The Community Director (CD) is an essential service, live-in Officer of Administration (OA) essential to administering the residential student experience. This provides Community Directors the unique opportunity to live and work on, or near campus, within department-provided housing to better work with and get to know the communities they serve, with the ultimate goal being to implement our department’s residential curriculum, offer support to students, and serve within an on-call rotation.
CDs supervise Resident Assistants and provide their residents with opportunities for intrapersonal and community development through several strategies, many of which are detailed within our residential curriculum but are curated from the interests and needs of the community in concert with the proficiencies of the department staff.
The strategies included within the residential curriculum are centered on specific learning goals connected to the knowledge of personal identity and cultural competence, strategies for supporting health and wellness, responsibility to oneself and the community, and integration of academic learning into other realms of life. CDs are expected to contribute to student development and success through their interactions and advisement of students.
CDs must demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge of anti-deficit and social justice frameworks within every part of their job to ensure the equitable treatment of students living within University Housing. This is supported by the ability to develop inclusive and cohesive student leader teams who speak about issues of diversity and inclusion within the residence halls.
CDs exercise a significant amount of independent judgment and discretion. Due to the independent nature of the position, CDs must regularly use their discretion to interpret and implement policies and procedures while on-call and while existing within their communities. Situations regularly arise which require the ability to apply precedent to unique, nuanced situations. CDs work with other staff within SSEM to ensure that decisions are implemented with integrity and the highest standard of service to the residential community.
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates, and graduate more quickly.
University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students’ development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences, the preferred choice for all UO students.
We value diversity, respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, and safety and security are all at the center of what we do within University Housing. Our staff works hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.
University Housing units include Business Services Operations, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).
NOW AVAILABLE! The 2023 Community Director position is now posted at the following location https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/531406/community-director for applicants for anticipated Monday, July 31, 2023 positions. For anyone willing and able to start prior to July 31, 2023, please indicate that in your cover letter.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (at time of start July 31, 2023)
Master’s degree in student affairs, education, counseling, social work, or relevant field of study
OR Bachelor’s degree plus one year of full-time experience within the field of student affairs, education, counseling, social work, or relevant field of study
AND one year of experience with direct supervision, advising, or direct student contact
Experience with designing or implementing assessment, evaluation, or research
Experience with ethical and equitable student conduct/residential conduct adjudication
Experience with emergency response, crisis management, or postvention follow-up
Experience facilitating and/or implementing a residential curriculum
Experience consulting, collaborating, or liaising with faculty or academic partners
Experience co-constructing or facilitating living-learning communities, academic residential programs, or co-curricular environments
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.
Living on campus adds value to the UO student experience. Students who live on campus are more likely to graduate, have higher grades, and graduate at a faster rate.
University Housing includes Apartments and Family Housing, Business Operations, University Catering and Conference Services, University Dining, Facilities and Maintenance, and Residence Life. With more than 1,200 professional and student employees, University Housing is one of the largest employers on campus.
Our Big Goal: The big goal of University Housing is provide a robust living experience through accessible and affordable state-of-the-art housing, dining, social, and academic programs for the entire student body to develop community leaders, innovators and change-makers who will enrich the future.
Our Core Purpose: To support student success by cultivating inclusive communities.