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Community Director

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Community Director


Campus: Tempe

Community Coordinator

Job Description

University Housing at Arizona State University is searching for qualified applicants for the position of Community Director. We are seeking higher education professionals who have a passion for student success, the desire to use their unique talents to advance university strategic priorities, and are committed to partnering with academic colleges to implement a dynamic First Year Residential College or Second Year and Beyond program.

****We have multiple job openings and currently recruiting for the 2024-2025 academic year (position can start ASAP)****

University Housing is currently recruiting for Community Directors to work at any of our four campus locations. Assigned campus location will be based on a candidate’s past Residential Life work experience. During the course of a Community Director’s employment, there is also the potential to move from one campus to the other, based on opportunity and business needs.

Job Family

Community Relations

Department Name

UH Tempe Community Pro Staff



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$42,000 per year

Close Date

19-June-2024 is the initial close date; applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every week until the search is closed.



Essential Duties

The Community Director position is designed for a staff member who wants a robust leadership opportunity and the ability to impact the lives of students. Community Directors engage in the management of residential communities and are also responsible for activating a First Year Residential College or Second Year and Beyond Experience for our live-on communities. A successful Community Director candidate has a passion for connecting with and ensuring a positive experience for every student in their respective communities. During a typical work week, Community Directors will have flexible hours that prioritize managing the day-to-day functions of a residential community. There will also be an evening/weekend component for the purpose of responding to matters that arise within the community and a duty-rotation.

A critical emphasis of this position is on being a highly visible and strong presence in your residential college or upper-division community. University Housing values our staff members spending the bulk of their work week with students, actively building relationships and assisting them in their transition to higher education. The Community Director for ASU’s University Housing is a live-in position that provides leadership and management to a residential college community and the student and professional staff working in the community. This position is responsible for providing a high level of student service and creating a meaningful community which fosters academic excellence and personal growth for its residents. The Community Director is visibly involved in the residential community.

The position, due to its live-in nature, requires a willingness to be called into service at any time of the day or night in order to meet students' needs as they arise. This position may encounter high stress/anxiety situations such as emergencies, health concerns, emotional difficulties, etc. Therefore, a high level of maturity, sound judgment, and emotional awareness are required to respond responsibly.

The Community Director partners with a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty and collaborates with various departments and programs both internally with ASU and externally to develop and implement appropriate programming and opportunities. The collaboration with academic partners to create an intentional Residential College experience should involve a strong integration of hall staff and college partners. Specific duties and responsibilities can be classified into the following broader categories, which are consistent across all of our campus locations that have Community Director positions:

  • Supervision
  • Leadership and Role-Modeling
  • Student Engagement
  • Advising
  • Community Development
  • Student Conduct Administration
  • Crisis Management/On-Call Coverage
  • Facilities Management
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Administration and Operations
  • Additional general responsibilities may vary depending upon location placement
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5, some weekends and evenings; Wednesdays-Sundays 10-7, some weekends and evenings. Schedule may vary by community and need.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND (2) years of experience leading groups; OR, Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND six (6) months related supervisory experience OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with college students in a higher education or student affairs environment..
  • Demonstrated knowledge of administrative operations of a residential community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and budgetary practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human or student development theory and practices.
  • Experience in the development of programming and activities.
  • Experience in training and managing behavioral education as required in a residence hall complex.
  • Evidence of effective communication.
  • Experience in working with a diverse student resident population and with a wide variety of campus professional staff (e.g., counselors, police, health professionals).
  • Experience in using personal computers and related software applications.

Working Environment

  • Cultivate an environment that prioritizes community building, wellbeing, and skill development as a part of the live-on experience
  • Facilitate relationships with ASU academic colleges to build a successful Residential College platform where students can thrive and translate skills from their classroom to their living environment
  • Professionally represent department/program
  • Supervise students and/or professional level staff
  • Work with diverse populations and groups
  • Manage crisis situations and student behavioral issues and provide resources on wrap-around support
  • Research, develop, implement and assess programs
  • Develop and deliver presentations to groups/stakeholders inside and outside of the university
  • Use critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze data
  • Communicate effectively to perform essential duties
  • Travel throughout campus for meetings or events, regardless of the weather
  • Live in university provided residence hall apartment
  • Use computers effectively - including inputting, reviewing and retrieving information, extended periods of viewing screen, using mouse and keyboard, and sitting
  • Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time

Department Statement

The departmental vision is to become the premier housing and academic support services program in the nation. The mission of University Housing is to create living and learning environments that promote academic excellence, foster personal development and enhance the university experience for a diverse population. ASU University Housing currently houses nearly 18,000+ students on all four campuses. In support of the University's philosophy of access, excellence, and impact, University Housing promotes academic success and student learning, supports the development of community among our residents, provides student-centered processes and services, and develops and maintains quality accommodations.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/relocation-services.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.