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Human Resources Assistant Sr. at University of Washington - Seattle - Application Deadline: end of the day on April 8, 2019

Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce an opening for a Human Resources Assistant Senior.
HFS provides on-campus housing and dining to over 10,000 student residents each year. We employ over 1,200 classified, professional staff and student staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus. Our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
Due to the internal promotion of our current HR Assistant Senior, we have a vacancy and seek an effective communicator who reflects our core values of service and learning in performing their key duties:

• Provides administrative/technical support of day-to-day human resource operations.
• Maintains accurate employee data in several systems.
• Maintains HR systems, reviews incoming documents, compiles information and generates reports. Communicates with internal and external customers at all levels in occasionally difficult or sensitive situations.
• Serves as the primary point of contact for information about FMLA/ADA, student employee recruitment and HR-related Workday issues.
• Provide daily direction to student assistants who hire student employees for HFS
• Coordinate recruitments, including placing advertisements, screening candidates and participating in interviews.
• Participate on cross-functional teams and committees
• Track compliance with required training, licensures and certifications.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Graduation and four years of office experience, including two years of increasingly responsible experience in human resources that includes experience explaining complex policies, including FMLA , EEO and ADA, coordinating recruitment logistics, screening candidates, presenting informal and formal training to individuals and in front of audiences of 15-30.
Experience that demonstrates:
• Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills
• Success explaining complex Human Resources policies and procedures
• Intermediate-level competency Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, SharePoint and PowerPoint
• Effective communication and working relationships with a diverse audience

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.

• Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement.
• Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.
• Subsidized transit.
• Work for a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for our students.

Condition of Employment:
• A satisfactory outcome from the reference check process.

This position will work a Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The salary range is $3191-$4253/month + benefits.

To be considered, apply and update your profile and application by the end of the day on April 8, 2019.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.
We seek candidates who exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

To Apply: go to UW jobs and select “find a job” and search by requisition # 165885


Office Specialist 1, Front Desk position at University of Oregon - Application Deadline: April 3, 2019

Link to UO Career page: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/523731/office-specialist-1


Assignments and Retention Coordinator at Oregon State University - Application Deadline: April 15

University Housing and Dining Department is seeking a Assignments and Retention Coordinator. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

UHDS’ vision is to engage our students, enrich their lives and help them thrive. UHDS strives to provide students, faculty, staff, and guests with safe, economical, convenient, and comfortable living and dining options, and the department works to maintain the highest educational and service standards. UHDS houses 5,000 students and offers a variety of living and dining options in 15 residence halls, three dining centers, two coffee shops, a market, and a limited number of family apartments. UHDS is an auxiliary enterprise which is funded solely by customers who use our services — we receive no State or General fund allocation. UHDS is committed to an appreciation for diversity, and fosters an open, respectful and enjoyable living, learning and working environment.

A personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating inclusive environments is a core value of University Housing and Dining Services and a requirement for this position.

The Assignments and Retention Coordinator (ARC) serves as a member of the Operations Unit within University Housing & Dining Services. In collaboration with the Assistant Director, Operations, the ARC provides programmatic leadership to student retention, assessment, and engagement efforts of the department by managing the student cancellation process and various financial literacy efforts on behalf of the department. This position also has additional responsibilities within the Operations Unit that affect multiple areas within the department. Exceptional customer service, attention to detail, as well as strong communication and relationship building skills are necessary for success in this position. The ARC will be responsible for managing the UHDS main office front desk; the customer service face of our department. The ARC position requires infrequent and unpredictable response to campus, particularly during arrival weekends and transition periods between terms. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Operations.

Position Duties
30% Student Retention, Assessment, and Engagement
-Provides leadership, oversight and direction to the contract cancellation process.
-Develops and maintains a centralized cancellation process for all UHDS spaces, including administering a consistent cancellation questionnaire for all departing students.
-Meets individually with all students who are leaving UHDS or are considering leaving UHDS. Uses knowledge of student development theory in these individual meetings to assist, advise, and coach students on their best next steps.
-Provides support to data analysis around retention to determine how UHDS can increase retention amongst all student categories that live on campus.
-Gathers data through contract cancellation meetings with students and analyzes, synthesizes, and forecasts trend data in student cancellation reasons. Provides suggestions to Assistant Director, Operations on process changes based on data that could increase student retention.
-This position will also work with UHDS staff members to provide advice, counsel, outreach and training regarding administrative and finance operations. They will create, support and implement student retention strategies, and will review, analyze and report on the validity and accuracy of retention efforts.

25% Assignments and Room Management
-Responsible for the room assignments process for summer session housing, INTO OSU students, directly admitted international students, student family housing, and other on-campus apartment housing.
-The position offers support and encouragement in resolving complex logistical and interpersonal issues related to students living in the Apartments, Residence Halls, and Student Family Housing Apartments.
-This position also provides support, consultation and counseling to student participants of scholarship programs, residential Living Learning Communities (LLCs) and students identified with ADA special accommodation needs.
-The position works collaboratively with the Residential Education staff, Dean of Students Office, and INTO OSU regarding the mediation of roommate conflicts, accommodation issues, community and individual student health concerns, and mental health crisis situations.
-Manages the entire summer session housing program, including working with partners in our Marketing unit to grow the program, Works with the Residential Education unit to gather feedback from students and staff.
-Serves as a referral source to other campus agencies as needed.
-The position assists the Assistant Director, Operations in planning and implementing change in directing an assignment system of 5,000 students while balancing the needs of each individual student.
-The position is a significant user and trainer of the housing management information system that houses all of the department student data. Has responsibility and discretion for up to $25,000 budget to support the program and its staffing.
-Oversees the early arrival process for students arriving to campus prior to classes beginning.

25% Supervision and Customer Service Support
-Responsible for providing overall leadership and supervision to 5-6 assignments student staff who manage the UHDS front office. Including:
-Recruiting, selecting, training, coaching, and disciplining staff.
-Creates and revises position descriptions.
-Ensures staff is equipped with the skills and resources needed to complete work.
-Collaborates with partners to plan and implement training.
-Creates and revises evaluation documentation to evaluate staff annually.
-Maintains supervision files and documents performance issues.
-Manages the front desk of the UHDS main office in Oxford house including the oversite of opening and closing of the office and ensuring adequate coverage from 7:45 am – 5:15 pm, Monday-Friday.
-Oversees asset management of the UHDS main office including: conference room reservations, vehicle reservations, equipment reservations, and live-in professional mail management.
-Supports the front office student staff during peak volume times on the phone and in person to address customer needs/concerns that relate to assignments.
-Demonstrates expertise in working with a student population transitioning from home to the University setting.
-Using student development theory, resolves unique concerns with housing issues raised by students, parents, or faculty & staff.
-Pursues consistent, open dialogue with all students, staff and partners to ensure a high level of satisfaction and consistency.
-Manages situations with students, staff and partners and supporting them while finding resolutions to the issues or concerns.
-Resolves or refers concerns or complaints to appropriate partners.
-Builds and maintains collaborative working partnerships to establish loyal relationships and a high level of customer service within the unit, department, OSU, and beyond.
-Provides customer service to students, staff and partners concerning general UHDS information.
-Maintains familiarity with policies and procedures in order to address a variety of questions and concerns for customers.

10% Financial Literacy and Stewardship
-The Coordinator will participate in several UHDS unit and campus partner committees and taskforces to include: Financial Appeals Committee, OSU Financial Care Team, and Pepsi Grant Award Committee.
-The position is expected to reach out to student leadership organizations and provide conduits to campus resources, education and training on student financial programs including financial aid, housing and dining rates, grant programs, scholarships, budgeting and financial life skills.

5% Reporting and Auditing Analysis
-Provides reports developed using the housing information management system, Data Warehouse, and Microsoft Access for UHDS.
-Track weekly occupancy statistics for the department.
-Refines data into reports for Assistant Director, Operations to use in multiple ways within the University.
-Provides leadership to data efforts around retention and persistence within UHDS.

5% Other Duties as Assigned
-Assists with residence hall opening and closing.
-Completes special projects, as assigned by UHDS Leadership.
-Serves on committees, and completes other duties as assigned.
-Provides backup support to the other Assignments Coordinator.
-Compiles and sends bills to departments and University partners for assignments (INTO OSU, Athletics, etc.).

Minimum/Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Education, Liberal Arts or Business, or related field).

2-3 years Professional experience in College or University Residential Life/Housing/Student Affairs setting (GTA or equivalent experience may qualify).

Demonstrated staff supervision skills (student staff or full time staff).

Must have experience with information management systems, report generation and information auditing, maintaining data bases, and producing memos and correspondences.

Ability to foster an environment for staff that encourages a high level of customer service and performance.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

This position has daily, direct contact with students, staff and partners, so it requires good oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to be detail oriented.

Must be able to prioritize cyclical work responsibilities and have multiple tasks and projects in progress at any one time.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

Pursuant to Oregon Law and UHDS Policy, this position is required to maintain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification (if cognitively and physically able to do so). Annual training is provided at department expense. Duty to act ends at summoning professional emergency assistance.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Masters Degree in Business Administration, College Student Services/Personnel, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling or Education.

Completed Occupancy Management Certificate through the Association of College and University Housing Officers International professional organization.

Experience working with information systems or databases (i.e. Microsoft Access, Banner, Housing Managements systems).

The Coordinator will be expected to develop and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships and partnerships with relevant campus partners and organizations.

The Coordinator should demonstrate leadership skills and a high degree of initiative, provide quality customer service, be adept at championing ideas and innovation, and be able to provide a high level of strategic and visionary thinking in interactions with UHDS staff and units. The Coordinator will document and improve processes as well as support on-going quality improvement activities.

Understanding of relevant laws and policies relevant to the work, including: ADA, FHA, NCAA

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
During the academic year this position works a typical 8-5 schedule with some evenings and weekends. During the summer this position works an irregular schedule with attendance expectation of 40+ per week, including nights and weekends due to START orientation participation as well as a large amount of assignments and room selection activity.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be contacted by his/her supervisor and required to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments.

Apply for this position here: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/73763


Director, Housing Capital Construction at University of Oregon

Director, Housing Capital Construction position.

UO Career page link: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/523687/director-housing-capital-construction


Neighbourhood Manager at University of Victoria - Application Deadline: April 2 at 4:00PM PST

Residence Life and Education at the University of Victoria is going through exciting changes. In addition to building 600 new beds on campus, we are re-envisioning our organizational structure in Residence Life and Education. We are looking for five enthusiastic individuals who are open to change, development and growth to join our Residence Services and Residence Life leadership teams. If you value collaboration, optimism, serving others, and building trust with students and staff, we would like you to join us.
These five unique Neighbourhood Manager continuing positions are replacing our current Residence Life Coordinator contract roles. They will have leadership responsibilities both within an assigned residence neighbourhood and in collaboration with other professionals across the organization. They will join the current Residence Services leadership team as front-line Managers with expertise in crisis and emergency response, community management and student conduct, and student staff supervision. These positions have the option to live on or off campus, and will work a series of day, afternoon and overnight shifts during the academic year in order to provide exceptional service to the residence community from Monday to Sunday. During the summer, they will contribute to the strategic development of the Res Life program as well as having broad operational responsibilities in days and evenings.
Residence Services is committed to growing and developing the individual and group strengths of this critical front-line team. The Neighbourhood Managers will experience an intensive training and orientation program and ongoing professional development in order to build on their current experience and further develop broad and widely applicable leadership skills.
For more information about the requirements and rewards of this position, contact Kathryn MacLeod, Director of Residence Services (kdmac@uvic.ca). The Neighbourhood Managers will be members of the Professional and Management staff union (PEA). In addition to regular salary and benefits, these positions will receive a 3% salary adjustment. Visit the University of Victoria website to see the full job description and to apply: https://www.uvic.ca/hr/careers/index.php


Housing Manager at University of Northern British Columbia

University of Northern British Columbia is currently hiring a new Housing Manager. Please inquire and share the job posting link: https://www.unbc.ca/49952/housing-manager

With 143 suites (2 & 4 bedroom apartments), UNBC Housing & Residence Life welcomes over 500 students with a full occupancy each semester. UNBC Housing & Residence Life and UNBC Conference & Event Services partner together to operate a growing summer guest accommodation business. Our buildings, Neyoh and Keyoh (Dakelh for “for the home” and “for the community”), offer fully-furnished apartment-style living located less than a five-minute walk from the heart of campus. More details:


Student Engagement Advisor at University of British Columbia - Application Deadline: March 23, 2019

Working with the Student Development & Services unit as part of the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers team, the Student Engagement Advisor is responsible for supporting student learning, professional development, promoting student engagement in career building experiences, and facilitating the development of a campus culture of involvement, characterized by student leadership and service. Program co-ordination will include providing clear communication to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents across a variety of media, designing and delivering professional and evidence-based content to support student involvement, learning, the first year experience, mentorship, and leadership development for students; and, assessing the outcomes of a variety of programs. The Student Engagement Advisor will manage student-facing resources and programs of the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers. The Student Engagement Advisor will work strategically with students, student organizations (including student government and clubs), staff, and faculty in a variety of departments across Faculties and with other student service areas involved in the delivery of programs. Programs include orientation and first year experience programs, mentorship programs and initiatives, and the continued development of student leadership training and resources. Evening and weekend work may be required. Teamwork and collaboration are essential.

This position has been posted on hr.ubc.ca under job ID 33097 until March 23, 2019.


Student Care Specialist-Residential Life at University of Washington - Application Deadline: March 29, 2019

Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce an opening for a Student Care Specialist-Residential Life.
HFS provides on-campus housing and dining to over 10,000 student residents each year. We employ over 1,200 classified, professional staff and student staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus. Our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.
We seek candidates who exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities:
Students of Concern Process Managment
• Reviews and delegates all student of concern reports amongst Residential Life staff
• Ensures that hall staff adhere to established guidelines; provides direction and feedback as necessary
• Directs staff on the proper use of the student care database, interpreting and applying program guidelines
• Maintains student crisis records and develops additional resources as necessary or directed
• Manages student concerns through a variety of non-clinical interventions, referrals, and follow-up services in collaboration with other University departments
• Facilitates follow up meetings with all students of concern
• Recommends follow-up steps to Residential Life staff for low-level students of concern situations in accordance with the established Student of Concern guidelines and recommendations from the Counseling Center Liaison
• Provides one-on-one follow up with students of concern following medium to high level incidents occurring overnight or over weekends
• Ensures completion of care follow up measures (i.e. appointments, consultations, referrals) by students of concern in consultation with campus partners
• Serves as the main point of contact for hospital staff after students of concern have been voluntary or involuntary transported due to the severity of their mental health concern
• Serves as one of three case managers for public CARE reports submitted through an external reporting tool
• Informs supervisor of pertinent ongoing students of concern situations; determines when a report should be referred to and reviewed by supervisor, Director of Residential Life and/or the Student Care Team

Residential Life Student Care Responsibilities
• Facilitates student meetings regarding risky behaviors
• Facilitates student meetings regarding housing accommodations
• Coordinates programmatic efforts to implement in communities across campus designed to educate students on mental health resources
• Coordinates with campus partners to provide pre-established mental health programs for residents
• Provides leadership to the Residential Life Student Care Team

Residential Life Assessment Responsibilities
• Compiles data and submits quarterly and annual statistical reports regarding the student of concern process
• Analyzes Residential Life Student of Concern data to ascertain programmatic needs
• Participates as a consultant on the Residential Life Assessment Committee

Records Management
• Maintains accurate electronic case management records
• Communicates database efficiency and critical issues to supervisor
• Manages public student of concern reports according to case manager workflow
• Prepares and distributes staff training materials related to CARE

Special Projects Management
• Assists Residential Life management team with special projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Three years of experience working in student wellness, crisis management, counseling or a related field

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.

Desired Qualifications:
Master’s degree in social work, counseling, higher education or closely related field.

Experience that demonstrates:
• Ability to handle confidential materials with discretion.
• Ability to handle highly emotionally taxing crisis situations.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong organizational and project management skills, with excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while responding to frequent interruptions.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, SharePoint and Access

• Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement.
• Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.
• Subsidized transit and parking passes.
• Work for a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for our students.

Condition of Employment:
• A satisfactory outcome from the reference check process and education verification.

This position will work a Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm schedule.

The salary range is $4800.00 to $5100.00 per month + benefits.

To be considered, apply and update your profile and application by the end of the day on March 29, 2019.

Go to https://hr.uw.edu/jobs/ and select “find a job”, type in requisition # 165651 to access the job and apply.


Coordinator for Residence Life and FYE at University of Alaska Southeast - Initial Applicant Review Begins: April 8, 2019

Learn more and apply: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/511390/coordinator-for-residence-life-and-first-year-experience

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Student Housing and Residence Life department is seeking a Coordinator for Residence Life and First Year Experience to oversee residential affairs, provide key administrative support, develop community through programmatic events, and supervise student paraprofessional staff; primarily in a first-year residence hall. This is a, eleven month, full-time, benefits eligible, live-in position with Student Housing providing housing accommodations and a meal plan as part of the employment compensation. This position will coordinate New Student Orientation and Welcome Weeks for the Auke Bay Campus in collaboration with an Orientation committee. On-call responsibilities are included, as well as the need to work irregular hours such as evenings and weekends. Student Housing is committed to providing a living environment that focuses on academic success. We do this by creating and maintaining comfortable homes for our students; implementing policies and procedures that encourage ongoing learning; and programming student events for our residents that all them to reflect on their growth. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


Residence Life Coordinator-Anticipated Opening at Seattle Pacific University - Priority Deadline for applications 04/26/19

The Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) is a professional live-in position. As a member of the Residence Life Staff, the RLC is responsible for creating a safe, inclusive, fun, and transformative residential learning experience for undergraduate students at Seattle Pacific University and managing the day-to-day operations of their living area. The RLC must have a demonstrated Christian faith, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and enthusiasm for developing college students.

-This is an anticipated opening for a full-time, 10 month position

-Targeted start date: August 15, 2019

-Priority application deadline is Friday, April 26 2019.

-Salary: DOE

-This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.

Application Instructions:
In addition to the online application, cover letter, and resume, please upload answers to the questions listed on the posting.

Link to apply: http://spu.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=108149&


Customer Service & Work Control Administrator at University of Oregon - Application Deadline: March 27, 2019

Link to UO Career page: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/523615/customer-service-and-work-control-administrator


Assistant Hall Director at University of Portland (Part-time position)



Housing Coordinator at University of Portland



Area Coordinator at Reed College

The Area Coordinator (AC) is a professional staff position that serves as a 10 month live-in, primary manager for multiple on-campus residence halls in support of the college’s academic mission. The AC provides support, programming, information, and referrals to the Reed student community. The AC is responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating up to 15 House Advisers; maintaining a high visibility presence in the residence halls and across campus, including regular office hours; and assisting and supervising student staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of residence hall curriculum. They also advise students on matters related to Residence Life, which includes mediating conflicts and making referrals to appropriate campus resources for specialized assistance; and follow-up on resident concerns.

ACs at Reed are encouraged to use creativity, critical thinking, good judgment, professionalism, and a commitment to student development in order to support relationships and activities in a community governed by Reed’s Honor Principle. The institution places a strong emphasis on relationship building and conversations, rather than disciplinary action. Residence Life’s approach is based in harm reduction, motivational interviewing, student autonomy, and restorative practices. Visit our Area Coordinator recruitment webpage for more information about the position.

This is a 10-month live-in full time exempt position with an annual salary of $39,371 paid over 12 months. This includes a fully furnished apartment, housing for the entire year, washer/dryer, and a meal plan. Partners and a pet are welcome. Reed College offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and partner.

Who You Are
You are drawn to roles oriented to help and support others as they develop a sense of self and how their identity and morals interact with their communities.
You are a continual learner and comfortable asking questions when you don’t know the answer.
You are open to engaging in difficult discussions about race, religion, culture, nationality, gender, and gender identities. Others would describe you as open-minded.
You prefer working in a diverse environment where you can support students and colleagues from all backgrounds.
You are the person that people turn to with a problem or crisis because they can rely on you for a calm and thoughtful response.
People would describe you as adaptable in new situations and environments and you are comfortable with change.
You demonstrate proactive behaviors in solving problems, and you bring your unique perspective when determining a solution.
You enjoy working in collaborative and creative teams but are highly self-motivated.
You care about details. You’re the person who has a backup system to make sure that you don’t miss important components.
You can juggle multiple processes and tasks at the same time and you always make sure to follow-through.
You are clear about setting and communicating appropriate professional boundaries and your work ethic supports that.
Essential Duties
Student staff supervision: hire, train, and evaluate House Advisers
Manage a community of approximately 250-300 students. Be available, approachable and responsive to students.
Provide and/or facilitate educational opportunities that enhance student learning and growth in areas connected to the division’s educational priority
Case manage students in respective areas group, which includes conducting meetings with residents as follow-up to violations of the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and other disruptive and/or harmful behaviors; Advise and refer individual students and groups regarding personal and academic needs, Residence Life procedures, and College policies
Crisis Management: serve in an after hours on-call capacity and triage students of concern in collaboration with on-call team
Housing Operations: manage ongoing facility maintenance, complete room inventories, assist with opening and closing, support main office operations
Departmental Initiatives: participate in the overall planning and management of the residence hall system and provide input in the development of policies and procedures
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
Two years of full-time professional experience post baccalaureate degree preferred
Demonstrated commitment to multicultural competencies
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Campus apartment is within a residence hall and the AC is visible to students during their non-scheduled hours. This position is exempt and work schedules are influenced by student, staff, and community needs. Work outside of traditional hours may include consultative assistance to staff, students, attendance at special events and functions, staff training and development participation, and on-call responsibilities



Resident Director at Whitman College - Application Deadline: March 29th, 2019


Resident Directors share with other members of the Student Affairs Staff the general responsibility of supporting the educational aims of the College and serving as an educator and role model, while assisting students in their efforts to make full use of the opportunities available to them at the College. Residence Life and Housing expects the Resident Director to know student development theory and to use it as a framework for programming and staff supervision. The Resident Director is specifically responsible for all aspects of the administration of the residence facility to which they are assigned.


Supervise, train, and help select student staff. Develop common goals that encourage residents to respect others’ privacy and maintain a safe and secure community atmosphere. Inform residents of College functions, resources, and beneficial off-campus agencies. Attend Resident Director meetings and conduct student staff meetings. Represent the College to parents and guests. Interpret and enforce College policy. Post fire safety information and arrange for regular inspections and fire drills at least once each semester. Open and close the hall at each vacation period. Collect and report information on hall maintenance problems. Maintain accurate and current hall records, including weekly logs, floor plans, key check-out and inventory, space scheduling, expenditure accounts, incident reports, damage reports, and room condition reports. Keep the Residence Life and Housing Office informed as to all room changes and change requests. Serve on campus committees as requested.

Arrange for academic, recreational, and social programs. Encourage alcohol and drug education programs. Advise student group programming. Act as a resource for residents requesting program information.

Hall Government
Organize and advise student government in the hall.

Counseling and Referral
Be generally available to residents and communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty. Be supportive of diversity and different perspectives. Counsel students concerning personal college concerns and refer to other resources when appropriate.

Professional Development
The Resident Director is expected to attend professional conferences and take advantage of opportunities for professional development.

 A four-year degree
 Suitable experience in Residence Life/Student Affairs
 Two year commitment preferred

 Monthly salary; the position pays a 12- month salary over 11 months the first year. The salary is spread over 12 months for the Resident Directors who continue subsequent years of employment.
 1-2 bedroom and 1-2 bathroom residence hall apartment
 Full College board plan

Medical and Dental Insurance
Eligibility for coverage begins August 1. The position is eligible for full time premium status for medical coverage. Employees pay a portion of the insurance premium based on salary. The typical Resident Director’s share of the monthly premium may be up to about $12 per month. The medical plan includes vision and prescriptions coverage. The College will pay for employee dental premiums.
Life Insurance
The college provides term group life insurance. The benefit value is one and one-half times annual salary.
Long-term Disability Insurance
The College pays the premium for this income protection insurance.
Tuition Remission
Resident Directors are eligible for one tuition-free class each semester.
Supplemental Retirement program- TIAA CREF
The employee can contribute up to the IRS allowable maximums into ROTH and/or pre-tax retirement savings accounts.

Matching Retirement program – TIAA CREF
Following one year of employment, the College will contribute 10% of annual salary to a retirement fund provided the employee contributes a minimum of 2% of their annual salary.

Applications due by March 29th, 2019 for best consideration

To apply, please go to:
Search positions: Staff. Upload a letter of intent and a resume.

Have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to:
Residence Life and Housing
Attn: RD Selection
Whitman College
345 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362-2083

If you have questions, e-mail Residence Life and Housing: