The Community Director co-manages all aspects of co-educational residence halls housing a total of approximately 590 students. This position directly oversees the day-to-day operation of the residential area including: Supervising student assistants, conflict mediation, hall initiatives/activities and facilities operation. The incumbent provides judicial services as a hearing officer in violations of the Student Code of Conduct regarding the housing policies and helps enforce these policies. This position provides on-call emergency coverage after hours for the resident population. The Community Director also serves as an advisor to the Hall Council in the assigned area and presents educational programming for residents as needed.
This position has “non-traditional” business hours. Extreme flexibility is required to be successful in this position. Attendance at campus functions, student programs, and after-hours emergency response is often required. The staff member should have an active interest in the development of students in their personal and academic pursuits.
Compensation The compensation package for this position includes a furnished one bedroom apartment, all utilities paid (local phone, electricity, cable, internet access). Apartments each equipped with a washer and dryer.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Master’s degree in student personnel administration or related field is required.
One year of professional residence hall supervision/management experience, residential curriculum development, living learning communities, and/or advising student groups
Supervision of student employees and/or graduate assistants
Previous experience managing student crises and conflicts
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.