Department:University Housing Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$58,000 - $62,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0 Number of Openings: 2
Application Review Begins Immediately, to ensure consideration apply by June 13, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter, resume, and responses to the following supplemental questions:
1. The Residence Life Department at the University of Oregon is a learning organization striving to create a socially just environment. How have/will you challenge colleagues, supervisors, and students to be more socially just?
2. There are two Assistant Director of Residence Life positions open in different functional areas: • Functional area #1: Leadership initiatives and advising RHA/NRHH) • Functional area #2: Residence Life Student Leader Selection & Training, Social Justice Education) Please indicate the functional area you are applying for (either one or both) and how you are uniquely qualified for the position(s).
Department Summary Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and contributes to higher grades, staying and graduating from the University and future success.
University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students’ development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.
We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.
University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Marketing and Communications, and Residence Life. This job posting is for two openings in the Residence Life unit. University Housing is an educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).
Position Summary Assistant Directors of Residence Life are responsible for the management of day-to-day operations of residence halls, supervision of 2-5 officers of administration, and leadership and implementation in one of three functional areas: 1) Leadership Initiatives and Advising RHA/NRHH; 2) Residence Life Leader (Resident Assistant) Selection/Training and Social Justice Education; or 3) Conduct & Crisis Response and Outreach. This search is to fill two open Assistant Director positions specializing in the following functional areas: 1) Leadership Initiatives and Advising RHA/NRHH, and 2) Residence Life Leader (Resident Assistant) Selection/Training and Social Justice Education.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Residence Life, Assistant Directors are part of the Residence Life Leadership Team responsible for fostering intellectual stimulation in the residence halls by drawing upon the academic resources offered by faculty, the university, and the larger community. The Leadership Team collaborates to cultivate strategic relationships with academic partners including but not limited to First-Year Programs, Undergraduate Education and Student Success, Robert D. Clark Honors College, UO Libraries, and specific academic departments, colleges, and research centers in developing and implementing Academic Residential Programs. Additionally, Assistant Directors partner with the Student Services and Enrollment Management and Student Life departments to create, support, and achieve successful living-learning communities, and to expand the learning outcomes and co-curricular academic initiatives throughout the residence hall system. Ultimately, the living-learning communities of University Housing aspire to broaden first-year and returning students’ vision of what it means to be a “learner” at a liberal arts academy and research extensive institution; deepen students’ understanding of how knowledge is created and disseminated; and integrate their residential and academic lives. Assistant Directors effectively work and collaborate with all Housing units, Human Resources, Business Office, Facilities, Dining Services, Information Technology, and Marketing to accomplish the strategic plan of University Housing. Furthermore, Assistant Directors support the implementation and oversight of assessment instruments to evaluate the efficacy of general residential and academic residential communities. A principal pedagogical objective of the Leadership Team is to expand the academic enterprise beyond the walls of the classroom and foster out-of-class interaction between students, staff, and faculty so that learning and academics become an integral and essential part of the residential experience. As a member of the Residence Life Leadership Team, each Assistant Director oversees the coordination of various functions of Residence Life.
Assistant Director of Residence Life (functional area #1: Leadership initiatives and advising RHA/NRHH): The Assistant Director of Residence Life oversees the functional area of leadership initiatives and advisement of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). This position is responsible for the development of leadership initiatives and outputs in residence life. This position sits on campus-wide committees that plan and implement leadership education at the University of Oregon. This position advises, provides guidance, and mentors RHA and NRHH executive boards and Hall Government advisors. The Assistant Director will attend and be a vital member of RHA and NRHH events, activities, and leadership initiatives. The Assistant Director is responsible for attendance at regional and international conferences related to RHA and NRHH. This position plays a vital role in working with other advisors to hall government in their training and development. This position also oversees the implementation of communication and database systems related to functional area.
Assistant Director of Residence Life (functional area #2: Residence Life Student Leader Selection & Training, Social Justice Education): The Assistant Director of Residence Life oversees the functional area of diversity, inclusion and social justice education through the selection, hiring, training, and development of student leaders (Residence Assistants). This position serves as a resource for social justice in the department and may rotate on the Division of Student Services and Enrolment Diversity Taskforce committee that plans and implements social justice education. The Assistant Director is an active member of the University Housing Inclusion Change Team, focusing on training and development for full time staff in the department around diversity and social justice. This position manages the recruitment, selection, training, and development of all new and returning Residence Life Student Leaders throughout the academic year (fall term, winter term, in-services, etc).
Minimum Requirements Assistant Director of Residence Life (Leadership initiatives and advising RHA/NRHH): • Master’s degree in student affairs or higher education or related field. • Three years of full-time professional experience in education, including experience in supervision of student or professional staff and experience with student leadership and advising.
Assistant Director of Residence Life Residence Life (Student Leader Selection & Training, Social Justice Education): • Master’s degree in student affairs or higher education or related field. • Three years of full-time professional experience in education, including experience in supervision of student or professional staff and experience with and training, and social justice education.
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated commitment to a socially just, multicultural, and inclusive learning environment. • Knowledge of student development theory and its application in a residential environment. • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with colleagues. • Ability to assess and meet the needs of a wide variety of people while recognizing the needs of underrepresented and underserved students at the University of Oregon.
Preferred Qualifications • At least three years of residence life experience. • Experience with student conduct and emergency response and crisis management. • Experience implementing leadership development programs in a residential environment. • Experience with academic residential programs and/or living-learning communities at a college or university. • Experience with social justice, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. • Experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team building, group dynamics, and problem-solving skills. • Experience with program development and assessment. • Experience advising Residence Hall Association and or National Residence Hall Honorary. • Experience with student leadership roles (e.g. Resident Assistants) selection and hiring, training, and development in Residence Life
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