Bridgewater College   Bridgewater, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on February 8, 2024
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Bridgewater College


The Office Coordinator serves as the primary source of office information and operations, ensuring good communication and connectivity within all areas of Student Life while facilitating communication among other campus offices. The Coordinator also assists with special projects and should be adept with software systems (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, Google, etc.) in order to create presentations, reports, and emails for a broad range of constituencies. Serving as the initial contact for Counseling Services, the Coordinator must have a basic understanding of mental health, maintain appropriate levels of privacy, and manage complex situations to triage, refer, and de-escalate situations as appropriate.

The Coordinator will synthesize information and prioritize needs in order to optimize efficiency and provide supervision for the Assistant Office Coordinator and the student staff Student Life Assistants. Though not exhaustive, some of the responsibilities for the position include:


  • Receive and direct all visitors to the suite. Serve as a source of information and routing for the Department.
  • Organize and maintain general office operations including answering the phone, providing basic technical support, managing calendars and scheduling, and preparing correspondence.
  • Track budgets, maintain credit cards, and process monthly statements for the Vice President for Student Life and Associate Deans.
  • Provide organizational and administrative support to the various events for the department.
  • Record minutes for meetings, synthesizing information and disseminating as appropriate
  • Train and supervise Student Life Student Assistants
  • Supervise the Assistant Office Coordinator, serving as a backup as needed.
  • Process off-campus Housing Applications.
  • Provide a consistent, knowledgeable, and calm presence in Counseling Services.
  • Manage counseling staff schedules and assist with intake paperwork.


  • Attention to detail, a desire to take initiative, and the ability to anticipate needs
  • A strong sense of integrity and professional discretion
  • Superior ability to respond calmly and helpfully to people
  • Excellent writing, communication, and active listening skills
  • Highly proficient with the use of technology


  • Associate degree in business administration or related field plus a minimum of three years of administrative work experience supporting a senior executive, or high school diploma required with extensive administrative experience and demonstrated competence required.
  • Higher education experience preferred.

Pay is competitive, and salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position offers a full benefits package, including paid tuition at the College for eligible dependents.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as a coeducational liberal arts college to serve the local community. Located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, just minutes outside of Harrisonburg and within driving distance of Charlottesville, Washington D.C., and Richmond, Bridgewater is home to approximately 1,400 full-time students from 26 states and 19 countries. Bridgewater students study across 60 majors and minors, in addition to four graduate programs and 10 pre-professional programs. Bridgewater College is an NCAA DIII school with approximately 40 percent of its students participating in intercollegiate athletics on 23 teams. To learn more about Bridgewater College, visit:  


APPLY: Please complete the online application at, supplying a CV and cover letter demonstrating your interest and ability, along with names and contact information of three references. Please direct queries to Human Resources (

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Non-Discrimination Notice:

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years:

To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761

Bridgewater College

402 E College St
Bridgewater , VA