Community Director

Texas A & M University-Commerce  |  Commerce, TX

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Job Overview

Posted November 12, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Community Director

Onsite Event Position ID: 2284
Job Type: Housing/Residence Life
Location: Commerce, TX
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 31873

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$40,000 - $40,000
Additional Compensation:
BENEFITS: Meal Plan, Cell Phone Stipend, Parking Pass, Professional Development Funds, Re-location Stipend, Tuition Remission, Pet & Partner Policy, 2 bedroom apartment & access to free laundry
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Housing Pets:
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Small pets in aquariums/cages
Benefits
Salary Range:
$40,000 - $40,000
Additional Compensation:
BENEFITS: Meal Plan, Cell Phone Stipend, Parking Pass, Professional Development Funds, Re-location Stipend, Tuition Remission, Pet & Partner Policy, 2 bedroom apartment & access to free laundry
Housing for Position:
Live-in/on
Domestic Partners Allowed:
Yes
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

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

Position Description

SUMMARY:

The Community Director, under the supervision of an Assistant Director, is a live-in professional staff member responsible for cultivating an environment conducive to the active pursuit of student academic, personal and professional success. Oversees training, development, and supervision of both professional and student staff. Directs community building, advising, administrative processes, and facilities management for a specific area of 300 to 500+ residents.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and oversees development of Assistant Community Director, Resident Assistants, and Desk Attendants.
  • Participates on departmental committees for the advancement of departmental initiatives such as staff selection and training; conducts trainings for staff as directed by supervisors
  • Directs community development, to include establishing goals and objectives for the residence hall community, collaborating with and advising Hall Council and/or Residence Hall Association (RHA).
  • Counsels students regarding personal, academic, and social concerns and makes referrals to appropriate campus resources.
  • Leads the development and assessment of strategic programming for an assigned area to include living learning communities and affinity communities; oversees budget for assigned area.
  • Participates in a duty rotation as a professional staff member responding to emergencies outside of traditional office hours.
  • Oversees crisis response, student behavior and judicial matters, and policy enforcement. Ensures accurate and timely completion of incident reports.
  • Oversees facilities to include maintenance, cleaning, safety, security, and prescribed emergency drills.
  • Oversees resident administration, to include coordinating move processes, occupancy management, and reporting.
  • Supervises end of semester closing processes, assignment of charges for damages, and appeals related to charges.
  • Serve as essential personnel for departmental and university emergencies
  • Establish a student culture where diversity is encouraged and where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership

ABOUT US:

Located in Commerce, Texas we are a small rural college town offering lots of free community celebrations and events. A a short one hour drive from campus to downtown Dallas/ Fort Worth/ Arlington and within driving distance to Oklahoma City, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Texas A&M- Commerce is a public research university with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. We are the second-largest institution in the Texas A&M University System with an on-campus housing population over 2600 residents.
 

DIVERSITY & EQUITY MISSION:

The department of Residential Living and Learning is committed to creating environments that intentionally focus on diversity, equity, sustainability, and inclusion. Every member of our community is a valued part of our Pride with a unique set of identities that should be respected and celebrated. We will not tolerate any form of hate, bigotry, harassment, threat, or abuse.

 Respect Differences

Provide education that engages in topics around diversity, inclusion, equity, and sustainability that fosters a spirit of respect and acceptance.
Provide spaces that facilitate the learning and engagement of other cultures and ideas while encouraging each student to understand their own culture.
Respond when bias incidents occur by investigating the situation in a timely manner, providing support to the targeted victim(s) or group(s), and enforcing appropriate consequences.

Provide Opportunities

Establish bridges with other university offices and departments to collaborate in the development of life skills and values.
Provide opportunities for students to expand their worldview and understand the worldviews of others

Affirm Identities

Facilitate an environment that encourages the importance and celebration of human differences.
Recruit, hire, select, promote, and retain a competent and diverse team that reflects the cultural and personal diversity of Texas A&M University-Commerce community.

Reflect

Create an open learning community atmosphere that encourages exchange of diverse perspectives and dialogue or discussion.
Encourage students to reflect on their actions and how they impact the community they live in


Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience related in Higher Education or Counseling OR Master’s degree and a minimum of one (1) year of professional work experience related in Higher Education or Counseling
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Bachelor’s Degree: Two (2) year of related experience in administration of residence hall operations, and student development programming, including related supervisory experience. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Master’s Degree: One (1) year of related experience in administration of residence hall operations, and student development programming, including related supervisory experience. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: Physical Requirements: None
  • Other Requirements: None

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree and two (2) or more years of experience within Housing/ Residential Life.
  • 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Experience with supervision, training, and/or development of students or staff
  • Related experience with higher education software (occupancy management, conduct, purchasing, maintenance work orders).

Application Information

Application will be posted to HR site in Spring 2020. Candidates can apply once posted.

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