Area Coordinator

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Area Coordinator
Division General University
Department Housing and Residence Life
Vacancy Number 18-088
Work Location Macon
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 is located in historic Macon, Georgia. Mercer University has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,500 students, a graduate school enrollment of approximately 2,500, along with a Continuing Education Program of 2,700 students. The Office of Housing and Residence Life houses approximately 1,900 undergraduate students on the main Macon campus.

Primary Responsibilities: The primary function of this position is to provide leadership to on-campus residential areas (residence halls and/or 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 foster the growth and success of Mercer students. The Area Coordinator reports directly to the Associate/Assistant Director of Residence Life. This position will work closely with the Director, Associate/Assistant Director, Area Coordinators, Graduate Hall Directors, 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 one to five residence halls and/or apartments.
• Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates one graduate hall director, one senior resident assistant, and 10-15 resident assistants.
• Serves as the summer school or camps and conference coordinator on a rotating basis.
• Oversees hall programming efforts programs within the hall 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.
• Collaborates with the University Judicial Board to adjudicate disciplinary cases.
• Assists with resident assignments, room changes, and room consolidation processes.
• Participates in the Residence Life on-call duty rotation for a campus of 1,900 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 (in-services, service projects, diversity committee, etc.).
• Performs other duties as assigned.


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/on, 12-month position with full university benefits (health, retirement, etc.). Annual salary is $30,000 plus a meal plan. A two bedroom apartment with utilities, internet, basic cable and a cell phone is provided.

Application Process: To be considered for this position, please apply online at For further information, you may contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life, at (478) 301.2687 or

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

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents