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Company Name:
Brown University
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Providence, Rhode Island
United States
Position type:
Full Time
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Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Community Director

Office of Residential Life

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Community Director (CD) serves as a member of the residential life team and supports student learning and development outside of the classroom and in the residential buildings. Six Community Directors comprise the team of staff who support the residential experience. All CDs coordinate campus-wide and regionally based programming efforts and student development initiatives, counseling, crisis intervention and on-call coverage; assist in the hiring, training and evaluation of Residential Peer Leaders (RPLs) and provide support to the housing assignment and operational processes within the Office of Residential Life. The CD also assists with projects related to the [email protected] residential program. Three Community Directors oversee the first year residence halls managing 3-4 buildings/complexes, housing approximately 500 students; supervise 25-30 student residential peer leaders. Two Community Directors oversee the sophomore residence halls managing 8-14 buildings/complexes; housing approximately 1000 students; supervise approximately 25 student residential peer leaders. One Community Director oversees junior/senior residence halls managing approximately 5 buildings/complexes; housing approximately 1100 students; supervises approximately 20 student residential peer leaders. Evening and weekend work expected.

Please Note: This is a 12 month, live-in position (1 bedroom apartment provided), with meal plan while classes are in session.


  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of professional or graduate experience working in a student affairs setting
  • Master's degree preferred, in Higher Education, Counseling, Student Personnel or a related field
  • Strong background in supporting students who hold marginalized identities is preferred
  • Prior experience working in a residential setting and developing residential communities is preferred
  • Prior experience supervising a paraprofessional student staff is preferred
  • Evidence of cultural competence and inclusiveness; sensitivity to and understanding of diverse perspectives that students and staff bring to their work, including those of academic, socioeconomic, culture, race and ethnicity, ability, gender, sexuality and intersectional identities.​
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage effectively change and interruptions, while managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, and to work collaboratively with students and colleagues
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and integrity
  • Flexibility to respond to sudden shifts in demands and urgent reporting needs, and to evolve with a dynamic student affairs environment
  • Working knowledge of principles, practices, and theories of student learning and development; understanding of the cultural, social and educational needs of students in residential communities

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Applicants are required to use the Brown Career Site to apply for the position and to submit their resume, cover letter and any related documents. Please check the status of your application through the account you create when you apply.

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Brown is an Ivy League University located in Providence, Rhode Island, comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional graduate and undergraduate instruction. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

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