Community Director of Residence Life

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Elon University is currently accepting applications for a Community Director of Residence Life. Elon University is a dynamic private, co-educational, residential, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty, staff and students in teaching and learning. As a major initiative of the Elon Commitment strategic plan, more than $100 million has been invested in the past decade to create one of the nation’s most vibrant residential campuses, fully integrating student life with the university’s outstanding academic programs. To learn more about Elon University, please visit the website at This position requires an energetic, highly motivated, thoughtful, and bright team player with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a student-centric approach to their work. Since this position is a key leadership role for supporting the university goals for integrating the academic, residential, and social experience of students, priority will be given to candidates with previous experience working within a liberal arts, residential college setting and/or previous experience with partnerships between student affairs and academic affairs. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential, as this position leads the development of an inclusive, intellectual, residential community. Responsibilities include overseeing the management of one of our residential neighborhoods with oversight of 400-700 students; supervising an administrative assistant, graduate assistant (in some neighborhoods), and residential student staff; maintaining daily student contact; developing student leadership opportunities; co-chairing the neighborhood association with a faculty member; developing community programs; serving as a student conduct hearing officer; and serving in leadership capacities for departmental efforts. Master’s degree and residence life experience post-undergraduate required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing and implementing student life and academic affairs partnerships in a residential liberal arts environment. Experience with recognizing customer service concepts as they relate to working with primarily student and parent clients in a college setting.  Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021. Position will remain open until filled. Anticipated Start Date: June 15, 2021. Apply at University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.  

Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that "Focus on Student Success." More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.