Closing Date: Review of applications begins March 1, 2017. Position open until filled.
This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable, unclassified position in the Division of Student Affairs at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. The purpose of University Housing at Western Oregon University is to house students, primarily first year students, in campus housing.
Western Oregon University emphasizes diversity as a matter of institutional priority and an integral component of academic success. As we continue to increase our understanding and commitment to diversity we strive to:
create respect for and appreciation of all persons and ideas as a key characteristic of our campus community;
increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts;
promote active engagement among all members of our campus and surrounding communities; and
foster a campus environment that is inclusive and accessible to students, faculty, staff and administration across the campus community.
In order to achieve our aspirations at Western Oregon University, we will:
sustain a safe and welcoming environment that supports diversity;
support full and equitable educational access;
increase our efforts to recruit and retain a diverse campus community;
prepare effective citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world;
confront and resolve institutional barriers to social justice;
challenge instances of prejudice, bias and discrimination;
enhance current and create new systems of support for the success of the university; and
dedicate resources to the diversity initiatives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Overall management of operations in residential area
Responsible for the training, and supervision of residence hall student staff
Serve as the student conduct officer and administer developmental conduct process for residential area
Responsible for overall community experience of students in residential area
Assist with retention of students
Serve as a member of the Residential Education Team
Oversee staff educational, social, and community development programming efforts
Oversee and approve appropriate expenditures within residential area Social Account.
Serve as an active participant on University Committees
Assist with and coordinate crisis situations in the residential community and serve on after hours, on-call rotation
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Previous experience working in a university residential setting, which includes live-in, supervisory, and advising experience
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to be sensitive to the needs of a diverse student population
Master’s degree in college student personnel or related field
Experience working in a diverse environment and/or with a diverse student population
A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment
We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support.
Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit our employment website at http://www.wou.edu/hr/employment/staff/
Additional Salary Information: REMUNERATION:
• Competitive salary commensurate with experience
• Full meal plan
• Furnished two bedroom on-campus apartment or townhouse
• Comprehensive benefits package
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, ...the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.