The Community Director is a live-in position that provides leadership and management to a residential college community and the student and professional staff working in the community. This position is responsible for providing a high level of customer service and creating a meaningful community which fosters academic excellence and personal growth for its residents. The Community Director is visible and involved in the residential community. The Community Director partners with a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty and collaborates with various departments and programs, both internally with ASU and externally to develop and implement appropriate programming and opportunities. The collaboration with academic partners to create an intentional Residential College experience should involve a strong integration of hall staff and college partners.
Specific duties and responsibilities can be classified into the following broader categories, which are consistent with Community Director positions across all of our campus locations: • Community Development • Supervision • Leadership and Role-Modeling • Student Engagement • Advising • Community Development • Student Conduct Administration • Crisis Management/On-Call Coverage • Facilities Management • Academic Enrichment • Administration and Operations Additional general responsibilities may vary depending upon location placement.
The Community Director Experience The Community Director position is designed for a staff member who wants a greater leadership challenge and a career in Residential Life. Community Directors do not simply management residential communities; they are responsible for activating a residential college or upper-division model for that community. A successful Community Director candidate has a passion for connecting with and ensuring a positive experience for every student in their respective communities. During a typical work week, Community Directors will have flexible hours with some necessarily occurring during regular business hours for the purpose of attending staff meetings and managing day-to-day functions of a residential community.
A critical emphasis of this position is on being a highly visible and strong presence in your residential college or upper-division community. University Housing values our staff members spending the bulk of their work week with students, actively building relationships and assisting them in their transition to higher education. Read more details about the Community Director experience and the four campuses at https://eoss.asu.edu/housing-recruitment/our-communities.
Minimum Qualifications • Master’s Degree in higher education administration, education, counseling, or a related field AND 6 months of related supervisory experience, OR • Bachelor’s Degree AND 2 years of comparable experience
Desired Qualifications • Experience in a Student Affairs or Residential Life office • Experience working in a student-centered environment • Experience working in an on-call duty rotation • Experience living within a residential hall environment • Experience in crisis management • Experience in student conduct administration and policy enforcement • Experience working with diverse populations • Experience developing partnerships with faculty and academic professionals • Experience in conflict mediation • Experience in training, selection, and recruiting student paraprofessionals • Experience advising student organizations • Experience working in a themed community: Residential College, First-Year Experience, Living-Learning Community, Upper-Division Student Housing, Family-Housing, etc.
Application Instructions Candidates must apply on-line at https://asu.edu/asujobs. Required application materials include: 1. Cover letter 2. Resume 3. Three professional references following the instructions of the online application process The Community Director position has the job requisition number of: 87319BR Priority deadline of February 28, 2023 at 3 p.m. MST; applications will be accepted until the search is closed. The start date is June 5, 2023.
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