Area Coordinator

St. Ambrose University   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 12, 2024
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St. Ambrose University, known for its strong emphasis on academic excellence, service-learning, and community engagement is seeking a highly motivated and student-centered individual to join our Residence Life team as an Area Coordinator. This full-time, 12 month, live in (must live in campus housing) position is responsible for the overall management and supervision of a designated residential area on campus, fostering a safe, inclusive, and supportive living environment conducive to student success and personal development.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage a residential area of approximately 330-450 total residents and assist with the leadership and administration of all areas related to housing/residence life for campus population of over 1,500.
  • Manage student staff selection, training & supervision, (direct supervision of 9-15 student staff members.()
  • Central office responsibilities and on-call duty, managing student conduct and programming
  • Assisting with one or more aspects of the summer programs: camps, conferences, orientation, resident housing, and supervision of Summer Housing Assistants.


  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree or four years of experience in area of responsibility. Master's preferred.
  • Previous experience working in residence life or student affairs, with demonstrated knowledge of best practices in residential education and student development.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with diverse populations and build meaningful relationships.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring student staff members, preferably in a residential setting.
  • Knowledge of student conduct processes, crisis management protocols, and emergency response procedures.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.


  • Meal plan (when food service is in operation)
  • Furnished apartment
  • Graduate student remission
  • Cable TV / internet
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • Access to campus amenities, cultural events, and recreational facilities

Take the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in a position allowing you to wear many hats!

St. Ambrose is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts and Catholic identity and values.

This position is open until filled and review of applications will begin immediately. 

People from under-represented populations are encouraged to apply.




St. Ambrose University

518 W. Locust St.
Davenport , IA