|The Area Coordinator is responsible for supporting the
academic endeavors of students through the development of
a healthy and vibrant residential community. This includes
the day-to-day management of a complex of halls and/or
houses with approximately 300-350 residents and 10-15
resident assistants. In addition to hall management, the
Area Coordinator will be assigned to an ancillary role in
a different department on campus, reporting to a different
supervisor, for 12-16 hours per week.
The ancillary assignment for this position is in the area
of Student Conduct and reports to the Associate Dean who
oversees that area.
Area Coordinator Responsibilities include:
-Leadership and oversight of residence halls and houses,
including supervision, mentoring and in-service training
of resident assistants.
-Counseling, advising and referral for personal, emotional
and academic needs of students, including mediating
conflicts and managing complex group dynamics.
- Responding to conduct matters and violations of
residence hall and college policies, including low-level
violation adjudications and following up on more serious
violations in conjunction with the Associate Dean of
-On-call responsibilities as part of a rotation with other
area coordinators, which includes 24-hour availability
approximately one week a month, including the weekend.
-Create programming, and support resident assistants’
programming, that enhances the sense of community and
supports the academic mission of the college.
-Develop and oversee a hall governance structure that
encourages leadership development of residents and
provides an avenue for their influence in department,
division and college decisions.
- Participation in department, division and campus-wide
committees in which the perspective of area coordinators
- Role modeling a healthy and balanced lifestyle that
demonstrates integrity, kindness, flexibility and a sense
-Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the
student and academic affairs divisions as well as the
broader Wheaton community.
Ancillary responsibilities include:
-Assist with coordination of student conduct cases within
the Office Residential Life and the Dean of Students office
-Serve as the primary coordinator of Advocate software and
case management within software system
-Assist with management of cases and communication with
staff and students
-Implement assessment of student conduct through Advocate
-Assist with logistics and training of college hearing
board; Resident Advisors and others
-Create and run quarterly reports within student conduct
software for data tracking purposes
-Lead the department in developing strategies to include
creative sanctions and restorative justice in our processes
- Master’s degree in college student personnel
administration, higher education administration or related
– Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and
its implications for residential life planning,
programming and crisis intervention.
- Evidence of strong interpersonal and helping skills.
- Mature communication skills and evidence of ability to
work effectively with students, parents and colleagues.
- Ability to manage a complex job involving ambiguous
tasks, multiple responsibilities and an irregular and
- Ability to work independently and with good judgment in
-Experience in programming, assessment and counseling in
the context of a small residential college.
-Experience working with diverse populations and a
demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by students
who are members of underrepresented groups.
Wheaton will be represented at the upcoming ACPA and The
Placement Exchange conducting interviews. Applicants are
advised to indicate in their application if you will be
attending either convention.