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
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
As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope
you enjoy it as much as we do.
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
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
Interprets and enforces all administrative policies and
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
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.
Bachelor's degree required (at time of hire).
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.
1) Leadership skills and an ability to work effectively with
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
8) Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and
9) Ability to bend, stoop, climb stairs and lift a minimum of 25
10) Ability to hear, read, understand and follow written
Required Documents to Attach
- 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.
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).