Community Development Coordinator

Image of three CDCs on the 2016 homecoming float.The Community Development Coordinator (CDC) is a live-in staff member that works with the community development and administrative needs of a community area (1-3 Residence Halls) consisting of 400 to 750 students. They work closely with the Area Coordinator, Hall Administrative Assistant, Resident Assistants, and Desk Assistants to foster an atmosphere for academic, social, cultural, and emotional growth in the Residence Hall(s) by serving as an advisor to the residents and assisting the Resident Assistants in community development and enforcement of all University and hall policies. They are also involved with the general well-being, community development, and student learning environment in the Residence Hall(s). Please read the CDC Position Description for additional information about the CDC position. This position is 25 hours per week.

Compensation: Community Development Coordinator staff earn an on-campus room or apartment, meal plan, and stipend based on their Residence Hall placement. 

Community Development Coordinator Application Process


All Community Development Coordinator candidates must complete an online Community Development Coordinator Application to be considered for the position. The application for the 2018-2019 Academic Year opens Monday, November 20, 2017, and closes Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Individual Interview

All Community Development Coordinator candidates must attend a 30-minute individual interview. These interviews will take place January 25 to February 2, 2018. This interview will consist of a question and answer session to understand your interest in the position and related experience.


All Community Development Coordinator candidates must do a presentation as a part of the interview process. These presentations will take place January 25 to February 2, 2018. Your presentation should be approximately 15 minutes, leaving 15 minutes for any follow-up questions for you, and/or questions that you have about the position.

Keeping the CDC position description and expectations in mind, please present on the following three parts:

  • How will you balance developing quality relationships with the RAs in your area, while maintaining professional boundaries and providing meaningful feedback that challenges them to grow in their leadership position?
  • What new or innovative ideas do you have that would enhance the residential student experience or improve departmental operations?
  • What is your vision for a successful programming board and what will the student experience look like in your area if you are successful? How will you approach recruitment and retention of members and your role advising the group?

Presentation suggestion: Please feel free to present this information in a way that you feel comfortable; be creative, energetic, and authentic. Please do not use Prezi as it is not accessible for all people.

Hiring Notification

All Community Development Coordinator candidates will be notified of their hiring status on February 9, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Be in good conduct standing with the University
  • Be a full-time student (12-18 credits)
  • Interest in working with people
  • UM Housing experience preferred

Important Dates

November 20, 2017 - Community Development Coordinator Application Opens

January 24, 2018 - Community Development Coordinator Applications Close

January 25 - February 2, 2018 - Individual Interviews and Presentations

February 9, 2018 - Hiring Notifications Sent to All Candidates

August 1, 2018 - Community Development Coordinator Training Begins


If you have any questions about the application or hiring process, please contact John Nugent, Assistant Director of UM Housing, at (406) 243-2611.