Community Director

Pacific Lutheran University
March 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$17.16
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0602542

Recruitment Type: Open to All Applicants Position Title: Community Director Position Type: Staff Position Status: Regular Full-time Benefits Status: Benefits Eligible FLSA: Non-Exempt Hiring Range: $17.16 per hour, with excellent benefits. Department: Residential Life Office Posting Date: 02/16/2023 Closing Date When a sufficient number of qualified applicants has been identified. Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. Some evenings & weekends required.

General Description:

Community Directors are an integral part of the educational community at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). They collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to create and manage purposeful and dynamic learning environments across campus that support student wellbeing and thriving. They have a broad knowledge of student development theories and implement these theories into daily practice, particularly in support of retention and persistence for historically marginalized students (e.g., Students of Color, First Generation, LGBTQIA+, and other students). Finally, Community Directors are reflective educators who are able to communicate with diverse individuals and communities. Community Directors report to the Associate Director(s) for Campus Life.

Campus Life integrates the traditional work of Student Engagement and Residential Life to create a more cohesive, intentional, and holistic student experience while enhancing student learning, engagement and success at PLU. Campus Life is situated within Student Life, a Division that strives for improved care, learning and service to students through increased synergies and efficiencies. Through shared departmental leadership, vision and work, the Campus Life department enhances student learning, engagement and success at PLU.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with colleagues within Campus Life to design, implement, and assess university-wide initiatives, such as new student orientation, clubs & organizations, leadership development and recognition, and other programs.
  • Oversee overall residence operations in 1-3 residence hall(s); direct the co-curricular development of the 4-5 learning communities (LCs) within one's hall(s), including managing faculty partnerships and leading co-curricular programming and assessment.
  • Select, train, supervise, recognize, evaluate, and support professional development for 6-13 Resident Assistants (RAs).
  • Teach a PLUS 100: Transition to PLU course in support of new student transition and thriving.
  • Be a resource to clubs and organizations to create thematic connections to the LCs.
  • Actively lead weekly student leadership/staff meetings on some weekday evenings during the academic year.
  • Be an active leader and participant in the residence hall community through formal programming and intentional interaction.
  • Actively participate in weekly meetings with one's student staff/leaders, Campus Life Staff, CD team, and individual meetings with supervisor.
  • Actively participate in student leader training and/or selection committees; certain CD roles include a collateral assignment.
  • Provide crisis response and follow-up in residence halls. Serve as Emergency Building Coordinator (EBC).
  • Participate in the all-residence hall on-call duty rotation with all Community Directors.
  • Provide support for students and staff in conflict management and resolution; coordinate pro/reactive student care that supports retention, success, and thriving.
  • Serve as a conduct educator and review officer.
  • Manage housing processes (e.g., move in/out, occupancy, room assignments and inspections) and hall budgets (e.g., co-curricular, student employment, supplies).
  • Perform weekly walk-throughs of building(s) to survey maintenance needs, submit appropriate facilities requests, and maintain regular contact with facilities staff.
  • Work with students to develop an understanding of how cultures shape assumptions and behaviors and demonstrate a willingness to continue one's own learning surrounding multicultural competencies and issues of social justice, power, privilege, and oppression.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with various constituencies in oral and written forms.
  • Proficient computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Experience working in, developing, and/or implementing Living Learning Communities.
  • Knowledge of student learning and development, and ability to apply in daily practice.
  • Leadership skills and an ability to work effectively with university students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other departments.
  • Skills in counseling, administration, and community development.
  • Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Residential life, student affairs, or other related experience.
  • Successful candidates are required to live in a residence hall apartment.
  • Finalist candidates and spouse/domestic partner (if applicable) must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background checks.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field.
  • Work Conditions:

  • Successful candidates are required to live in a residence hall apartment.
  • Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to move around campus and sit for long periods of time during the course of regular job duties.
  • Some on-campus buildings that Community Directors may need to access per the course of their position responsibilities do not have elevators (if you have concerns about climbing stairs, please apply and we can discuss).
  • Successful candidates are required to live in a residence hall apartment.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Other Information:

    PLU is a small, private university where caring means more than kindness and consideration — it means a bold commitment to expanding well-being, opportunity, and justice. Because PLU is a community committed to the creation and advancement of knowledge through diversity and inclusion, the university actively recruits a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. PLU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.

    PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, generous retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation and sick leave, major holidays off (including Christmas/New Year's break and extra time off during the summer), and many other great university benefits. PLU is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program as a 501©(3) tax-exempt organization. Click here for detailed benefits information.

    For general application questions or if you need accommodations at any point in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 253-535-7185 or [email protected]

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you legally eligible to work in the United States on your hire date AND legally authorized to work in the United States for Pacific Lutheran University without sponsorship now or indefinitely into the future?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of Three References
  • Optional Documents

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