Area Directors are professional members of the residence life staff. They are responsible for the management and supervision of a student residence area consisting of five to ten houses or house complexes. Working closely with the director, and the assistant directors of residence life, area directors are responsible for all housing matters pertaining to the residence area, including student needs and programs, staff performance and supervision, administrative duties, building needs, policies and procedures and staff training. Area directors are the immediate supervisors of the house coordinators and house community advisers in the area, and they contribute to educational programs offered through the department of residence life. In addition, they assist with the room change process, student conduct issues, crisis management, and they serve as a resource for students.