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Community Director

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Community Director

Job no: 527487
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Other, Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing Residence Life
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Salary range starts at $40,000; live-in position
Compensation Band: OS-OA03-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
June 16, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter, resume, and a response to the following supplemental question:

In Residence Life at the University of Oregon, we have an educational priority for our students: Residents who live on campus will thrive by engaging in and creating just communities. What does this mean to you, and if you are selected as the Community Director, how will you help us achieve this goal?

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students' development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences, the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services Operations, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
The Community Director (CD) is an essential services, live-in Officer of Administration (OA) essential to administering the first-year residential student experience. Community Directors lead in constructing and implementing the Residential Curriculum and facilitating academic and co-curricular residential experiences through their presence and intentional engagement with residential students in community. CDs supervise Resident Assistants and provide their residents with opportunities for intrapersonal and community development through a number of strategies.

These strategies include the residential curriculum centered on specific learning goals that are connected to the knowledge of personal identity and cultural competence, strategies for supporting health and wellness, responsibility to oneself and the community, and integration of academic learning into other realms of life. CDs are expected to contribute to student success through their interactions and advisement of students.

In collaboration with other staff in University Housing, the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, and other campus partners, CDs will implement initiatives for community development through student learning and development, social justice and inclusion, crisis management, conduct and community standards, academic initiatives, and administration. The CD is responsible for responding to concerns and issues within the community in order to uphold safety and security. CDs exercise a significant amount of independent judgment and discretion.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree or Bachelor's degree plus two years of full-time experience in residence life
  • One year experience with direct supervision of student staff or student leaders

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrates the ability to integrate knowledge of anti-deficit and social justice frameworks in dispositions, skills, and work
  • Demonstrates knowledge of theory and techniques for advising and supporting diverse individuals or groups, including traditionally underrepresented and underserved students
  • Demonstrates the ability to build and develop an inclusive, cohesive team
  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret, communicate and enforce policies and procedures

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with designing or implementing assessment, evaluation, or research
  • Experience with ethical and equitable student conduct/residential conduct adjudication
  • Experience with emergency response, crisis management, or post-vention follow-up
  • Experience designing, facilitating, or implementing a residential curriculum
  • Experience consulting, collaborating, or liaising with faculty or academic partners
  • Experience co-constructing or facilitating living-learning communities, academic residential programs, or co-curricular environments

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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