University Housing at Arizona State University (ASU) is searching for qualified applicants for the position of Community Director for 2018-2019. We are seeking student affairs 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 Residential College program.
Duties and Responsibilities: The Community Director for ASU's University Housing 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 customer service and creating a meaningful community which fosters academic excellence and personal growth for its residents. The Community Director is visible and involved in the residential community. 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:
- Leadership and Role-Modeling
- Student Engagement
- 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.
The Community Director Experience: The Community Director position is designed for a staff member who wants a greater leadership challenge and a career in Residential Life. Community Directors do not simply manage residential communities; they are responsible for activating a residential college or upper-division model for that community. A successful Community Director candidate typically 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 with some necessarily occurring during regular business hours for the purpose of attending staff meetings and managing day-to-day functions of a residential community.
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.
University Housing Department Statement: University Housing strives to be a global leader in university student housing by building dynamic, innovative, and inclusive Residential Colleges that foster academic and personal success; empowering students to create social value and lasting impact; facilitating connection to the broader community; and supporting individual student persistence. ASU University Housing houses 14,000 students at four campus locations in Maricopa County. In support of the University’s philosophy of access, excellence, and impact, University Housing promotes academic success and student learning, supports the development of community among our residents, provides student-centered processes and services, and develops and maintains quality accommodations.
ASU Statement: Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. For more information on The New American University please visit: http://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu