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Community Director

Employer
Bucknell University
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2022

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

Job No: 497171
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Student Affairs

The Office of Residential Education commits to providing intentional and deliberate educational experiences for students that support the academic mission of the University. Placing students at the forefront and giving them ownership of their Bucknell experience, Residential Education cultivates an intentional student experience that advances individual transformation.

The Community Director position is a 12-month, live-in appointment reporting to the Director of Residential Education and is on a team comprised of six Community Directors.

The Community Director supervises approximately 10-20 Residential Advisers and oversees the daily operations of one or more residential areas. With building community as a priority of a Community Director's work, this position is responsible for developing educational opportunities in an environment that enhances student learning and growth in areas including academic success, campus and community engagement, social justice and inclusion, personal development and leadership & professional development.

As live-in professionals, Community Directors are considered first responders and will serve in an on-call rotation to assist with crisis management, intervention and emergency response. The Community Director assumes leadership over an assigned Residential Education initiative such as Appreciation and Recognition, Diversity and Inclusion, Operations, Assessment and Programming, RA Selection, or RA Training. Additionally, the Community Director actively participates in and supports all initiatives of the Office of Residential Education and the Division of Student Affairs.

Job Duties:
SUPERVISION:
  • Supervise approximately 10-20 student staff members
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation processes for student staff
  • Provide on-going support and direction for student staff through weekly staff meetings, one-on-one conversations, and informal interactions to engage in ongoing development
    ADMINISTRATION AND GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:
  • Live-in residence and supervise assigned residential communities
  • Perform administrative duties including, but not limited to assessment, monthly reports, occupancy, budget management and health and safety inspections
  • Provide a staff presence within the community by being visible in the halls and developing a rapport with residents
  • Demonstrate an understanding and on-going commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice by addressing the needs and concerns of underrepresented students
  • Respond to incidents of reported misconduct and write incident reports
  • Serve as a conduct case manager to maintain documentation and facilitate meetings for reported conflicts and violations of University policy
  • Foster a culture of care by supporting students and providing resources by maintaining awareness of resident concerns
  • Serve as the Lead Coordinator to an assigned Residential Education initiative such as Appreciation and Recognition, Diversity and Inclusion, Operations, Assessment and Programming, RA Selection, or RA Training. Additionally, the Community Director actively participates in and supports all initiatives of the Office of Residential Education and the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Develop learning outcomes, goals and ongoing assessment for programs and initiatives
  • Respond to student issues and provide follow up accordingly in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling & Student Development Center, Student Health, Public Safety and the Academic Deans
  • Partner with Housing Services and assist with housing and facilities management including room selection, key inventory, room condition inventory, room changes, damage assessment/billing, summer school, and building renovations
  • Coordinate residence hall opening and closing in assigned residential area in collaboration with Housing Services
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Facilities staff
  • Attend weekly Residential Education meetings and participate in trainings and workshops
  • Perform additional duties as assigned or required to meet Residential Education and University goals and objectives

    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
  • Implement and evaluate the residential programming model, emphasizing competencies including academic success, campus and community engagement, social justice and inclusion, personal development and leadership & professional development
  • Develop a positive and inclusive working and living environment for students and staff
  • Provide crisis intervention and resource referral to students in need
  • Educate students about University policies and procedures including the Community of Responsibility Statement
  • Create, support and attend building-wide and floor-wide programming
    COMMUNICATION:
  • Maintain honest, courteous and ethical relations with all members of the Bucknell community
  • Identify, support and refer students to campus resources as necessary
  • Maintain confidentiality of all student issues and matters in compliance with FERPA
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity
    CRISIS INTERVENTION & RESPONSE:
  • Participate in an on-call duty rotation serving as a first responder and assist with crisis management, intervention and emergency response
  • Support students as they encounter various developmental and/or adjustment difficulties
  • Provide appropriate support and follow-up for students and staff involved in crisis or emergency situations
  • Maintain availability and accessibility to residents and student staff
  • Maintain communication with appropriate professional staff to keep them informed of emergencies and crisis situations
    DIVISIONAL INVOLVEMENT:
  • Serve on department and University committees as assigned
  • Attend all departmental and divisional retreats and meetings
  • Maintain a high degree of visibility and availability to students and staff members
  • Collaborate with other departments within Student Affairs for campus wide events
  • Perform other duties as assigned


    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 1-year professional experience in secondary or higher education setting or in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Experience in training, selection and supervision of student staff
  • Effective written and public speaking skills
  • Strong commitment to students
  • Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • On-call and crisis management experience


    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or a related field
  • Two years of full-time professional residential life, housing or student affairs experience
  • Strong large-scale programming implementation skills
  • Facilities management operations

    Work Type:
    This is a full time, year round, benefits eligible position.

    Benefits:
    To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here!


    To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/497171/community-director







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