The Assistant Community Director (ACD), reporting to the Assistant Director for Residential Education is a member of the Residential Education Team. This individual provides residents and student-staff living in the dorm with support and leadership, promotes an inclusive community, educates about residential community standards, and provides crisis response and management. Depending on assigned community, Assistant Community Director will co-administer a dorm's daily activities with a Community Director. The Community Director will oversee daily activities and provide guidance to Assistant Community Director.
This is a 12-month, live-in staff position, 40-hour a week and will require evening and weekend commitments. Serves on a 24/7 duty rotation that provides crisis response management.
For more information and how to apply please visit our website, here. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to HSG-CDSearch@arizona.edu.
Facilitate individual one-on-one meetings with supervisees to engage in ongoing professional and community development, review student and facilities concerns, and evaluate staff
Assists weekly staff meetings to review Wildcat Living Curriculum, departmental notices, student and facilities updates, and ongoing training
Assists with staff selection, training and evaluation processes
Develop positive and inclusive working and living environment for staff and students
Implement and evaluate Wildcat Living Curriculum, emphasizing Pillars of Personal Growth, Connection, Responsibility, and Cultural Understanding
Form connections with and offer support to staff and students
Facilitate student connection and referrals to University departments for personal and academic support
Advise Hall Council student leaders and oversee the development of their leadership and advocacy skills
Attend Hall Council meetings and support student social events and initiatives
Behavioral Education Management
Provide crisis intervention and resources to residents and staff in need
Educate residents about Housing & Residential Life Policies and Procedures, University Code of Conduct, regulations, rights and responsibilities
Serve as conduct hearing officer and facilitate meetings to promote opportunities for student accountability and reflection
Participate in a campus-wide on-call duty rotation
Administration and General Expectations
Perform a variety of administrative duties including, but not limited to assessments, reports, occupancy and budgetary management, purchasing and processing receipts, and payroll, health and safety checks, facilitating residence hall opening and closing
Attend weekly Residential Education or district team meetings and participate in ongoing departmental trainings and workshops
Serve on department committees and represent Housing & Residential Life to university committees as assigned
Assist with August move-in activities
Support of summer operations which could include summer conferences, special projects, orientation housing, summer dorm supervision, and general departmental support
Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet Housing & Residential Life and University goals and objectives
MINIMUM DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is required. Minimum years of experience can include relevant work as a student worker (RA/Lead RA) leadership role in higher education setting or a related full time level position in residential setting
Experience in all the following areas: supervision, advising student groups, conduct adjudication, crisis management/duty, and administrative responsibilities
Experience working in residence life or related area
Experience working with culturally diverse populations
Experience supervising or advising students
Cell phone and/or remote connectivity
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITIES:
Knowledge and understanding of diversity; direct experience supporting marginalized or underrepresented students
Interpersonal relationship and communication skills
Strong ability to effectively lead teams of students
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word, Teams and Zoom
Ability to participate as a positive team player
Strong written and oral communication skills
Housing & Residential Life is a security sensitive department and this position requires a fingerprint criminal background check and Motor Vehicle Division check.
This position administers the major operations of a residential facility and may require driving University vehicles and/or golf carts according to the *University Fleet Safety Policy.
Housing & Residential Life at The University of Arizona have approximately 7,800 students living in our 23 residence halls and one graduate apartment complex. More than 80% of on-campus residents are first-year students. Our residence halls range in-style from historic to modern and range in size from 60 to 1000 residents. While the University does not require students to live on campus, more than 70% of all incoming first-year students choose to live in UA housing to help their transition to university life. The Department of Housing & Residential Life plays a critical role in achieving institutional and divisional goals. We are proud of the supportive environment we provide our students, our vibrant academic partnerships, our high-quality facilities, and our ability to attract top tier professional staff. UA students who live on-campus for at least one year enjoy a higher average GPA, a higher retention rate, and higher four- and six- year graduation rates than their peers that reside off-campus. As part of the University’s strategic plan, our Wildcat Living Residential Curriculum enables staff to focus on student learning and engagement through a wide variety of strategies. Our ...live-in staff oversee implementation of Wildcat Living within their communities, facilitating learning within our four pillars—Personal Growth, Connection, Responsibility, and Cultural Understanding.
The University of Arizona is located in the heart of Tucson, the University of Arizona is one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, the campus boasts a distinctive southwestern look and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year. Approximately 40,000 students are enrolled at the University of Arizona, coming from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The UA offers more than 100 academic and professional degree tracks, taught by some of the nation's preeminent scholars, and a vibrant campus atmosphere at a cost well below most other colleges and universities in the United States.
Benefits: Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for eligible employees and their spouses and dependents; access to campus and recreational activities; state retirement; and more! On-campus furnished apartment which includes all utilities and high-speed internet and WiFi, pet policy, spousal and domestic partner policy, 10% bookstore discount on select items, and professional development funds.