Area CoordinatorResidential Life

Openings: 1


JOB SUMMARY: This position serves on the Residential Life team to coordinate aspects of a residential area on campus (2-4 buildings, 500-700 residents, 18-22 student staff members) and support all aspects of the residential experience at Gustavus. This is a 10 month on-campus position. 

Employment Type: Full-time (10 months), benefits-eligible, exempt (salaried) position with options for remote work.


  • Facilitate, support, and participate in the mission of the College by assisting in providing an environment within the residence halls conducive to academic achievement.
  • Assist with students' transition through college life and to their self-development to the extent that each understands and evaluates his/her own purpose for being in college.
  • Supervise, administer and evaluate the Collegiate Fellow staff and programs in an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Advise, administer and evaluate the Hall Council leadership program in an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of central office responsibilities including:  Residential Learning Plan; Hall Council development; Collegiate Fellow selection; Room Selection; etc.
  • Serve as a resource for students in academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular areas; to provide program and staff support for proper recognition and referral of students' personal problems.
  • Facilitate (via coordination with Collegiate Fellows) the development of programs and strategies aligned with the Residential Learning Plan that will assist students in developing a sense of belonging, acquiring knowledge, developing integrity and assuming self-responsibility.
  • Coordinate the administrative functions of the residence halls within area of responsibility.
  • Interpret college objectives, policies, rules and regulations to students and to interpret student attitudes, opinions and actions to appropriate college officials.  
  • Assist in the formation of policies that govern residential life; to assist students in understanding policies established for community living; to work with staff members in dealing with inappropriate behavior they encounter and in developing programs to address those problems; and to adjudicate cases through the campus conduct process.
  • Promote the safety of students, student property and the property of the College. 
  • Participate in campus-wide on-call rotation; to arrange absences with the Director of Residential Life; to attend staff meetings called by the Director or Dean of Students; to represent the College in dealing with students, parents and visitors to the halls.
  • This position has been designated as weather- or emergency-essential. In the event of a closure of the College, it is vital that you report to work if scheduled. In addition, as a member of the Essential Weather Employee Team, you may be asked to work beyond your normal hours to ensure coverage within your department/office. As a salaried employee, this work will not be compensated with additional pay. 
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree in college student personnel or related program, preferred
  • Experience working in a residential life program, preferred


  • Evening and weekend commitments required
  • This is a live on campus position

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application and submit a resume and any supporting documents. 

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. 

Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Gustavus offers competitive and comprehensive benefits which include:

  • Medical insurance (which includes access to Nice Healthcare) as well as dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Workplace accommodations for physical or mental health concerns
  • Onsite health services
  • Free parking, exercise classes, and use of library and athletic facilities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Employer contribution to retirement savings plan (after one year of employment)
  • Tuition scholarships for dependents
  • Tuition benefit plan for employees and spouse
  • 13 paid Holidays + generous PTO plan

Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of the Twin Cities.


Anthony Bettendorf | | 507-933-7529

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2023

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