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 for our students whether it is through our first year living learning communities, partnerships with campus partners for programs, or the intentional programming and personalized check ins with students our Resident Assistants, Community Directors, and Resident Ministers provide for our students. 
 
We hope that individuals with a can-do attitude, who demonstrate a commitment to our institution's values, are willing to work hard and bring some fun to the workplace are interested in our positions. Students are at the center of our work, but we also value the professional growth of our team through various responsibilities, 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 considering to join our team. Go Toreros!  

Community Director Position

The Community Director (CD) oversees a dynamic living-learning residential area for 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. Additional information can be reviewed in the Community Director Position Description. Review some of the frequently asked questions we typically receive from prospective community directors.

Benefits

All of our Community Directors receive a meal plan and housing. View the video below to see where you could be living as a Community Director!

Reasons to Live in San Diego

From beaches, to coffeeshops, 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 you could be visiting while living in San Diego.

How have our community directors impacted student leaders?

"My CD inspires me to want to be a better RA because she wants my success. Having that care and support from her makes me perform better and want to go above and beyond to make her happy. Her leadership has complimented well out group's dynamics and has enabled all of us to bond and become friends- which totally transformed my experience for the better. I appreciate her compassion and care in what I'm going through both as an RA and as a person. She is a mentor to me by being an inspiration and a professional in what she does."-Sofia

“I don’t know if I would have applied to be an RA without meeting and getting to know my CD. They’ve been there as a mentor both as I navigated the RA role and through personal life. They’re someone I can turn too with any challenge and have a desire to see me grow. I couldn't’t imagine serving students in this role without their backing. It’s not uncommon to see our CDs visit us at the duty desk, engage with us at programs, and connect across campus not because they have to but because they want to. The authentic connection I have with my CD makes being an RA more than just another job.”-Tyler

"Through the countless hours I've been on duty, the numerous times I've helped my residents, and the several times I have been uncertain about what to do, who has been there for me? My CD. Whatever I have needed she has joyfully delivered whilst smiling ear to ear always trying to go above and beyond what's asked of me and my residents. I appreciate her incomprehensible, nonstop positivity and encouragement whenever I need a pick me up. She has also not hesitated in making sure I am well-versed and trained on each aspect on my job, whilst also giving me the freedom to express myself and truly blossom in my position as a Resident Assistant."-Charlie

Meet the Search Team

Sabrina Nelson, Assistant Director of Residential Administration        sabrinanelson@sandiego.edu 

Bernadette Smith, Community Director - Missions A & San Antonio  bernadettesmith@sandieg.edu 

Melissa Sheil, Community Director - Missions B                                           msheil@sandiego.edu 

Alysse Hogan, Community Director - Camino and Founders Hall       alyssehogan@sandiego.edu 

Meet the Residential Education Team

  • Jimmy Beh, Assistant Community Director Alcala Vistas Apartments
  • Carlos Cortés, STEP Coordinator
  • Alysse Hogan, Community Director Camino & Founders
  • Joe Lasley, Community Director Manchester, PTAs, & UTAs
  • Carrington Lemon, Community Director Maher
  • Mariana Ortega, Community Director San Buenaventura
  • Melissa Sheil, Community Director Missions B
  • Bern Smith, Community Director Missions A
  • Scott Thomas, Community Director Alcala Vistas Apartments
  • Sally Zheng, Assistant Community Director Manchester, PTAs, & UTAs

How to Apply

You can apply either through the USD human resources website or The Placement Exchange. Links for these can be found below. If you have any questions regarding the job posting, do not hesitate to contact us.