The Residence Director position is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Residence Life program for a specific area of campus (Joseph C. Blumel & Stephen E. Epler Buildings). The Residence Director position is a full-time professional staff position, assisting in supervising the paraprofessional staff within Residence Life. The Residence Director position will be responsible for student leader supervision, residential education, community development, crisis management, student conduct and community operations. The Residence Director position is a live-in position, and the ability to be available on evenings and weekends is required.
The mission of University Housing & Residence Life (UHRL) is to provide a unique living experience in Portland's urban environment through actively engaged residential communities that promote student success.
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Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field.
Experience in a leadership role within Housing and Residence Life or Student Affairs.
Demonstrated experience leading a team of college students.
Ability to live in a residence hall (apartment provided).
Ability to work a flexible schedule (evenings and weekends) to meet residents' needs.
Experience in professional staff on-call duty rotation.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment.
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities are required.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state