Area Coordinator - Residential Programming & Training

Notice of Vacancy 

Area Coordinator - Residential Programming & Training


Lake Erie College, a small, co-educational, four-year, independent liberal arts college located in Painesville, OH, 30 miles east of Cleveland, invites applications for the position of area coordinator, residential programming & training (CRP). As a member of the Student Life staff, the CRP is responsible for the general welfare of all students, encouraging them to maximize their intellectual growth and personal development. The CRP is expected to positively influence, contribute to, and improve the quality of life of the residential student through programming, enforcing college policies and procedures, and by forming personal relationships with each student in his/her residential community.


Area Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Manages a residential living community ranging from 120-250 residents, varying from residence hall living to apartment living.
  • Supervises and assesses seven to nine paraprofessional resident assistant (RA) staff members.
  • Supervises and assesses one to two paraprofessional resident director (RD) staff members.
  • Participates in 24 hour on-call responsibilities, along with fellow AC/RDs (including break periods).
  • Administrates weekly RA staff meetings and monthly RA one-on-one meetings.
  • Attends weekly staff meetings and weekly one-on-ones with the director of student life & housing (DSL). Submits weekly and on-call reports to the DSL.
  • Assists with planning and implementing community programs with RAs according to the Community Development area outlined in the RA position description (available on the Lake Erie College website).
  • Assists in the training, selection, and evaluation of RA staff.
  • Facilitates resident check-in and check-out process.
  • Provides crisis intervention, when needed, and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Intercedes regarding policy violations and makes appropriate referrals.
  • Provides sensitive, responsive, and well-informed guidance to residents regarding individual and collective concerns.
  • When needed, serves as conduct officer and facilitates roommate mediations.
  • Is visible and accessible to residents within assigned community.
  • Represents the Office of Student Life at College functions and events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Life & Housing and/or VP for Student Affairs.

Residence Life Programming & Training:

  • Maintains 25-28 office hours per week within the Student Life Office.
  • Attends RA programs to help evaluate and ensure quality programming.
  • Maintains RA programming database to ensure that requirements are met.
  • Facilitates the Six Week Programming Challenge and plan recognition event.
  • Tracks RA bulletin board changes and themes.
  • Tracks RA service requirements and opportunities.
  • Coordinates large-scale residential programs such as Hall Crawl, Late Night Study Breaks, Health & Wellness programming.
  • Assesses student programming interests and needs.
  • Streamlines facility and budgetary requests for programs and training.
  • Assists the assistant director of student life & engagement with programming initiatives and events.
  • Serves as a point of contact for campus-wide activities and events.
  • Assists DSL with the planning of RA training (fall and winter).
  • Coordinates outside training opportunities throughout the year for the staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the director of student life & housing and/or VP for Student Affairs.


  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree or currently enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program preferred).
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.
  • Strong communication, computer and organizational skills; solution-oriented.
  • Conflict mediation knowledge.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop, initiate, and actively participate in developmental student programming.
  • Ability to work within a residence life team.
  • Able to work with a diverse student population.
  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills.
  • Sense of humor.


Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to: (preferred method for applications) or Area Coordinator, Residential Programming & Training Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more at EOE