Community Director

Position ID: 42238
Georgia College and State University
University Housing
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Resident Director
Job Description: 


Position Information
Business Title Community Director
Home Department University Housing
Employment Type Regular (Continuous)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Staff (12-Month)
Time Limited? No
Work Schedule

8am-5pm, Monday-Friday; some after hour and weekend work required

Work Hours per week 40
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

University Housing creates inclusive and dynamic communities where students form relationships that help them grow as engaged citizens.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Community Director (formerly Hall Director) is the primary live-in administrator of a residence hall and responsible for all management functions necessary to provide a diverse group of students with a community in which they can live and learn comfortably and develop to their highest potential. The Community Director creates a diverse community environment conducive to academic and personal growth and reflecting the mission and philosophy of the Department of University Housing and Georgia College. This is a 12-month live-in position. Furnished campus apartment, cable, Internet, and meal plan when dining services are in operation are included. Georgia College offers a competitive benefits package including tuition benefits, professional development opportunities and a great working environment.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Advising
Job duties performed for the above function

Responsible for facilitating a safe, comfortable, and positive environment in which students can achieve their academic and personal goals; promoting student and community development, while creating a physical and psychological environment conducive to academic success; and overseeing administrative functions.
Promote student learning and the creation of a civil and respectful community.
Advise community councils; responsible for creating positive community in the residence halls.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Supervision
Job duties performed for the above function

Provides professional supervision and duty coverage for the residence program during and after normal university business hours and on weekends. On-call evening and weekend duty will be shared with other staff members.
Assists in the recruitment, selection and evaluation of Community Advisors.
Interprets and enforces all administrative policies and procedures.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Programming
Job duties performed for the above function

Assists with the coordination of several major programmatic aspects of residential life including but not exclusive to: Resident Student Association, CA Recruitment and Selection, CA Training, Staff Recognition, and Summer Conferences.
Oversee residence hall and community development budgets.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Conflict Resolution
Job duties performed for the above function

Assists staff with settling conflicts, problem solving, mediation and crisis management.
Acts as an administrative hearing officer for cases involving alleged student misconduct.
Responds to emergency situations in a manner consistent with established procedures. Conducts follow-up on emergency situations as necessary and utilizes campus and community resources appropriately to address crisis situations.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Training
Job duties performed for the above function

Assists in the development and implementation of the student staff training program.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Building Manager
Job duties performed for the above function

Conducts tours of all assigned facilities each week and communicates regularly with maintenance staff and residents on repair and up-keep issues. Reviews work order logs for assigned buildings and conducts follow-up on maintenance requests to ensure completion. Addresses facilities issues that compromise the health and/or safety of the residents immediately and thoroughly.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Other
Job duties performed for the above function

Completes various reports, forms, and other documents as needed; manages housing assignments.
Participates in special projects and committees as assigned; encouraged to actively participate in University Committees. Attends professional staff meetings and training sessions.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Bachelor’s degree required. Two or more years experience as an Resident/Community Assistant, Assistant Residence Hall Director, Residence Hall Director, or Graduate Assistant in Residence Life including programming, student conduct, and the supervision of student workers is required.

Other Job Requirements

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Select Type None
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

1) Leadership skills and an ability to work effectively with university students.
2) Knowledge of student learning and development theories and ability to integrate into daily responsibilities.
3) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
4) Ability to work autonomously in a team environment.
5) Demonstrated commitment to diversity related issues.
6) The ability to multi-task.
7) Familiar with residence hall living and the challenges of a live-in position.
8) Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other departments.
9) Ability to bend, stoop, climb stairs and lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
10) Ability to hear, read, understand and follow written instructions.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S0667
Desired Start Date 06/16/2019
Open Date 02/19/2019
Close Date 03/13/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Minimum Pay Rate-Annually 31500
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Life/Housing Services (Admin code)
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator