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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Area Coordinator, Senior, Residence Life & Dining Services

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3055

UW Job Family: 35

SOC Code: 11-9141

Pay Grade: 20

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Provides leadership and oversight for, as well as development of, designated programmatic collections and initiatives; represent the Residence Life and Dining Services Department on campus coalitions and task forces; and coordinate the operation of assigned residential areas.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in a related field


3 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Comparable-sized housing project operations.
  • University policies and regulations involving students and department.
  • Advanced coordination and supervision of work schedule and work force.
  • Office policies, practices and procedures.
  • Emergency response policies and procedures.
  • Report and technical writing.
  • Data compilation, manipulation and reporting.
  • Appropriate counseling techniques and procedures.
  • Familiarity and use of University services and referral processes.
  • Customer service standards and procedures.
  • Dynamic training techniques and applications.
  • Resident safety and security regulations, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Student recruitment and retention issues.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Provide appropriate advice or counsel applicable to University, state, federal, or local regulations.
  • Create an environment conducive to academic pursuits for students.
  • Mentor student groups.
  • Execute advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Supervise others and guide project leadership.
  • Direct administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Oversee the organization, prioritization, and scheduling of work assignments.
  • Promote a cooperative work environment.
  • Resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Collaborate effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
  • Develop and implement resident safety and security regulations, policies, procedures and practices.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Supervise inter-related programmatic efforts across the residence hall communities; interpret, promote and otherwise act as a spoke-person for these programmatic ventures designed to realize desired student development outcomes.

Organize the operational activities within designated residential facilities; steer these activities toward an increasing coherence with student growth and development goals; compose reports which appraise success toward these goals and suggest programmatic modifications.

Shape protocols for interactions with students, parent, student groups, other units within Residence Life and Dining Services and on campus formulate more responsive protocols to meet student needs.

Review and recommend improvements that further the application of University policies and regulations; frame suggestions which enhance effective response to emergencies; in concert with other units within Residence Life and Dining Services and on campus formulate more responsive protocols to meet student needs.

Develop training curriculums for the residential staff which increase effectiveness toward desired outcomes as well amplifies cross-departmental collaboration and coordination of resources.

Represent Residence Life and Dining Services on campus-wide committees and extend the coordination of similar programmatic endeavors aimed at achieving pre-designated outcomes.

Working Conditions:

Housing/office environment; regular exposure to noise; occasionally subject to fire hazards or temperature changes; some exposure to dangerous situations from domestic, suicidal, or other resident disturbances.

Distinguishing Features:

Area Coordinator, Residence Life & Dining Services functions under very limited supervision; while guidelines and procedures are provided, circumstances often require relatively independent judgment. Solves complex problems, interprets policies and procedures to students, parents, and other university officials.

Area Coordinator, Senior, Residence Life & Dining Services functions under conditions of wide discretion and creativity; independently renders decisions that substantially impact operations; participates in fiscal planning activities; fashions or revises procedures and protocols; administers extended projects crucial to the residence halls; participates in campus-wide program development.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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