Area Coordinator/Student Activities Coordinator


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Area Coordinator/Student Activities Coordinator

Morningside University is now accepting applications for the position of Area Coordinator/Student Activities Coordinator in Residence Life. This position is a full-time 12 month, live in position, primary duty is the management of the safety and education of 100-350 students that reside in assigned residence halls or apartment buildings in assigned area. The position also advises Morningside Activities Council (M.A.C.) and is responsible for the oversight of the $100,000 M.A.C. budget and oversees the residence life programming model. The position has on-call responsibilities on a rotation basis, which involves evening and weekend work.


Area Coordinator

  • Coordinate the day-to-day essential functions of residence halls or apartment buildings in assigned areas.
  • Participate in the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of student employees.
  • Appraises employee productivity and efficiency.
  • Handles complaints and grievances
  • Provides for the safety and security of employees, the residence halls, and the students that live in the facility.
  • In charge of weekly staff meetings with the Student Hall Director, Head Residents (H.R.s) and Resident Assistants (R.A.s)
  • Directs the opening and closing of campus residential facilities.
  • Participate in an on-call duty rotation, providing 24-hour crisis management services as needed and must confront policy violations when incidents arise.
  • Assist with room registration and placement assignments as needed.
  • General residence life administrative duties, including the management of all maintenance, waivers, transfers, and safety concerns.
  • Meet regularly with custodians and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the assigned residential area.
  • Regularly participates in the creation, planning, and execution of staff training weeks, and educational/training in-services.
  • Assist in the management of departmental budgets.
  • Manages/Oversees the summer housing responsibilities.

Resident Services

  • Advise Morningside Activities Council (M.A.C.)
  • Manages the $100,000 programming budgets and administers event contracts and riders (50+ events per year)
  • Directs, monitors, and evaluates Morningside Activities Council (M.A.C.) events, and other activities as assigned.
  • Participate in the recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of M.A.C. members.
  • Coordinate chaperones for M.A.C. activities and other student activity events as needed.
  • Serve on institutional committees as assigned (homecoming, orientation, & others)
  • Develop programming around designated heritage events/months.
  • Develop comprehensive events/programming calendar in collaboration with MAC executive team, which may include attending NACA or other student activities conferences.


  • Serve as a resource for R.A. and campus programming.
  • Interact with students as a resource person and advisor.
  • Perform job-related counseling/advising tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in Residence Life and/or Student Activities.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective communication, organization, and human relations skills
  • Hold a valid US driver’s license and be able to live on campus.

Review of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until filled. Successful completion of a background check verification is required. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, religion, creed, race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, or other characteristics protected by state and federal law. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Director of Human Resources at

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references electronically to