Assistant Director Residence Life

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director Residence Life

Job no: 527348
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing Residence Life
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $57,000 - $60,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 14, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter, resume, and responses to the following supplemental question:

In Residence Life at the University of Oregon, we have an educational priority for our students: Residents who live on campus will thrive by engaging in and creating just communities. What does this mean to you, and if you are selected as the Assistant Director, how will you help us achieve this goal?

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and contributes to higher grades, staying and graduating from the University and future success.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students' development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
The Assistant Director is responsible for management of the day-to-day operations of the residence halls and supervision of 2-5 officers of administration and the leadership and implementation of one of three functional areas (50%): 1-leadership initiatives and advising RHA/NRHH; 2-conduct & crisis response and outreach; 3-Residence Life Leader (Resident Assistant) selection and training, social justice education.

The Assistant Director is part of the Residence Life Leadership Team responsible for fostering intellectual stimulation in the residence halls by drawing upon the academic resources offered by the faculty and that of a research university and the larger community. The Leadership Team collaborates together to cultivate strategic relationships with academic partners including but not limited to First-Year Programs, Undergraduate Education and Student Success, Robert D. Clark Honors College, UO Libraries, and specific academic departments, colleges, and research centers in developing and implementing Academic Residential Programs. Additionally, the Assistant Director partners with Student Services and Enrollment Management and Student Life departments to create, support, and achieve successful living-learning communities, and to expand the learning outcomes and co-curricular academic initiatives throughout the residence hall system. Ultimately, the living-learning communities of University Housing aspire to broaden first-year and returning students' vision of what it means to be a “learner” at a liberal arts academy and research extensive institution; deepen students' understanding of how knowledge is created and disseminated; and integrate their residential and academic lives. The Assistant Director effectively works and collaborates with all Housing units, Human Resources, Business Office, Facilities, Dining Services, Information Technology, and Marketing to accomplish the strategic plan of University Housing. Furthermore, the Assistant Director supports the implementation and oversight of assessment instruments to evaluate the efficacy of general residential and academic residential communities. A principal pedagogical objective of the leadership team is to expand the academic enterprise beyond the walls of the classroom and foster out-of-class interaction between students, staff, and faculty so that learning and academics become an integral and essential part of the residential experience.

The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director of Residence Life. The Assistant Director is responsible for elevated residential operations and administration within their area. As a member of the Residence Life Leadership Team, each Assistant Director oversees the coordination of various functions of Residence Life.

The Assistant Director of Residence Life oversees the functional area of leadership initiatives and advisement of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). This position is responsible for the development of leadership initiatives and outputs in residence life. This position sits on campus-wide committees that plan and implement leadership education at the University of Oregon. This position advises, provides guidance, and mentors RHA and NRHH executive boards and Hall Government advisors. The Assistant Director will attend and be a vital member of RHA and NRHH events, activities, and leadership initiatives. Assistant Director is responsible for attendance at regional and international conferences related to RHA and NRHH. This position plays a vital role in working with other advisors to hall government in their training and development. This position oversees the implementation of communication and databases systems related to functional area.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in student affairs or higher education or related field.
  • Three years of full-time professional experience in education, including experience in supervision of student or professional staff and experience with student leadership and advising.

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated commitment to a socially just, multicultural, and inclusive learning environment.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and its application in a residential environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to assess and meet the needs of a wide variety of people while recognizing the needs of underrepresented and underserved students at the University of Oregon.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • At least three years of residence life experience.
  • Experience with student conduct and emergency response and crisis management.
  • Experience implementing leadership development programs in a residential environment.
  • Experience advising Residence Hall Association and or National Residence Hall Honorary.
  • Experience with academic residential programs and/or living-learning communities at a college or university.
  • Experience with social justice, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team building, group dynamics, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with program development and assessment.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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