The Community Director (CD) reporting to an Assistant Director for Residential Districts or to a Program Manager 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 the assigned community the Community Director may supervise a Graduate Community Director or work with an Assistant Community Director of co-administer daily activities.
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. We have one immediate opening and 2 openings with the start date of July 3, 2023. Please indicate if you have an interest in starting immediately or in July in your email to us. Thank you!
COMMUNITY DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage residence hall communities ranging from 60-1,020, primarily undergraduate students, living in single, double, gender-dynamic, or apartment style spaces.
Supervise 6-26 Resident Assistants, and possibly a Graduate Community Director, Lead RA, and/or Office Assistant
Potential to supervise a Graduate Community Director through either satellite supervision or co-supervision of a building/community
Facilitate individual weekly/bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with supervisees to engage in ongoing professional and community development, review student and facilities concerns, and evaluate staff
Facilitate weekly staff meetings by reviewing Wildcat Living Curriculum, departmental notices, student and facilities updates, ongoing training/developmental sessions, and team building activities
Administer formal and multiple student-staff evaluations throughout the academic year
Select Resident Assistant staff through the participation in interviews, candidate file review, and staff placement meetings
Aid in the development and facilitation of departmental trainings for student staff around interpersonal communication, relationship building, conflict mediation, crisis management, and cultural competency skills.
Develop a 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
Manage the completion of Wildcat Living administrative tasks such as creating a curriculum plan, ensuring student staff complete departmental engagement initiatives, and submitting engagement reports
Form connections with and offer support to staff and students
Work collaboratively with maintenance and custodial staff to address work-orders, damages, and facilities emergencies
Facilitate student connection and referrals to University departments for personal and academic support
Meet regularly with and provide feedback to the residence hall Desk Manager and Coordinators for Desk Operations
Coordinate with campus partners to support and further develop academic, interest, and identity-based Living Learning Communities (as applicable)
Implement effective strategies to recruit an active hall council from members of assigned residence hall
Advise Hall Council student leaders and oversee the development of their leadership and advocacy skills
Attend weekly Hall Council meetings and support student engagement events and initiatives
Support the student voice through supporting the Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary
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 hearing officer and facilitate student conduct meetings on a weekly basis to promote opportunities for student accountability and reflection
Provide case management which includes the processing of incident reports, adjudicating conduct hearings and writing rationale decision letters, as well as outreach and support to student staff, residents, and families
Participate in a campus-wide on-call duty rotation. Rotating duty-phone is provided by department
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 as a member and/or co-chair of departmental committees and represent Housing & Residential Life to university committees as assigned
Attend weekly committee meetings and be an active participant in the planning and implementation of projects, tasks, and initiatives
Plan and implement Fall and Spring move-in activities which includes but is not limited to, logistical plans for assigned residence hall, managing volunteers, and coordinating student staffs’ responsibilities.
Coordinate logistics and lead student staff in completing Fall and Spring move-out activities which includes but is not limited to, completing student check-outs, conducting health and safety inspections, assessing damages, and managing abandoned property
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:
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or a related field upon employment and 1 year of residential experience at the full-time level and 2 years at the graduate level
2 years of residential experience
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 and/or advising students
Cell phone and/or remote connectivity
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITIES:
Knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion; direct experience supporting diverse, marginalized and/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 verbal 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.