Community Development Coordinator Position

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 1-3 Residence Halls, Lewis and Clark Village, or University Villages. They work closely with the Area Coordinator, Apartment Office Managers or Hall Administrative Assistants, and student staff to foster an atmosphere for academic, social, cultural, and emotional growth in the Residence Hall(s) or Apartments by serving as an advisor to the residents and assisting the student staff 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) or Apartment area.

Please read the Residence Hall CDC Position Description for additional information about the RH CDC position. This position is 25 hours per week and an academic year leadership position. Residence Hall CDCs earn an on-campus room or apartment, meal plan, and stipend based on their Residence Hall placement.

Please read the Apartment CDC Position Description for additional information about the Apt CDC position. This position is roughly 20 hours per week and is a full calendar year leadership position. Apartment CDCs earn an apartment in their area for one calendar year and a stipend based on the type of apartment they live in. 

Community Development Coordinator Application Process


All Community Development Coordinator candidates must complete an online Community Development Coordinator Application to be considered for the position. Candidates will indicate whether they are interested in the Apartment CDC position, the Residence Hall CDC position, or both.  

Community Development Coordinator Application

Individual Interview

All Community Development Coordinator candidates must attend a 45-minute individual interview. This interview will begin with a candidate presentation followed by 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. Your presentation will take place at the beginning of your interview and should be approximately 15 minutes. A presentation prompt will be provided during the application process. 

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 in February 2022.

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 1, 2021 - Community Development Coordinator Application Opens

December 2, 2021 - Priority Deadline for applicants interested in being considered for spring openings

December 2-December 12 – Individual Interviews and Presentations (for Spring 2021 openings)

January 13, 2022 - Community Development Coordinator Applications Close

January 11-22, 2022 - Individual Interviews and Presentations

February 4, 2022 - Hiring Notifications Sent to All Candidates

June 1, 2022 - Apartment CDC Position/Training Begins

August 2, 2022 - Residence Hall CDC Position/Training Begins (tentative, may be earlier in August if academic dates shift)


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

Residence Halls

101 Turner Hall
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-2611
Fax: (406) 243-2344

Lewis & Clark Village

3000 South Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 552-3409
Fax: (406) 243-2344

University Villages

#1 Elkhorn Court
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 243-6030
Fax: (406) 243-6035
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Payments Accepted: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm