Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Fri Sep 15 2023 Job Description:
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 400-600 first-year and/or upper-class students. The position reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Education and supervises 10-15 student Resident Advisers.
Supervise, train, and evaluate 10-15 Resident Advisers.
Oversee 2-5 residence halls and/or houses with 400-600 residential students
Oversee Living Learning communities and Affinity spaces in their designated area. Creating intentionally designed programming for the needs of the community.
Under the leadership of the Assistant 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 concerns 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 bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with Resident Advisers to share information and discuss student and Hall/House-related concerns.
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.
Oversee Hall Councils for respective residence halls. Advising HC leadership, overseeing programming efforts, and providing organizational structure.
Support the Director of Residential Life & 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 Assistant Director of Residential Education in planning and implementing RA training programs, in?service training programs, RA socials and appreciation events, RA evaluations, RA Hiring processes, etc.
Each Community Director will participate in departments and campus wide committees to be determined by the Director of RLH or their designee within the following areas: Student Leadership and Programming, residential curriculum, new student experience and Orientation, graduate student experience, off-campus student experience, multicultural student engagement, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) 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.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 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.
As of June 1, 2023 Clark University no longer requires employees or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Clark urges all community members to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination, which recommend that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses. This is important for your own personal health as well as the health of our community.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: 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.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
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.