Area Coordinator

Student Affairs - Residence Life


The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year around arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible. UW-RF's 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science; and Business and Economics. The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.

The position:

Responsible for creating and administering a comprehensive living-learning environment for 1,250 students. Manages operations, programs and services for five to six residence halls and adjudicates the student conduct process in respective residence halls. Advises NRHH or RHA and supervises five to six undergraduate Managers and 37-39 Resident Assistants. Over sees the Residence Hall Desk Operation include supervision of two Managers and 50 Desk Assistants. Full time, live-on, 12-month fixed-term academic staff position. Requires some evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications Required:

  • Earned Master's degree
  • previous supervisory and/or staff selection and training experience
  • demonstrated understanding of unique needs of residence hall students
  • ability to work in a strong team oriented environment that is student-focused,collaborative, and consultative
  • ability to develop residential communities that support the academic mission of the institution
  • demonstrated organizational and administrative skills
  • ability to contribute to the University's commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience overseeing and administering an extensive student conduct process and sanctions
  • experience working with specialized living and learning communities

Salary Range: $35,358-$44,197, professional development funds are available.

Starting date: Negotiable

To apply: Electronic submission of application materials is required. Only those applications submitted through the application website will receive consideration for the position. Submit the following materials through the UWRF on line recruitment website at;

  1. Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience
  2. A comprehensive resume
  3. Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references that can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation. (Reference checks will only be completed for candidates who are finalists for the position.)
  4. Diversity statement: the university strives to create an environment of mutual respect, professional behavior, academic freedom, and an appreciation of individual differences and rich cultural diversity. Please describe how your background or experiences might allow you to support this effort.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit all materials by March 1, 2013.

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Melissa Wilson, Committee Chair


The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing and the identities of all finalists must be released upon request. Background checks are conducted on all final candidates.

The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.

UW - River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status, and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the disabled are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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