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The Area Coordinator is expected to work closely with other College personnel to address the social, developmental, and academic needs of our students. The Area Coordinator is also expected to play a major role in the operation of the institution by assisting the Assistant Director and Director of Residential Life in various housing administration and operation tasks, as well as participate in several collateral projects within the Division of Students Affairs.

The Area Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining a robust and thriving community within their designated residence halls, with assistance from a bachelor’s level Hall Director. The Area Coordinator is responsible for building a community with our students, and encourage students to combine their co-curricular experiences with their liberal arts curriculum to enhance their educational and developmental goals.



  • Assist in the community development responsibilities for several residential facilities housing between 250 to 400 students.
  • Supervise a bachelor’s level Hall Director within their assigned community area.
  • Hire, train, and supervise a staff of up to eight Resident Assistants and one Senior Resident Assistant.
  • Participate in on-call response and crisis management across campus.
  • Serve as a conduct officer for first-level offenses in their primary residence hall and second-level offenses in their assigned residential area.
  • Work with students, individually and in groups, to resolve concerns related to student success and retention.
  • Complete administrative processes that include: damage billing, opening and closing the Residence Hall, Room Condition Report audits, etc.
  • Manage the occupancy and room change process for the residence hall.
  • Oversee a residence hall programming budget.
  • Other duties as assigned within the residential life department and division of student affairs.



  • Master’s Degree Required



  • Minimum of 3 months relevant experience required



  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with employees, students, and faculty members.
  • Requires the ability to use a personal computer and Web browser, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Mail, and Carthage portal.
  • Requires knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of standard office equipment such as a telephone and computer keyboard.
  • Requires the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations (such as addition/subtraction) to maintain a budget.
  • Requires the ability to travel occasionally to conduct College business


Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.