Upper Class Experience Community Director
Upper Class Experience Community Director
Department: Residential Life
The Community Director (CD) position for an upperclass residential area oversees a dynamic living-learning environment for transfer, second-year, and continuing students. The CD assists in the administration and management of the overall residence life program through serving approximately 2700 residents. The university seeks an individual with a strong interest in working at a mission driven, faith-based institution. The role of a CD in working with students and the responsibilities of the position are significantly tethered in the university's contemporary Roman Catholic mission.
The CD provides 24-hour oversight of a specific residential area housing anywhere from 350 – 660 students, and may serve as the CD for one or multiple residential areas. The CD fosters individual growth and personal development of the Resident Assistants, hall council members, and all residents alike. Please note the second-year program (STEP) at USD is an intentional program designed to assist the cohort of students with their unique needs. STEP includes collaboration with several campus departments. The CD also collaborates often with USD's Public Safety, Wellness area, University Ministry, and other campus partners. The CD provides first-line crisis intervention and is the first-responder for emergency situations and enforces university policies.
The CD, selects, trains, and supervises a team of Resident Assistants and works with other live-in staff per area, including at least one Resident Minister. This position ensures quality service at a residence hall desk, supports the residential student summer program, advises a hall council, supports the comprehensive University wide new student orientation program, and other upperclass student initiatives related to transfer and continuing students.
Examples of Work:
• STEP and Community Development
• Student Success and Retention
• Staff Supervision, Selection, and Professional Development
• Counseling and Crisis Intervention
• Community Standards/Conduct
• Operations/Administration and property management of Residential Area
• Other duties as assigned as appropriate based on University and Student Affairs strategic planning initiatives and departmental goals.
• Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in student development, counseling or related area strongly preferred. Advanced degree can be counted towards experience requirement, substituting for one year of experience.
• Equivalent of two academic years' experience in Residential Life or a highly relatable student affairs experience with transferrable skills.
• Experience as a Resident Assistant or Community Director/Resident Director strongly preferred.
• Experience with advising student groups.
• Experience coordinating and/or facilitating small-scale programming.
• Experience responding to crisis and/or early intervention (i.e. on-call for emergency response, conflict mediation, responding to medical or mental health emergencies, fire alarms, etc.) preferred.
• Experience participating on committee and/or working groups preferred.
• Experience reporting and following-up on maintenance, safety, and security concerns of building facilities preferred.
• Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Skills & Knowledge
• Know and direct compliance with all USD Residential Life and University policies and procedures.
• Be able to advise students as necessary and refer them to the University Counseling Center as appropriate.
• Provide resources and guidance regarding academic advisement.
• Be able to maintain confidentiality and comply with FERPA standards; refrain from, and discourage the discussion of, confidential information.
• Work collaboratively with a variety of constituencies from diverse backgrounds.
• Possess strong writing abilities.
• Possess strong organizational skills.
• Ability to appraise the quality/condition of residential life.
• Maintain a positive, effective and mutually supportive working relationship with all University departments.
• Work effectively with off-campus city and law enforcement officials and USD Department of Public Safety.
Special Conditions of Employment
The Community Director is an 11 month paid over 12 months live-on position with 24-hour on-call responsibilities and must be able to work nights and weekends. Renewable on an annual basis for 3 years, with a 4-year negotiable. FLSA exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits, furnished apartment, and meal stipend.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
Hours: 40 hours per week
Closing date: Open Until Filled
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
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