Residence Life – Community Director for Residence Life (full time, exempt, live-in)
Elon University is a dynamic private, co-educational, residential, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty, staff and students in teaching, learning, and mentoring. As a major initiative of the Elon Commitment strategic plan, more than $100 million has been invested in the past decade to create one of the nation's most vibrant residential campuses, fully integrating student life with the university's outstanding academic programs. To learn more about Elon University, please visit the website at http://www.elon.edu.
This position requires energetic, highly motivated, thoughtful, and adaptive team players with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a student-centered approach to their work. Since this position is a key leadership role for supporting the university goals for integrating the academic, residential, and social experience of students, priority will be given to candidates with previous experience working within liberal arts, residential college setting and/or previous experience with engaging in partnerships between student affairs and academic affairs. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential, as this position leads the development of an inclusive, intellectual, residential community.
Responsibilities include overseeing the management a residential neighborhoods that houses 400-800 students: working closely with a live-in Faculty Director to develop the intellectual and social climate for the neighborhood; supervising an administrative assistant and undergraduate student staff; maintaining daily student contact through shared meals, mentoring, facilitating and participating in programs and initiatives, and developing student leadership opportunities; co-chairing the neighborhood association with a live-in faculty member; collaborating with staff and faculty members in Living Learning Communities; serving as a student conduct hearing officer; and serving in leadership capacities for departmental efforts.
Master's degree and residence life experience post undergraduate degree required.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Experience with recognizing customer service concepts as they relate to working with primarily student and parent clients in a college setting.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for total administration of residential communities within one's area of supervision.
Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate student staff and a part-time program assistant
Develop student leadership opportunities and work to enhance the neighborhood community.
Internal Number: 7941
About Elon University
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.