Area Coordinator

The Area Coordinator is a twelve-month, live-in position with supervisory responsibilities for multiple residence halls (ranging from 200-300 residents) and a staff of paraprofessionals (Resident Assistants). Responsibilities include overall management of residential community that facilitates a vibrant student experience grounded in intentional student development practice. Reports to Director of Residence Life.


  1. Provide live-in residence hall management and deliver an array of engaging, educational programs for residential community; work in private office within assigned residential community while staying engaged with central office.
  2. Participate in 24-hour on-call duty rotation including night, weekend and holidays utilizing a university cell phone, responding to calls for assistance and emergency situations.
  3. Participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of Resident Assistant (RA) staff; provide direct supervision for RA staff.
  4. Serve as a retention agent and intervene with students on behalf of the institution when students present risks to their retention or persistence. Refer students to campus resources as needed and actively contribute to the university-wide retention initiatives.
  5. Maintain records and submit appropriate paperwork for facilities concerns including overseeing check-in and check-out procedures, damage charges, key distribution and collection. Maintain an awareness of the building condition, safety and security, furnishings, and other equipment; provide leadership for resolving concerns.
  6. Serve as a residence life liaison with other campus agencies, including Facilities, Public Safety, Aramark Housekeeping, Facilities, Athletics, International Programs, Career and Professional Development, Student Activities, etc.
  7. Adjudicate level 1 residential conduct concerns within assigned residential community; Uphold and interpret the rights and responsibilities of all students through consistent and fair policy enforcement.
  8. Lead departmental efforts in a collateral assignment consisting of either student staff recruitment and selection or student staff training.
  9. Provide support to the Director of Residence Life for central office processes as is needed; take on other office duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and a commitment to: the college mission and purpose; high academic standards; and student success.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of college students.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including evening and weekends as needed.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, and the general public.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationship with students, employees and the public.
  • Ability to efficiently multitask and conduct/complete independent work assignments.
  • Experience using integrated software systems and Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Outlook, Excel).
  • At least one (1) year previous experience as a Hall Director, Resident Assistant, or other housing/residence life related leadership role is preferred.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b) retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 04/21/2020
Department: Student Services
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff