Community Director

Arizona State University  |  Tempe, AZ

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Job Overview

Posted March 18, 2021 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Community Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 2810
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Tempe, AZ
Positions Available: 4
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: 30,000 & Over Students
Employer ID: 22537

Benefits

Salary Range:
$35,575 - $35,575
Additional Compensation:
Community Director meal plan
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs
RESUME COLLECTION ONLY

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Benefits
Salary Range:
$35,575 - $35,575
Additional Compensation:
Community Director meal plan
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:

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

Position Description

University Housing at Arizona State University is searching for qualified applicants for the position of Community Director for 2021-2022. We are seeking higher education professionals who have a passion for student success, the desire to use their unique talents to advance university strategic priorities, and are committed to partnering with academic colleges to implement a dynamic First Year Residential College or Second Year and Beyond program.

Arizona State University is one university with four campus locations - Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe and West Campus. ASU is currently recruiting Community Director candidates at all four campus locations. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to each campus.

Visit https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant, click Non-ASU Employees and search job numbers:

  • Downtown Campus - 66413BR
  • Polytechnic Campus- 66416 BR
  • Tempe Campus - 66417BR
  • West Campus- 66418BR

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND six (6) months related supervisory experience.

Working Environment:

  • Cultivate an environment that prioritizes community building, wellbeing, and skill development as a part of the live-on experience
  • Facilitate relationships with ASU academic colleges to build a successful Residential College platform where students can thrive and translate skills from their classroom to their living environment
  • Professionally represent department/program
  • Supervise students and/or professional level staff
  • Work with diverse populations and groups
  • Manage crisis situations and student behavioral issues and provide resources on wrap-around support
  • Research, develop, implement and assess programs
  • Develop and deliver presentations to groups/stakeholders inside and outside of the university
  • Use critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze data
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Travel throughout campus for meetings or events, regardless of the weather
  • Live in university provided residence hall apartment
  • Use computers effectively - including inputting, reviewing and retrieving information, extended periods of viewing screen, using mouse and keyboard, and sitting
  • Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time

Essential Duties:

The Community Director position is designed for a staff member who wants a robust leadership opportunity and the ability to impact the lives of students.  Community Directors engage in the management of residential communities and are also responsible for activating a First Year Residential College or Second Year and Beyond Experience for our live-on communities. 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 that prioritize managing the day-to-day functions of a residential community.  There will also be an evening/weekend component for the purpose of responding to matters that arise within the community and a duty-rotation.
    
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. The Community Director for ASU’s University Housing 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 student service and creating a meaningful community which fosters academic excellence and personal growth for its residents. The Community Director is visibly involved in the residential community.
 

The position, due to its live-in nature, requires a willingness to be called into service at any time of the day or night in order to meet students' needs as they arise. This position may encounter high stress/anxiety situations such as emergencies, health concerns, emotional difficulties, etc. Therefore, a high level of maturity, sound judgment, and emotional awareness are required to respond responsibly.

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 across all of our campus locations that have Community Director positions: 

  • 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

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of administrative operations of a residential community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and budgetary practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human development theory and practices.
  • Experience in the development of programming.
  • Experience in training and managing behavioral education as required in a residence hall complex.
  • Evidence of effective communication, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in working with a diverse student resident population and with a wide variety of campus professional staff (e.g., counselors, police, health professionals). Skill in teaching and facilitating in and out of class experiences.
  • Experience in preparing detailed and complex numerical computations and reports
  • Experience in using personal computers and related software applications.

Application Information

Visit https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant, click Non-ASU Employees and search job numbers: Downtown Campus - 66413BR Polytechnic Campus- 66416 BR Tempe Campus - 66417BR West Campus- 66418BR

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