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|Job Type:||Housing/Residence Life|
|Location:||College Park, MD|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 30,000 Students|
Campus Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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.
Conditions of Employment: This is a live-on required position. The Community Director will be provided a two-bedroom apartment. Some evening and weekend work required.
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 is 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.
For best consideration submit resume, cover letter, and contact list for three references to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/69150 by May 17, 2019
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