Human Resources

Area Coordinator

Muskingum University invites applications for the position of Area Coordinator. This is an opportunity to join an energetic team of Student Life educators, who support Muskingum's students outside of the classroom and engage partners across the campus.  The Area Coordinator works with students to create a positive and safe campus environment. This is an exciting time at Muskingum University as the University opens a new health and wellness facility, positions our Student Life team to best meet the emerging needs of students, families, and campus, and expands partnerships with internal partners, including Athletics and Alumni Relations to create a transformative student experience.

The Area Coordinator position is a 10-month, full time, live-in professional position which will manage on-campus residential facilities and will have a specific focus in residential life projects and staffing.  Area Coordinators act as integral members of the Division of Student Life, providing programs designed to support and enhance student success. 


  • Supervise, evaluate, and support residential area paraprofessional staff and assist in recruitment, selection, and training of these personnel.
  • Facilitate positive community development in assigned residential area and create professional presence therein. Develop relationships with residents to know and understand their issues/needs and maintain availability/accessibility in both the residence halls and in the main Student Life Office.
  • Coordinate delivery of developmental, educational, and social programming in residential area.
  • Manage residential area facilities through coordinating and maintaining records on occupancy, room assignments, check-in files, room transfers, contract releases, and key transmittal for each resident in conjunction with the Student Life Office. 
  • Coordinate room condition reports and assess damages to common areas, which may include investigating responsibility and assessing charges for remediation.
  • Examine all individual residential spaces at the beginning of the year, prior to check in, at the end of the year at check out, and other times throughout the year to assess condition of facilities.
  • Perform regular walk-throughs of assigned residential spaces to appropriately manage facilities.
  • Interact with physical plant, housekeeping, computer and network services, food service, and campus police personnel regarding the delivery of services for the residential area.
  • Supervise desk operations through procedural implementation and staffing coordination.
  • Communicate behavioral expectations and facilitate conflict resolution.  Enforce consequences, as needed, for non-compliance, using informal methods, such as mediation, as well as the formal judicial process.  May serve as Hearing Officer to determine responsibility and issue appropriate sanctions.
  • Serve on Student Life professional staff all campus on-call duty rotation and summer conference coordination team as necessary and respond to certain situations in person.
  • Facilitate customer service delivery in Student Life programs while balancing student wants and developmental needs.
  • Represent Division of Student Life on various committees, as assigned.
  • Secondary duties will also be assigned, based on the needs of the division and an assessment of staff experience.
  • Ability to perform evening and weekend work, and ability to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the major functions of the position and should not be considered a complete description of the essential functions of the position.  This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The employee will be assigned by the immediate supervisor to perform other duties as needed or to perform other reasonably-related duties, including special projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial manner with co-workers and other constituencies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as, interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated history of performing high-quality work with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to use general office equipment, programs, and software including office computer, Microsoft Office 365, copier, telephone, facsimile machine, etc. 
  • Ability to multi-task and engage in the gathering, examination, and basic analysis of information to determine solutions or recommendations and/or take appropriate action required.


  • Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field.
  • Understanding of small, liberal arts, residential campus.



Applications must include a cover letter describing the candidate’s experience in relation to the stated job responsibilities, a resume, a list of 3 professional references, and a salary request to  Please include the position title in the subject line of your email.  This position will remain open until filled, with review of applications to begin immediately.

Muskingum University actively seeks out and welcomes administrators and staff who are committed to excellence in student learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the University’s educational programs and activities, and are committed to full inclusivity at the University.  As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations, which have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.





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