Employment

Professional Staff Employment

Looking for a professional job within the Department of Housing & Residence Life? All professional UHRL positions are posted at www.pdx.edu/hr



Residence Life

Residence Hall Association Executive Board

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is hiring for the 2019-2020 academic year! We have the following positions on our Executive Board: Director, Associate Director (AD), National Communications Coordinator (NCC), Advocacy Initiatives Coordinator (AIC) Operations Coordinator (OC), Marketing Coordinator (MC), and Programs & Events Coordinator (PEC). These are compensated positions ($400 stipend + meal plan) for roughly 15 hours of work a week. If you have any questions about the positions, the Residence Hall Association, or what it means to serve on the Executive Board please contact rha@pdx.edu. To apply today, complete your application online.  

Hall Council

The Hall Councils are smaller representative bodies within the larger RHA organization. These councils are made up of students living in specific areas within University Housing & Residence Life. They primarily work to plan events geared towards the interests of those in the community, determine how housing student activity fees are distributed, and provide leadership opportunities for students in the residence halls.  

There are many personal benefits to becoming a Hall Council Officer including:

  • Professional development and leadership skills for post-college employment
  • Opportunity to make positive change in the residence halls
  • Volunteer opportunity that can be used on resumes
  • Attending retreats and leadership training workshops
  • Attending conferences at other universities
  • Having the opportunity to plan and implement activities
  • The chance to build long lasting relationships

Resident Assistant (RA)

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a member of the University Housing & Residence Life team and is responsible for the general administration, development, and implementation of student life programs in the residence halls. The Resident Assistant is responsible for providing resources and assistance that will make each residential community a place that supports and enhances all aspects of student life. A PSU Resident Assistant is a full-time student who lives within the residence halls and acts as a role model and representative of the residence hall community, Residence Life, and other administrative departments within the University.

Learning Community Assistant (LCA)

The Learning Community Assistant (LCA) is a member of the University Housing & Residence Life team.  The LCA is responsible for the development and implementation of First Year Experience programs in Ondine and Broadway halls with specific goals around academic transition and success, diversity, critical thinking, and retention.  LCAs have approximately 5 office hours in University Success, UHRL’s academic support center, and 5 office hours in the halls.  Under the direction and supervision of the University Success – East Campus Residence Director, the LCA is responsible for providing programs, resources, and assistance that will support and enhance academic success, a global perspective, critical thinking, and civic responsibility tied to the Freshman Inquiry theme. A LCA is a full-time student at Portland State University who lives within the residence halls and acts as a role model and representative of the residence hall community, Residence Life, and other administrative departments within the University.  The LCA position is an academic year appointment.

Resident Academic Mentor (RAM)

The Resident Academic Mentor (RAM) is a member of the Residence Life team.  The Resident Academic Mentor (RAM) position is a member of the Residence Life student staff team. The RAM is responsible for fostering a supportive learning environment for academic and personal success in the residence halls. They do this by providing one-on-one mentoring, information on campus resources, and student success skill building to residents. Resident Academic Mentors will provide valuable support for residents designed to retain and support students through graduation while promoting achievement, character development, academic engagement, and independence. The RAMs supplement the Resident Assistants living on the floor by providing more extensive academic resources and in depth individual and group academic attention. A RAM is a full-time student at Portland State University who lives within the residence halls.  They are expected to act as a role model and representative of the residence hall community, University Housing & Residence Life, and other administrative departments within the University.  The RAM position is an academic year appointment.

RAM Job Description, LCA Job Description, RA Job Description

Application 

Application Guide

 

University Success Front Desk Assistant 

University Success is looking for residents with customer service experience to work at the Front Desk in our office in Ondine 207 and King Albert 010. Responsibilities include checking in visitors, promoting the integrity of a quiet study space and our various services, answering questions, and representing University Success. We are open Monday- Thursday 2-10PM and Sunday 5-10PM and hire students with Federal Work Study. For more information or questions, please email usuccess@pdx.edu


Housing Operations 

Montgomery Service Desk Assistant

The Montgomery Services Desk provides services to all residents living with University Housing and Residence Life. The Montgomery Services Desk is open from 9:00am to midnight every day of the week, providing services and information past regular business hours. The Montgomery Services Desk is also the main package hub for all residents. Responsibilities include answering questions via email, phone, and walk-ins, processing and issuing keys and packages, and basic data entry. 

To apply, please complete the online application. Please do not contact University Housing and Residence Life for an interview. We will contact candidates for interviews. 

UHRL Student Office Assistant 

The UHRL Student Services Office is looking for an exceptional resident with customer service experience to work at the Front Desk in our Office. Responsibilities include answering questions via email, phone, and walk-ins, giving tours to prospective residents, and representing University Housing and Residence Life at our Front Desk. 10-20 hours during the Academic Year with up to 30 hours in the Summer.  To apply, please complete the online application


Marketing & Outreach

Student Videographer

Seeking a student videographer for an upcoming project. This is a short project. To apply please send one video sample and a short cover letter describing your experience with video production to housing@pdx.edu. Must be able to edit and do captioning. Upper division film majors preferred. 

UHRL Social Media Coordinator

Excited about social storytelling? Come tell our story from the student perspective! This position serves UHRL through creating communication opportunities utilizing Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Web experience a plus but not required. Position is flexible, typically working 2-5 hours/week. Students interested in applying should email housing@pdx.edu directly with their resume and a cover letter indicating interest in the position and highlighting experience using all or some of these communication types. Closed.

Student Ambassador

Our ambassadors are the student representation for Housing and Residence Life here at PSU. They are an integral part of our team. As an ambassador, you will work directly with our marketing and outreach operations by providing housing tours to prospective students and families, working to promote student engagement with Viknights and University Success, representing Housing at events, and tabling in a variety of settings. 

Students must be available for 2-10 hours/week beginning at 1:00pm 1-5 days/week. Additional events will take place outside of these hours.  To apply, please email housing@pdx.edu with a letter of interest and resume. 

Student Graphic Designer

The student graphic designer supports departmental print, social media, e-mail, web, and general communications needs for operations and residence life.  This is an in-person position.  

Qualifications:

  • Must be available for 10-20 hours/week in-person
  • Must have intermediate skills using ID and AI

To apply please email three work samples, resume & cover letter explaining your experience and interest in the position to housing@pdx.edu. 


Summer Housing & Conferences

Are you looking for a fun, team-oriented, fast-paced job for the summer? The Summer Housing and Conferences (SHC) team is currently looking to hire for three different positions. These are part-time and full-time positions available during the summer to support all of the needs of the SHC team and guests. Trainings will begin May 3, 2019. We will then provide between 15 to 40 hours of work a week starting June 16th. Applications are due by March 29, 2019. The interview process will begin in early April.

Submit an Application Online now! If you have any further questions regarding these positions, you can contact us at shc@pdx.edu or (503) 725-4336.

Customer Service Team Members

This position will pay $12.50/hr and will be the main point of contact for SHC guests through the Summer Housing & Conferences Desk. There will be morning, evening, and weekend shifts available. This position will be responsible for checking in and checking out guests, submitting work orders, processing minor transactions, and keeping keys and conference supplies organized. They will provide coordination and support for the SHC team and help guest groups and individuals prior to arrival at PSU and throughout their stay. The right candidate for this position will have some customer services experiences, high attention to detail, critical thinking skills, and a willingness to follow through with tasks until they are completed. These job duties will vary depending on Summer Housing and Conferencing needs. All qualifications and the job description can be found in the link below. 

Full job description is available. 

Room & Set Up Crew Members

This position will pay $13.50/hr and will be responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of all rooms and community spaces used by the SHC guests. This position requires cleaning, attention to detail, minor maintenance, and organization skills. This position will need to be able to stand, walk, and lift heavy objects throughout their shift. These job duties will vary depending on Summer Housing & Conference needs. All qualifications and the job description can be found in the link below. 

Full job description is available. 

Guest Room Coordinator

This position will pay $13.50/hr and will be responsible for providing quality control for the turnover of SHC rooms and spaces. This position requires inspecting rooms for cleanliness, proper inventory, maintenance issues and reports. They will provide coordination and support for the SHC team and provide help to guest groups  during their stay at PSU to ensure clear communication and quality customer service.  All qualifications and the position description can be found in the link below.

Full job description is available.