Pacific Lutheran University Community Director in Tacoma, Washington
Work Schedule: FT; 12-mo. position; M-F, 8am-5pm. Some evenings/weekends required. General Description: Community Directors are an integral part of the educational community at Pacific Lutheran University ( PLU ). They collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to create and manage purposeful and dynamic learning environments. Community Directors are reflective educators who are able to communicate with diverse individuals and communities. Reports to the Assistant Dean for Campus Life. Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Oversee overall residence operations in 1 residence hall comprising 4-5 learning communities. Direct the co-curricular development of the Learning Communities within one’s hall(s). Select, train, supervise, recognize, and evaluate 6-16 student staff members. Provide crisis response and follow-up in residence halls. Serve as Emergency Building Coordinator ( EBC ). Participate in the all-residence hall on-call duty rotation with all Community Directors. Actively participate in weekly meetings with student staff, departmental Central Staff, CD Staff, and individual meetings with the Assistant Dean for Campus Life. Provide support for students and staff in conflict management and resolution. Serve as a conduct educator and review officer. Be an active leader and participant in the residence hall community through formal programming and intentional interaction. Serve as the primary advisor for the Residence Hall Council ( RHC ) in assigned building(s). Perform weekly walk-throughs of building(s) to survey maintenance needs, submit appropriate facilities requests, and maintain regular contact with facilities staff. Manage housing processes and budgets. Communicate clearly and effectively with various constituencies in oral and written forms. Work to understand the influence and impact of ELCA Lutheran Higher Education. Work with students to develop an understanding of how cultures shape assumptions and behaviors and demonstrate a willingness to continue one’s own learning surrounding multi-cultural competencies, issues of social justice, power, privilege, and oppression. Perform other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Leadership skills and an ability to work effectively with university students. Knowledge of student learning and development, and ability to apply in daily practice. Proficient computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet software. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other departments. Skills in counseling, administration, and community development. Regularly required to walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit for long periods of time during the course of regular job duties. Required Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s degree and post-undergraduate residential life or related experience. 2. Finalist applicants and spouse/domestic partner (if applicable) must successfully complete pre-employment background checks. 3. Successful applicant is required to live in a residence hall apartment. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field. Physical Requirements: Successful candidates are required to live in a residence hall apartment. Regularly required to walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit for long periods of time during the course of regular job duties.