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PO Box 444332
Moscow, Idaho

(208) 885-3638

(208) 885-3617

(208) 885-3602


Area Coordinator

University Housing

Open for Recruitment:  February 1, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Announcement #:  15758040935
Salary Range:  $32,178/yr - $36,000/yr
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Job References
    Letter of Qualification

**This announcement is for 2 full-time permanent positions**  Announcement Extended to May 5, 2013 **

The Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of student life in the assigned residential area serving up to 650 residents. The Coordinator provides leadership and service to develop communities that are focused on student success, retention and inclusivity. The Area Coordinator provides advisement to a diverse hall government structure directly supervises one undergraduate area assistants and supervises up to 16-20 paraprofessional staff. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of University Housing. The Coordinator is also a member of the on call crisis response rotation. This is a full-time, 12-month position with furnished apartment and premium meal plan during the academic year.




Facilitates student community building by: (30%, Essential)

Serving as advisor to committees and/or special project groups;

Working with students to promote positive, inclusive communities;

Fostering an atmosphere that promotes a safe, welcoming environment for all housing residents;

Meeting with student leaders to address community issues;

Meeting with students who have violated the Student Code of Conduct or Residence Hall Handbook;

Initiating programming to enhance the education/social development of students;

Collaborating on student leadership training activities;

Collaborating with other housing professionals for campus recruitment and retention programs;

Meeting with area leadership regularly throughout the semester;

Developing a minimum of two opportunities per semester for informal or formal interactions with faculty or other campus partners.


Communicates the goals and objectives of the University Housing to staff, students, and university community by: (25%, Essential)

Performing academic interventions for area supervised using MAP-Works and institutional data;

Representing the UI and department to students, parents, and all who visit University Housing;

Developing partnerships with academic units who have communities represented within the residential area;

Maintaining appropriate and necessary documentation for the students within University Housing;

Disseminating and retrieving necessary information for University Housing.

Communicating, interpreting and administering residential area standards to all residents.


Supervises up to 20 paraprofessionals and indirectly assists in supervising
the remaining residence life staff by: (25%, Essential)

Planning, developing, and implementing a recruiting, hiring, and training process for

undergraduate professional staff;

Maintaining on-going evaluation of resident assistants/managers he/she directly supervises as well as conducting at a minimum one formal annual performance evaluation for each staff member;

Enhancing the personal and professional development of the paraprofessional staff;

Creating, implementing, and facilitating training sessions, in-service meetings, and other developmental meetings for paraprofessional staff, in coordination with the Associate Director of University Housing;

Terminating the employment of resident assistants/managers under his/her supervision when necessary, in consultation with the Associate Director of University Housing;

Maintaining scheduled hours per week including office hours, one on oneís and other meetings;

Conducting weekly staff meetings with all paraprofessional staff as well as bi-weekly one on one meetings with each paraprofessional in his/her area.


Prepares for emergencies by: (15%, Essential)

Responding to emergency situations within all university Housing;

Participating in emergency planning for area supervised & communicating plan to staff supervised;

Serving on call for a minimum of one week per month.


Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of University Housing by: (5%, Marginal)

Meeting weekly with the Associate Director of University Housing and professional Residence Life staff;

Serving on university, Student Affairs, and Residence Hall committees as requested.



Bachelorís degree


Demonstrated skills in supervision, programming, student advising, conflict mediation and response to crisis situations


Two yearsí experience in residence life or student affairs


Demonstrated competence in public speaking, public relations and written and oral communications


Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and decision-making abilities.


Ability to: promote activities using supervision and leadership skills; perform and lead others in program related activities; communicate effectively; prepare reports; serve as liaison with other departments and institutions; organize details of events; manage a variety of projects simultaneously; work evenings and weekends as needed.


Must: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check




Masterís degree in higher education, counseling or education


Experience working with learning communities and special interest housing


Experience advising student governments and serving as a conduct hearing officer


Thorough knowledge of student and human development theories


Possess a valid driverís license



About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889,the University of Idaho is the stateís land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state ,the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference .For more information, visit




To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.