Community Director (Residence Life Professional II)
Residential EducationDepartment Website Link:
Tucson, AZ USAPosition Highlights:
Please note: The Preferred Qualifications has been modified, '2 years of experience' has been added to it.
The Community Director (Residence Life Professional II), reporting to an Assistant Director for Residential Districts or Program Manager, is a member of the Residential Education Team. This individual provides residents and student-staff with support and leadership, promotes an inclusive community, educates about residential community standards, and provides crisis response and management.
This is a 12-month, live-in staff position.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.Duties & Responsibilities:
COMMUNITY DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage building communities ranging from 60-1000 residents: 6-26 Resident Assistants, and possibly a Graduate
- Community Director, Lead RA, and/or Office Assistant
- Facilitate individual one-on-one meetings with supervisees to engage in ongoing professional and community development, review student and facilities concerns, and evaluate staff
- Oversee weekly staff meetings to review Wildcat Living Curriculum, departmental notices, student and facilities updates, and ongoing training
- Administer staff selection and evaluation processes
- Aid in the development and execution of departmental trainings around interpersonal communication, relationship building, conflict mediation, crisis management, and cultural competency skills
- Develop positive and inclusive working and living environment for staff and students
- Implement and evaluate Wildcat Living Curriculum, emphasizing Pillars of Personal Growth, Connection,
- Responsibility, and Cultural Understanding
- Form connections with and offer support to staff and students
- Work collaboratively with maintenance and custodial staff to attend to student work requests, damage, and facilities emergencies
- Facilitate student connection and referrals to University departments for personal and academic support
- Meet regularly with and provide feedback to the residence hall Desk Manager and Coordinator for Desk and Summer Operations
- Coordinate with campus partners to support and further develop Theme Communities (as applicable)
- Advise Hall Council student leaders and oversee the development of their leadership and advocacy skills
- Attend Hall Council meetings and support student social events and initiatives
- Support the student voice through supporting the Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary
Behavioral Education Management
- Provide crisis intervention and resources to residents and staff in need
- Educate residents about Housing & Residential Life Policies and Procedures, University Code of Conduct, regulations, rights and responsibilities
- Serve as conduct hearing officer and facilitate meetings to promote opportunities for student accountability and reflection
- Participate in a campus-wide on-call duty rotation
Administration and General Expectations
- Perform a variety of administrative duties including, but not limited to assessments, reports, occupancy and budgetary management, purchasing and processing receipts, and payroll, health and safety checks, facilitating residence hall opening and closing
- Attend weekly Residential Education or district team meetings and participate in ongoing departmental trainings and workshops
- Serve on department committees and represent Housing & Residential Life to university committees as assigned
- Assist with August move-in activities
- Support of summer operations which could include summer conferences, special projects, orientation housing, summer dorm supervision, and general departmental support
- Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet Housing & Residential Life and University goals and objectives
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Interpersonal relationship and communication skills.
- Strong ability to effectively lead teams of students.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word, Teams and Zoom.
- Ability to participate as a positive team player.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Cell phone and/or remote connectivity.
Master’sdegree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Administration,Counseling, or a related field upon employment and 1 year of residentialexperience; OR, Bachelor's degree in Higher Education Administration, StudentPersonnel Administration, Counseling, or a related field upon employment and 3years of residential experience; OR, an equivalent combination of experience.Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in all the following areas: supervision, advising student groups, conduct adjudication, crisis management/duty, and administrative responsibilities
- Experience working in residence life or related area
- Experience working with culturally diverse populations
- Experience supervising or advising students
- Direct experience supporting marginalized or underrepresented students
ExemptFull Time/Part Time:
Full TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week:
Student ServicesBenefits Eligible:
Yes - Full BenefitsRate of Pay:
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)Grade:
4Career Stream and Level:
Residence LifeJob Function:
Student ServicesType of criminal background check required::
Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)Number of Vacancies:
1Target Hire Date:
1/3/2021Expected End Date:
Contact Information for Candidates:
12/22/2020Open Until Filled:
YesDocuments Needed to Apply:
Resume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.