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Area Coordinator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Months Per Year: 12

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Position Description

The Area Coordinator (AC) position provides leadership and direction for a residential community that fosters student learning and development, contributes to a vital and engaged student experience, and promotes the mission of Seattle University. The AC position is responsible for the management and coordination of operational functions associated with a highly effective residential life environment.  In addition, the AC staff serve in a collaborative role with other Housing and Residence Life (HRL) colleagues in the overall development of departmental programs, services and operations. This position is also actively involved with the Division of Student Development programs and initiatives. The AC position oversees an area consisting of 1-6 buildings, with 220 – 650 students depending on assignment.  Community oversight includes student staff supervision (Graduate Assistant, and Resident Assistant, and Desk Staff), conduct administration, crisis management, and building/facilities management. The AC is a full-time, twelve month, live-in professional position and reports directly to an Assistant Director, Residence Life.

Applications submitted by January 31, 2020 will be given priority.


Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, psychology, education or related field and two years of previous experience in a related residential life staff role [i.e., resident assistant, Residence Hall Association leadership, etc.] demonstrating experience and responsibility for assisting with the full range of responsibilities associated with being an Area Coordinator or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position such as described above.

A demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice is essential.

A demonstrated understanding and commitment to support the University mission, vision and values.

All positions require a criminal history background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field and two years of previous experience in residence life or other student development work which demonstrates responsibility for assisting with the full range of duties associated with the position.

The ideal applicant will possess the ability to use student learning and development theory, a commitment to being student-centered and to the concepts of community, service and social justice, diversity, integration of academic and campus life, and holistic development.

Excellent interpersonal, crisis management, managerial, and community development skills are necessary as well as an understanding and/or openness to the values of Seattle University as a Jesuit/Catholic institution.


Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuits value, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage, and plan for your future with a generous 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits. You may also take advantage of 100% tuition remission benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Christmas break closure, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:  

Application Instructions

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified. 

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122