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Community Director

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Residential Life


Residential Life, within the Division of Student Affairs, co-creates exceptional and innovative living learning environments for the campus community. Residential Life houses 4,000 students across 10 communities and one public-private partnership. Our communities range from traditional double rooms with semi-private bathrooms to suites and apartments for upper-class residents.

Position Overview:

The Community Director (CD) position at UMBC is a full-time, year-round, live-in professional staff position that provides comprehensive leadership to a residential community for a student population of 320-580 students, depending on the assigned community. The CD role is critical in developing an inclusive, responsible residential community at UMBC.

Why Work at UMBC?

UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $48,000 and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available. This position includes a furnished apartment.

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The Community Director is responsible for the overall quality of life for residents living in one of the residential communities, each housing approximately 320-580 students.

Specific duties include: overseeing the management and administration of daily residential community operations; providing crisis response; serving in emergency “on-call” rotations; implementing developmental program curriculum; advising students; supervising student paraprofessionals/graduate students; aiding in the resolution of student conduct matters; creating inclusive communities; regulating safety operations; performing collateral tasks including staff selection, training and development; summer conferences; and performing other duties as assigned.

Position is available to start immediately. 

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Strongly prefer a Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Services, Student Development, Counseling or a related area
  • Prior residence hall experience is desired
  • A solid foundation in human/student development theory and demonstrated ability to relate to a multi-cultural population are very desirable
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter and a resume.  

Closing Date: For best consideration, apply by April 24, 2024. This position will remain open until filled. 

UMBC offers a rich benefits package.

Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):

Generous Leave which includes accruing:

  • 22 Days of Annual Leave  
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Salary starts at $48,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position includes a furnished apartment.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization:  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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