Residence Life – Community Director for Residence Life (full time, exempt, live-in)
Elon University is a dynamic private, co-educational, residential, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty, staff and students in teaching, learning, and mentoring. As a major initiative of the Elon Commitment strategic plan, more than $100 million has been invested in the past decade to create one of the nation's most vibrant residential campuses, fully integrating student life with the university's outstanding academic programs. To learn more about Elon University, please visit the website at http://www.elon.edu.
This position requires energetic, highly motivated, thoughtful, and adaptive team players with strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a student-centered approach to their work. Since this position is a key leadership role for supporting the university goals for integrating the academic, residential, and social experience of students, priority will be given to candidates with previous experience working within liberal arts, residential college setting and/or previous experience with engaging in partnerships between student affairs and academic affairs. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential, as this position leads the development of an inclusive, intellectual, residential community.
Responsibilities include overseeing the management a residential neighborhoods that houses 400-800 students: working closely with a live-in Faculty Director to develop the intellectual and social climate for the neighborhood; supervising an administrative assistant and undergraduate student staff; maintaining daily student contact through shared meals, mentoring, facilitating and participating in programs and initiatives, and developing student leadership opportunities; co-chairing the neighborhood association with a live-in faculty member; collaborating with staff and faculty members in Living Learning Communities; serving as a student conduct hearing officer; and serving in leadership capacities for departmental efforts.
Master's degree and residence life experience post undergraduate degree required.
Special Skills Or Experience:
Experience with recognizing customer service concepts as they relate to working with primarily student and parent clients in a college setting.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for total administration of residential communities within one’s area of supervision.
Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate student staff and a part-time program assistant
Develop student leadership opportunities and work to enhance area community.
Promote staff teamwork and coordinate staff duty / area coverage.
Support the development of residential Learning Communities.
Maintain daily student contact within residential area.
Create strong partnerships within the Student Life division and with other department’s on-campus, including: faculty, security/campus police, dining services, academic support services, physical plant, and administrative offices.
Promote departmental community development model, advise community Area Council, provide leadership to student staff for implementation and oversee area community development budget.
Maintain accurate records regarding occupancy, room changes, maintenance requests, damage billing, laundry repair, etc.
Provide appropriate referrals for students regarding academic, social, and psychological issues.
Serve as a judicial hearing officer and support the divisional protocol regarding the student code of conduct.
Serve in one or more capacities in support of the department and under departmental leadership:
Coordinate summer conferences and summer housing, and
Other functional area responsibilities as named by departmental leadership.
Manage department projects/initiatives at the direction of the departmental leadership.
Support divisional and departmental goals.
Serve as an Administrator On Call (AOC) in the campus-duty rotation.
Must have valid driver’s license and be insurable by the college’s carrier.
Other duties assigned by the Associate Director of Residence Life.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for engaged, experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, creative and determined problem-solvers who are passionate about making the world a better place. Elon's 6,045 undergraduate and 746 graduate students come from 49 states and 58 other countries. Elon sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. In the 2018
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.