Community Director

Community Director

Not Currently Hiring
Position Type: 
Professional Positions

Our Mission:  Carolina Housing works to provide convenient housing that is secure, inclusive and supportive. Students create a home in our on-campus communities, build life-long friendships and develop skills for their current and future successes as they journey through their Carolina experience. 

The Community Director (CD) is an entry-level, full-time, 12-month, live-in appointment with Carolina Housing within the Division of Student Affairs. The position is categorized as Exempt from the State Personnel Act (EPA) Non-Faculty employee, categorized as Instructional.


Position Overview

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 University Environments (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, and a reduced membership to campus recreation services.


To Apply

The application deadline is February 28, 2020 with an anticipated start date of July 6, 2020. To apply for this position, go to 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.  Interviews will begin after the application deadline.  Further information regarding Carolina Housing can be found at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.