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Administrative & Professional Staff Position FY14-58
December 18, 2013

Position Title
Community Director

Hiring Unit
University Housing

Job Description
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 one Graduate Assistant (Assistant Community Director) and 11-16 undergraduate Resident Assistants (hiring, training, evaluation, discipline, resolution of work concerns, termination).  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.  On-call responsibilities shared for approximately 3,500 on-campus students.  The Community Director plays an integral role in residential curriculum development and further growing the living-learning program housed in their community. 

A Bachelor’s Degree is required; a Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, counseling or related field is strongly preferred.  Previous experience in student housing or related field of education is strongly preferred.  A driver’s license is required.

Terms of Appointment
Professional Staff, 100%, non-bargaining; continuing, 12-months beginning July 1, 2014

Source of Funds

$29,841 annually, a two-bedroom furnished apartment, cable, partial meal plan, and professional development funds.   

Application Process
Submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to: 

     Kathleen Gardner, Associate Director of Residence Life
     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     University Housing
     Campus Box 1254
     Edwardsville, IL   62026-1254 

*Electronic submissions (in PDF format) are preferred and can be sent to kagardn@siue.edu

Application Deadline
Preference will be given to applications received by March 17, 2014.  However, the search will continue until the position is filled. 

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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