The position of Assistant Director for Residential Education has the primary responsibility for the building management and the programming model for Resident Assistants (RA) within our residence halls. This position is tasked to develop and support the education and community environment in the residence halls through program development, coordination and supervision of four professional staff within the residence life program. This position is expected to foster healthy environments for learning and social interaction that promote and model teamwork and establishment of inclusive, supportive, collaborative, service-oriented, multicultural environments.
The position participates in the leadership of the department including program and protocol development, professional staff selection and training and evaluation, budget responsibilities and programmatic assessment. The Assistant Director is a member of the Residence Life Leadership Team.
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or other related field.
Three or more years of professional experience working in a college or university housing and residence life department required. Specific experience in handling crisis response, conduct and mediation.
Skills in program development, organizing and planning.
Training or experience in leadership development, supervision, program planning and evaluation.
Strong problem-solving skills in the context of interpersonal and group relations, strong analytical skills, and strong oral communication skills.
Practice as a conduct hearing officer.
Ability to work effectively on a team.
Scheduling flexibility to meet residents' needs.
Must pass a criminal background check.
Experience in areas of staff supervision, housing leadership, learning communities, student success initiatives, leadership training, and the ability to work within a collaborative environment and with diverse populations.
Four or more years of professional experience working in a college or university housing and residence life department required. Specific experience in handling crisis response, conduct and mediation.
Experience supervising a full-time professional(s).
Theme and Living-Learning Community experience.
Experience working with effective practices addressing student success and retention.
Detail orientated and able to assess needs, plan, and implement new programs.
Coursework or experience with conflict management. Mediation skills, conduct process and communication/active listening.
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