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Community Director

Position Deleted on 3/30/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Edwardsville, IL
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
  • Admin - Residence Life and Housing
Application Due:
Full Time
University Housing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites applications for the position of Community Director.

Reporting to an Assistant Director for Residence Life, the Community Director is a full-time, live-in professional staff member responsible for the daily operations of a residence hall or a portion of an apartment community. The Community Director directly supervises 1 Graduate Assistant and 11-15 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 implementing the department's curricular approach to residential education. The Community Director works collaboratively with Faculty Fellows (live-out) and other stakeholders to further grow the living-learning programs housed in their community. On call responsibilities are shared with 11 other staff for approximately 3,500 on-campus students.

Institution and Location

SIUE is a major public university, offering a broad choice of degrees and programs ranging from career-oriented fields of study to the essential, more traditional, liberal arts. Approximately 14,200 students attend SIUE, with 3,500 students choosing to live in University Housing. Cougar Village apartments are home to 1,500 single students and families and 2,000 students live in Bluff, Woodland, Prairie and Evergreen Residence Halls.

SIUE is located about 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, one of the oldest and richest cultural centers of the country, renowned for its symphony, opera, art museums, and conservatories for the arts. Because the University is part of a metropolitan area, students, faculty, and staff can experience the diversions of: live theater, major league sporting events, a variety of civic organizations, amazing ethnic restaurants, diverse festivals, and upscale shopping. Our staff enjoys the best of all worlds-a wooded campus in a suburban community, just a short drive from all the benefits of city living.

Organizational Relationship

The Community Director reports to an Assistant Director for Residence Life who reports to the Associate Director for Residence Life who reports to the Director of University Housing who reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications

This is a 12-month, live-in position. A Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree in college student personnel, counseling or related field strongly preferred. A Bachelor's degree and a valid driver's license are required. Start date is July 1, 2013.


Compensation includes $29,256/year, a two-bedroom furnished apartment, cable, partial meal plan, and professional development funds.

Application Process

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email a PDF cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references to Kathleen Gardner, Associate Director of Residence Life, at

University Housing staff will conduct in-person interviews at The Placement Exchange in Orlando, the Oshkosh Placement Exchange in Wisconsin and at ACPA's C3 in Las Vegas. We will conduct interviews via phone or Skype for candidates not registered for these placement exchanges.

Preference will be given to candidates who apply by Monday, March 18, 2013. Review of applications 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, religion, national origin, or sex in violation of Title VII. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status.
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