Community Director, Residential Living Georgetown University
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Community Director, Residential Living - Georgetown University
The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community. The Division of Student Affairs is deepening its commitment to justice by way of a diversity, equity, and inclusion plan and ongoing efforts to systemize this work. Georgetown's Residential Livingis engaged in the process of anti-racist organizational change and untethering itself from oppressive systems and structures.
The Community Director administers the residential program for a campus community housing between 250-700 students in duties include but are not limited to:
Manages the supervision and development of the resident assistant staff, as well as the design of cultural, educational and social programming supporting the formation of students in the Jesuit tradition.
In partnership with the Resident Assistant staff, educates students through the development of Educational Plans, promotion of leadership development, partnerships with Faculty, Chaplains and Jesuits in residence, emergency response - and through community investment in an established code that emphasizes respect for self and others.
Manages the occupancy, safety and security of the residential area they oversee.
Participates as a critical member of Georgetown's Safety Net, working closely with the Georgetown University Police Department and other Student Affairs offices to respond to student emergencies, including mental health crises, facility emergencies, injury and other concerns.
Serves on an emergency response duty rotation for all on-campus students, and responds nightly to significant student issues.
During summer months, plays a vital role in supporting the departmental conference operations.
Serves as a positive ambassador of the University and Residential Living mission, as well as vision and values within their teams, communities and across campus.
A completed Master's degree, preferably in the area of Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling or Social Work
Thorough understanding of and commitment to the work of Residential Living, as well as the education and character development of college students
Demonstrated experience in the areas of leadership, supervision, professional development, administrative skills, social justice and inclusion, community development, educational engagement, and emergency response
Ability to manage stress, conflict and frustration constructively, and to demonstrate a positive attitude
Ability to identify, define and apply creative and original approaches to resolving issues, and to use sound judgment based on training and departmental policies and protocol
An awareness and understanding of the Jesuit values and the ability to conceptualize them in the application of this role
The Community Director lives in the assigned residential area, performs primarily desk work in an office or workspace using a university-issued laptop computer, and participates in some meetings or events in other buildings or off campus. Therefore, the Community Director opportunity has the following particular requirements:
Availability and willingness to be on-call for 24 hours of duty
Ability to respond quickly to emergencies (behavioral, health related and physical plant) and other needs when they arise
As necessary, availability to engage in in-person work during times when the University is a virtual learning environment
Availability and willingness to perform regular evening and weekend requirements as required of a designated Emergency Employee
Application deadline Sunday, July 11, 2021.
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Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.
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