Department of Residential Life

Resident Director Position Description

Dan Hammerquist, Resident Director for Tingelstad Hall:I think the RD position at PLU is unique because the RD team is highly collaborative, and each RD has the opportunity to work on projects and initiatives they are passionate about. In addition, RDs at PLU are given a high level of responsibility in areas such as student staff training and leadership development, student staff selection, living learning communities, and assessment.

Ángel González, Resident Director for Ordal and Stuen Halls: “Working as an RD here at PLU has been an amazing growing and learning experience. I do not come from a residential life background as it pertains to my graduate experience. However, the Central Staff and Res Life team as a whole have been so supportive, encouraging and helpful during this learning curve.”

Application Procedure:

  • Submit application, cover letter, resume and a list of three references to Jes Takla, Director of Residential Programs
  • Complete online application through PLU Human Resources

Resident Director for Ordal and Stuen Halls

  • Supervises 14 Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • Both Stuen and Ordal have First Year and Transfer/Continuing Student Wings
  • Stuen is home to the Social Action and Leadership Residential Learning Community (RLC) – 2 wings within the building; focus on social justice and active leadership
  • Ordal is home to the First in the Family Residential Learning Community (RLC) – 2 wings within the building; focus on supporting first generation student transition and success
  • Stuen and Ordal are both located on upper campus near: the Mortvedt Library, Hauge Administration Building (home to Admission, Student Services, President’s Office, Provost’s Office), Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts, and Ingram Hall (home to visual and fine arts classrooms, studios, and galleries).
  • RD office is located in Stuen Hall and apartment is located in Ordal Hall

Resident Director for Hong and Hinderlie Halls

  • Supervises a staff of 12 Resident Assistants (RA’s)
  • Hong International Hall is a Residential Learning Community that focuses on global study and language immersion, with five language wings (Spanish, French, Chinese, Norwegian and German) and International Honors (IHON) wing
  • Hinderlie Community for Creative Expression Residential Learning Community focuses on creativity and innovation. Hinderlie is also home to one of two Gender Inclusive Housing wings on campus and First Year and Transfer/Continuing Student Wings
  • Hong and Hinderlie are both located on upper campus near: the Mortvedt Library, Hauge Administration Building (home to Admission, Student Services, President’s Office, Provost’s Office), Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts, and Ingram Hall (home to visual and fine arts classrooms, studios and galleries)
  • The RD office is located in Hinderlie and the RD apartment is located in Hong