University Housing and Residence Life (UHRL) advances Portland State University's educational mission through the provision of student success programs, high quality and accessible buildings, and a staff devoted to student engagement.
The Director of Housing Operations serves PSU student population by managing all housing, assignment, Summer housing, Summer Conferencing, and billing functions for ~2,000 residents. Responsibilities include managing a large, complicated data structure and contract/billing processes while advising current and prospective student residents. The Director supervises 8 administrative operations coordinators and collaborates with a number of University staff. The Director reports to and assists the Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life with the ongoing direction and management of people and the mission of University Housing and Residence Life.
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Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or business or other related degree
5-7 years professional experience working in a college or university housing and residence life department required
Experience supervising professional staff
Knowledge and experience managing Housing infrastructure development and maintenance
Detail oriented and able to assess needs and implement plan quickly in a fast-paced environment
Project management experience
Housing operations experience
Experience contributing to the development of a complex budget and contributing ideas for revenue enhancement
Previous university residence hall live-in experience
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