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Operations Coordinator

Residence Life


Reed College seeks an organized and driven person to be our next Residence Life Operations Coordinator. The Residence Life Operations Coordinator develops and implements operational and administrative processes primarily for housing within Residence Life. The Operations Coordinator position cultivates relationships with individual students and student groups, through formal and informal means, as well as relationships with students’ families and other Reed affiliates. This role reports to the Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Salary for this position is $44,518 per year. 

Who You Are

  • You have at least one year of professional experience, which may include an internship or work study.
  • People would describe you as self-directed. You show initiative to get the work done. 
  • You are purposeful in building effective working relationships with college staff, students, and the others on campus. 
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and are a good listener. 
  • You prefer working in a diverse environment where you can support students and colleagues from all backgrounds. 
  • You have an interest in developing systems and procedures to improve processes and increase efficiencies in operations.
  • You are able to adapt your behavior to the demands of a situation in order to achieve the desired outcome. 
  • You prefer a team environment but are comfortable working alone.
  • You have strong communication skills to appropriately interpret and articulate policies and processes.
  • You can view processes through an equity lens to eliminate barriers.
  • You are comfortable diffusing difficult situations where emotions are elevated. 
  • You care about details. You’re the person who has a backup system to make sure that you don’t miss important details at work.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform project management functions for assigned operational projects.
  • Manage the Residence life office, to include ordering and buying supplies and equipment, maintenance and repair of office equipment.
  • Serve as the initial contact for students, parents, and vendors regarding campus visits, resident concerns, questions and follow-up, including room selection process, seasonal closings, breaks, housing and facility inspections.
  • Be available, approachable, and responsive to students.
  • Conduct training for Area Coordinators and student employees regarding operational processes.
  • Design inventory and storage processes to ensure compliance with residence life policies. Assist in the development of residence life operational procedures. 
  • Maintain and update web pages and social media.
  • Serve as the liaison to the business office, facilities, administrative computing and community safety departments.

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.