Utah State University

West Campus Area Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/15/2023 6:37 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
Student Affairs
Residence Life
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The West Campus Area Coordinator (AC) is a full-time, professional staff member. This is a live off campus position.  


The AC is responsible for a comprehensive student development program within a complex of six residence halls and the Darwin Apartment Community, housing approximately 550 residents. The AC is responsible for supervision of a Residence Director, Office Manager and Receptionists as well as support and development of three, living-learning communities: Honors House, Eco-House, and Aggie Involvement. There are also 12 RAs and a Graduate Residence Director in this community.

The AC is responsible for overall development of supportive living learning environments, promoting inclusion and diversity and fostering community within each residence hall. The AC addresses student conduct and policy enforcement in collaboration with the Office of Student Conduct, and supports students of concern through close collaboration with the CARE and BIT Teams.  Other responsibilities include management of the multi-purpose room and area office, and working closely with the staff of the Honors Program, also housed within the administrative area. The West Campus Area Coordinator reports to the Director of Residence Life.


  • Hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and develop professional staff and paraprofessional student staff: Residence Director, Graduate Residence Director, 12 Resident Assistants (RAs), an office manager, and several receptionists.
  • Oversee general management of residence halls 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 and Residence Life policies; utilize creative and appropriate disciplinary sanctions, administrative procedures, and other campus resources in addressing student conduct issues.
  • Counsel and refer residents as appropriate with personal, academic, or housing-related concerns.
  • Collaborate with other campus support offices in addressing students' mental health struggle and students of concern.
  • Provide leadership in diversified programming efforts; establish a Hall Council and support RHA and student leadership development.
  • Work with summer students and/or summer conference groups during summer semester, as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate records and files in area office; provide information and reports as requested.
  • Manage activity budget and expenditures.
  • Monitor general maintenance of the buildings in conjunction with facilities and custodial teams; report building maintenance and security concerns.
  • Work closely in coordination of Residence Life projects and functions with other members of the professional staff team.
  • Share on-call responsibilities on a rotating basis with other Residence Life professional staff members.
  • Collaborate with Student Services, other University departments, facilities, and staff on special projects or committee work as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required. A minimum of two years recent staff experience at the Residence Director level in a comprehensive Residence Life & Housing operation is required. Previous supervisory experience is required.
  • Strong professional commitment to fields of residence life and higher education.
  • Demonstrated competence in all facets of residence hall 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 and appreciation for relevant developmental issues and concerns characteristic of college students.
  • Sensitivity and commitment to inclusion, human diversity and social justice programming issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service, as well as residence hall marketing and retention strategies.
  • Must value and demonstrate a high degree of student contact.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field is strongly preferred.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for professional references
  3. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    • Cover Letter
    • Other document- Please include one paragraph answering the following questions and attach with applicant materials:
      1. What role do diversity and inclusion play in the day-to-day work of an Area Coordinator?
      2. 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

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 employs 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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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 11/2022


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