Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Tue Apr 20 2021 Job Description:
Clark University is seeking two (2) Community Director positions.
As a live-in professional and essential member of the Student Affairs staff, the Community Director is responsible for managing and supervising the day-to-day community development and operations of a residential community of up to 500 first-year and/or upper-class students. The position reports to the Associate Director of Residential Life and Housing and supervises 8-15 student Resident Advisers.
Supervise, train, and evaluate 8-15 Resident Advisers.
Under the leadership of the Associate Director, develop, implement and enhance a comprehensive Residential Experience model.
Serve as a University Hearing Officer to facilitate student conduct proceedings.
Serve as on?call staff person for the residential community on a rotating basis with the other professional staff members. This includes responding to various policy infractions, crisis situations, and various student incidents on campus.
Be aware of and address student problems and assist students on an individual and group basis regarding personal, academic, and housing-related concerns. Share information about issues to other staff and offices, as appropriate.
Conduct weekly staff meetings and regular one-on-one meetings with Resident Advisers to share information and discuss student and Hall/House-related problems.
Provide leadership for students and staff to initiate, imï¿½plement, and evaluate educational, social, recreational, and community service programs for residenï¿½tial students. Actively encourage faculty and staff involvement. Implement and attend programs to provide maximum visibility in Halls.
Manage professional development, staff development, and hall programming budgets.
Coordinate staff efforts to effectively serve as a liaison between residents and campus partners.
Support the Director of Residential Life and Housing and the Assistant Director for Housing Operations regarding housing and staffing related issues, i.e. duty schedules, room assignment, room changes, damage billing, opening and closings, room condition cards, housing lottery, etc.
Support the Associate Director of Residential Life in planning and implementing RA training programs, in?service training programs, RA socials and appreciation events, RA evaluations, RA Hiring processes, etc.
Each Residence Director will work on other projects to be determined by the Director and Associate Director of RLH or their designee within the following areas: Student Leadership and Programming, new student experience and Orientation, graduate student experience, multicultural student engagement, and general operations within the RLH department.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred; degree specialization in Higher Education Administration/ College Student Personnel preferred.
Previous residential life experience at the RA or professional level strongly preferred.
Flexible and adaptable, high-energy approach to student development and proven ability to engage students.
Strong customer service and communication skills.
Ability to work autonomously.
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Basic budgeting skills.
A strong understanding of student development is essential.
This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than July 15. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.