Montana State University Community Director in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19015

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

Classification Title Student Support Specialist

Working Title Community Director

Brief Position Overview

Put your leadership and programming skills to work as the leader of Family and Graduate Housing’s energetic Community Assistant team!

Position Number 4C0271

Department Family Housing Administration

Division Auxiliary Services

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $2,461.286/month, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Family and Graduate Housing is comprised of seven different neighborhoods, consisting of 600 apartment units and approximately 1300 tenants. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Family and Graduate Housing, the Community Director is responsible for the overall management of all 600 apartment units.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Community Director can expect to interact with a diverse tenant population (students, staff, and faculty), and campus partners, on a daily basis, while performing the duties of the position:

  • Promotes tenant growth and development outside of the classroom and work environment and develops a sense of community through the implementation of community events and educational programs.

  • Maintains and promotes safety and security procedures.

  • Oversees tenant conduct, including faculty and staff tenants.

  • Supervises 20 Community Assistants (hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating etc).

  • Manages the after hours tenant support efforts.

  • Serves as a member of the FGH Director on-call rotation.

  • Advises tenants concerning academic, personal, social, career, and community concerns.

  • Works closely with and communicates daily with the central FGH office staff.

  • Serving as a liaison with Housekeeping Staff, Maintenance Supervisor, Service Shop workers, University Police and Counseling Services.

  • Works flexible hours during evening, weekend, and transitional periods(opening/closing) and occasionally holidays.

  • And actively participates as part of the team while performing other duties in support of the department’s mission.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Progressive experience planning and facilitating programming for a diverse population with an emphasis on supporting personal and academic success.

  • Leadership/Supervisory experience developing and maintaining a highly functioning team.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • At least two terms of advanced experience in a university housing environment.

  • Campus-wide on-call experience.

  • Demonstrated competence adjudicating student conduct cases.

  • Demonstrated conflict management experience.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Engage in meaningful interactions with a diverse tenant population

  • Make sound decisions in all situations, especially in crisis or emergency situations

  • Possess excellent communication and effective interpersonal skills

  • Exhibit self-motivation and high initiative

  • Effectively work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment

  • Manage multiple priorities, meet timelines, and maintain accurate administrative documentation

  • And represent the department in a courteous and professional manner.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet all State of Montana requirements to operate State/University vehicles. Please do not send a copy of your driver’s license at this time. (If the successful candidate possesses a valid out of state driver’s license, candidate must obtain a valid Montana driver’s license within 60 days.)

The Community Director position is a full-time, 12 month, live-on position.

A furnished apartment along with utilities, cable and internet are provided.

Position is eligible for full employee benefit package and a tuition waiver up to 6 credits per semester.

Occasional travel for professional development.

Serve as a member of the FGH Director on-call rotation.

  • Works flexible hours during evening, weekend, and transitional periods(opening/closing) and occasionally holidays.

Physical Demands

React to emergency situations as needed across Family and Graduate Housing areas.

Occasionally lift items and event supplies up to 30lbs.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the position(s) are filled.

Special Instructions

Please submit a cover letter and resume that fully address the qualifications for this position.

Questions? Contact: Search Support at or 406-994-6468.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .