Plunge Into Your Neighborhood (PIYN) Experience Hospitality Coordinator(s)  | University of Portland

Plunge Into Your Neighborhood (PIYN) Experience Hospitality Coordinator(s) 


In partnership with local and global communities, the Moreau Center for Service and Justice engages critical human and environmental concerns through active learning, mutually beneficial service, and experience-based leadership development rooted in Catholic social teaching. Our work is possible through the commitment of a team of about 30 student leaders who inspire and lead their peers in various programs.  All Moreau Center student leaders commit to the Moreau Center’s core commitments of Social Justice, Solidarity, Community and Reflection.  


The Hospitality Coordinators focus their time and energy on creating a welcoming environment for all PIYN Experience participants in support of Moreau Center Core Commitments. 

In past years, Hospitality Coordinators purchased supplies; ran errands; made signs; and prepared snacks, meals, and facilities (including running a small kitchen) in the days leading up to and including the PIYN Experience. 

Hospitality Coordinators work alongside PIYN Experience Coordinators and under the guidance and support of the Program Manager for Community Partnerships. 


  • Current Driver’s License and ability to drive University of Portland vehicles.  
  • Sense of humor, energetic, creative 
  • Motivated and willing to take initiative to “get the job done” 
  • Willingness and ability to lead by example while giving direction to peers 
  • Able to cheerfully take direction, if needed 
  • Well organized, responsible, thrifty 
  • Willing to work hard while setting a good example for others 
  • Must enjoy working in the kitchen and providing behind-the-scenes support during a highly programmatic and fast-paced program week 
  • Ability to obtain an Oregon Health Authority Food Handler’s Card (Moreau Center will pay for this, if needed) 
  • Willingness and commitment to demonstrating Moreau Center Core Commitments throughout the Plunge experience 


  • Opportunity to welcome new UP community members, while working and volunteering in a fun and professional office 
  • If applicable, early move-in to campus in August 
  • All meals leading up to and including the PIYN Experience 


  • Available to return to campus one week prior to Orientation 
  • Available to attend related trainings or orientations, as needed 
  • Full days (all meals) during PIYN Experience 
  • Full overnight attendance with PIYN Participants for the duration of the Plunge 


This is a short-term position requiring a high level of flexibility and initiative. The position is adaptable according to availability of volunteers and program needs. The following is offered as a guide only and is subject to adherence to COVID19 regulations. 

  • Assist the PIYN Coordinators and Program Manager with the final preparation of PIYN 
  • Coordinate all food and hospitality throughout Leader Training and PIYN  
  • Run a small kitchen for all meal preparation with the possibility of additional staff or volunteer support 
  • Design and coordinate a composting system for leader training and plunge week itself 
  • Prepare the PIYN facility and lead the volunteer facility clean-up crew 
  • Distribute leftover food 
  • Track and report expenditures for the budget 
  • Write a brief final report – guidelines to be provided.  

**All qualified and interested students are encouraged to apply! 

Moreau Center Opportunities are open to all students, and we are particularly committed to recruitment of diverse candidates. If you have any interest at all, please apply!  We welcome candidates who have the skills AND are still learning, growing, and motivated to take on new challenges.  

If you have a disability, health concern, or special dietary needs, please contact the Moreau Center at to co-create how to support your full participation. 

Decisions for other positions will be made on a rolling basis, until filled.