Resident Director & Coordinator for Student Life

Position Overview

Division – Student Life
Supervisor – Director of Residence Life & Student Services
Benefits – Yes
Status – Full-time, 12-month, Non-Exempt

About Bushnell University

Founded in 1895, Bushnell University provides a holistic Christian education, fostering wisdom, faith, and service in its students. In joining the staff here, you will be part of an academic community that seeks to cultivate your faith while you make a difference in the lives of our students. Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant university district, which also includes the University of Oregon. Eugene is a college town small enough to know your neighbors and large enough to offer fantastic arts, entertainment, dining, healthcare, and educational opportunities. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest, being just one hour from the Oregon Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, and less than two hours from Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.

Position Information

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life & Student Services, the Resident Director & Coordinator for Student Life is a full-time, live-in position and is responsible for creating and developing an effective and supportive living-learning environment within Bushnell University’s residence halls.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing training and supervision to assigned Resident Assistants (RAs). Equip, develop, and encourage RAs during weekly individual mentoring meetings to promote their leadership, personal, and spiritual formation.
  • Meet weekly with the Residence Life team (RAs, graduate interns, and professional staff) to build team cohesiveness, plan events, and facilitate our mission of building a Christ-centered residential community of belonging conducive to growing in wisdom, faith, and service together.
  • Maintain an active and visible presence in residential areas through participation in residence life functions, and facilitation of hall meetings and activities. Engage with students in residence halls and promote holistic well-being, growth, retention, and belonging.
  • Facilitate and support the transition of new students to living on campus.
  • Supervise and assist student efforts in educational, cultural, social, and recreational programming.
  • Understand, support, and enforce campus policies, facilitate educational conduct meetings, and assign and track appropriate outcomes in coordination with the Director of Residence Life.
  • Provide support and resources for students in crisis, coordinate the notification of the appropriate university officials/referral agencies, serve in the “Administrative On-Call” capacity, and coordinate RA Duty coverage.
  • Assist with the coordination of one or more of the following, based on prior experience and skillset: Housing Administration, Student Conduct, Multicultural Programming and Initiatives, First Generation Student Support, and/or International Student Care.
  • Oversee the check-in/check-out procedures, including key distribution and collection.
  • Assist with the facilitation of housing selection and assignment process for incoming and returning students. Coordinate room changes and housing paperwork throughout the year as needed.
  • Oversee the physical maintenance of the residence hall, track work orders, conduct routine inspections of living areas, and promptly report damages to Campus Facilities and Maintenance.
  • Maintain an adequate knowledge of security systems (fire equipment, alarms, doors, and locks) and verify their working condition through scheduled fire drills and inspection of doors, locks, and fire extinguishers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualification Requirements

Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred in areas of Student Development, Higher Ed Leadership, Counseling, or related field) and two years of additional professional or para-professional experience in a residence hall, student activities, and/or student leadership programs.

Knowledge of planning, organization, and direction of residence life, student programs, student development, leadership development; college policies, procedures and trends related to student development; training, management, and coordination of development programs; operation of a computer and applicable software; University mission, goals and objectives; budget preparation and control; oral and written communication skills; principles and practices of administration, supervision and training; applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; and record-keeping techniques.

Working Conditions/Special Requirements

    • Bushnell employees must have a maturing Christian Faith and be supportive of Bushnell’s mission to seek God’s wisdom, centered on faith in Jesus Christ, leading to lives of service.
    • The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy, project a positive and vibrant attitude in assisting people, and have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff, and business of the department and the University.
    • The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
    • The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug-free environment.
    • The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
    • The position is in an office environment with constant interruptions and may require some travel and varied working hours including evenings and weekends.
    • The employee must be able to drive a vehicle and possess (or have the ability to attain) an Oregon Driver’s License.
    • The position may require lifting up to 25 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, and kneeling.

Application Instructions

Bushnell University employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for Bushnell Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.

To be considered for this position, please submit your application materials through Bushnell’s Online Recruiting site.


Please note: Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.

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In compliance with the Clery Act, Bushnell University provides our Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report. You may request a paper copy from the Office of Student Life by calling 541-684-7345. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the university.