Community Director

Lewisburg, Union County
Feb 27, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life

The Residential Education & Fraternity and Sorority Affairs team at Bucknell University seeks applicants for three Community Director positions.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

The Department of Residential Education and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs commits to providing intentional and deliberate educational experiences for our students that support the academic mission of the University. Our department consists of the areas of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Orientation, Leadership Programs and Residential Education. By always putting students at the forefront and giving them ownership of their Bucknell experience, we cultivate an intentional residential experience that advances individual transformation. We are a team committed to diversity, sustainability, health and wellness and professional development. We challenge ourselves to always excel in all aspects of our work and to maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity.

The Community Director (CD) is a key member of the Residential Education and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs team and reports to an Assistant Director of Residential Education. The position is a twelve-month, live-in appointment, responsible for developing educational opportunities and building community in an environment that enhances student learning and growth. We seek a candidate with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. In particular, the CD has direct oversight for 10-20 Residential Advisers, participates and assists with the operation, management and supervision of all programs and services of the Office of Residential Education, and partners with faculty to create a seamless living learning experience. This position requires significant evening and weekend availability.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supervision: Directly supervise 10-20 Residential Advisers. Participate in recruitment, selection, training and evaluation processes for student staff. Provide on-going support and direction for student staff through weekly staff meetings, one-on-one conversations and informal interactions.

Administration within Residence Halls: Live-in residence and supervise assigned residential communities. Provide a staff presence to the halls by building community within the buildings, walking the halls, developing a rapport with the residents and supporting our new restorative model of community standards within the residential community. Develop learning outcomes, goals and ongoing assessment for all programs and initiatives within the department and Division of Student Affairs Participate as a university hearing officer and address violations of community standards in alignment with institutional policies and procedures. Respond to student issues and provide follow up accordingly in collaboration with the Office of the Deans of Students, Psychological Services, Student Health Services, Public Safety and the Academic Deans. Partner with Housing Services and assist with housing and facilities management including room selection, key inventory, room condition inventory, room changes, damage assessment/billing, summer school placement, and building renovation. Coordinate residence hall and apartment opening and closing in assigned residential area in collaboration with Housing Services. Maintain a close working relationship with the Facilities staff and serve as a liaison between Residential Education and Facilities as it pertains to student conduct.

Community Development: Assist student staff and organizational leadership with the design and implementation of educational programing and community development. Create, support and attend building-wide and floor-wide programming. Manage and oversee departmental programming budgets for assigned areas and responsibilities.

Committee Work: Participate in assigned Residential Education committees and workgroups. Assume leadership role for any assigned initiative(s) which may include student staff selection, training, residential operations, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, professional development, etc. Actively participate in and support all initiatives of the department and all areas within it, including but not limited to assisting with New Student Orientation, Fraternity and Sorority recruitment, leadership programs and nominations for student leadership awards.

Communication: Maintain honest, courteous and ethical relations with all members of the Bucknell community. Identify, support and appropriately refer individuals who exhibit academic, social and personal issues or needs. Maintain confidentiality of all student issues and matters in compliance with FERPA. Maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity.

Advising: Serve as primary adviser for residence hall student leadership (Hall Council) within assigned area. Participate in advisement of Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) as assigned. Attend conferences and events with student staff and leaders as needed.

Divisional Involvement: Participate in campus-wide professional staff on-call / on-duty system Serve on departments and University committees as assigned. Attend all departmental and divisional retreats and meetings. Maintain a high degree of visibility and availability to students and staff members.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirement of one year professional experience or two years of graduate assistantship in student affairs.

Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Education or a related field required (must be earned by July 1, 2014).

Knowledge and working understanding of residential community building.

Effective written and public speaking skills.

Strong commitment to students.

We seek a candidate with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

This position requires significant evening and weekend availability.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in residential life (professional, graduate, and/or undergraduate).