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Associate Director of Residence Life, Residential Experiences

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
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Associate Director of Residence Life, Residential Experiences

Job no: 529488
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $84,000 - $90,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
June 16, 2022; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications should include the following:
1. A current resume or CV;
2. A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position; and
3. Names and contact information for three professional references.
Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.
University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to support student success by cultivating inclusive communities. Our goal is to provide a robust living experience through accessible and affordable state-of-the-art housing, dining, social and academic programs for the entire student body to develop community leaders, innovators and change-makers who will enrich the future.

We value equity and inclusion, responsibility and integrity, innovation and learning, and 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 an $88 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 Associate Director of the Residential Experience is part of the Residence Life Leadership Team responsible for fostering community and intellectual stimulation in the residence halls by drawing upon the academic and campus resources offered by the faculty and that of a research university and the larger community.

The Associate Director oversees the management of the day-to-day operations of the residence halls and ensures that the essential priorities (community development, safety and security, wellbeing) of residence life are implemented and exceptionally executed in the residence halls.

The University of Oregon residence life team utilizes a curricular model to engage and educate undergraduate residents through student leaders and professional staff members. The Associate Director will be directly responsible for ensuring the curriculum and community engagement plans are meeting their objectives and effectively engaging residents through strategies including individual interactions, programs, activities, and community meetings. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with campus partners to further the mission of University Housing specifically in the areas of building inclusive community, establishing a sense of belonging and home, and students succeeding academically.

The Associate Director will ensure that there is an academic & intellectual presence in the residence halls through effective academic and Residence Life partnerships within current and future collaborations, such as the Faculty in Residence, Academic Residential Communities and Faculty Fellows. The Associate Director of Residence Life will focus on the assessment of learning, operational and program outcomes.

The Leadership Team collaborates to cultivate strategic relationships with academic partners including but not limited to 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 Communities. Additionally, the Associate Director partners with a myriad of UO 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 Associate Director effectively works and teams up with all Housing units, Human Resources, Business Operations, Facilities, Dining Services, Information Technology, and Promotions & Student Recruitment to accomplish the strategic plan of University Housing. Furthermore, the Associate Director oversees the implementation of assessment instruments to evaluate the efficacy of residence life programs 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 becomes an integral and essential part of the residential experience.

The Associate Director supervises 3 professional staff and reports to the Director of Residence Life and Educational Initiatives.
Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in student affairs or higher education or related field or equivalent combination of skills, experience, and education.
  • Five years of full-time professional experience in education.
  • Experience with student conduct, emergency response, and crisis management.
  • Supervision of professional staff.
    Professional Competencies
  • Commitment to a socially just, multicultural, and inclusive learning environment.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and its application in a residential environment.
  • Knowledge of social justice, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Knowledge of student academic initiatives and living learning communities.
  • Knowledge of best practice and legal expectations with managing inappropriate student behavior and conduct processes.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve conflict, team building, group dynamics, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage crises and follow up to critical incidents that occur on campus or incidents that impact residential students.
  • Program development and assessment skills and recruitment and training abilities.
  • 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 - Ethnic, racial, religious and cultural students, international students, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) community, women, and individuals with disabilities.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Progressive leadership Residence life experience.
  • Experience with assessment of learning, operational and program outcomes.
  • Experience with curriculum development in a residential setting.
  • Experience with academic residential programs and/or living learning communities at a college or university.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

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

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    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.

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