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Community Director, Residential Life

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2022
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Residential Life Operations

Job Posting Title
Community Director, Residential Life

Job Description

The Community Director oversees daily operations related to residence life, staff, and student housing. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates residential life student staff. Provides personal, academic, educational, disciplinary, crisis management, and counseling services to students through various programs and projects. Coordinates with administrative staff to maintain facilities and operations. Maintains positive working relationships with other student affairs and campus life offices in order to facilitate programming and improve services. Assists with the general administration of residence hall student housing. Works under supervision of the Assistant Director of Residential Life to administer programs, supervise undergraduate and graduate staff, and interact positively with students.

  • Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree in Communications, Higher Education, Counseling, Student Affairs or a related area.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills in order to solve problems and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to work with multiple campus constituents.
  • One or more years of supervision experience.
  • One or more years of advising experience.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Basic office computer skills and the ability to learn new software programs.
PRIORITY DEADLINE: November 13, 2022 . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

SALARY: $35,568

  • Supervise, Higher Education in Student Affairs Graduate Students.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of an overall Residential Life Program, providing opportunities for student development and leadership training in assigned residence halls/units.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate Community Assistants and Desk Assistants according to work product and compliance with University policies and procedures.
  • Provide constructive feedback and maintain and cooperative working environment. Provide Community Assistants, Desk Assistants, and other student employees with opportunities for training and development through planned presentations and programming.
  • Implement conflict resolution procedures and oversee the delivery of counseling services for staff and students dealing with problems related to residence life. Work with students and staff to resolve conflicts, assist with personal and academic problems, mental health concerns, discuss diversity issues, and maintain cultural awareness.
  • Build and maintain a working knowledge of the campus and surrounding community in order to assist students with referrals and opportunities for development.
  • Build and maintain positive interactions with students through email communications, meetings, and group discussions.
  • Utilize Maxient to process all conduct and meet with students concerning disciplinary issues and serve as Judicial Hearing Officer. Administer judicial sanctions using, as appropriate.
  • Oversee residence hall operations, such as room assignments, key distribution and collection, damage assessment, disciplinary reporting, billing, safety checks, room condition reports, and maintenance requests.
  • Serve as a budgeting officer for a Community Director Budget as well as Community Council Budget.
  • Build and maintain a positive working relationship with facilities and custodial staff to ensure all facilities needs are being met.
  • Coordinate room and roommate assignments; deliver assignments, make appropriate changes as necessary, and resolve any problems according to established policies and procedures.
  • Make recommendations regarding the purchase of furniture, equipment, and supplies for residence hall facilities and housing units. Monitor the efficacy of housekeeping services and preventative maintenance procedures, and make improvements as necessary. Maintain safety protocols.
  • Serve on campus wide on-call duty rotation.
  • Respond to concerns about facilities, medical emergencies, mental health concerns or safety and security. Conduct follow up and coordination of resources as necessary.
  • Attend weekly departmental staff meetings.
  • Serve on departmental or University committees that support the development of residence life programs and resources.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for this position, please visit . Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Cody Achter


Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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