Residence Life Coordinator

Location: Portland, OR
Date Posted: 06-02-2017
Warner Pacific College’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts College 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 College’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific College 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 member of the Department of Student Affairs. This position is responsible for helping to create, implement, and support strategies that provide excellent support and service to the division of Student Affairs and the department of Residence Life & Housing.
 
Essential Functions:
 
Residence Life
  • Live on-campus and be on-call for emergency situations related to Residence Life & Housing.
  • Manage the RA hiring, training, and evaluation process.
  • Supervise and support the undergraduate Resident Assistant staff through weekly individual and all-staff meetings.
  • Supervise and support the Hall Council Program.
  • Develop and implement educational, developmental, and inclusive residential programming in collaboration with the Compliance Officer and the Director of Leadership Development and Student programs.
  • Coordinate and adjudicate student conduct cases in collaboration with the Compliance Officer.
  • 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.).
  • Complete regularly scheduled office hours as designated.
  • General support and collaboration with the Compliance Officer and Housing Coordinator to help maintain a safe, secure, and vibrant living and learning community for students. 
    Housing
  • Assist with the management of residential facilities including the check-in and check-out process, housing lottery, damage assessment, etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate student files for Student Affairs, which include: student contract and lease information, judicial records, maintenance requests, and room inspections.
  • Disseminate important housing information and deadlines to residential students.
  • 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.
 
General
  • Assist in basic budget management for the division of Student Affairs.
  • 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.
  • Participate in Student Affairs meetings and programs, and serve on campus committees, as requested.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the College Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific College professional development opportunities.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a Christ-centered liberal arts education by upholding to the mission of the College and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Be inclusive and sensitive in terms of human relations and human differences, in regards to areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience working in a professional office environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
  • Ability to multi-task, work effectively and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work on-call and at outside of normal business hours, as necessary.
  • Excellent self-motivation and the ability to work well with students and staff.
  • Excellent skills in effective oral and written communication and public presentations.
  • Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel, and the Internet.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people and commitment to diversity.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a higher education multiple department office.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Spanish language proficiency.
Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The College was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
 
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.   The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.   A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific College community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
 
Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific College. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
 
Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific College employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of ethics, professionalism, integrity, and judgment.  Employees must obey all laws governing the workplace and the business of the College, as well as treat others (students, suppliers, and co-workers) with honesty, respect, and personal dignity in all interactions.  Conduct that is malicious, abusive, threatening, dishonest or unlawful is not acceptable.  Employees who feel they are being subjected to conduct of this kind should bring the concern to Human Resources. The College environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the College community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs. 
 
Warner Pacific College desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on College property, in its vehicles, or at any College sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific College campuses.
 
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 college, the college exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
 
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific College 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 college. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
 
Benefits:
Warner Pacific College offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees, including medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings. 
 
To Apply:
In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs.  Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter with names/contact information for three professional references
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