The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership apartment communities. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of 88 full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduate student staff members. The Department values respectful, equitable, and inclusive practices and actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, DC metro area just eight miles from downtown DC and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at www.reslife.umd.edu.
General Description of Duties
The Community Director assumes responsibility for the supervisory, community development, and administrative functions for a residential community of approximately 1500-2100 students. The Community Director assumes specific responsibilities in the areas of staff supervision and oversight (supervising three - four professional Resident Directors), administration of policy and procedure, community development initiatives and activities, behavior management, and crisis intervention. The Community Director carries out their duties in an environment characterized by a diverse staff and student population. The Community Director actively leads and models practices that foster equity and inclusion in a diverse community of resident students, student employees, and professional staff. The Community Director participates as a member of the management team for a campus area of approximately 5,500-6,500 residents, working under the supervision of the Associate Director, in cooperation with Assistant Directors, other Community Directors, an Administrative Operations Coordinator, and a Residential Case Manager.
Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field required. Minimum of two years of full-time experience in residence hall management that includes staff supervision is required. Strong supervisory, administrative, and communication skills required.
Preferred qualifications: Three to four years full-time experience in residence hall management that includes staff supervision preferred. Energy, commitment, flexibility, and enthusiasm highly desired. Successful candidates must actively demonstrate an appreciation for and promotion of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion in all areas of work. Candidates should display strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative partnerships.
Conditions of Employment
- The Community Director is a 12-month, live-in position.
- Although the position requires approximately 40 hours per week, the nature of the position, at times, necessitates unpredictable workweeks including nights and weekends. Some weeks requiring more than 40 hours.
- The nature of the position requires that the Community Director live on campus in a furnished, assigned apartment located within the hall/area of responsibility.
- The Community Director position is provided the same holidays as other full-time Department of Resident Life community staff. Exceptions to this schedule may be made upon the mutual agreement between the Community Director and their supervisor.
- Community Directors rotate in the after business hours duty system and will be required to rotate into the duty system during all break periods, including holidays and summer. Community Directors must remain within a certain distance of campus while on duty.
- This position is listed as an essential employee and may be asked to report for work during periods when the university is closed.
The starting salary for this position is in the mid $50,000s. Benefits include tuition remission, retirement programs, health insurance, and annual and sick leave. This is a twelve-month position.
For best consideration, submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/86934 no later than September 22, 2021.