Community Relations Facilitator (CRF)

Description: The Community Relations Facilitator position requires a strong commitment to the principles of and action for social justice. There are 14 CRFs, one in each residence hall (one CRF serves both Hawley and Buxton halls and one CRF serves both McNary Hall and Dixon Lodge). They are responsible for building inclusive, overlapping and collaborative relationships between residents, UHDS staff and the campus through the development, execution, evaluation and promotion of social justice education. This is accomplished through workshops, bulletin boards and events and by serving as a UHDS ambassador to campus partners who work to build a socially just campus through resources, services and programs. CRFs are supervised by the Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives and Programs in UHDS, and are supported in their efforts by their Resident Director and staff team.

Before you begin filling out the new CRF application, please take some time to make sure you have all the materials needed to complete your application.

Essay Questions

You will be required to answer essay questions when applying for this position. Please draft your responses to the essay questions prior to beginning the application.

Essay Questions:

  1. Please describe your understanding, interest, and experience with social justice. Are there any campus resources you’ve sought out in your social justice journey?
  2. The CRF position requires group project work as well as individual community building and administrative tasks. What skills and experience do you have that will help you be successful as a CRF? Please include specific examples of times when you demonstrated these attributes and how you will balance these multiple priorities.
  3. Please think about a time when you engaged in conversation with someone about a diversity and/or social justice topic. What were the challenges and opportunities you encountered and what did you learn from that experience?

You will also need to have an up to date resume for your application. Please make sure you have your resume completed in a word or PDF file (.doc, .docx, .pdf). If you would like to know more about creating a resume, please contact the Career Development Center.


You will need to provide a name, email address, and phone number for TWO references.  Choose people who know you well and can speak to your potential ability to be a successful CRF, with focus on the minimum and preferred qualifications of the CRF position description.  One of these references must be from an Oregon State University affiliate.  Please do not use a parent or other family member to serve as a reference.  Remember to let your references know you are listing their information should we contact them.


  • Priority Application Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Interviews: August 1-10, 2018


For questions about the CRF position at the Corvallis campus, contact Jacqueline Chambers.


Once you have prepared a resume, references, and answers to supplemental questions, you may apply online through the Oregon State Jobs portal.


Apply to be a CRF