Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

Coordinator for Leadership and Programs

Department: University Housing
Recruitment #: S1704
Closing Date: Review of applications begins March 1, 2017. Position is open until filled.

This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable, unclassified position in the Division of Student Affairs at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. The purpose of University Housing at Western Oregon University is to house students, primarily first year students, in campus housing.

Western Oregon University emphasizes diversity as a matter of institutional priority and an integral component of academic success. As we continue to increase our understanding and commitment to diversity we strive to:
• create respect for and appreciation of all persons and ideas as a key characteristic of our campus community;
• increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts;
• promote active engagement among all members of our campus and surrounding communities; and
• foster a campus environment that is inclusive and accessible to students, faculty, staff and administration across the campus community.
In order to achieve our aspirations at Western Oregon University, we will:
• sustain a safe and welcoming environment that supports diversity;
• support full and equitable educational access;
• increase our efforts to recruit and retain a diverse campus community;
• prepare effective citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world;
• confront and resolve institutional barriers to social justice;
• challenge instances of prejudice, bias and discrimination;
• enhance current and create new systems of support for the success of the university; and
• dedicate resources to the diversity initiatives.

• Master’s degree
• Minimum two years’ experience advising student groups – either at the para-professional or professional level

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience as a professional staff member in a college residential program

A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment

We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support.

• Advise RHA Executive Board and General Assembly and programming efforts of RHA
• Meet regularly with RHA Executive Board to assess concerns, questions, and progress. Provide ongoing formal and informal evaluations.
• Direct goal setting, training and development of staff including documentation and follow-up, as necessary
• Serve as campus conference advisor for NACURH affiliated conferences
• Meet monthly with the Advising Resident Assistants, assist the Advising RA in advising hall government with hall budgets and program planning.
• Attend and actively participate in WOU Leadershop conferences.
• Facilitate the planning of programs, activities, and projects which improve the recreational, social, and learning environment in assigned hall.
• Be a resource person for improving competencies on problem solving, mediation, residence hall programming, counseling, referrals, etc.
• Refer potential leaders to appropriate offices for further development.
• Responsible for knowing referral channels and opportunities to better serve students.
• Identify and help develop leadership potential in each student.
• Encourage student participation in challenging experiences and academic achievement through personal contact, programming, and facility management.
• Assist students concerning academic, social and personal needs and matters.
• Actively recruit, build, and maintain connections with faculty/staff partners for the Live/Learn program in Ackerman Hall
• Assist Associate Director for University Housing with planning and implementation of Resident Assistant Training Course, Resident Director Training, Advising RA Fall Training, and University Housing Student Staff Fall and Winter Training.
• Attend required training and development meetings and retreats
• Create and implement “in-service” development with staff.
• Be involved with University Housing staff orientation and with individual hall staff orientation at beginning of year.
• Coordinate student programming resources and weekend programming initiatives for residence hall students and participate in the weekend programs committee
• Plan and implement large scale weekend programs during the academic year with the help of residence hall staff and a Program Assistant.
• Serve as a member of the Residential Education team
• Assist with annual departmental assessment plan and summer conferences program
• Work with numerous campus committees
• Hold regular office hours during the week.
• Provide an administrative structure which encourages creativity and provides motivation.
• Ensure that necessary reports and other work required by the Office of University Housing are accurately completed in accordance with deadlines and procedures established by University Housing.
• Respond to requests for information promptly
• Monitor RHA and GA budgets
• Manage Weekend Programs and Live/Learn Partnership budgets

To apply for this position, please visit our employment page at www.wou.edu/hr/employment/staff

Western Oregon University is an AA/EO/Veteran/Disability employer
committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

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