Area Coordinator

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Area Coordinator
Division General University
Department Housing and Residence Life
Vacancy Number 19-003
Work Location Atlanta
Hours per week
Scheduled Hours Day/Night/Weekend

Mercer University is a private, comprehensive, student-centered University consistently ranked among the top Universities in the South. Founded in 1833 Mercer University’s main campus is located in historic Macon, Georgia. Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus is home to the College of Pharmacy, College of Health Professions, McAfee School of Theology, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and Penfield College, along with programs of the Stetson School of Business and Economics, Tift College of Education and the English Language Institute. The campus focuses on graduate and professional programs. The Office of Residence Life on the Cecil B. day campus houses up to 184 residents.

Primary Responsibility:

The primary function of this position is to provide leadership to on-campus University Apartments and serve primarily in the roles of supervisor, educator, counselor, and administrator. Area Coordinators have the responsibility for developing and maintaining residential communities, which fosters the growth and success of Mercer students. The Area Coordinator reports directly to the Associate Dean of Students. This position will work closely with the Associate Dean of Students in Atlanta and the Coordinator of Student Affairs Services and office staff as part of the central leadership team.


• Adheres to University and department policies, procedures and regulations.
• Handles the day-to-day operations of the University Apartments.
• Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates resident assistants.
• Serves as the summer conference coordinator.
• Oversees programming efforts within the apartments to offer students a diverse range of topics, both social and educational, at dates and times that will foster student participation and programming budget.
• Maintains open lines of communication with Residence Life staff members.
• Manages operational functions for residence halls such as building walkthroughs, damage assessment, room inspections, reporting and billing, maintenance requests, hall openings and closings and other administrative tasks.
• Adjudicates disciplinary cases.
• Assists with resident assignments, room changes, and room consolidation processes.
• Serves as the primary person on-call for a campus of 184 residents.
• Works closely with the Counseling and Psychological Services department, Campus Life, Mercer Police, and other campus resources.
• Represents the Office of Housing and Residence Life on University committees as assigned and at University events.
• Serves on departmental collaborative assignments (advising, in-services, service projects, committees, etc.).
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean, Coordinator of Student Affairs Services and Residence Life.


Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field required from an accredited college/university. Previous experience in Residence Life strongly desired. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. A demonstrated commitment to community development within the campus environment is essential. Position requires the professional to live-in.

Compensation: This is a full-time, live-in, 12-month position with full university benefits (health, retirement, etc.). Annual salary is $30,000 plus a meal plan. An apartment with utilities, internet, basic cable is provided.

Application Process: To be considered for this position, please apply online at

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background and credit check.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? Yes
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Staff
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate $30,000 + apartment/meal plan
FLSA Status Exempt
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Mercer University's mission is to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower and to serve. Having read this, how do you see yourself fitting in and contributing to the mission?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents