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Community Director

Apply now Job no: 523421
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $36,000 - $42,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA03-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
Immediately, to ensure consideration apply by February 25, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload a cover letter, resume and response to the following supplemental question, with your online application.

1. The Residence Life Department at the University of Oregon is a learning organization striving to create a socially just environment. How have/will you challenge colleagues, supervisors, and students to be more socially just?

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and contributes to higher grades, staying and graduating from the University and future success.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students’ development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Marketing and Communications, and Residence Life. University Housing is an educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
Community Directors (CDs) play a leading role in the creation and implementation of student learning and academic environments within the residence hall communities.

The CD position is an essential services live-in professional staff member whose primary role includes supervising student leaders (Resident Assistants and Resident Assistant Coordinator) and providing residents with opportunities for personal and community development. The CD will utilize the residential curriculum learning goals to cultivate crucial life skills in residents including knowledge of personal identity, cultural competence, strategies for supporting health and wellness, responsibility to oneself and the community, and the integration of academic learning into other realms of life.

In collaboration with other staff in University Housing, the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, along with other campus partners, CDs will implement initiatives for student learning and development, diversity and social justice, crisis management, conduct and community standards, academic initiatives, and administration.

The CD is responsible for responding to concerns and issues within the resident community in order to uphold safety and security. CDs exercise a significant amount of independent judgement and discretion.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree plus two years of full-time 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.

Live-in position:
Participates in an on-call rotation and responds to emergencies as they occur within the residence halls and family housing areas.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
• Demonstrated investment and engagement in self-education around identity, intersectionality, power, privilege, and oppression.
• Understanding of living-learning communities and/or academic residential programs.

Preferred Qualifications
• Additional year of professional work experience in residence life.
• Experience serving traditionally underrepresented and underserved students.
• Experience teaching, educating, or facilitating learning environments for students.
• Experience leading and/or participating in student staff recruitment.
• Experience adjudicating student conduct.
• Experience with creating and conducting assessments.
• Experience collaborating with faculty in co-curricular settings.
• Experience advising student leaders and/or organizations.

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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 Civil Rights Compliance, 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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