Community Director Position Description

Luke Ruiz, Former Community Director for South and Kreidler Halls: “The CD role in an upper division community has been a wonderful learning opportunity and has also challenged me to address our students needs in the hall. I’ve been able to refine my budget skills, student hiring, training, and conduct hearings as well as supporting students as they conclude their college experience and transition out of the university. Engaging with upper division students has pushed me to think beyond the traditional first year experience, but has also brought a lot of purpose to my work in the hall.”

Application Procedure:

  • Step 1: Complete online application through PLU Human Resources; anticipated opening will be posted in spring 2022. 
  • Step 2: Email your cover letter, resume and a list of three references to Jes Takla, Associate Dean for Campus Life, Co-Curricular Learning, and Assessment (

2018-2020 Community Director Cohort

About the Community Director for Tingelstad Position

Tingelstad Hall (Spring 2022 opening has been filled)

Please read the Community Director (CD) position description.
Additionally, the CD for Tingelstad uniquely:

About the Tingelstad Community

The following videos highlight the T-stad student experiences from their point of view!

  • Tingelstad Hall Room Tour (1:30): This “PLU Student Perspectives” video shares a glimpse into Tingelstad or “T-stad” living!
  • Tingelstad Roommates (1:52): Learn from Anna and Emily why they love living in Tingelstad as roommates!
  • PLU Student Perspectives: Many T-stad residents study science (3:28), kinesiology (2:54), or other STEM/pre-professional health disciplines (learn more about many of these majors on the Academics at PLU playlist)!
  • PLU Student Perspectives: PLU College Athletics (3:46): Many T-stad residents are also varsity athletes; learn more about their experiences in general at PLU!

Living & Working in Tingelstad

Jess Cotton, Former Community Director for Harstad Hall (Current Student Engagement Coordinator & RHA Advisor): “PLU Campus Life has allowed my partner and me to feel so at home by providing furniture and allowing personal touches like painting our spaces. The students are also really great at respecting boundaries and allowing us to relax in the apartment.” 

Apartment, Office, & Amenities

Luke Ruiz, Former Community Director for South & Kreidler Halls: “I created a home in my apartment during the short time I lived there. Being able to paint the walls really changed the atmosphere in my living room and bedroom. PLU also provided some furniture for the apartment which made settling nice and smooth.”

  • Apartment is located in Tingelstad Hall. Includes: fully furnished, two bedroom, one bathroom, full kitchen with dishwasher, dedicated parking spot, laundry in-unit.
  • Office is located in Tingelstad Hall. Includes: large windows, iMac workstation, spacious layout, close accessibility to hall front desk, 1 minute walking commute from apartment
  • The Community Director position includes a flexible meal plan. There are lots of great on-campus eating options, including the Commons and Old Main Market (where you can do some grocery shopping as well) and the University owned 208 Garfield Café.

Tingelstad Video Tour

Check out this video, featuring Zac Rakke, former Tingelstad Community Director (2019-2021), giving a tour of the Tingelstad CD Apartment, Office, and other common spaces!