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Program Coordinator for Academic Residential and Research Initiatives (PCARRI)

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
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Full Time
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Program Coordinator for Academic Residential and Research Initiatives (PCARRI)

Job no: 527508
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing Residence Life
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Salary range starts at $42,798 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
June 24, 2021; position open until filled.

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

Please describe your experience providing strong customer service while completing administrative tasks, such as written communication, collecting information from colleagues, and providing informational reports.

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 Operations, 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 Program Coordinator for Academic Residential and Research Initiatives (PCARRI) contributes to the system-wide coordination and administration of academic initiatives in the residence halls. This position also plays a key role in maintaining collaborations with partners across campus. The Program Coordinator is responsible for unit, department, and divisional support related to their functional area. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Academic Residential and Research Initiatives (ADARRI) and will have oversight of student employees. The PCARRI serves on the Academic Residential and Research Initiatives (ARRI) team within Residence Life overseen by the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research and Distinguished Scholarships (AVPURDS) and Director of Academic Residential and Research Initiatives (DARRI). In concert with the ARRI team, the PCARRI will work closely with the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) to support the First-Year Experience (FYE) strategic partnership and residential summer bridge programs, supplemental instruction, tutoring, advising, and undergraduate research.

The Program Coordinator serves as the primary Residence Life contact for the Academic Residential and Research Initiatives (ARRI) area, assumes a central role in sustaining existing academic programs and in the implementation of new initiatives within the residence halls including Academic Residential Communities (ARCs), Residential Communities (RCs), Faculty in Residence (FIRs), Faculty Fellows (FF), etc. The Program Coordinator provides direct support to event coordination, course and meeting scheduling, project management, data collection, communications, and ongoing annual operational processes such as Academic Residential Community (ARC/RC) admissions and enrollment, ARC/RC RA hiring and selection, collection of ARC seminar syllabi each term, and Memoranda of Understanding.

The Program Coordinator also has opportunities to develop new organizational processes, serve on departmental and campus-wide committees and participate in developing and administering program-based assessment. They represent their functional area at recruitment and orientation events, and utilize a variety of educational technologies and web-based data management systems.

The Program Coordinator will serve on the Academic Residential Community Council and provide administrative support with the ARC proposal and funding request processes.

The Program Coordinator assumes a central role supporting the ADARRI with the ongoing development and integration of the Residential Curricular Model with academic initiatives and partnerships.

The successful Program Coordinator will exhibit professionalism, collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, and professional atmosphere in the office. This person will demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills as well as cultural competence. They will have the ability and commitment to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree OR an equivalent amount of experience, training, or education
  • One year of full-time or two years of part-time work experience in higher education, residence life, undergraduate education, student life, or related field

    Professional Competencies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs
  • 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
  • Experience with student leadership roles (e.g. Resident Assistants, clubs) and/or student employees
  • Experience with residence life
  • Experience with Academic Initiatives in the Residence Hall environment
  • Proficiency with data management (e.g. Qualtrics, Navigate, Banner, Excel)
  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative assessment
  • Proficiency with website creation or administration, Drupal, or Wordpress
  • Experience with budget management and financial record keeping
  • Experience with event planning and management
  • Experience serving traditionally underrepresented and underserved students
  • Experience participating in student recruitment and yield events
  • Experience collaborating with faculty on curriculum and co-curriculum development

    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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