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Community Director, Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown University Main Campus
The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community.
The Community Director administers the residential program for a campus community housing between 250-700 students. This opening is for a three-year term position. Duties include but are not limited to:
Supervision and development of the resident assistant staff and design of cultural, educational and social programming supporting the formation of students in the Jesuit tradition.
In partnership with the Resident Assistant staff, educate students through the development of Educational Plans, promotion of leadership development, partnerships with Faculty, Chaplains and Jesuits in residence, emergency response and through community investment in an established code that emphasizes respect for self and others.
Critical member of Georgetown's Safety Net and works closely with the Georgetown University Police Department and other Student Affairs offices to respond to student emergencies, including mental health crises, facility emergencies, injury and other concerns.
Serve on an emergency response duty rotation for all on-campus students and respond nightly to significant student issues.
During summer months, play a vital role in supporting the departmental conference operations.
Serve as positive ambassadors of the University and Residential Living mission, vision and values within their teams, communities and across campus.
The Community Director lives in the assigned residential area . Primarily desk work in an office or workspace using a university issues laptop computer. Some meetings or events in other buildings or off campus. Requires the ability to be on-call for 24 hours of duty. Must be able to respond quickly to emergencies (behavioral, health related and physical plant) and other needs when they arise. Regular evening and weekend requirements required. Community Directors are designated as Emergency Employees.
A completed Master's Degree
Thorough understanding of and commitment to the work of Residential Living as well as the education and character development of college students
Demonstrated experience in the areas of leadership, supervision, professional development, administrative skills, social justice & inclusion, community development, educational engagement and emergency response
Ability to manage stress, conflict and frustration constructively; demonstrate a positive attitude
Identify, define and apply creative and original approaches to resolving issues and use sound judgment based on training and departmental policies and protocol
An awareness and understanding of the Jesuit values and the ability to conceptualize them in the application of this role
Master's Degree preferably in the area of Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling or Social Work
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About Georgetown University
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