Area Coordinator – First Year

The Department of Residence Life at Simpson College is seeking applications for an opening of the position of Area Coordinator for the First-Year Area.  The Area Coordinator oversees an exciting and energetic residential area of approximately 400 students living in two first-year residence halls. The Area Coordinator is responsible for the development and supervision of 15 student staff members, advising of an area council, and helping facilitate the development of an academic and responsible community.

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in a related field and/or Residence Life experience strongly preferred. Position is 12-month, live-in. Remuneration is a furnished apartment with personal laundry, office separate from living quarters, meal plan (while school is in session), utilities/cable TV/wired and wireless internet, garage, annual salary, and full benefits package. Spouses/Domestic partners and pets possible. While the Area Coordinator’s main responsibility is within the residential community, opportunities may exist to obtain small collateral experiences in the Division of Student Development as desired.

Simpson College is a vibrant four-year private college affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located in Indianola, Iowa. Simpson’s full residential community houses around 1200 of the college’s full-time population of approximately 1400 students.  The town of Indianola has a population of around 13,000 and is located 12 miles south of Des Moines.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Luke Behaunek, Dean of Students, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola, IA, 50125 or by e-mail (.pdf or Word .doc preferred) to:

It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date of the position is June 1, 2015, although this may be negotiable.

Posting Date: 2/10/15