Job No: 497244 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Student Affairs
The Office of Residential Education commits to providing intentional and deliberate educational experiences for students that support the academic mission of the University. Placing students at the forefront and giving them ownership of their Bucknell experience, Residential Education cultivates an intentional student experience that advances individual transformation.
The Community Director position is a 12-month, live-in appointment reporting to the Director of Residential Education and is on a team comprised of six Community Directors.
The Community Director supervises approximately 10-20 Residential Advisers and oversees the daily operations of one or more residential areas. With building community as a priority of a Community Director's work, this position is responsible for developing educational opportunities in an environment that enhances student learning and growth in areas including academic success, campus and community engagement, social justice and inclusion, personal development and leadership & professional development.
As live-in professionals, Community Directors are considered first responders and will serve in an on-call rotation to assist with crisis management, intervention and emergency response. The Community Director assumes leadership over an assigned Residential Education initiative such as Appreciation and Recognition, Diversity and Inclusion, Operations, Assessment and Programming, RA Selection, or RA Training. Additionally, the Community Director actively participates in and supports all initiatives of the Office of Residential Education and the Division of Student Affairs.
Job Duties: SUPERVISION:
Supervise approximately 10-20 student staff members
Participate in the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation processes for student staff
Provide on-going support and direction for student staff through weekly staff meetings, one-on-one conversations, and informal interactions to engage in ongoing development ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:
Live-in residence and supervise assigned residential communities
Perform administrative duties including, but not limited to assessment, monthly reports, occupancy, budget management and health and safety inspections
Provide a staff presence within the community by being visible in the halls and developing a rapport with residents
Demonstrate an understanding and on-going commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice by addressing the needs and concerns of underrepresented students
Respond to incidents of reported misconduct and write incident reports
Serve as a conduct case manager to maintain documentation and facilitate meetings for reported conflicts and violations of University policy
Foster a culture of care by supporting students and providing resources by maintaining awareness of resident concerns
Serve as the Lead Coordinator to an assigned Residential Education initiative such as Appreciation and Recognition, Diversity and Inclusion, Operations, Assessment and Programming, RA Selection, or RA Training. Additionally, the Community Director actively participates in and supports all initiatives of the Office of Residential Education and the Division of Student Affairs.
Develop learning outcomes, goals and ongoing assessment for programs and initiatives
Respond to student issues and provide follow up accordingly in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling & Student Development Center, Student Health, Public Safety and the Academic Deans
Partner with Housing Services and assist with housing and facilities management including room selection, key inventory, room condition inventory, room changes, damage assessment/billing, summer school, and building renovations
Coordinate residence hall opening and closing in assigned residential area in collaboration with Housing Services
Maintain a close working relationship with the Facilities staff
Attend weekly Residential Education meetings and participate in trainings and workshops
Perform additional duties as assigned or required to meet Residential Education and University goals and objectives
Implement and evaluate the residential programming model, emphasizing competencies including academic success, campus and community engagement, social justice and inclusion, personal development and leadership & professional development
Develop a positive and inclusive working and living environment for students and staff
Provide crisis intervention and resource referral to students in need
Educate students about University policies and procedures including the Community of Responsibility Statement
Create, support and attend building-wide and floor-wide programming COMMUNICATION:
Maintain honest, courteous and ethical relations with all members of the Bucknell community
Identify, support and refer students to campus resources as necessary
Maintain confidentiality of all student issues and matters in compliance with FERPA
Maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity CRISIS INTERVENTION & RESPONSE:
Participate in an on-call duty rotation serving as a first responder and assist with crisis management, intervention and emergency response
Support students as they encounter various developmental and/or adjustment difficulties
Provide appropriate support and follow-up for students and staff involved in crisis or emergency situations
Maintain availability and accessibility to residents and student staff
Maintain communication with appropriate professional staff to keep them informed of emergencies and crisis situations DIVISIONAL INVOLVEMENT:
Serve on department and University committees as assigned
Attend all departmental and divisional retreats and meetings
Maintain a high degree of visibility and availability to students and staff members
Collaborate with other departments within Student Affairs for campus wide events
Perform other duties as assigned
At least 1-year professional experience in secondary or higher education setting or in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Experience in training, selection and supervision of student staff
Effective written and public speaking skills
Strong commitment to students
Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
Excellent organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
On-call and crisis management experience
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or a related field
Two years of full-time professional residential life, housing or student affairs experience
Work Type: This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible, live-in position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
Salary Range: This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $39,120 - 48,900 (E05). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to): - flexible scheduling options determined by role; - medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options - an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions) - generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!) - full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods. - a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives - a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.