Community Director

Asheville, Buncombe County / Woodfin, Buncombe County
Mar 28, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life

Position Type
EPA Staff

Community Director

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Work Schedule and Hours

Normal work schedule is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but evening and weekend work is often required. Crises often require time after hours.

Full-Time / Part-Time

Hours per Week
40 Hours

Months per Year
12 Months

Position Summary

The Community Director position is a 12 month live-in position which serves as part of the leadership team for the Department of Residential Education. The primary objective of the Community Director position is responsibility for designing and implementing integrated learning strategies to assist students in the achievement of a broad array of co-curricular learning outcomes.

As a vital part of the Division of Student Affairs, the Community Directors ensure the day to day residential operations of their communities with responsibilities for the following: Educating students and staff on relevant student development theory through formal and informal programming; Developing programs and presentations on the residential and campus wide perspective; Opportunity for teaching experiences through First Year Colloquium, Resident Assistant Course and/or other leadership based or related coursework; Supervision of Resident Assistant staff; Supervision of the Night Assistant staff; Assisting with staff selection, training and evaluation process; Coordinating the Residence Hall/Community Staff Duty Schedule; Advising the Hall Council; Making daily and evening rounds throughout the residence hall/community; Conducting weekly staff meetings; Conducting weekly/bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with Resident Assistants; Coordinating and supervising the residence hall/community activity calendar; Coordinating all in-hall programs; Coordinating all activities for specially designated weekends; Resolving resident conflict through informal and formal mediation sessions; Counseling and advising students; Educating residents on University and Residence Hall Policy; Serving as a University hearing officer; Adjudicating student conduct cases as assigned; Conducting weekly inventory and maintenance check; Maintaining an up to date hall/community roster; Being on call for ‘duty’ rotation; Maintaining key inventory for community; Providing moderate administrative support for central office; Publishing a monthly Residence Hall/Community Newsletter; Providing articles for the Parents Newsletter; Participating on various campus and division committees; Performing other duties as assigned.


Required Education/Experience/Skills

This position requires a Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, College Student Personnel or a related field. Candidates in the final semester of completing a degree in these fields may also be considered.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

Previous work experience in housing, residence life, judicial affairs, Greek life or related experience at a college or university. Coursework in higher education, administration, student development and counseling is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, organization and planning skills, programming skills, team building and community development skills, staff supervision and training skills, conflict resolution skills, sensitivity to diversity issues. Experience in developing and assessing learning outcomes, conflict resolution, staff training and development, counseling, teaching and advising desirable.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

This is a 12 month a year position that requires the employee to live on campus. Community Directors currently receive a 10 meal per week plan during the academic year.

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official transcripts are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees required must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on skills, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

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