Utah State University

Family Housing Area Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/12/2022 5:58 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Student Affairs
Residence Life
Advertised Salary
Minimum $35,600 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


The Area Coordinator (Residence Director II) is a full-time, live-out, professional staff member of Residence Life. The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for a comprehensive student development program within the Family Housing Communities comprised of approximately 700 apartments housing approximately 1400 residents. The AC is responsible for supervision of an Assistant Area Coordinator, up to 14 Resident Assistant positions, an Office Manager, and office Receptionists as well as the overall development of supportive living/learning environments, promoting diversity and fostering community, and addressing conduct issues and policy enforcement. Responsibilities also include management of the laundry facilities, community spaces, and an area office. The Area Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Residence Life.


Compensation options:

  • Salary range: $35,600 - $44,000 (12-month working agreement).
  • Live-on option available. If opting to Live on, a furnished two-bedroom apartment would be provided.  This is valued at $600/month, $7,200 annually, includes all utilities and would be a taxable fringe benefit. The salary offered would reflect $7,200 less in the salary amount that was offered.
  • Excellent University benefits package: medical, vision, dental, and life insurance plans; TIAA retirement program; 50% tuition reduction.
  • Reserved parking stall.
  • Opportunities for professional development.


  • Hire, train, supervise, evaluate and develop one Assistant Area Coordinator, up to 14 Resident Assistant positions (RA's), one Office Manager, and several desk receptionists.
  • Oversee general management of buildings and quality of community life.
  • Assess resident needs; design and facilitate opportunities for positive personal growth and academic achievement.
  • Inform residents of and implement applicable University and Housing policies; utilize creative and appropriate disciplinary sanctions and administrative procedures, and other campus resources in addressing student discipline issues.
  • Advise and support RAs in all aspects of diversified programming efforts; support the resident leadership council.
  • Advise and support RHA Family Housing Area Leadership Council .
  • Counsel and refer residents as appropriate with personal, academic, or housing-related concerns.
  • Maintain accurate records and files in area office; provide information and reports as requested.
  • Oversee activity budget and expenditures.
  • Monitor general maintenance of the buildings in conjunction with facilities and custodial teams; report building maintenance and security concerns.
  • Share system-wide on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis with other Professional Staff members.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs and other University departments, facilities and staff on special projects or committee work as assigned.



  • A Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Supervisory experience is required
  • At least three years (6 semesters) of recent (within the past 5 years) staff experience in a comprehensive Residence Life/Housing operation or similar experience at a University level is required.
  • Demonstrated competence in all facets of family community management and organization; staff supervision and training; student conduct and conflict resolution; programming and community development; and administrative leadership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for relevant developmental issues and concerns characteristic of university students.
  • Sensitivity and commitment to human diversity and multicultural programming issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service, as well as marketing and retention strategies; must value a high degree of student contact.


  • A Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with family housing communities is strongly preferred.
  • Strong professional commitment to fields of university housing and higher education.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded into the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application

3. Please be prepared to answer the following questions during the application:

  • What role do diversity and inclusion play in the day-to-day work of a Residence Director?
  • What are the key characteristics of an effective team and how will you develop them in your team if you are hired for this position?


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $35,600 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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