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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).


Along with specific items listed under each job posting’s “To apply” heading, you will need to complete and submit a Norwich University Employment Application.

Area Coordinator


The Area Coordinator is an 11 month live-in on-campus professional position which primarily fosters a residential community that focuses on student well being and success. The Area Coordinator also assists with the operation of the Department of Residence Life under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life.

The Area Coordinator is responsible for the operations of all traditional civilian residence halls (400+ students) which include staff supervision and development, advising of the Residence Hall Association, hall programming and assists in the development of a residential curriculum, community development, student development, leadership development, administration and departmental responsibilities.


The following is a representative, certainly not all-inclusive, list of responsibilities:
 Assist in the supervision of and develops positive working relationships with the, student staff and leaders, and all members of the Residence Life staff team.

 Maintain a professional attitude and manner and serve as a representative of the Department of Residence Life and Norwich University. Sets an example and serves as a role model for students.

 Oversee the residential environment to ensure the needs of the residential population are met academically, intellectually, and socially.

 Assist students with their academic, personal and social adjustments. Assist, advise and counsel students to include mediation of conflict and student concerns.

 Support and help initiate planning to assure that Residence Hall programs are implemented to promote community and student development. Assist in the development of a Residential Curriculum initiative. Attend and participate in Residence Life and student events on campus throughout the academic year.

 Advise the Residence Hall Association.

 Act as liaison to Facilities Operations and other institutional departments that interface with Residence Life.

 Assist in maintaining order during emergencies. Assist with crisis intervention. Manage situations in the areas of student health, discipline, security, and fire safety.

 Participate in the Student Affairs Duty Officer rotation weeknights and weekends. The Area Coordinator may be called to be on-duty during emergencies or when serious situations arise. NOTE: Night and weekend responsibilities should be expected.


Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution or University of higher education. Masters degree a plus. Minimum of one - two years of Residence Life experience; one of which must be a live-in position. Experience supervising/advising college students and student groups. Knowledge of residential education/curriculum, procedures, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to Area Coordinator Search, via email:

May 23, 2013

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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