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Community Director

Georgia College
Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2022

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

Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students –5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O’Conner, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O’Connor’s former home, the Andalusia Institute, now owned by the College. Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. 

Job Summary

The Community Director is the primary live-in administrator of a residence hall and responsible for all management functions necessary to provide a diverse group of students with a community in which they can live and learn comfortably and develop to their highest potential. The Community Director creates a diverse community environment conducive to academic and personal growth and reflecting the mission and philosophy of the Department of University Housing and Georgia College.


Advising - 15

Responsible for facilitating a safe, comfortable, and positive environment in which students can achieve their academic and personal goals; promoting student and community development, while creating a physical and psychological environment conducive to academic success; and overseeing administrative functions.
Promote student learning and the creation of a civil and respectful community.
Advise community councils; responsible for creating positive community in the residence halls.

Supervision - 20

Provides professional supervision and duty coverage for the residence program during and after normal university business hours and on weekends. On-call evening and weekend duty will be shared with other staff members.
Assists in the recruitment, selection and evaluation of Community Advisors.
Interprets and enforces all administrative policies and procedures.

Programming - 15
Assists with the coordination of several major programmatic aspects of residential life including but not exclusive to: Resident Student Association, CA Recruitment and Selection, CA Training, Staff Recognition, and Summer Conferences.
Oversee residence hall and community development budgets.

Conflict Resolution - 20
Assists staff with settling conflicts, problem solving, mediation and crisis management.
Acts as an administrative hearing officer for cases involving alleged student misconduct.
Responds to emergency situations in a manner consistent with established procedures. Conducts follow-up on emergency situations as necessary and utilizes campus and community resources appropriately to address crisis situations

Training - 10
Assists in the development and implementation of the student staff training program.

Building Manager - 10
Conducts tours of all assigned facilities each week and communicates regularly with maintenance staff and residents on repair and up-keep issues. Reviews work order logs for assigned buildings and conducts follow-up on maintenance requests to ensure completion. Addresses facilities issues that compromise the health and/or safety of the residents immediately and thoroughly.

Other - 10
Completes various reports, forms, and other documents as needed; manages housing assignments.
Participates in special projects and committees as assigned; encouraged to actively participate in University Committees. Attends professional staff meetings and training sessions.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree required (at time of hire).

Required Experience
One to three years experience as an Resident/Community Assistant, Assistant Residence Hall Director, Residence Hall Director, or Graduate Assistant in Residence Life including programming, student conduct, and the supervision of student workers; or equivalent relevant leadership experiences.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
1) Leadership skills and an ability to work effectively with university students.
2) Knowledge of student learning and development theories and ability to integrate into daily responsibilities.
3) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
4) Ability to work autonomously in a team environment.
5) Demonstrated commitment to diversity related issues.
6) The ability to multi-task.
7) Familiar with residence hall living and the challenges of a live-in position.
8) Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other departments.
9) Ability to bend, stoop, climb stairs and lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
10) Ability to hear, read, understand and follow written instructions.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • List of References
Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

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  • Position of Trust
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