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Community Director (2 Positions Available) - REVISED

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0601622
Recruitment Type: Open to All Applicants
Position Title: Community Director (2 Positions Available) - REVISED
Position Type: Staff
Position Status: Regular Full-time
Benefits Status: Benefits Eligible
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: $30,000/year with Bachelor’s degree, $32,500/year with Master’s degree + excellent benefits
Department: Residential Life Office
Posting Date: 01/12/2018
Closing Date When a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified.
Work Schedule:

FT; 12-month position; Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm. Some evenings and weekends required.

General Description:

Community Directors are an integral part of the educational community at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). They collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to create and manage purposeful and dynamic learning environments. Community Directors are reflective educators who are able to communicate with diverse individuals and communities. Reports to the Director of Residential Programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

• Oversee overall residence operations in 1-2 residential communities.
• Direct the co-curricular development of the Learning Communities within one’s hall(s).
• Select, train, supervise, recognize, and evaluate 6-16 student staff members.
• Provide crisis response and follow-up in residence halls. Serve as Emergency Building Coordinator (EBC).
• Participate in the all-residence hall on-call duty rotation with all Community Directors.
• Actively participate in weekly meetings with student staff, departmental Central Staff, CD Staff, and individual meetings with the Director of Residential Programs.
• Provide support for students and staff in conflict management and resolution.
• Serve as a conduct educator and review officer.
• Be an active leader and participant in the residence hall community through formal programming and intentional interaction.
• Serve as the primary advisor for the Residence Hall Council (RHC) in assigned building(s).
• Perform weekly walk-throughs of building(s) to survey maintenance needs, submit appropriate facilities requests, and maintain regular contact with facilities staff.
• Manage housing processes and budgets.
• Communicate clearly and effectively with various constituencies in oral and written forms.
• Work to understand the influence and impact of ELCA Lutheran Higher Education.
• Work with students to develop an understanding of how cultures shape assumptions and behaviors and demonstrate a willingness to continue one’s own learning surrounding multi-cultural competencies, issues of social justice, power, privilege, and oppression.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Leadership skills and an ability to work effectively with university students.
• Knowledge of student learning and development, and ability to apply in daily practice.
• Proficient computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet software.
• Regularly required to walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit for long periods of time during the course of regular job duties.

Required Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree and post-undergraduate residential life or related experience.
2. Finalist applicants and spouse/domestic partner (if applicable) must successfully complete pre-employment background checks.
3. Successful applicants are required to live in a residence hall apartment.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field.
• Experience working with traditional-style housing for first-year and sophomore student populations and experience developing/implementing Living Learning Communities, particularly with a focus on social justice and identity development.

Work Conditions:

• Finalist candidates and spouse/domestic partner (if applicable) must successfully complete pre-employment background checks.
• Successful candidates are required to live in a residence hall apartment.

Physical Requirements:

• Regularly required to walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit for long periods of time during the course of regular job duties.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Other Information:

PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation, major holidays off, and many other great university benefits.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you able to, after receiving an offer of or after starting employment, provide proof of US Citizenship or a current valid visa which would permit you to work in this country?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. Other Document