Community Director

University of Maryland-College Park  |  College Park, MD

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Job Overview

Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Community Director

Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: College Park, MD
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 565

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
The starting salary for this position is in the low to mid $50,000s. This is a live-on required position. The Community Director will be provided a two-bedroom apartment. Some evening and weekend work required. Benefits include tuition remission, retirement programs, health insurance, and annual and sick leave. This is a twelve-month position.
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
The starting salary for this position is in the low to mid $50,000s. This is a live-on required position. The Community Director will be provided a two-bedroom apartment. Some evening and weekend work required. Benefits include tuition remission, retirement programs, health insurance, and annual and sick leave. This is a twelve-month position.
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:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

Department Information

The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership apartment communities. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of 88 full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduate student staff members. The Department values respectful, equitable, and inclusive practices and actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, DC metro area just eight miles from downtown DC and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at www.reslife.umd.edu.

 

General Description of Duties

The Community Director assumes responsibility for the supervisory, community development, and administrative functions for a residential community of approximately 1500-2100 students.  The Community Director assumes specific responsibilities in the areas of staff supervision and oversight (supervising three - four professional Resident Directors), administration of policy and procedure, community development initiatives and activities, behavior management, and crisis intervention.  The Community Director carries out their duties in an environment characterized by a diverse staff and student population. The Community Director actively leads and models practices that foster equity and inclusion in a diverse community of resident students, student employees, and professional staff. The Community Director participates as a member of the management team for a campus area of approximately 5,500-6,500 residents, working under the supervision of the Associate Director, in cooperation with Assistant Directors, other Community Directors, an Administrative Operations Coordinator, and a Residential Case Manager.


Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field required. Minimum of two years of full-time experience in residence hall management that includes staff supervision are required. Strong supervisory, administrative, and communication skills required.

Preferred qualifications: Three to four years full-time experience in residence hall management that includes staff supervision preferred. Energy, commitment, flexibility, and enthusiasm highly desired. Successful candidates must actively demonstrate an appreciation for and promotion of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in all areas of work.  Candidates should display strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative partnerships. 

Application Information

For best consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to this posting by July 11, 2018.

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