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Openings for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year

Community Director

Application Process

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for full-time positions by following the directions on the Human Resources webpage.

University Housing staff will conduct in-person interviews at The Placement Exchange and the Oshkosh Placement Exchange in Wisconsin. We will conduct interviews via phone or Skype for candidates not registered for OPE or TPE. 

Preference will be given to candidates who apply by Monday, March 17, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

As an affirmative action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin or disability.

Security sensitive position (those involving work 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.

As an affirmative action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin or disability.

Community Director

The Community Director is a full time, live-in professional staff member responsible for the daily operations of a 500-bed residence hall or a portion of an apartment community. The Community Director directly supervises 1 Graduate Assistant (Assistant Community Director) and 11-16 undergraduate Resident Assistants. The Community Director is charged with creating an atmosphere that promotes student engagement, academic success, personal development, respect for diversity, and a strong sense of community. The Community Director plays an integral role in residential curriculum development and further growing the living-learning program housed in their community. On-call responsibilities shared for approximately 3,500 on-campus students.

Community Director Position Description


The Community Director starting salary for the 2014-2015 academic year is currently set at $29,841.

Waiver of Tuition

Community Directors are eligible for waiver of tuition, exclusive of fees, in any semester of the year. Information about fees is available online

Staff Apartments

University Housing provides Community Directors with a furnished, carpeted two-bedroom apartment with cable and an Ethernet Internet subscription. The apartments are in close proximity to the Community Director's parking space.

Meal Stipend

Community Directors receive a $500 meal stipend each semester (fall and spring) for dining on campus. This plan includes Pizza Hut, Freshens, the University Restaurant, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, and Starbucks.

Professional Development

Each Community Director may attend one approved professional conference at no cost. Community Directors may be "sent" to other conferences and the department covers these conferences. In addition to the traditional Student Affairs professional development opportunities, many campus offices and departments offer classes, lectures, and workshops for professional staff.


Community Directors are considered employees of the State of Illinois. This provides comprehensive health insurance plans at competitive prices. Dental, Optical, and Prescription plans are also available. Eligible employees can purchase low cost long-term disability coverage to supplement the disability benefits under the State Universities Retirement System. Deducted premiums are tax-exempt. The University pays for approximately 11 designated Holidays. In addition, CDs accrue 25 vacation days per year. Eligible employees earn 40 sick leave days per fiscal year. More information is available on our Office of Human Resources webpage

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