Area Coordinator – Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)

Quick Brief

  • $36,533 a year
  • Full-time
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Job start date: 01/07/2024
  • Application closes: 04/06/2024

Full Job Description

The Department of Housing & Residential Education at Morehead State University is now accepting applications for a full-time Area Coordinator position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

Position Overview

The Area Coordinator role at Morehead State University is a full-time, live-in professional position designed to build a foundation for careers in higher education administration. Area Coordinators are integral to implementing MSU’s housing and residence education programme, supporting students’ academic, personal, and social development, and contributing to retention efforts by fostering strong connections between students and the university. Area Coordinators oversee 10–15 undergraduate resident assistants and report to an Assistant Director. This role requires enthusiasm, a commitment to exceptional customer service, and a dedication to creating inclusive living-learning environments.


Staff Supervision (25%): Supervise 15–23 resident advisors, overseeing 700–800 beds. Regularly meet with student staff individually and as a team to address community concerns and monitor progress. Assist in team development, training, and retention efforts.

Community Development (25%): Maintain personal contact with residents through office hours, programme attendance, and daily presence. Guide RA staff in creating a safe, inclusive community that fosters student development and personal growth through tailored programmes and events. Enforce policies equitably and address security or maintenance issues.

Crisis Management (15%): Participate in campus-wide crisis response duty rotation year-round, using sound judgement in crisis situations. Provide intervention and response according to policy and training, maintain RA duty rotations, refer students in crisis to appropriate offices, and complete reports professionally.

Administrative (20%): Submit administrative reports and forms on time, maintain accurate occupancy and room change records, communicate with the central Office of Housing and Residence Education, and respond proactively to maintenance and custodial concerns.

Professional Development (10%): Engage in training, professional development, and team meetings. Participate in regional, state, and national organisations, and serve on departmental, divisional, and university committees as needed.

Other Duties (5%): Perform additional tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in student housing and residence life

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

Additional Information

  • This position does not offer visa sponsorship.
  • Morehead State University, with an enrollment of over 9,000 students, is a comprehensive, regionally focused institution providing high-quality instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

How to Apply

To apply, visit MSU Application for Employment and submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference. The review of applications will begin after the close date and continue until the position is filled. For preferred consideration, apply by June 4, 2024. For questions about the online application, contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097. For inquiries about the position, contact Emily Weideman, the search committee chair, at [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Statement

Morehead State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Organisational Relationships

The Area Coordinator reports to an Assistant Director for Student Housing and collaborates with other department members, including the other Assistant Directors and the Director. Interaction with University Police, Facilities Management, Enrollment Services, Health and Counseling Services, and First Year Programs and Academic Services is also required.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

This is a professional live-in position in a typical office/indoor environment. The role requires the ability to walk, sit, stand, climb, use hands, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. Occasionally, lifting up to 50 pounds is required. The position involves general office hours and participation in a crisis response duty rotation with frequent night and weekend obligations.

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