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Graduate Assistantship Position

Posting No: GS14-3006
Hiring Unit: University Housing
Category: General

Job Description: The Assistant Community Director for the Residence Halls/Cougar Village position is a half-time, live-in position responsible for assisting the Community Director with management of a residential community. Responsibilities include: supervise a Desk Manager staff (hiring, training, evaluation, discipline, resolution of work concerns, termination); provide counseling and referral for residents; serving as a student conduct hearing officer; and contribute to all community development efforts. Specific responsibilities vary by area. The Assistant Community Director shares on-call duty responsibilities for approximately 3,500 campus residents. For more information about University Housing, please visit their web site at

Qualifications Required: A bachelors degree and admission into a SIUE graduate program are required. Candidates do not need to be accepted to a program before applying for this assistantship, but they must have already applied for admission to a graduate program. Previous university housing experience is strongly preferred. Education, Social Work, Public Policy, Psychology, Speech Communication, and Business students preferred.

Period of Appointment: 50% appointment; 2013-2014 academic year contract with possibility of summer employment. Start date is July 15, 2013. Possibility of contract renewal based on positive performance.

Salary: $896 per month stipend, tuition waiver, 2-bedroom furnished/carpeted apartment, partial meal plan.

Number of Openings: Multiple

Closing Date For Applications: March 8, 2013 is the preferred deadline. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until all the positions have been filled.

Submit: E-mail a cover letter, resume, and the Assistantship Application Form to Kathleen Gardner, Associate Director of Residence Life at PDFs are preferred.

E-mail three letters of recommendation that address your ability in this position to Kathleen Gardner, Associate Director of Residence Life at - These should be e-mailed directly from the individual writing the letter with the applicant's name in the subject line.

Security sensitive position (those involving working with children, handling University funds or controlled substances, or working as security agents) requires a criminal background investigation before an offer of appointment can be made.

The SIUE Annual Security Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information and crime statistics for the past three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act." For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.