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Area Coordinator

Texas Lutheran University invites applications for an Area Coordinator. This is a twelve (12) month Residence Life position. Under the responsibility of the Director of Residence Life, the Area Coordinator is responsible for the overall operation of a residential area on campus ranging from one-ten (1-10) buildings housing 170-300 total residents. The Area Coordinator is a professional staff member who provides support and leadership to residential students. The Area Coordinator position supervises staff, mentors residents, manages day-to-day operations for buildings, performs administrative tasks, serves on-call, assists with emergency response efforts, and coordinates over selected Learning Living Communities (LLC). Area Coordinators have additional opportunities for involvement in the department and University, and is encouraged to belong and contribute to professional associations. The Residence Life Department financially supports professional activities when able.

Residence Life and Housing Responsibilities:

  • Supervising up to 9 total resident assistants, including one senior resident assistant
  • Overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the programming model for designated area
  • Enforcing the Student Code of Conduct by serving as a hearing officer for designated area students referred for policy violations, and serving on University Disciplinary Panel/Title IX Panel
  • Participates in residence life on-call rotation and serves as primary contact for emergencies
  • Participating in the selection and training of paraprofessional staff
  • Organize and facilitate one departmental collateral per academic year (such as RA Training, RA Selection, Housing Selection, etc.)
  • Organize and facilitate one departmental collateral per summer term (such as Summer Programs, Summer Housing, RA Training, etc.)
  • Organize and facilitate, with resident assistant staff, one campus wide event (based on area designation)
  • Facilitating housing assignments; managing area occupancy, managing area operating budget(s); overseeing the facility management of buildings; and maintaining an environment within the area that is conductive to living and learning
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements for Position:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred in Student Personnel or related field
  • Coursework/experience in a combination of the following: educational programming, student conduct adjudications, mediation, supervision, advisement, or counseling is required
  • One to two (1-2) years related experience in college or university operated residence halls or apartments and summer conferencing is required
  • Ability to establish and maintain a living learning environment
  • Ability to demonstrate administrative skills and personnel management
  • Demonstrated ability to administer a budget
  • Demonstrated programming ability and leadership
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, and coordinate simultaneous activities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated decision making based on university policy and precedent
  • Ability to effectively establish rapport, build relationships, and mentor a diverse student body
  • Ability to perform well under stress, be consistent, and diffuse conflict
  • Ability to lead in a crisis situation
  • Ability to read, understand and explain policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • General computer competence
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, if necessary
  • Ability to multitask and have creative thinking skills
  • Understand and support the mission of Texas Lutheran University

Salary and Benefits:

Salary and benefits are competitive and comply with the Department of Labor standards which go into effect on January 1, 2020. Benefits also include:

  • Semi-furnished two bedroom apartment in college residence hall (internet & Wi-Fi, cable, and utilities included along with washer/dryer unit and dishwasher in apartment)
  • A meal plan that provides both dining hall meals and declining balance funds for use in various eateries on campus
  • Professional Staff Pet Policy which would allow two pets of the following nature: two indoor cats or two indoor dogs (no more than 50lbs) or combination, or one fish aquarium (up to 25 gallons)
  • Professional development support provided

Position Application Information:

Texas Lutheran University, an accredited university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located 35 miles from downtown San Antonio. For more information about TLU, consult our web site at

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a TLU application, resume, cover letter, and the contact information for at least three professional references to:

Human Resources

Texas Lutheran University

1000 W. Court Street

Seguin, Texas 78155

Fax: (830) 372-6409


A TLU application is mandatory for all TLU applicants. Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution that has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to diversity.