Community Director - Tommie North

University of St Thomas  |  St. Paul, MN

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Job Overview

Posted January 13, 2020 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Community Director - Tommie North

Onsite Event Position ID: 2324
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: St. Paul, MN
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 27009

Benefits

Salary Range:
$48,000 - $48,000
Additional Compensation:
Full time, exempt position. Community Directors are provided with an apartment and meal plan. The Department of Residence Life supports and encourages professional development and funds are available to staff members.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Benefits
Salary Range:
$48,000 - $48,000
Additional Compensation:
Full time, exempt position. Community Directors are provided with an apartment and meal plan. The Department of Residence Life supports and encourages professional development and funds are available to staff members.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:

Position Description

OVERVIEW

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Community Director opportunity within Residence Life and Student Affairs. 

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Community Director for Tommie North Residence Hall provides leadership and direction for an on-campus residential area housing approximately 480 students.  This position serves as the primary administrator for the Tommie North residential community.  The position supervises a Graduate Student Assistant and undergraduate student leaders.  The Community Director creates a welcoming, inclusive and just community for residents of all identities and backgrounds.  In addition, they foster a community conducive to academic achievement and personal growth.  Responsibilities include supervision, education and training, planning and implementation of the Tommie Advantage Co-Curriculum, creating and implementation of dynamic community building opportunities, managing multiple living and learning communities in Tommie North Hall, overseeing hall association, providing individual attention to students, managing student conduct processes, providing emergency response to on campus situations, and general administration.  The Community Director will also be expected to participate in and lead residence life and/or divisional leadership committees and initiatives.

This position requires that the employee live on campus.

The Department is a team of diverse and uniquely experienced professional staff, graduate hall directors, and student leaders who collaborate, support, challenge, and have fun together.  This team approach extends to the larger division of Student Affairs and its partners, where collaborations are abundant with areas like Campus Life, Student Diversity & Inclusion Services, Student Center, Dean of Students, Counseling, International Students & Scholars, Health and Wellness, and Center for the Common Good.  Through Living Learning and Special Interest Communities, partnerships with faculty and academic affairs enhance the educational experience for residents.

Residence Life intentionally promotes student learning through implementation of the Tommie Advantage Co-Curriculum. Our Co-Curricular Educational Priority is: as a result of students’ experiences at the University of St. Thomas, students will become leaders who meaningfully advance the common good. The University of St. Thomas is moving toward a two-year residency requirement, which we believe supports student learning, connection to other students, faculty, and staff, and a sense of belonging on campus. Two new residence halls to support this endeavor began construction in Summer 2019 for opening in Fall 2020.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Hiring, Training, and Supervision of Residence Life staff

  • Hire graduate student assistant and undergraduate student leaders for specified residence hall community
  • Orient, train, and supervise a graduate student assistant responsible for specified residence hall community
  • Assign, schedule, and evaluate work of graduate student assistant and student leaders

Responding to Student Behavioral Issues

  • Act as the initial conduct officer for student conduct matters
  • Serve as a member of the Residence Life on Duty staff providing coverage for residence halls and apartments on the St. Paul campus on select weeks, including evenings and weekends

Providing Direction and Leadership for Student Learning and Hall Association Advising

  • Create a learning environment within the residence hall that supports student growth in all areas of personal and community development
  • Responsible for advising Hall Association
  • Oversee the advising of all student groups in the assigned residence hall area
  • Ensure all events planned and implemented in the residence hall area conform to university policy and guidelines                  

Managing and Overseeing General Administration of a Residence Hall Community

  • Coordinate the completion of all administrative tasks associated with the effective and efficient operation of a residence hall area (e.g. check in and check out processes, Condition Report Form management, billing for damages, internal room changes, Room Management System utilization)
  • Provide accurate and timely data for system reporting of occupancy, work orders, and other procedural documentation
  • Serve as a Liaison for Summer Conference Groups

Providing Meaningful Individual Attention to Students

  • Provide resources for guidance and support to students seeking assistance in resolving personal or community-related conflicts
  • Respond to crisis situations involving either individual students or groups of students
  • Build relationships with student family members as appropriate

Participation and Leadership in Residence Life and Student Affairs Committees and Initiatives

  • Participate on or lead one or more leadership teams

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Education, or a closely related field and two (2) years of experience in residence hall life. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in Leadership in Student Affairs, Counseling, Higher Education or related field.

Special Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

  • In meeting the Mission of the University and Department of Residence Life, along with successfully meeting the essential functions of the position, successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. A person must be able to effectively develop healthy relationships, especially relationships across differences of culture and identity. Effective communication and successful service to and education of students, also requires working with students and families facing various life and/or personal health challenges. Skills in behavior management, crisis intervention, and counseling and mediation are necessary. At times, skills in providing presentations or speaking publicly will also be necessary. This position performs in an office environment where basic skills are required regarding use of office equipment, technology, and communication tools. Various software and systems are used to conduct the work and the ability to effectively use them are necessary. The position communicates verbally and non-verbally with both internal and external clients/customers/students and must be able to write and speak with correct business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; to sit, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; to be mobile in a residence hall that may not be handicapped accessible; to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Application Information

HOW TO APPLY On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening. The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

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