Community Director Recruitment Information

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Thank you for your interest in the Community Director position at the University of Arizona. Housing & Residential Life conducts a search for these positions as part of both an annual spring recruitment process and on a rolling basis throughout the year as openings arise.

The University of Arizona is a large public institution with 7,600+ students living on campus – 80% of which are first-year students. Our halls range in style from historic to modern and range in size from 60 to over 1,000 residents. 

Community Director

The Community Director (CD) will manage and supervise a residential building of over 460–1,000 residents. This position will afford a professional opportunity to expand on the leadership and supervisory skills, with the opportunity to supervise a Graduate Community Director. This is a 12-month full-time live-in position that reports to an Assistant Director.

We are currently searching to fill multiple positions and are accepting applications on an enrolling basis until positions are filled.  To be considered for an opening, all candidates must complete the appropriate University of Arizona electronic application. A complete application must include:

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The University of Arizona is an EOE/AA/ADA employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and social justice.

Click here for the Community Director job description. Salary: $47,000 for 12 months

Information about our upcoming recruitment timeline will be posted soon. The University of Arizona will be participating in both the Student Affairs Placement Exchange (SAPC) and the Oshkosh Placement Exchange (OPE).

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The University of Arizona is an EOE/AA/ADA employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and social justice. 


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Community Directors are considered live-in professionals and are provided a furnished on-campus apartment, with a live-in partner welcome.

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Relocation Assistance

Community Directors receive up to $750 in relocation assistance.

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Pet Policy

Community Directors are permitted to have up to two animals in their apartment, including dogs, cats, and fish pending approval process and payment of deposit(s).

Spousal & Domestic Partner Benefits

As Arizona is a marriage equality state, all legally married spouses of Community Directors are eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance as well as tuition assistance. Domestic partners (same-sex and opposite-sex) of Community Directors are eligible for some benefits as well. For more information, please visit the HR website.


Community Directors earn approximately 22 days of vacation per year (6.77 hours per biweekly pay period). For more information, please review the vacation policy.

Professional Development & Opportunities

Community Directors are given professional development funds which can be used for conferences, association memberships, books, and other professional development opportunities as approved by the Director of Residential Education.

Community Directors at the University of Arizona are provided with ample opportunities to participate in professional growth and development. A sample of experiences/opportunities that our CDs have had are:

  • Conference attendance such as AIMHO, ACUHO-I, NASPA, ASCA, ACPA, etc.
  • Purchase of association memberships
  • Professional association committee participation
  • Webinar attendance
  • Teaching opportunities
  • University of Arizona Human Resources workshop attendance
  • Equity & Inclusion retreats/workshops
  • Certification programs
  • Professional article/book group participation
  • Campus lecture series
  • Purchase of books

Tuition Benefits

Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) is a benefit provided to all eligible employees, affiliated participants, and their spouses and dependents. It allows full-benefits-eligible employees to take courses at any of the three Arizona public universities (University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University) at substantially reduced tuition rates.

Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Retirement, etc.

Outstanding UArizona benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; state and optional retirement plans, and access to UA recreation and cultural activities. Visit the HR website for more details.

Where are they now?

The University of Arizona is a wonderful place to begin your career in Housing & Residential Life and beyond. We have alumni in a variety of high-level positions both within and outside of Student Affairs around the world. Click here to see our Residential Education staff alumni directory. If you would like to be added or wish to update your information, please email