Associate Director of Community Life  

At Liberty University


Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday Occasionally on-call during weekends and holidays

The Associate Director is responsible for addressing disciplinary concerns of on-campus and off-campus students. The Associate Director is personally responsible for providing direction to two to four Resident Directors pertaining to the discipline of students on the residence halls. It is the duty of each Associate Director to keep the Senior Associate Director(s) abreast of any discipline, personal, physical, or emotional problems involving the student population. Working independently and exercising good judgment and discretion, an Associate Director is directly responsible to and assists the Associate Dean of Students and/or the Senior Associate Director(s) in whatever areas deemed necessary. Because it is the Student Affairs personnel’s responsibility to provide direction and support for any crisis-oriented situation that may arise, a Student Affairs representative is on call twenty-four hours a day, as assigned. While on-call, Student Affairs personnel cannot leave the greater Lynchburg area. The on-call schedule is published at the beginning of each semester. Student Affairs personnel are also responsible for updating electronic files and keeping complete and accurate records of student situations.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree with a concentration in higher education, student development, counseling, or a related field, and experience in student development or related function is required.
Strong working knowledge of student issues and educational trends, as they relate to higher education, required.
Well-developed communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with student development is preferred, related experience considered.

Communication and Comprehension
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey clear, well-articulated information.

Ability to produce professional level report writing and email composition skills which include an attention to detail, protocol and professional ethics.

Ability to understand, speak, and write English in order to convey messages and correspond in an articulate and professional manner.

Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of Liberty University to a variety of business, government and community customers, and associates.

Strong organizational skills.

Excellent purchasing systems and computer skills.

Problem Solving
Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.

Physical and Sensory Abilities
Occasionally required to travel to local and campus locations.

Frequently required to sit for extended periods to perform desk work or type on a keyboard.

Regularly required to hear and speak in order to effectively communicate orally.

Occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb stairs to move about the building.

Handle materials, reach overhead, kneel or stoop in order to conduct business.

Regularly lift 10 or fewer pounds.