise or assist RAs in responding to concerning incidents or potential policy violations in and around the residence halls/apartments.
5. Regular interaction with residents, RAs and live-in professionals during evenings and weekends in support of a culture of involvement and engagement.

AREA MANAGEMENT – manage daily operations for specific residence halls and/or apartment buildings.
1. Assist with housing operations such as room/apartment inspections forms and room changes.
2. Report facility concerns.
3. Manage residence hall openings and closings at the beginning and end of each semester.
4. Serve as the Area Coordinator On-call on a rotational basis, advising RAs and responding to serious incidents and emergencies on campus.
5. Counsel students in relation to their personal and behavioral needs and make appropriate referrals.
6. Assess and respond appropriately to safety reports and Incident Documentation.
7. Adjudicate violations of college policy and document through the Maxient Conduct system.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – collaborate with institutional partners and resources for the continued development and support of students, staff, faculty, and others

1. Promote an inclusive community through role modeling, challenging others, and emphasizing respect
2. Participate in divisional committees, search committees, training and development opportunities
3. Serve as a source of information about College and its resources to students, staff, faculty, families, and others.
GENERAL PROCESSES – participate in overall management of residential life office through leadership in departmental and divisional processes.
1. Assist with the development, planning, and implementation of RA training, including in-service training.
2. Participate in the recruitment and selection processes for student and professional staff.
3. Assist with most aspects of the housing selection process for new and returning students.
4. Attend and participate in weekly Residential Life office meetings, Student Affairs meetings, retreats, and other gatherings as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s required

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Student Affairs with strong ties to residential life and student development. Excellent administrative, leadership, supervisory, and communication skills. Ability to work well with students, staff, and faculty of diverse interests and backgrounds.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)
EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.

All documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

Posting Information

Posting Date
Open Until Filled
Closing Date
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or ABD
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents