About the Position
The Area Directors at Lewis & Clark College lead
and facilitate the staff, program development, and facility
management of a College residential area. Area Directors are
responsible to provide a safe living environment and maximize the
living/learning experience for residential students, and will
actively collaborate with and support Student Life departments.
Application review begins
June 2021 for one open position.
What You'll Do
Residential Student Outreach
Staff Supervision & Training
Cultivate positive relationships with residential
Develop a strong knowledge base of the community and
Provide support to struggling students including
interpersonal conflict mediation and informal counseling.
Communicate with appropriate parties to coordinate
student support efforts.
Administration of Processes (20%)
Supervise daily activities and evaluate the
performance of student paraprofessional staff.
Mentor and develop student staff members with an
emphasis on leadership growth.
Assist with the development and implementation of a
comprehensive training program for all student staff including
August training, regular in-service, January training, and spring
LLC Outcome Assessment (15%)
Administer housing process for assigned residential
Assume responsibility for roommate placement, in-hall
room changes, room reassignments, opening and closing procedures
and occupancy reports for assigned residential area.
Adjudicate student conduct cases and generate
Maintain prompt communication and accurate record
keeping throughout the conduct process, primarily through the use
of the Maxient database.
Facilitate the administration of protocols and
processes to address the needs of students of concern and to
connect them with appropriate resources and support
Other duties as assigned by Director of Campus
Emergency Response (15%)
Develop learning outcomes and employ pedagogical
strategies reflective of a residential learning
Monitor program delivery that supports departmental
Develop and assess learning outcomes for applicable
living-learning communities, working closely with appropriate
faculty, staff, and students to ensure its success.
Participate in weekly on-call rotation for campus
Respond to emergency situations including after hours
facilities issues, student medical/psychological emergencies,
campus-wide issues such as fire and power, policy violations, and
situations which require police presence.
Manage crisis situations in accordance with Lewis
& Clark policy.
Master's degree in Student Personnel/Affairs, Higher
Education Administration or related field
Basic computer skills (Email, Word Processing,
FileMaker Pro, etc.).
1 year of professional experience that demonstrates a
commitment to student and community development. (2 years
1 year of professional experiences that demonstrate an
ability to develop and maintain professional and collaborative
relationships with other staff and faculty. (2 years graduate
1 year of professional experiences that express and
demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
(2 years graduate experience)
1 year of professional experiences that demonstrate
excellent interpersonal communication, leadership, organization,
and administrative skills. (2 years graduate
1 year of professional experience in some combination
of the following: educational programs, residential leadership,
supervision, mediation, advising, or judicial affairs. (2 years
2 years of experiences that demonstrate excellent
interpersonal communication, leadership, organization and
Experience with a residential living community
(preferably Student Life/Residence Life Experience i.e., Resident
Assistant or Resident Director).
Experience in crisis situations and crisis
Ability to remain calm and collected under
Diplomacy, counseling, mediation, and/or conflict
Administrative skills sufficient to prepare weekly
agendas, to-do lists, coordinate activities, and to perform program
planning and schedule duty.
1 year of experience with and a working knowledge of
budgeting and budget procedures, counseling and mediation and human
Understanding or experience in an academic liberal
Experience with student activities and event
Experience working with faculty within the context of
a learning community or similar program
Benefits Eligible: Yes