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Resident Director

Reed College, Portland, Oregon

Job - Education

Close Date: 01/04/2018

The Resident Director is a professional staff position that serves as a 10 month live-in, primary manager for multiple on-campus residence halls in support of the college’s academic mission. The RD provides support, programming, information, and referrals to the Reed student community. The RD is responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating up to 15 House Advisers; maintaining a high visibility presence in the residence halls and across campus, including regular office hours; and assisting and supervising student staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of residence hall educational and social programs. They also advise students on matters related to Residence Life, which includes mediating conflicts and making referrals to appropriate campus resources for specialized assistance; and follow-up on resident concerns.

RDs at Reed are encouraged to use creativity, critical thinking, good judgment, professionalism, and a commitment to student development in order to support relationships and activities in a community governed by Reed’s Honor Principle. The institution places a strong emphasis on relationship building and conversations, rather than disciplinary action. Residence Life’s l approach is based in harm reduction, motivational interviewing, student autonomy, and restorative practices.

This is a 10-month live-in full time exempt position with an annual salary of $32,260 paid over 12 months. Beginning July 1, 2018, the salary will increase to $35,260 with final salary increase on July 1, 2019. This includes a fully furnished apartment, housing for the entire year, washer/dryer, and a meal plan. Partners and a pet are welcome. Reed College offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and partner.

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