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Professional Staff Employment

Looking for a professional job within the Department of Housing & Residence Life? Office Specialists, Administrative Program Specialists and other classified positions within the department should go to www.pdx.edu/hr to apply. Unclassified positions, such as Graduate Assistants and other professional positions in Residence Life will be posted as they become available.


Summer Housing & Conferences 

Room & Set Up Crew Members

Provide cleaning and turndown service for Summer Housing and Conference (SHC) rooms and spaces. This position requires cleaning, attention to detail, minor maintenance, organization skills. These job duties will vary depending on Summer Housing and Conference needs. Up to 10 hours a week May 1-June 11 for scheduled training and preparation; 28-40 hours per week, beginning June 12-September 7; scheduled hours will vary, weekly (will include weekend hours) based on the Summer Housing and Conferences (SHC) needs. Required availability for work shifts: June 12-June 28; July 8-July 22. 

To Apply: Please submit updated resume, cover letter, and name/phone/e-mail for two references. Applications can be e-mailed to shc@pdx.edu. Priority given to application completed by March 2.

Custom Service Team Members

Provide quality control for the use of SHC spaces including use of lodging rooms, meeting rooms, social spaces, and campus dining. Provide coordination and support for Summer Housing and Conferences. Provide support to guest groups and individuals prior to arrival at PSU to ensure clear communication and quality customer service. These job duties will vary depending on Summer Housing and Conferencing needs. The Summer Housing and Conferences office is open 7:00am to Midnight, daily. Up to 10 hours a week May 1-June 13 for scheduled training and preparation; 25-40 hours per week, beginning June 15-September 2; scheduled hours Sunday-Saturday based on the Summer Housing and Conferences (SHC) needs. Required availability for work shifts: June 12-June 30, July 8-July 26. 

Guest Room Coordinator

Provide quality control for the turnover of Summer Housing and Conference (SHC) rooms and spaces. This position requires inspecting rooms for cleanliness, proper inventory, maintenance issues and reports. Provide coordination and support for Summer Housing and Conferences. Provide support to guest groups and individuals prior to arrival at PSU to ensure clear communication and quality customer service.  Up to 10 hours a week May 1-June 11 for scheduled training and preparation; 30-40 hours per week, beginning June 12-September 10; scheduled hours vary from 7:00am to Midnight, seven-days-a-week based on the Summer Housing and Conferences (SHC) needs. Required availability for work shifts: June 12-June 28, August 24-September 10.

To Apply: Please submit updated resume, cover letter, and name/phone/e-mail for two references. Applications can be e-mailed to shc@pdx.edu

Residence Life

RA Employment

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. 

LCA Employment

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.

RAM Employment

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.

Student Leader Application Guide

RA Position Description

LCA Position Description

RAM Position Description

For questions please email reslife@pdx.edu


 

Housing Operations 

Student Marketing Coordinator

The student marketing coordintor serves as the student representation for Housing and Residence Life here at PSU. They are an integral part of our office team. They work directly with our marketing and outreach operation by providing housing tours to prospective students and families, working to promote student engagement with Viknights and USuccess, and handle creative aspects for both Viknight and USuccess programming. They also plan and execute social media content to further our outreach efforts to current and prospective residents. 

This is a 9-month employment opportunity running September-June with possible summer employment opportuniites. Students must be available for 8-15 hours/week beginning at 1:30pm 2-3 days/week. To apply, please complete the online application or email thaler@pdx.edu with a letter of interest and resume. 

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. More information about the position is available in this online document.

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. More information about the position is available in this online document To apply, please complete the online application

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 8-10 hours/week. This position will also work with some outreach activities to promote living on campus including being included in the tour rotation and will play a large role in summer orientation activities. More information about the position is available in this online document. Students interested in applying should email thaler@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.

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 via email, phone, and walk-ins, and representing University Success at our Front Desk 8-12 hours/week during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. More information about the position is available in this document