Utah State University

West Campus Area Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 7 months 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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