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Residence Life Coordinator

Warner Pacific University, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 05/31/2019

Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary Description: The Residence Life Coordinator is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students. This role oversees the complete Residence Life experience. This live-in position is responsible for creating and implementing strategies that provide excellent support, service, and connection to Warner Pacific’s residential students.

Essential Functions:
Residence Life
• Live on-campus and serve in an on-call rotation for after-hours Residence Life & Housing needs.
• Supervise and support the undergraduate Resident Adviser staff through weekly individual and all-staff meetings. Manage the RA hiring, training, and evaluation process.
• Supervise and support the Hall Council Program.
• Develop and implement educational, developmental, and inclusive residential programming in collaboration with campus programming bodies.
• Be present to advise and mentor students in the residential community.
• Oversee mediation process of student issues in campus housing (roommate conflicts, sanitation concerns, etc.).
• Collaborate with Campus Safety to help maintain a safe, secure, and vibrant living and learning community for students.
• Collaborate with the Housing Coordinator to ensure successful check-in and check-out processes and housing sign ups.
• Communicate important information to residential students.
• Set the on-call rotation with other live-in staff members.
• Respond in a timely, professional manner to student, parent, and faculty/staff questions and requests.
• Maintain a clean and safe campus housing environment by communicating issues with the physical plant to the maintenance department and coordinating the necessary resolution of these issues.
• Oversee Residence Life Program and Hall Council budgets.

Student Conduct and Community Standards
• Serve as primary investigator and adjudicator for student conduct cases.
• Oversee and maintain updated conduct files including documentation of investigations and student notifications.
• With the assistance of the Dean of Students, train and provide ongoing feedback to Student Life staff members who participate in and support the student conduct process.
• Support policy development and updating the student handbook in partnership with the Dean of Students.
• Post at least 8 hours/week of office availability in the campus calendar system at least 2 weeks in advance to aid in scheduling of student appointments.
• Help strengthen a diverse and inclusive environment and serve as an advocate, resource, and proactive catalyst to advance the University’s mission in the areas of student support.
• Serve as a Deputy Coordinator/Title IX Administrator for Students and Title IX (Civil Rights) Investigator.
• Support the Title IX team’s work to develop effective, educational outreach initiatives and student training in Title IX and Civil Rights awareness and bystander intervention.
• Assist in leadership and planning of regular investigator trainings and Title IX compliance.
• Attend scheduled trainings and meetings as necessary for role.

Student Care and Crisis Response
• Partner with Dean of Students, Counseling Center, and Associate Dean of Students to respond to crisis as needed.
• Serve as a member of the Student Care Team and the Critical Incident Response Team.
• As a live-in staff member, serve in an on-call rotation and participate in weekly Campus Life on-call meeting check-ins.
• Serve as a Title IX investigator and as a student conduct officer for student conduct cases as necessary in partnership with the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

General Expectations
• Participate in ASWPU meetings and planning, including retreats.
• Participate in and contribute to regular Student Life staff meetings and 1-2 all-Student Life events each semester.
• Serve on Student Life and campus committees as assigned.
• Demonstrate presence and availability for student leaders and students you serve on campus.
• Create timely, consistent, responsive, and effective communication to students, faculty, and staff concerning the activities and events in your area.
• Practice regular collaboration with faculty, staff, and students across program areas on both the Mt. Tabor and Centre 205 campuses.
• Be present in the office on a daily basis unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.
• Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
• Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
• Adhere to University policies and procedures.
• Demonstrate commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
• Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• An earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution or at least three years professional experience in student affairs or closely related work experience with a commitment to regular progress toward an earned Bachelor’s degree.
• Experience working with diverse populations.
• Demonstrated sensitivity and experience in responding to student crises.

Preferred Qualifications:
• An earned Master’s degree from an accredited higher education institution.
• Knowledge of and/or experience in sexual misconduct investigations.
• A strong understanding of the role student activities and student engagement plays in engaging students and contributing to their persistence and success.

Physical Demands – Work Environment:
The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

Commitment to Diversity:
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. We, therefore, encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

To Apply: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at Click "Apply Now" to complete the online application, and submit the following:

1. Resume
2. Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references

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