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Community Director (Multiple Positions) (UPDATED)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Community Director (Multiple Positions) (UPDATED)
Department Residential Education (8804)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: this position has changed from ‘one’ vacancy to ‘multiple’ vacancies.

Housing and Residential Life (Housing), a self-funded auxiliary housed in the Student Affairs division of the University of Arizona, operates 24 student residence halls (also known as “dorms”) that house 7,000 students annually on the University of Arizona Main Campus.
Our Mission: Helping Students Build a Foundation for Success
Our Core Values:
•Excellence – Excellence is performing at an extraordinary level and exceeding expectations
•Respect – Respect is treating others courteously and professionally in all situations; valuing and honoring diversity in others; being honest, direct, and courteous in all communications and loyal to all, including those not present
•Integrity – Integrity is doing the right thing, being honest with oneself and others, being authentic, and being transparent in intent
•Caring – Caring is being welcoming, kind, compassionate, and willing to help others; showing concern for a person’s needs; listening more and talking less

About the University of Arizona
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.
About the Department of Housing & Residential Life
Nearly 7,000 students live in 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 800 residents. Buildings operate in complex models that sometimes include a full-time staff member supervising a Graduate Community Director, Lead RA, and Office Assistant. 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.

Housing & Residential Life is looking for a caring and enthusiastic Student Affairs professional to be part of the Residential Education Team. This is a 12 month, live-in position reporting to an Assistant Director for Residential Districts. The Community Director is a member of the Residential Education Team that provides residents and student-staff with support and leadership, promotes an inclusive community, educates about residential community standards, and provides crisis response and management. This position administers the major operations of the residential facility, and may require driving University vehicles and/or golf carts.
Community Directors play a key role in ensuring Housing & Residential Life’s continued ability to fulfill its mission of helping students build a foundation for success. To contribute to this mission, the successful candidate will direct staff and resources to foster strong, relationship-centered communities where the staff plays an integral role in student growth and academic success.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Manage building communities ranging from 60-800 residents, 8-24 Resident Assistants, and possibly a Graduate Community Director, LEAD RA, and/or Office Assistant
•Facilitate individual one-on-one meetings to engage in ongoing mentorship and supervisee development, review student and facilities concerns, and evaluate staff
•Oversee weekly staff meetings to review departmental notices, student and facilities updates, and ongoing training
•Administer staff selection and evaluation processes, including student and professional staff recruitment
•Aid in the development and execution of departmental trainings around interpersonal communication, relationship building, conflict mediation, crisis management, and cultural competency skills
Community Development
•Develop positive and inclusive working and living environment for residential staff and students.
•Implement and evaluate the department’s residential programming model, emphasizing values of Leadership, Sustainability, Wellness, Equity and Student Engagement and Academic Success.
•Form connections with and offer support to residential students and staff
•Collaboratively work with maintenance and custodial staff to attend to student work requests, damage, and facilities emergencies
•Facilitate student connection and referrals to residential Faculty Fellow and University Police liaison for personal and academic support
•Meet regularly with and provide feedback to the residence hall front desk manager
•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
•Support the student voice through supporting the Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary
Behavioral Education Management
•Provide crisis intervention and resource/referral agent 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 on university committees as assigned
•Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet Housing & Residential Life and University goals and objectives

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

•Ability to participate as a positive team player
•Skills necessary to respond to internal and external constituent needs in a timely, accurate and professional manner.

Minimum Qualifications

•Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or a related field upon employment
•Experience working in residence life or related area
•Demonstrated on-going commitment and ability to create inclusive communities
•Experience working with culturally diverse populations

•Housing & Residential Life is a security sensitive department and this position requires a finger-print criminal background check
•Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience in all of the following areas: supervision, advising student groups, conduct adjudication, crisis management/duty, and administrative skills
•Knowledge and understanding of diversity and an ability to work with a wide variety of people while recognizing the needs of students with an underrepresented or oppressed identity
•Interpersonal relationship and communication skills
•Strong ability to effectively lead teams of students
•Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Word

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $40,172 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22341
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 07/02/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Open Date 01/22/2018
Close Date 02/28/2018
Open Until Filled No
Review Begins On
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or a related field; OR, will you upon hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience working in residence life or a related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working with culturally diverse populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Will you have a valid driver's license upon employment and a minimum of two years driving experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents