The University is seeking a committed, intelligent, creative, and energetic student affairs professionals to join our residential life t eam! Community Directors are responsible for furthering the mission of the Office of Residential Life and the Division of Student Affairs by working with staff to create a residential community for students that promotes co - curricular learning and personal development.
This is a 12 - month, professional, live - in position reporting to an Area Coordinator. The Community Director position is responsible for the administration of a residence hall and staff. This position has overall supervision responsibiliti es for a 200 - 300 bed commu nity with 5 - 8 Resident Assistants. There are currently two new positions available, some of which supervise a Senior Resident Assistant and/or Academic Peer Mentor.
Education Requirements, Knowledge and Skills: A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Stude nt Personnel Services, Counseling, or a related field required. Experience with residence hall management, staff supervision, crisis management, programming, community development, student conduct, and customer service strongly preferred.
The ideal candid ate will have strong verbal and written communication skills and the desire to work with a diverse group of students, staff, University administrators and external constituencies including parents. Successful candidates must possess a proven understanding and commitment to assuming leadership in a diverse, high - energy environment requiring ability to consistently manage multiple simultaneous priorities.
d. Provide education and training to students and staff on university policies and procedures
e. Address student conduct issues and adjudicate disciplinary hearing for violations of university policy and regulation
f. Manage and assist with the implementation of intentional programs, services, and activities that meet the unique needs of each community’s residential population
g. Provide mediation and intervention
h. Manage and reconcile hall budget
i. Actively foster an environment of cultural awareness, respect, and an appreciation of diversity
j. Participates in and facilitate conversations around social justice, diversity, and inclusion, and encourages cultural competency among students
k. Actively encourage students to continue to reside on campus by creating an environment students want to return to
l. Address and resolve students concerns
C. Departmental Operations :
1. Assist in the coordination and implement ation of institutional and departmental policy procedure development.
2. Assist in all department recruitment, programming, and training efforts
3. Perform on - call responsibilities as required including a rotating duty schedule
4. Act as a crisis/emergency respon der for the campus community
5. Oversee the maintenance work order and damage billing process for the hall while working collaboratively with Facilities to address residence area needs and issues
6. Attend weekly Residential Life staff meetings and one - on - ones with supervisor
7. Address housing is sues, room assignments and room change s in area of supervision
8. Build relationships and m aintain communication with other campus offices/departments and respond to issues concerning residential students.
9. Coordinate opera tional aspects of residence hall opening and closings; health and safety inspection process, room inventory, fire drills, etc.,
10. Assist with summer and f all o rientation programs, summer camps and conferences, Admissions Open House(s), Accepted Student Day( s), and various ORL events
11. Maintain daily office hours in t he Office of Residential Life , residence hall office, and open door hours in residence hall.
12. Serve on various departmental, divisional, and institutional committees and participate in collateral a ssignments
13. Manage and assist with summer housing, summer projects, staff appreciation, RA in - service, etc.
D. Commitment to Inclusion
1. Engages in opportunities to increase own capacity for equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourages cultural competency among students
2. Consistently treats others without bias and applies understanding to using practices and policies
3. Role models behavior which positively contributes to an inclusive work and learning environment
4. Demonstrates a strong commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding on campus.
Internal Number: 17-102A
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.