Community Directors

Brown University   •  

Providence, RI

Industry: Education


Less than 5 years

Posted 77 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description:

The Community Director (CD) serves as a member of the residential life team and supports student learning and development outside of the classroom and in the residential buildings. Six Community Directors comprise the team of staff who support the residential experience and we are currently hiring 4 of these positions. All CDs coordinate campus-wide and regionally based programming efforts and student development initiatives, counseling, crisis intervention and on-call coverage; assist in the hiring, training and evaluation of Residential Peer Leaders (RPLs) and provide support to the housing assignment and operational processes within the Office of Residential Life. The CD also assists with projects related to the Summer@Brown residential program. Three Community Directors oversee the first year residence halls managing 3-4 buildings/complexes, housing approximately 500 students; supervise 25-30 student residential peer leaders. Two Community Directors oversee the sophomore residence halls managing 8-14 buildings/complexes; housing approximately 1000 students; supervise approximately 25 student residential peer leaders. One Community Director oversees junior/senior residence halls managing approximately 5 buildings/complexes; housing approximately 1100 students; supervises approximately 20 student residential peer leaders. Evening and weekend work expected.

This is a 12 month, live-in position (1 bedroom apartment provided), with meal plan while classes are in session. Four positions are available.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of professional or graduate experience working in a student affairs setting
  • Master’s degree preferred, in Higher Education, Counseling, Student Personnel or a related field   
  • Strong background in supporting students who hold marginalized identities is preferred
  • Prior experience working in a residential setting and developing residential communities is preferred
  • Prior experience supervising a paraprofessional student staff is preferred
  • Evidence of cultural competence and inclusiveness; sensitivity to and understanding of diverse perspectives that students and staff bring to their work, including those of academic, socioeconomic, culture, race and ethnicity, ability, gender, sexuality and intersectional identities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage effectively change and interruptions, while managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, and to work collaboratively with students and colleagues
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and integrity
  • Flexibility to respond to sudden shifts in demands and urgent reporting needs, and to evolve with a dynamic student affairs environment
  • Working knowledge of principles, practices, and theories of student learning and development; understanding of the cultural, social and educational needs of students in residential communities

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