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COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

Position Details

Summary

Operating Title COMMUNITY DIRECTOR
Long Classification Title RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTOR
Location Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Department PSU Residential Life     [PSRESX]
Summary of Position

Residential Life is a collaborative organization whose members work closely together to ensure quality service for students, parents, and the institution.

PSU is seeking a Community Director to support the transformation of the new learning model. Community Directors actively engage with residents to advance the University’s retention efforts. This position is responsible for the overall daily operation of a residence hall housing approximately 250-500 students in one of eight residential areas (including traditional residence hall, apartment, and suite style living). Community Directors supervise up to 14 student Community Advisors and up to 15 student desk staff. This is a 12-month, fully-benefited, professional live-in position.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.
Please provide contact information for three professional references that can speak to your work experience will be requested in the PSU application.

Posting Number/Job Order # PS0735FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience None
Other minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.
Demonstrate a strong desire to work directly with students while living and working in a residential setting.
Aptitude for learning and applying policy, procedures, and regulations.
Administrative ability and supervisory skills.
Effective planning and goal setting skills.
Ability to work with, manage, and train small to large groups.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Knowledge of crisis management and intervention techniques.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Two years of recent live-in residential life experience (undergraduate, graduate, or professional).
Master’s degree or graduate level coursework completed in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, or related field.
Conference and event experience in a university setting.
Knowledge of human relations and counseling practices.
Academic and/or student organization advising experience.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders and campus partners.
Participation in campus enrollment and retention initiatives.
Desire to utilize, create and implement innovative practices in residential life.
Experience integrating residential and academic initiatives

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28586
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.0
Grade 10
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Plymouth State University (PSU) is a vibrant university that combines a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation and in community engagement. Plymouth State University, located in the scenic heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire, has approximately 4,400 undergraduate students and 2,700 graduate students.
Plymouth State University is in the process of transforming itself from a traditional, regional comprehensive university with 27 academic departments and 3 colleges to an institution organized around 7 integrated clusters in which students engage in authentic learning, helping to solve real world problems in conjunction with community partners.

Posting Details

Posting Date 02/05/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date 02/20/2018
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
Equipment/Instruments
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Duty/Responsibility

Student Engagement:
Advise residents on an as-needed basis for academic and personal matters, implement community building initiatives to engage residential students, respond to crisis and emergencies, facilitate student conduct meetings with residents, mediate roommate and neighbor concerns, refer students to appropriate campus resources, intervene and engage with students to support University’s retention efforts.

Duty/Responsibility

Administrative:
Facilities management, work order tracking, key box management, room inventory, damage billing entry, programming budget oversight, payroll entry, duty scheduling, routine health and safety checks, maintain accurate housing roster to support occupancy management, facilitate housing assignment changes, coordinate check-in and check-out processes in assigned area, student conduct records management through centralized campus system, department projects.

Duty/Responsibility

Student staff supervision:
Evaluate and supervise up to 14 student Community Advisors and up to 15 work study student employees, contribute to centralized selection and training of student staff.

Duty/Responsibility

D. Liasion: Participate in campus initiatives (new student orientation, admission open house events, conferences and events, Commencement, PAT senate, campus and division committees, etc.), communicate effectively with key stakeholders including but not limited to University Police, Physical Plant, Counseling Center, Dean of Students office, Admissions, represent Residential Life serving as Residence Director on-duty.

Duty/Responsibility

Liaison:
Participate in campus initiatives (new student orientation, Panther Days, admission open house events, conferences and events, Commencement, PAT senate, campus and division committees, etc.), communicate effectively with key stakeholders including but not limited to University Police, Physical Plant, Counseling Center, Dean of Students office, Admissions, represent Residential Life serving as Community Director on-duty.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe how you think this position supports higher education students.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents