12553AF: Residence Life Coordinator

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Residence Life Coordinator - Archive
University Housing

Posting: 12553AF
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-05-30

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by February 1, 2013.  This position will remain open until filled.

Description of Position

University Housing at the University of Oregon is now accepting applications for the position of Residence Life Coordinator.  The Residence Life Coordinator plays a leading role in the creation and implementation of an academic environment for the residents residing within their community.  The Residence Life Coordinator is responsible for the overall administration of a residence hall community consisting of 150-400 residents, the selection, supervision and training of 6-12 residence life student staff and is expected to lead the student staff in the development of learning outcomes and a community that enhances the academic experience of each student and provides for personal growth.  The Residence Life Coordinator will coordinate the student conduct process and adjudicate conduct hearings, promote appreciation for diversity and contribute to multicultural organizational development, participate in an on-call rotation and respond to emergency situations, facilitate programming and community development, and advise student government.  The Residence Life Coordinator will also supervise a full-time Assistant Residence Life Coordinator, and may assist in the daily supervision of up to 3 Freshman Interest Group Academic Assistants. 

This is a full-time, live-in, 12-month, Officer of Administration position and is subject to a criminal background check.  The starting date for the position is flexible beginning July 15, 2013. 

Required Experience & Education

  • An accredited master’s degree in student affairs and higher education or related field.
  • One year of professional work experience or two years of graduate assistant experience.
  • Experience working with student leadership and advising.
  • Supervision of paraprofessional staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Demonstrated experience with student conduct, crisis intervention, and emergency response.
  • Experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team building, group dynamics, crisis management and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative supervisory and colleague working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures while supporting a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Preferred Experience & Education

  • Understanding of living-learning communities and residential academic programs.
  • Experience with program development and assessment.
  • Experience working with recruitment and training.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and its application in a residential environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in organizing and facilitating student personnel programs, staff supervision, and operational responsibilities associated with a residence hall student population.
  • Experience collaborating with faculty in creating an academic environment in a residential environment.
  • Supervision of professional staff.
  • Experience as a teaching assistant or with class instruction.
  • Knowledge and ability to communicate in a second language (specifically for the Global Scholars Hall).

This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Compensation:  The remuneration for the position is based on qualifications and expertise, ranging from $29,000 – 35,000, and includes a furnished apartment, meal plan during the time the halls are open, and Officer of Administration benefits, including medical insurance, retirement, and reduced tuition.

To apply, please send resume including dates of employment, cover letter, and list of three professional references to:

Amy Akana
aakana@uoregon.edu
University Housing
1220 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  97403-1220

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by February 1, 2013.  This position will remain open until filled.

Call (541) 346-5393 with questions or email aakana@uoregon.edu.  This publication and related information will be made available in accessible formats upon request. 

The University of Oregon is an EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.

About University Housing:

University Housing serves over 4,000 students through traditional residence hall housing and also provides graduate and family student housing, dining, catering and conference services, as well as facility services for these areas.  As a department we are committed to supporting the academic mission of the University and fostering a residential living environment that promotes cultural diversity and equal opportunity.  

Currently, we are excited to be engaged in a substantial strategic planning process to further our efforts in advancing and supporting the academic mission of the University and promoting the academic success of our residents.  The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to shape short and long-range departmental goals, and participate in the development and implementation of new living-learning residential communities and academic initiatives.     

University of Oregon:

The University of Oregon is a world-class teaching and research university that enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  As the flagship institution within the Oregon University System, the university is a member of the American Association of Universities, one of 63 universities recognized for their especially strong research and academic programs.  Located two hours south of Portland, Eugene is a thriving metropolitan city noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment, and is sited within an hour’s drive of both Pacific coast beaches and the Cascade mountain range.

As of September 2012, the University of Oregon is smoke and tobacco free.

Visit the University of Oregon’s website at uoregon.edu.