Community Director

Wright State University
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$36,000
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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EEO Statement

Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Faculty Rank or Job Title Community Director Job Category: Administrative (exempt/non-exempt) Department Residence Life & Housing EEO number: 23P253 Position FTE


Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate $36,000 Salary Band: UC S03 Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Community Director (CD) is a full-time, live-in, professional position responsible for the daily operation of a co-ed residential community (apartments or traditional residence halls) housing from 320-480 students. The Community Director will create an administratively efficient, comprehensive and responsive student-centered educational program that positively influences student learning & development while maximizing an enjoyable living experience. Developing interaction between students, administrators, and faculty; encouraging community service opportunities and collaborating with the academic affairs and student affairs units will be primary mechanisms to promote this environment. Out-of-class activities will be directed to achieve optimal integration of academic, cultural, recreational and social opportunities with the aim to foster behavior patterns known to promote healthy communities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree by start date plus residence life and leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • High degree of personal character, understanding of first-year and/or upper-class student development.
  • Computer literacy; and an upbeat, energetic “can-do” attitude are desirable.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • At least 1 year of leadership experience
  • Essential Functions and percent of time:

  • Direct supervision of 7-12 live-in paraprofessional Resident Assistants. Participate in and assist with paraprofessional, graduate, and professional staff training and hiring. Supervise, train and evaluate office staff for the Community Office. (15%)

  • Serve as the facilitator of assigned residence life committees; serve as liaison to academic programs that collaborate with your community; interact with university colleagues and the Faculty-in-Residence; and assist with the development of quality student oriented living-learning communities. (10%)

  • Identify students with leadership ability and encourage their involvement in residential community organizations. Participate in leadership training and retreats as required. Attend weekly meetings while serving as the primary advisor to the Community Council. Monitor organizational funds. Serve in other advising capacities as requested. (10%)

  • Coordinate student development programming for area of responsibility. Emphasis is on academic success, personal development, diversity/oppression reduction, creating a quality living environment, leadership development, and service to the community. Oversight of Resident Assistant and community budgets. Serve as instructor for one academic course in the College of Health, Education, and Human Services (SAA 4100). (10%)

  • Manage/coordinate operation of community office. Execute and maintain all record keeping functions as outlined by Residence Life and Housing including but not limited to: student billing, assignment changes, financial transactions, conduct/discipline, fire, health and safety inspections, residence life reports, maintenance records, and postal services. Collaborate with others to ensure that the residential facilities are safe, secure, well maintained and are administratively supervised in a timely, effective and efficient manner. (10%)

  • Other operating responsibilities include: utilizing computer equipment including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, e-mail, Roompact, the Residential Management System (RMS) and other applications; approving, implementing and/or facilitating assignment changes and consolidation process as outlined by Residence Life and Housing; assisting with room selection process; developing and maintaining a strong working relationship with community custodial and maintenance staff; and assisting with facility management and enhancement projects. (10%)

  • Maintain availability on all opening and closing weekends, as well as final exam weeks, for the fall, spring & summer semesters and assist central office staff with coordination and implementation of the resident check-in and check-out processes. Enhance university public relations by representing Residence Life and Housing and WSU by interacting with and responding promptly to students, parents, and guests of the university. (5%)

  • Attend, participate in, and provide support to all training, in-services, staff retreats, departmental staff meetings, Residence Life meetings, and/or university committees as requested. (10%)

  • Intervene in, mediate, and monitor roommate conflicts. Serve as a resource and provide personal advisement for residents and/or referral service as appropriate. (5%)

  • Participate equally in the 24-hour campus wide primary on-duty rotation providing emergency response services. (5%)

  • Serve as a conduct officer within the university judicial process. (5%)

  • Additional Residence Life projects as assigned. (5%)

  • Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):

    SUMMER RESPONSIBILITIES: During summer months, the Community Director will be assigned a summer employment responsibility (Camps, Conferences, Projects, Fall Training, Move-In Day(s), etc.

    Non-Essential Functions and percent of time: Working Conditions

    This position requires non-traditional working hours. Evening and weekend hours, along with some holidays, are required to effectively complete the responsibilities associated with this position.

    Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University to make an employment offer contingent on various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at https:// www.

    Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco- free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    For additional information contact: Jennifer Attenweiler Director of Residence Life Residence Life & Housing Wright State University 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. Dayton, OH 45435 (937) 775-4543 E-mail: jennifer.a[email protected] Website: https:// www.

    Posting Date 07/03/2023 First Consideration Date: Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes

    Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you or will you have Bachelor's degree by start date?
  • Yes
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  • Do you have a Master's degree?
  • Yes
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  • Do you have residence life and leadership experience?
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  • Please describe your leadership experience.
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