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Working at Lewis & Clark
The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped
grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to
sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy
conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork
initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive
that includes options for
health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse
workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a
qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status,
such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
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. 1-2 openings to
What You'll Do
Residential Student Outreach (25%)
Administration of Processes (20%)
- Cultivate positive relationships with residential
- Develop a strong knowledge base of the community and its
- Provide support to struggling students including interpersonal
conflict mediation and informal counseling.
- Communicate with appropriate parties to coordinate student
- Staff Supervision & Training (25%)
- Supervise daily activities and evaluate the performance of
student paraprofessional staff.
- Mentor and develop student staff members with an emphasis on
- 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 area.
- 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 educational
- Maintain prompt communication and accurate record keeping
throughout the conduct process, primarily through the use of the
- Facilitate the administration of protocols and processes to
address the needs of students of concern and to connect them with
appropriate resources and support systems.
- Other duties as assigned by Director of Campus Living
Emergency Response (15%)
- Develop learning outcomes and employ pedagogical strategies
reflective of a residential learning community.
- 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
- Master's degree in Student Personnel/Affairs, Higher Education
Administration or related field
- Basic computer skills (Email, Word Processing, FileMaker Pro,
- 1 year of professional experience that demonstrates a
commitment to student and community development. (2 years graduate
- 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
- 1 year of professional experiences that demonstrate excellent
interpersonal communication, leadership, organization, and
administrative skills. (2 years graduate experience)
- 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 administrative
- Experience with a residential living community (preferably
Student Life/Residence Life Experience i.e., Resident Assistant or
- Experience in crisis situations and crisis management.
- Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure.
- Diplomacy, counseling, mediation, and/or conflict resolution
- 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
- Supervision experience.
- Understanding or experience in an academic liberal arts
- Experience with student activities and event planning
- Experience working with faculty within the context of a
learning community or similar program
- Benefits Eligible: Yes
- Furnished 2 bedroom apartment
- Reserved Parking Spot valued at $800
- Academic Year meal plan valued at up to $6,348 depending on
meal plan selection
Priority Review Date: April 17th, 2023
Directions for Cover Letter
- The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in
activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring
- Standing, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping,
pinching/squeezing, reaching, push/pulling, repetitive hand
movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, listening.
Please upload your cover letter
on the My Experience
screen in the resume section.
Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy
with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and
admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or
perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national
origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or
any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local
laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and
disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries
may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation
to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you
require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform
your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a
change to the application process or work procedures, providing
documents in an alternate format, using a sign language
interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the
finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a
conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the
conviction is related to the position for which the individual is
applying or would present safety or security risks before an
employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not
necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department
regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday
prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals
(no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human
Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure
to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result
in immediate termination of employment.