Doane University
  • Crete, NE, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administration & Staff

Doane University is a mission-driven institution offering work/life balance and a competitive benefits package. Doane is an inspired and unique community committed to the liberal arts. We empower and encourage students, faculty, and staff to seize opportunities, take healthy well-calculated risks, and achieve excellence as they define it.

Doane University invites applications for the position of Community Director at its nationally recognized undergraduate campus, in Crete, Nebraska. The Community Director is a 12 month, full-time, professional staff member of the Office of Residential Life Education and the Student Experience Division at Doane University. The position reports to the Director of Residential Life and Education and supervises a staff of 6 paraprofessional student leaders called Community Advisors (CAs).

With a strong history, a solid reputation for academic excellence, and an exciting future, Doane University is a leader in higher education in the Midwest. Founded 1872 as the first private liberal arts and sciences institution in Nebraska, Doane University is known for its leadership in higher education, grounded in the university's commitment to academic excellence, innovation, community and a special sense of place for each individual.

Today, more than 1,000 students enroll on the Crete campus each academic year, and most are recent high school graduates who appreciate the enriching campus life at Doane. Students attending or graduating from Doane invariably remark about its inclusive family-oriented approach to living and learning. Programs which support and encourage this positive atmosphere include: a residential curriculum approach to residential living, a comprehensive leadership program, featuring curricular development, nationally known speakers and experts, and alumni networking and mentoring.

The office of Residential Life and Education plays an essential role in the success of Doane University and its students by providing quality facilities and services, student-centered personnel, and a curriculum based residential experience that has direct connections to the mission of Doane University. Our comprehensive, student-centered, residential program houses over 800 students and over 70% of the undergraduate student population resides in university-managed residence halls. We offer our students an array of housing facilities and options to enhance their learning experience, including a variety of themed learning communities and leadership opportunities.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities Required for Position:

  • Demonstrated commitment to student growth and development.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with campus partners
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Previous work with developing and implementing a residential curriculum program a plus
  • Strong administrative, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of student development theory and best practices in student affairs

Education/Training Required for Position:

  • A Bachelor's Degree is required and candidates must have previous experience working in a residence hall.
  • Basic software skills necessary (MS Office products)
  • Must demonstrate commitment and ability to work within an innovative environment that is focused on the education of individuals and groups of college students within a residential setting through the development of cohesive living and learning communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Residential Curriculum models, motivational interviewing, ACUHO-I Standards, CAs Standards, NASPA Learning Reconsidered etc.
  • Experience supervising professional residence hall staff.
  • Experience working in a residential college or university.
  • Current membership and/or active involvement in related professional organizations.

At Doane you will enjoy balance between life and work:

  • At Doane, you'll find that we're sensitive to your life outside of work, and we want our employees to enjoy their time at Doane as much as they enjoy their time away.
  • Our time-off plans offer staff a generous paid leave and eight paid holidays each year.
  • Offices close additional days around the winter holidays each year at no vacation expense to our employees.

We offer top-notch benefits:

  • Health, dental , and vision insurance; 403b retirement plan with employer matching contributions
  • Free admission to Doane University events
  • Discounts through Apple, Verizon Wireless and more!
  • We encourage our employees to take advantage of a Doane education with tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs. Employees' dependents can receive tuition benefits in our undergraduate programs too.
  • A mission-driven institution. With a singular direction and focus, Doane handles its business strategically. You'll see the difference of working for a purpose-driven organization that knows where it's going-and where it will take your career.

Mission Statement: Doane University creates distinctive educational experiences, rooted in the liberal arts, to prepare our students for careers and lives grounded in inquiry, ethics, and a commitment to lead and serve in the global community.

Our Values: Inclusion, Integrity, Innovation and Transformation. Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, belong, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.

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