Prospective Community Directors

Welcome From the Committee

We are so excited you are interested in joining our team at the University of San Diego! Our hope is that this landing page paired with your research of the institution will show you that we are a campus committed to educating Changemakers who will have a positive impact on society. Our students are passionate about their learning and we work collaboratively with campus partners to promote a rich, engaged living experience. Community Directors regularly engage in the development of our living-learning communities, programmatic partnerships, and the organization of intentional interactions between residents and our Resident Assistants and Resident Ministers. 
We hope that individuals interested in the Community Director position are able to demonstrate a commitment to our institution's values, work efficiently, and bring some fun to the workplace. Students are at the center of our work, and we also value the professional growth of our team through intentional responsibilities, extensive professional development opportunities, and encouraging mentorship and leadership development. 
We live and work on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses and can't complain about the weather here. We hope you continue to consider joining our team. Go Toreros!  
Our 2021 recruitment process has been adapted to a virtual format to account for the COVID-19 pandemic. Accommodations for our process can be discussed with IC Ulep, at

Community Director Position

The Community Director (CD) oversees a dynamic living-learning residential area for either first-year, transfer, second-year, or continuing students. The CD assists in the administration and management of the overall residence life program through serving approximately 2700 residents across campus. Additional information can be reviewed in the Community Director Position Application.


All of our Community Directors receive a meal plan and housing. Additional information on USD's employment benefits can be found here. View the video below to see where you could be living as a Community Director!

  • Several apartments have been renovated with new flooring & appliances since this video was made.
  • Furniture can be changed or switched out with our facilities team.
  • All areas named “Missions” have been renamed to “Valley”
  • Not shown: Alcala Vistas Apartments (similar to Manchester)

How have our community directors impacted student leaders?

"From an RA perspective, I really view community directors as our team leaders. They help to guide us, delegate tasks and responsibilities, and help develop a positive staff dynamic among the RAs. They truly make the functioning of our ResEd department possible."

- Jason

"My CD has helped me as a student leader by being a positive role model who embodies what it means to be a caring, compassionate, and invigorated leader. From team staff work to individual one and one's, my CD has been supportive and understanding of my circumstances and situations, respectful of my identities, and helps me to feel more confident and supported in my student leader position. When working with other CDs during student leadership and development training, I feel the same level of support and care given to myself and the work that we are doing. It is reassuring and affirmative to have other staff members share their experience and wisdom with myself and other younger student leaders, and I know that the ResEd experience would not be the same for student leaders or residents without the many contributions CDs and ACDs make in front of and behind the scenes."

- Elizabeth

"CDs have provided guidance during duty and when taking care of incidence reports and other issues. Beyond that, they have provided support and made the student leaders feel heard. CDs have encouraged education on many unspoken topics during training which provided reassurance to me as I am a minority at a PWI."

- Nina

Meet the Search Team

Tyler Crisman, Director of Residential Education,

Sydney Pidgeon, Executive Assistant for Residential Life and New Student Programs,

IC Ulep, Community Director for Manchester Village, 

Allie Polk, Community Director for Valley Apartments, 

David Santos, Asst. Community Director for Valley Apartments,

Meet the Residential Education Team

  • Tyler Crisman, Director of Residential Education
  • Sydney Pidgeon, Executive Assistant for Residential Life and New Student Programs
  • Allie Polk, Community Director for Valley Apartments
  • David Santos, Assistant Community Director for Valley Apartments
  • Carrington Lemon, Community Director for University Terrace Apartments
  • Ashley Thomas Williams, Community Director for Valley A
  • Sally Zheng, Community Director for Valley B
  • Cody Riggs, Community Director for Alcala Vista Apartments
  • Melissa Sheil, Community Director for Alcala Vista Apartments
  • Edith Velasco, Assistant Community Director for Alcala Vista Apartments
  • IC Ulep, Community Director for Manchester Village
  • Rebecca Hill, Assistant Community Director for Manchester Village

How to Apply

You can apply through the USD human resources website at (Job Posting #3001). If you have any questions regarding the job posting, do not hesitate to contact the CD Recruitment Chairs, Tyler Crisman (, and IC Ulep ( for more information.

Reasons to Live in San Diego

From beaches to coffee shops, to farmer's markets, and many more, you will always have something to do in San Diego. View our San Diego spots to visit list to find out the places to visit while living in San Diego.

Tour of San Diego with the 2020 CD Team

Tour of USD’s residential communities with the 2020 CD Team

Live-In Partners & Families for Professional Staff

Live-in professional staff may live in their university-provided staff apartment with their married spouse, registered domestic partner, and/or their legally dependent children.  Questions can be directed to the Director of Residential Education.


Pets and Approved Animals for Professional Staff

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted in the residence halls at this time.  The university does comply with all local, state, and federal laws and ordinances pertaining to service animals as well as animals documented and approved for wellbeing reasons.  Questions can be directed to the Director of Residential Education.