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:

  • Submit application, cover letter, resume and a list of three references to Jes Takla, Assistant Dean for Campus Life, Co-Curricular Learning, and Assessment
  • Complete online application through PLU Human Resources

Community Director (3 Positions Available)

Tingelstad Hall (Position Currently Vacant – Position Start Date: As Soon As Possible)

  • Supervises a staff of sixteen Resident Assistants (RAs) and one Graduate Assistant (GA)
  • Advises one Residence Hall Councils (RHCs)
  • Provides direction for several Learning Communities (LCs) within one residence halls:
  • Coordinates two interdisciplinary Learning Community Advisory Committees (comprising faculty, students, and staff) – one for Wellness House and one for STEM House

Stuen & Ordal Halls (Position Start Date: July 1, 2019)

Harstad Hall (Position Start Date: July 1, 2019)

  • Supervises a staff of seven Resident Assistants (RAs)
  • Advises one Residence Hall Council (RHCs)
  • Advises National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
    • advise coordination of “Of the Month” nomination process (monthly),
    • annual induction process (early Spring semester), and
    • annual Residential Life Student Leadership recognition event (late Spring semester)
  • Provides direction for several Learning Communities (LCs) across one residence hall:
  • Coordinates interdisciplinary Learning Community Advisory Committee (comprising faculty, students, and staff) for Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equity Communities
  • Collateral Assignment: Residential Life Co-Curricular Programs
    • Collaborate with Assistant Dean for Campus Life, Co-Curricular Learning, and Assessment in the implementation and assessment of learning objectives for learning communities that span multiple residence halls (e.g., First Year Wings, New Transfer & Returner Wings, Upper Division Housing, Gender Inclusive Housing) and learning community linked courses (including training for student/professional staff and campus partners, such as faculty)
    • Coordinate annual Visitation Policy Voting and Roommate Agreement Processes (August)
    • Coordinate semi-annual Fire Safety Check Process (third week of Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Coordinate semi-annual LuteConnect program (third-sixth week of Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Coordinate the semi-annual RA Evaluation process (seventh-ninth week of Fall and Spring semesters), including collaborating with Assistant Director of Residential Operations for the Resident Survey as part of the Fall RA 360 evaluation.
    • Coordinate the Residential Life RA bulletin board database and monthly implementation of this co-curricular expectation; liaison for campus partners wanting to utilize bulletin boards as a co-curricular resource (monthly)
    • Coordinate development of mandatory RA wing meeting agendas (~monthly-bi-monthly)