Student Housing Community Director (Chapel Hill, NC)

Job Name: 
Student Housing Community Director (Chapel Hill, NC)
Job Description: 

Position: Student Housing Community Director

Company: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Start Date:As soon as possible

Employment Type: Regular, Full-time

Hours per Week: 40

Starting Salary Range:$31,000 - $32,500

Required Education:Bachelor's Degree

Vacancy ID: NF0001786

Position ID: 01000586

Posting Open Date: 01/12/2016

Application Deadline: 02/12/2016

Proposed Start Date: 07/11/2016

Position Summary

The Community Director (CD) is an entry-level, full-time, 12-month, live-in appointment with the Department of Housing and Residential Education within the Division of Student Affairs. The position is Exempt from the State Personnel Act (EPA). A Non-Faculty employee, the position is categorized as Instructional. CDs develop and coordinate residential communities of approximately 400-1000 predominantly undergraduate students that augment and extend the intellectual climate of the University. CDs serve as lead educators for the students in their community and are designated as managers of their community, including facilities operations, budget management, student conduct, and crisis management. CDs assess, plan, implement, and evaluate intentional learning opportunities in their community to meet the developmental needs and learning objectives of the students and staff. CDs are responsible for the selection, training, evaluation, supervision, and mentoring of 20-50 student staff. CDs are expected to have direct contact with residents, including advising a community government, providing guidance to Learning Communities where applicable, and through routine daily interactions. Summer Operations, as a major revenue-generating business, entails the assignment of the CD during summer months to either Summer School housing, Summer Orientation, or conferences and camps. During their tenure, CDs will instruct a section of the Peer Leadership in University Environments (PLUE) course.

Educational Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education Administration, or similarly related field is required.
  • Qualifications and Experience
  • Understanding of issues of diversity; demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity and pluralism among students and staff is required. Undergraduate, graduate or professional experience in a Housing position such as Resident Advisor, Graduate Assistantship, Internship, or similar experience is preferred. Experience in residence life and experience supervising staff is preferred. Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs is preferred.


Department Contact Name and Title: Kathryn Bartholomew Assistant Director

Department Contact Telephone or Email:

Contact Information: If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to