The Department of Housing and Residential Education works to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes personal development, citizenship, involvement, and leadership. The Department of Housing and Residential Education consists of educators, full-time professional staff, and para-professional student staff who, through exemplary student-centered learning, organizational effectiveness, facilities management, staff engagement and assessment initiatives, strive for student success, self-awareness, and satisfaction.
The Community Director (CD) is an entry-level, full-time, 12-month, live-in appointment with the Department of Housing and Residential Education within the Division of Student Affairs. The position is categorized as Exempt from the State Personnel Act (EHRA) Non-Faculty employee, categorized as Instructional.
Community Directors develop and coordinate residential communities of approximately 400-1000 predominantly undergraduate students that augment and extend the intellectual climate of the University. Community Directors serve as the lead educator for students in the community and are designated as managers of their communities; including facilities operations, budget management, student conduct, and crisis management. Community Directors assess, plan, implement, and evaluate intentional learning opportunities in the community to meet the developmental needs and learning objectives of students and staff. Community Directors have responsibility for the selection, training, evaluation, supervision and mentoring of 20-50 student staff. Community Directors are expected to have direct contact with residents, including advising a community government, providing guidance to Learning Communities where applicable, and through routine daily interactions. During their tenure, Community Directors may have the opportunity to instruct a section of the Peer Leadership in the University Environment (PLUE) course. Summer Operations, as a major revenue-generating business, entails the assignment of the CD during summer months to either Summer School housing, Summer Orientation, Departmental Summer Projects, or conferences and camps.
The successful candidate has a passion for working with a diverse student population, committed to student learning and development, and strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. A successful staff member demonstrates initiative, possesses the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, and maintains a positive attitude. Strong supervisory, administrative, communication, and counseling skills are essential.
Qualifications and Compensation
A Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education Administration, or similarly related field is required. Understanding of issues of diversity; demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity and pluralism among students and staff is required. Undergraduate, graduate or professional experience in a Housing position such as Resident Advisor, Graduate Assistantship, Internship, or similar experience is preferred. Experience supervising staff is preferred. Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs is preferred. Annual salary is $46,400. Community Directors receive a University benefits package, a furnished apartment at no cost including utilities, free on campus parking, reduced membership to campus recreation services and a meal allocation.
We will be accepting applications until October 13 with an anticipated start date of November 13, 2017. Complete the online form and submit a cover letter, resume, and a document with the names and contact information of three references (submit as three separate documents, please). Only Microsoft Word documents and PDF file attachments will be accepted. On campus interviews will begin after the application deadline. Further information regarding Department of Housing and Residential Education can be found at http://housing.unc.edu. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer. Application Link: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/127854
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