Community Director

Community Director Recruitment Information

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 an annual spring recruitment process (timeline below) and as needed at other time throughout the year.  

To be considered for an opening, all candidates must complete the appropriate University of Arizona electronic application. A complete application must include:

Questions may be directed to

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.

Job Description

Click here for the 2020-2021 Community Director job description.

2020 Selection Timeline

Our anticipated spring selection timeline is as follows:

March, 2020

  • Applications accepted, reviewed and interviews scheduled for The Placement Exchange (TPE)
  • Pre-TPE screening interviews conducted for candidates attending TPE

March 25-28, 2020

TPE in Los Angeles, CA

March 23, 2020

Application Deadline

April 6, 2020

On-campus Interviews Begin

July 3, 2020 (approximate date)

Full-time Community Director staff start date




Community Director: $40,172 (based on a 12-month contract)


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


Relocation Assistance

Community Directors receive up to $750 in relocation assistance.


Pet Policy

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

Spousal and Domestic Partner Benefits

As Arizona is a marriage equality state, all legally married spouses of Community Director are eligible for health, dental and vision insurance as well 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

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. 

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 a substantially reduced tuition rates.

Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Retirement, etc.

Outstanding UA 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.

Professional Opportunities

Community Directors at the University of Arizona are provided with ample opportunities to participate in professional growth and development. A sample of experiences 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
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