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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 520194 - Student Housing - Residence Life
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Position Open Date: Jun 10 2020
The Community Director (CD) provides leadership, management,
supervision, and development for residence hall or apartment
complex communities. This position creates a community that fosters
student success inside and out of the classroom, and promotes
personal and professional growth for residents. The CD ensures a
balance of high level student development and customer service.
This position also promotes an inclusive living-learning
environment and partners with a diverse group of students, staff,
and faculty to develop and implement programs that promote the
mission of the University, the Division of Student Affairs and
University Housing. This is a 12 month live-in position where the
CD resides in their assigned on-campus apartment throughout their
employment. The length of appointment will be no more than (4)
years. Annual reappointment is based on performance and funding
The Department of Housing and Residence Life strives to create a
"home away from home" where students are individually and
collectively challenged and supported in the journey to become
mature, contributing citizens in a global community.
In support of the mission of Mississippi State University and
the Division of Student Affairs, the Department of Housing and
Residence Life cultivates an on-campus environment that promotes
student success, engages students through intentional interactions,
and challenges them to learn and grow beyond the classroom.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Cultivate a positive and engaging living environment that
fosters a sense of belonging and enables students to build positive
relationships with one another.
2. Supervises and develops graduate and undergraduate students
of a residence hall or apartment community.
3. Work to implement the goals and educational priorities of the
department including the organizational goals and the Residential
4. Know residents and provide personal, social, academic, and
professional support or referral.
5. Familiarize residents and staff as well as enforce university
and departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines.
6. Serves as the primary in hall administrator responsible for
management of room changes, annual move-in and out processes,
reporting facilities concerns, student and family follow-up, budget
management for staff development and programming,
and procedure compliance.
7. Coordinate living-learning/theme housing community
development initiatives and collaborate with campus partners to
implement programmatic opportunities within your community.
8. Primary advisor for the Council of Residential Experiences
(CORE) (a.k.a. hall council).
9. Provide leadership during times of crisis in and adjacent to
the community including but not limited to injuries, fire alarms,
natural disasters, facility emergencies, student personal crisis,
etc. Serve in the live-in staff on-call duty rotation.
10. Serve as a facility manager to conducting building checks,
as well as reporting and following up on facilities issues.
11. Responsible to coordinate and/or assess the residential
12. Maintain effective working relationships with campus
partners such as Dean of Students, University Police Department,
Counseling Center, Student Support Services and Holmes Cultural
13. Assist Administrative Operations staff in planning and
implementation of summer programs such as summer school, camps and
14. Maintain safety and security within the community by
managing policies appropriately.
15. Serve on departmental and university committees.
16. Other duties as assigned by supervisory positions.
1. Directly supervises 1-2 graduate Residence Directors and
indirectly supervises 12-22 undergraduate Resident Advisors.
2. Supervise, train, develop, and evaluate graduate Residence
Directors, undergraduate Resident Advisors, and Information
Assistants who work at the front desks within supervised area.
3. Ensure that duty policies and procedures are being
4. Create development plan and curriculum for supervised area
with live-in supervised staff.
5. Management of the 24-hour Community desk.
The above essential duties are representative of major duties in
this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based
upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above
consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for
the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.
Master's Degree in Education, College Student Personnel, Higher
Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.
1-3 years of progressive related experience
Live-in experience in Housing and Residence Life/Education.
Demonstrated skills of leadership, communication, maturity, a
well-developed sense of responsibility, and an understanding of how
to promote student learning and academic success in a
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
1. Ability to build, develop, train and evaluate a strong
community team and participate as a positive team member in a large
2. Ability to multi-task, prioritize work assignments, and
achieve quality outcomes.
3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
4. Possess a robust knowledge about college students development
and skills to work effectively with young adults.
Working Conditions/Physical Effort:
I. Community Directors may be called upon to stand, walk, bend,
squat, climb stairs, and lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
2. Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in
work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be
anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional
exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate
3. Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing,
and handling objects with hands.
4. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print
Instructions for Applying:
Applications must be submitted through the Human Resources
Management Website at https\\://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ by
completing the online application and submitting a cover letter,
resume, unofficial transcripts, and at least 3 professional
Position contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin,
disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information,
pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any
other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome
nominations and applications from women, members of any minority
group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse
community that reflects the diversity in our student
Advertised: Jun 10 2020 Central Daylight Time
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762
P: (662) 325-2323
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