Community Director

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Jul 09, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. They are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing their legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. They mentor and empower their students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and their rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that they do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

 

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Under the direction of Director of Residence Life and Housing and/or the Assistant Director, the Community Director is a part of a residence life and housing program that is evolving and focusing on creating a dynamic living and learning environment for our 1600 resident students. The Community Director will need to be an enthusiastic student-centered, professional who can work independently in a residential area of up to 500 residents and be part of a team of dedicated professionals that works towards creating a vibrant community across the Curry campus. Community Directors supervise and provide a leadership opportunity for 9 to 20 student resident assistants. This is a full-time, 12-month, live-on position. 

Essential Functions:

  • Strong understanding of student development and theory, and demonstrated application of that in a residential environment;
  • Oversee day-to-day administration of their assigned residential area of up to 400 beds consisting of student concerns, community events, staff, facility and public safety concerns, damage billing and education, etc.;
  • Provides student advising, mediation and referral to campus resources when appropriate;
  • Supervise the social & educational programming efforts of resident assistants in their area by supporting and evaluating these programs;
  • Maintain a presence within your residential area as well as throughout the greater Curry community;
  • Educate resident students on college policy and community expectations;
  • Serve as a Student Community Standards & Accountability Hearing Officer and meet with students that may have violated college policy;
  • Collaborate with residence life central office staff and other key departments (Buildings and Grounds, Public Safety, Community Standards & Accountability) to maintain residential facilities that are safe and comfortable for personal and academic success;
  • Work with the Director of Residence Life & Housing to maintain up-to-date housing assignment information and assists with the necessary paperwork for room assignments and changes;
  • Responds, manages and follows up on crises or emergencies within the residential community;
  • Assist with the training and on-going development of the student resident assistant staff;
  • Serve in the Residence Life On Call rotation for the entire campus community;
  • Supervise Resident Assistants.

Additional Functions:

  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or his/her designee.

 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required;
  • One to two years of professional experience working in a residence hall environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, collaboration and communication skills to effectively deal with a variety of individuals;
  • Ability to successfully perform in high pressure situations;
  • Demonstrated ability to foster productive relationships with various campus groups; Students, faculty, staff, and families;
  • Ability to adapt your personal and professional schedule to the unique demands of residence life and the College's calendar (opening, closing, breaks, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a related field.

 

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at Rachel.king@curry.edu, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter
  • a resume; and
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.

 

 

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