Community Director for Global and Arts Villages

Raleigh, Wake County
Jul 20, 2014
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Position Number: 00065440

Primary Function of Organization Unit: University Housing, consistent with the academic mission of the University, strives to create positive growth environments for students by providing programs, services, and facilities that promote educational, social, and cultural development to more than 10,000 students living on the NC State campus.

Essential Job Duties: The Community Director for Global and Arts Villages will coordinate the student development and administrative functions of two residential buildings housing 326 total students and featuring two distinct living and learning communities (Global Village and Arts Village). Collaborate with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in further developing the Global Village focusing on acclimating international students to U.S. culture, exposing U.S. students to other cultures and educating the entire community about global issues. Provide leadership to the Arts Village living and learning community by working collaboratively with ARTS NC STATE (Dance, University Theater, Visual Arts & Crafts and Music Department) to unite students from various personal and academic backgrounds who have a passion for the arts and provide them with significant and exciting opportunities to develop their creativity, engage with the arts on campus and in the community, interact with NC State faculty and staff, and serve as a creative resource for the campus community as a whole. Recruit, supervise, train and evaluate 10 Resident Advisors, 5 Global Village Ambassadors and 5 Arts Village Mentors. Provide leadership in the development of two living and learning communities. Develop partnerships with a variety of offices and academic departments, giving special emphases to the vital partnerships that are core to the success of the Arts and Global Villages. Design and implement programs that teach critical and creative thinking and meet the needs of a diverse student population as well as the living and learning community missions. Provide staff development through presenting continued training sessions. Adjudicate student conduct cases and serve as a counselor and resource person. Advise student groups/organizations. Administer the residence hall programming budgets, reports and other administrative duties for two communities. Co-teach ECD 220 "Topics in Student Development" one semester per year. Serve with Assistant Directors on a departmental planning team to accomplish University Housing initiatives. Provide emergency on-call response and serve on a duty rotation, which may include holiday periods. Perform other related tasks as assigned. General Responsibilities 1. Provide leadership, administrative operations and facilities management in a residential area comprised of two buildings housing 326 total residents 2. Direct the development of two distinct living and learning communities 3. Staff selection, training, supervision and evaluation 4. Support and implement departmental objectives Supervision 1. Select, train, supervise and evaluate ten Resident Advisors and ten additional living and learning community student support staff 2. Conduct weekly staff meetings and regular one-on-one meetings 3. Create a cohesive team among Resident Advisors, Global Village Ambassadors, Arts Village Mentors, and hall councils working to develop the living and learning communities 4. Provide staff and hall council leader recognition Training 1. Coordinate Central Campus RA Training for 60 staff members 2. Coordinate training for student staff hired to support the living and learning communities. 3. Coordinate and/or present continued staff development training sessions Village Leadership 1. Cultivate academic and other partnerships across campus that assist in developing living and learning communities 2. Assist two living and learning community leadership teams (Village Advisory Councils) in determining living and learning community initiatives in order to accomplish Village missions 3. Provide leadership in accomplishing living and learning community initiatives 4. Develop programming to meet living and learning community mission 5. Develop and execute living and learning community assessment plan 6. Coordinate living and learning community administrative needs including the Village application and hall assignment processes Community Development and Programming 1. Assess resident needs and develop a programming model to meet identified needs 2. Provide programming that supports the University's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) focused on teaching critical and creative thinking 3. Work cooperatively with Assistant Director, building staff, and hall councils to ensure varied programs to meet student needs 4. Provide programming resources to staff and students 5. Maintain a high level of visibility and attend student and staff activities, making efforts to get to know residents Advising 1. Advise hall councils for two distinct communities 2. Facilitate hall council training and continued leadership development 3. Meet regularly with and advise hall council executive teams 4. Attend and advise general assembly hall council meetings 5. Attend and provide guidance during hall council events Policy Enforcement 1. Clearly communicate departmental policies and community expectations to staff and students 2. Initiate, disperse and follow up on all judicial correspondence 3. Serve as judicial case investigator and hearing officer 4. Consult with Assistant Director to refer cases to the Housing Judicial Board or the Office of Student Conduct as appropriate Facilities 1. Tour buildings and grounds on a regular basis to identify facility needs 2. Coordinate building maintenance requests/operations 3. Investigate building vandalism and prepare building damage reports 4. Solicit building improvement ideas from residents and staff 5. Coordinate building safety inspections and facilities assessments 6. Develop a working relationship with campus facilities staff and building housekeepers Emergency Response 1. Respond to emergencies and provide leadership in crisis situations 2. Serve as a member of the on call duty rotation which may include holiday periods Administrative Duties: 1. Maintain regular office hours 2. Attend weekly staff meetings and one on one meetings with Assistant Director 3. Serve as communication link between the Assistant Director and the building staff and residents 4. Inform Assistant Director of critical building/student issues 5. Monitor programming and hall council budgets 6. Coordinate building check-in, check-out and room changes 7. Provide leadership for accomplishing Central Campus goals and initiatives 8. Serve with Assistant Directors on a departmental planning team to accomplish University Housing initiatives. 9. Co-teach ECD 220 Student Development Theory Class one semester per year 10. Complete summer projects as assigned 11. Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree in Higher Education or related field.

Department Required Skills : This is an entry-level position. Residence hall leadership experience are required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Preference will be given to candidates with two years experience managing a university residence hall including supervision of Resident Advisors as well as experience working with living and learning communities and students from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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