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Community Director

Apply now Job no: 519716
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $32,075 - $45,000 per year
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
March 7, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
For the complete position description and duties please email: and reference Community Director.

For full consideration, applicants should submit:

• Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position; describe how your skills, abilities, and experiences meet the minimum and preferred qualifications and professional competencies contained within the job announcement.
• Current résumé, which includes dates of employment
• Name, email address and phone number of at least three professional references, one of which must be current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.
• Answer to the following supplemental question:
     1. University Housing is intentionally creating a multicultural organization that actively includes and engages everyone. What does this mean to you, AND if you are selected as a Community Director, how will you help the University Housing achieve this goal?

Department Summary
University Housing, a unit within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is an educational enterprise of the University of Oregon. University Housing supports the academic mission of the University through residence halls, apartments and family housing, and student programs and services.

University Housing strives to be a multicultural organization that actively includes and engages everyone. We are committed to embracing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion into our daily work practices and activities; with our ongoing goal to create safe, welcoming, and equitable working and learning environments.

Position Summary
Community Director (CDs) play a leading role in the creation and implementation of student learning and academic environments within the residence hall communities. This position is an essential services live-in professional staff member, and is responsible for developing a community that enhances the academic experience of each student and provides for personal and community development in collaboration with other staff in University Housing, the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, and other campus partners.

Among their qualifications, CDs are trained as Campus Security Authorities and receive extensive training through UO Housing, UO Police Department, Office of Dean of Students and The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

This position supervises the Resident Assistants (student leaders) and reports to Assistant Director of Residence Life.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's degree (from an accredited institution) in Student Affairs and/or Higher Education (eg. Student Development, Higher Education Student Administration, College Student Personnel Administration, or similar program) or Master's degree in related field (e.g. Social Work, Counseling), or Bachelor's degree (from an accredited institution) plus three years of professional experience in residence life
• One year experience with direct supervision of student staff or student leaders
• One year experience with emergency response and/or crisis management

Professional Competencies
• Experience advising student leaders and/or organizations
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice
• Experience with a developmental approach to student conduct
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications
• Additional year of professional work experience in residence life
• Three or more years residence life in a college/university setting experience
• Applied knowledge of student development theory in a residential environment
• Understanding of living-learning communities and/or residential academic programs
• Experience serving traditionally underrepresented and underserved students
• Experience providing academic support to college students
• Experience with assessment
• Experience leading and/or participating in staff recruitment and training processes
• Experience collaborating with faculty in co-curricular settings

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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