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Area Coordinator

TLU invites applications for an Area Coordinator

Position Information

This is a twelve (12) month Campus Living position. Under the responsibility of the Director of Campus Living, the Area Coordinator is responsible for the overall operation of a residential area on campus ranging from one-ten (1-10) buildings housing 170-300 total residents.

The Area Coordinator is a professional staff member who provides support and leadership to residential students. The Area Coordinator position supervises staff, mentors residents, manages day-to-day operations for buildings, performs administrative tasks, serves on-call, assists with emergency response efforts, and coordinates over selected Learning Living Communities (LLC). Area Coordinators have additional opportunities for involvement in the department and University, and is encouraged to belong and contribute to professional associations. The Campus Living Department financially supports professional activities when able.

Campus Living and Housing Responsibilities:

  • Supervising up to twelve-thirteen (12-13) total resident assistants, including one senior resident assistant
  • Overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the programming model for designated area
  • Enforcing the Student Code of Conduct by serving as a hearing officer for designated area students referred for policy violations, and serving on University Disciplinary Panel/Title IX Panel
  • Participates in Campus Living on-call rotation and serves as primary contact for emergencies
  • Participating in the selection and training of paraprofessional staff
  • Organize and facilitate one departmental collateral per academic year (such as RA Training, RA Selection, Housing Selection, etc.)
  • Organize and facilitate one departmental collateral per summer term (such as Summer Programs, Summer Housing, RA Training, etc.)
  • Organize and facilitate, with resident assistant staff, 1-2 campus wide events (based on area designation)
  • Facilitating housing assignments; managing area occupancy, managing area operating budget(s); overseeing the facility management of buildings; and maintaining an environment within the area that is conductive to living and learning
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements for Position:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred in Student Personnel or related field
  • Coursework/experience in a combination of the following: educational programming, student conduct adjudications, mediation, supervision, advisement, or counseling is required
  • One to two (1-2) years related experience in college or university operated residence halls or apartments and summer conferencing is required
  • Ability to establish and maintain a living learning environment
  • Ability to demonstrate administrative skills and personnel management
  • Demonstrated ability to administer a budget
  • Demonstrated programming ability and leadership
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, and coordinate simultaneous activities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated decision making based on university policy and precedent
  • Ability to effectively establish rapport, build relationships, and mentor a diverse student body
  • Ability to perform well under stress, be consistent, and diffuse conflict
  • Ability to lead in a crisis situation
  • Ability to read, understand and explain policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • General computer competence
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, if necessary
  • Ability to multitask and have creative thinking skills
  • Understand and support the mission and strategic plan of Texas Lutheran University

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary and benefits are competitive, including:
  • Semi-furnished apartment in college residence hall (internet & Wi-Fi, cable, and utilities included)
  • A meal plan that provides both dining hall meals and declining balance funds for use in various eateries on campus
  • Professional Staff Pet Policy which would allow two pets of the following nature: two indoor cats or two indoor dogs (no more than 50lbs) or combination, or one fish aquarium (up to 25 gallons)
  • Professional development support provided

Benefits are competitive. Texas Lutheran University, an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and is located 35 miles from downtown San Antonio. Please submit a cover letter, application, resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references to:

Human Resources
Texas Lutheran University
1000 W. Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
FAX: (830) 372-6409

A TLU application is mandatory for all TLU applicants. Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.