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Area Coordinator

Residence Life

The Division of Student Life Student and Campus Life cluster is looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of Reed College and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. As an Area Coordinator, you will lead a team of talented student leaders.

The Area Coordinator (AC) is a professional staff position that serves as a 12-month live-in role that has primary responsibility for managing the daily operations of one or more of our residence halls on campus and is the primary manager and educator for those communities. The anticipated start date is as soon August 19, 2024.  

Reed is a residential college that provides on-campus housing in small residential communities for a majority of its students in order to sustain vibrant social and intellectual exchange outside of the classroom and laboratory.  The residence life team fosters a residential experience where students are supported in their academic pursuits, personal growth, and belonging in the Reed community.  We support academic belonging, diversity and respect for human dignity, and student success. In alignment with the division of student life, we embody the values of EDI in programming, practice and culture as we work collaboratively to become an Anti-Racist organization.

Starting salary range for this position is $49,000-$52,000. Offers are based on experience and are determined through an internal pay assessment. Housing and a meal plan are provided at no cost while employed in this position. Other conidtions may apply. This is an exempt position on grade 4. 

Who you are

  • You are self aware and understand and possess an awareness of the concerns, pressures, and inequities of first-generation students in higher education and other marginalized communities.

  • You have a demonstrated commitment to advancing equity. You are self-aware and comfortable working on teams with varying gender, racial, socio-economic, ability, sexual orientation, and cultural identities.

  • You are an advocate. You focus on the advancement of available services and programs to underrepresented populations. 

  • You enjoy analyzing and conducting evaluations to improve and create initiatives and programs.

  • You have crisis response and on-call experience and the ability to work routine evening and weekend hours. 

  • You are committed to the development of students. Your passions lie in fostering the growth of the next generation of leaders. Your previous work has demonstrated your commitment to this calling. 

  • You hold strong communication skills and have the ability to facilitate, develop and execute trainings.

  • You are resourceful. You are able to connect with the greater community. You enjoy collaborative relationships with administrative offices, academic departments, and student groups.

  • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be effective in developing rapport and working with students, faculty, and staff of diverse cultural backgrounds.

 What you'll do

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate a student staff of House Advisors (HAs) 

  • Coordinate individual professional and personal growth opportunities for student staff 

  • Be available, approachable and responsive to students 

  • Provide and/or facilitate educational opportunities that enhance student learning and growth in areas including academic and personal success, honor, community, inclusion, and wellness 

  • Case manage students in respective areas group, which includes conducting meetings with residents as follow-up to violations of the AOD Policy and other disruptive and/or harmful behaviors

  • Provide support and advising to students encountering academic, adjustment and/or personal hardships. 

  • Advise and refer individual students and groups regarding personal and academic needs, Residence Life procedures, and College policies 

  • Provide support with operations and facilities management 

  • Actively participate in weekly professional staff meeting

  • Housing processes support

  • Participate in ongoing personal and professional development in an effort to build and contribute to a thriving community

  • Leverage self-awareness, lived experiences and intersecting identities when building effective relationships with students, staff, and faculty.

  • Engage and promote health and wellbeing practices for self and community care.

  • Create inclusive experiences for accessible, experiential, integrated learning and social interactions with students.

  • Embody the values of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in programming, practice, and culture; create inclusive experiences for accessible, experiential, integrated learning and social interactions.

  • Serve in an after hours on-call capacity rotation in collaboration with a weekly on-call team. 

  • Triage students of concern utilizing protocols or making relevant referrals. 

  • Email correspondence, scheduling, preparation, and follow-up for meetings and miscellaneous tasks


  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, human development, or a related field, or be enrolled in a masters program
  • 2 years experience in higher education in student support capacity

Apply for this job

Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.