The University Housing and Dining Department is seeking a Resident Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
Resident Directors (RDs) are employees of Residential Education, a unit of University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS). The Resident Director plays an integral role in engaging students to enrich their lives to help residents thrive academically, personally, and socially, as well as find a connection to the institution. Supervised by an Area Director, the RD is a 12-month, live-in professional responsible for the overall management of one or more residence halls housing 200-550 students. The Resident Director supervises primarily undergraduate students in creating safe, educational, caring, and inclusive communities that promote a sense of belonging for all students.
Residential Education Staff are committed to improving health, creating transformative learning environments, and equalizing success for all of our residential students. The values of the department as a whole include trust and respect, community, shared leadership, authentic relationships, creativity and innovation, and stewardship.
UHDS's vision is to engage our students, enrich their lives and help them thrive. UHDS strives to provide students, faculty, staff, and guests with safe, economical, convenient, and comfortable living and dining options, and the department works to maintain the highest educational and service standards. On the Corvallis Campus UHDS houses 5,000 students and offers a variety of living and dining options in 15 residence halls, three dining centers, two coffee shops, a market, and apartments. UHDS operates the Housing & Dining program at OSU-Cascades, and is developing student housing at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. UHDS is an auxiliary enterprise and is funded solely by customers who use our services — we receive no State or General fund allocation. UHDS is committed to an appreciation for diversity, and fosters an open, respectful and enjoyable living, learning and working environment.
Personal and professional commitments to providing excellent customer service and creating inclusive environments are core values of UHDS. This position will adhere to all OSU and UHDS policies and procedures, and applicable laws both on and off campus.
Typically requires Master's Degree in College Student Services Administration, Education Administration, or closely related field OR Bachelor's Degree with minimum of two years of experience in Housing or Residential Life.
Bachelor's degree and one year of experience working within university housing as a professional or two years as a paraprofessional
Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with a variety of people
Experience coaching, mentoring, advising or supervising
Experience developing and supporting a community of university students
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
Demonstrated ability to manage priorities and tasks
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in written form
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement social, community building, and/or educational programs, activities, or events
Ability to demonstrate personal support of a diverse living, learning, and work environment
Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience required to manage crisis response
Basic competence with technology (e.g., e-mail, word processing, social media websites, spreadsheets, and databases)
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.