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Residential and Student Life Area Coordinator

Iowa Wesleyan University

Last Updated: 7/08/21

Job Description

Residential and Student Life Area Coordinator

Iowa Wesleyan University is accepting application materials for a Residential and Student Life Area Coordinator. The Area Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership and support to a specific area of on-campus residential facilities and communities. The Area Coordinator hires and supervises student staff members, serves in on-call emergency capacity, and is responsible for creating an engaging and challenging atmosphere which supports student success within their residential area.

Residential Life Responsibilities –

  • Overseeing the operations of a traditional residence hall, a suite-style residence, and an apartment complex.
  • Designing and implementing engaging programming in the residence halls.
  • Overseeing and leading all major building functions such as opening/closing buildings, organizing and tracking paperwork (maintenance requests, check-in forms, room changes, etc.)
  • Holding Open Office Hours (Monday through Friday as determined by the Associate Dean of Students)
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Students, lead resident assistant selection or resident assistant training.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Students, train, supervise, and evaluate Resident Assistants (student staff).
  • Facilitate the assessment and evaluation of residential life staff performance, residential life community concerns, and residential student satisfaction.
  • Meeting regularly with student staff individually and as a group to deliver pertinent information, assign tasks, and promote teamwork and collegiality.
  • Assisting and guiding students in their academic pursuits and success, college transitions, and personal matters.
  • Providing mediation for conflicts among roommates or floor mates.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Students, manage hall budgets for programming and student needs.
  • Serving as the On-Call Point of Contact for the entire Residential Life system on alternating weekends.
  • Establish positive working relationships with the Physical Plant, Housekeeping, Faculty, and Staff.
  • Designing, marketing and delivering required Title IX trainings to residence hall community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Students or the Office of Student Development.

Administrative Responsibilities –

  • Actively engaging in Student Development initiatives and operations such as attending Student Development staff meetings and departmental functions (i.e. - midnight Finals breakfast, Orientation, Homecoming, etc.).
  • Communicating daily with the central Student Development Office.
  • Carrying out a Collateral Assignment within Student Development.
    • Collateral Assignments are 10 – 15 hours per week on average (time demands vary based on time of year).
    • Collateral assignments are based on Student Development needs and AC interest but tend to exist in Intramurals, Diversity Services, Safety and Security, First Year Experience, Student Activities, or other Student Development needs.
  • Serving as club/organization advisor when requested.
  • Serving on institutional and student development committees as assigned.
  • Participating in Student Development Professional Development Program.
  • Serving as a contributor to Student Development social media.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Passion for higher education student affairs and campus residential life
  • Valid US Driver’s License with the ability to be authorized to drive IW fleet vehicles for team transportation to and from away contests required.
  • Must be available for night and weekend responsibilities.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates must upload their letter of interest, resume/CV, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references at

No phone calls please, candidates will be contacted if search committee is in need of further information. Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

Company Details

Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States
The academic programs at Iowa Wesleyan include undergraduate, graduate, and online learning. Service-learning is integrated into the curriculum, ensuring that all students connect classroom learning with service to others. Located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan offers a variety of arts and cultural opportunities for southeast Iowa. Art shows, concerts, lectures, and plays take place throu...