Part-Time Assistant Community Director
The Assistant Community Director (ACD) is a part-time professional staff position in Housing & Residence Life. This position offers an opportunity to assist with the administration of designated residence hall(s), with an emphasis on student involvement and community development. The incumbent will be able to develop skills in implementing developmental programming and initiatives, advising student leaders, supporting departmental initiatives, emergency and conflict management, and budget management. The ACD reports directly to the Assistant Director for Training & Leadership (ADTL) and assists in the overall management and operation of a designated residential area.
The Assistant Community Director serves as a member of the emergency response duty rotation and requires after-hours, weekend, and summer response to student concerns. Due to the expectation of after-hours and weekend responsibilities, this position requires the individual to be available outside traditional work hours and to live in an on-campus apartment. The incumbent will attend and participate in department and committee meetings; regular attendance at staff meetings and designated training/in-services is required.
The Assistant Community Director provides support to the Assistant Director for Training & Leadership in guiding students as they build dynamic and supportive residential communities, including advising multiple student leaders and paraprofessional student staff members in Residence Life. Duties include: identifying, encouraging, and advising student leaders and Hall Council members, coordinating and planning area-wide programs, assessing programming initiatives across area of oversight, and assisting with the coordination of various administrative functions, including move-in and move-out, health & safety inspections, resident verifications, emergency and conflict management, and policy enforcement.
- Community Development & Programming: At the direction of the ADTL and in consultation with the Residence Life Leadership Team, interpret and apply a programming framework utilizing Housing & Residence Life programming model and curricular approach. The ACD manages several large area programs for the department on topics identified as residents’ most immediate needs and interests. Serve on department and University committees that support programming efforts. Assist hall staff in ensuring appropriate community development and successful learning outcomes are being met. Support the programming efforts of colleagues within the department. Regular attendance at after hours and weekend programs, staff trainings, and weekly evening staff meetings is required.
- Hall Council Advisement: Guide student leaders in the
development, planning, assessment and implementation of community
programming and initiatives. Serve as the advisor to area Hall
Council in consultation with the ADTL. Attend and assist with Hall
Council executive and general meetings in the evenings. At the
direction of the ADTL, regularly meet with Hall Council executives
for planning, provide oversight of the hall council budget(s), and
approve funding request.
- Staff Support, Selection & Training: Provide support to the
department in the selection, training, and ongoing development of
paraprofessional student staff in assigned area. Assist in the
selection, training, and guidance/support for undergraduate student
staff members to provide an environment conducive to living and
learning. To meet these goals, this position requires the
individual to meet with staff members individually and as a group
to discuss their performance, residential needs, and issues
affecting the residence hall and campus community.
Essential Functions (continued)
This position has a live-on requirement and non-traditional business hours. Flexibility is required to be successful in this position. Attendance at campus functions, student programs and initiatives, and after-hours emergency response is required. The incumbent should have an active interest in the development of students in their personal and academic pursuits. The compensation package for this position includes an air-conditioned, furnished, on-campus apartment with all utilities paid (local phone, electricity, cable, internet access). Position is part-time, averaging 20 hours a week based on Departmental priorities. The Assistant Community Director receives an annual stipend of $8,000 distributed across a monthly pay cycle. This position is a year-long appointment and continued reappointment is based on departmental need.
- FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
- Wage: Stipend of $8,000 annually
- Supervising Position Title: Assisting Director for Training & Leadership
- Background Check Required: Yes
- Bachelor’s degree required; current enrollment in a Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or other graduate program in the DMV area preferred
- Previous experience with or participation in peer advising, residence life, student organizations, or student leadership preferred
- Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- The ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
- Must live in campus housing
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