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CD Position Description

Reports directly to Assistant Director of Community Living. Each Community Director (CD) is expected to operate from a foundation that incorporates student development theory, institutional and organizational priorities, and their best professional sense of what their Head Community Assistant, Community Assistants and students need.

This is a twelve-month, live-in professional position with primary responsibility for direct supervision and leadership in an assigned residence hall on campus.

Community Directors are responsible for the oversight and administration of a residential area of 200 to 350 students, supervising 6 to 12 staff members, and working to promote & provide for the educational and co-curricular needs of their students.

Primary roles include the following:

  • Responsibility for administrative, management, and personnel functions for a residence hall, including both housing and student development functions.
  • Responsibility for participating in the selection, training, development, supervision, and evaluation of Community Assistants, Head Community Assistant and other student staff.
  • Provide assistance to students in areas of advising, counseling, crisis intervention and discipline.
  • Responsibility for general orientation of resident students and the coordination of all procedures to ensure the effective opening and closing of the residence halls at the appropriate times throughout the academic year.
  • Responsibility for the development and coordination of residence hall programs and activities in accordance with the department’s Community Development Model.
  • Responsibility for becoming personally acquainted with residents in order to serve as a referral source to faculty and other departments within the Division of Enrollment & Student Engagement.
  • Provide advisement to formal student groups within Community Living and the Division of Enrollment & Student Engagement
  • Coordinate and follow through on all records pertaining to the overall maintenance of the facility to include preparation of Maintenance Work Orders, assessment of damages, control of keys/codes, and recommendation of general and long-range building improvements.
  • Responsibility for maintaining required records such as room changes and building rosters.
  • Provide leadership to staff and students in the development of a community environment based upon consideration for the rights, property, privileges of one another and as necessary, to re-direct, the behavior of students toward this end.
  • Maintain office hours in the residence hall or area.
  • Develop effective, efficient methods for accomplishing administrative requirements for communicating with professional colleagues, defining responsibility, and for encouraging creativity and motivation.
  • Serve as a conduct hearing officer.
  • Serve in an on-call five person duty rotation.
  • Opportunities to participate in various departmental committees, participating fully in the professional activities and/or assignments of the Division of Enrollment & Student Engagement and developing a cooperative relationship with other student service offices.

Contact Community Living

If you have questions about housing services (room assignments, housing contract, damage billing, etc.) and are unable to stop by the office, feel free to e-mail or call us.

Transitions & Community Living
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

☎ 603-358-2339

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Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed on campus holidays.

We're located on the 3rd Floor of the L.P.Young Student Center.