Community Director - Thompson Home

Wayne State University  |  Detroit, MI

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Community Director - Thompson Home

Onsite Event Position ID: 2231
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Detroit, MI
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 21123

Benefits

Salary Range:
$47,470 - $47,470
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$47,470 - $47,470
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

Job Purpose
The Community Director for the Thompson Home residence reports to the Associate Director, Residence Life and provides leadership and guidance to living learning communities (LLC) across campus and works to ensure the success of the residential curriculum. Serving as the live-in community director for the Thompson Home, the learning community facility for the College of Creative Fine Performing and Communication Arts, the position will manage staff and provide leadership in residence operations in a way that maintains positive, multicultural, learning centered communities and also facilitates and develops a nurturing residential community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Coordinate student success initiatives and projects by enhancing and developing partnerships with academic units and faculty that promote student learning through active engagement in the residential curriculum. Ensure that the residential curriculum supports student academic progress and the goal of engaged learning communities. Work directly with departmental leadership and other university departments to improve the educational impact of the residential curriculum.

Guide the management, support, and assessment of all LLCs throughout the residence halls and apartments. Work directly with local Community Directors for each building and academic partners to promote student participation in residential LLCs and to enhance the student experience and academic success. Responsible for academic partnership implementation, assessment of community impact, and bringing best practices to the organization. Contribute to the creation of new, or evolution of existing residential LLCs at the university.

Serve as the Community Director for a residence community of 50+ students. Evaluate any existing or potential methodologies for Residential Life to contribute to student academic success, and work with departmental leadership to address opportunities. Advise and support the Hall/Community Council and Residence Hall Association. Follow established University protocols, policies and procedures to encourage and ensure student safety & security. Communicate and promote University policies and procedures including the Community Living Guide and Housing judicial process

Select, train, and supervise Resident Advisors and Community Assistants. Coordinate ongoing student leadership training through team building activities, professional development workshops, etc. Coordinate weekly staff meetings that update and reinforce training objectives and intentionally focus on individual and staff development. Hold one-on-ones with student leaders to discuss work performance, academics, professional/personal development, and evaluations.
Select, train, and co-supervise the full-time staff responsible for front desk operations. Ensure all student staff understand the values, mission and commitment required to be a part of the Housing and Residential Life team. Understand and follow union policies and procedures. Supervise a night Security Monitor to ensure the safety and security of the residents.

Participate in departmental and division-wide committees.

Participate in a rotating duty schedule, providing on-call / on-duty emergency and crisis response for students and family members for approximately 3,000 students.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

This is a three (3) year term-limited position with the opportunity for a fourth year.  


Job Requirements

EDUCATION
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college of university. Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Development or related field strongly preferred.

EXPERIENCE
Two years relevant experience in a residence hall or campus apartment as a graduate or professional.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

STUDENT SERVICES: General knowledge of educational and developmental needs of student population. Familiarity with University
programs and policies that impact student life and activities.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Effective interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to handle pressure situations, including dealing with sensitive and confidential human relations situations.

SUPERVISORY SKILLS: Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Ability to train student leaders and develop subordinate's skills. Ability to foster teamwork among various staff and student leaders. Ability to assess and provide performance feedback.

ANALYTICAL SKILLS: Ability to compare, contrast and quality check work with a keen attention to detail. Strong analytical skills including; critical thinking, problem solving skills.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS: Proficient in the use of Wayne State systems, especially Banner HMS. Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS: Ability to prepare and present special projects with little or no supervision / oversight. Ability to meet deadlines

Working Conditions
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.  

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