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Area Coordinator

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The Office of Residence Life and Housing at Bard College is seeking an Area Coordinator (AC). The Area Coordinator plays a significant role in the operation of Bard College’s residence halls and is responsible for creating and maintaining a supportive educational environment, which promotes students’ individual growth, community responsibility, and academic achievement.  The Area Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Residence Life.

The Area Coordinator Responsibilities include:

Providing support and guidance to residents through programming, counseling, and referral. This includes overseeing, implementing, and participating in floor, hall, area, and campus-wide programs. Each AC is required to implement one campus-wide program/service project per academic year; the ACs also assists the area’s faculty fellow(s) in coordinating the fellow’s programmatic initiatives.

It is the AC’s responsibility to: communicate and maintain community standards as described by the Student Handbook; investigate, enforce, and follow-up with students’ behavioral violations, inclusive of common area vandalism, damages and safety/security violations; counsel and refer students to appropriate professional staff members and campus resources (e.g., Office of Housing  & Residence Life, Health and Counseling Services, Dean of Student Affairs Office, etc.); participate in the emergency on duty rotation and serve as the primary point of contact in crisis situations.          

The AC will assist the Director of Housing and Director of Residence Life with the coordination of annual projects and will provide guidance and support to Peer Counselor staff.

The Area Coordinator position is a 12-month, live-in commitment. Compensation includes competitive salary, unfurnished apartment, basic utilities, work cell phone, medical benefits, a partial meal plan, recreation center and library access, and tuition remission for undergraduate courses after the first semester of employment.

The successful applicant will possess a Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field. A valid drivers’ license is required for on- duty responsibilities. A commitment to student advocacy and an interest in daily interaction with a variety of creative and independent students is a must. Flexibility with non-traditional hours is imperative.  Review of resumes will continue until the position is filled.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume and list of three references to Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity. 

For full job description please see link on the top of the page.