Community Leader

About the Community Leader Position

Influencing the faith journey of others

In celebration or in lament, Community Leaders support and walk with residents in their faith journeys. They introduce residents to local churches and spiritual resources on campus. Community Leaders grow with residents as they pray with and for them and help strengthen and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Embracing the on-campus community

Students come to Baylor bringing unique backgrounds, skills, personalities, and passions. Community Leaders look beyond the molds and embrace the on-campus community as a dynamic and diverse body of unique individuals who learn and grow with each other.

Shaping on-campus culture

Community Leaders influence the community they serve by serving as resources, providing guidance, and giving selflessly to the community. This servant leadership impacts individuals and the community as a whole, shaping a caring and supportive environment.

Giving to fulfill a calling

Being a Community Leader is more than just a job; it is a calling to lead and serve others. Community Leaders support residents intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Becoming a Community Leader fulfills the calling to give, embrace, and shape as you support those around you.

Below is an overview of the basic requirements and process.

Basic Requirements

  • Demonstrated Christian faith.
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA to assume and remain in the Community Leader position. First year students' GPA will be reviewed once fall semester grades are posted. (See GPA Policy above).
  • Availability to return to campus approximately two weeks before classes begin in August and stay through graduation weekend in May.
  • Successful finalists must enroll in LDS 3201 - Leadership Development for Community Leaders (2 elective credit hour). All students must earn a letter grade of B or better in order to be eligible for the CL position.
  • Commitment to living in community as demonstrated through completing an on-campus housing occupancy license when it becomes available.

Application Process

Step 1-Attend Informational Meeting

Informational meetings are intended to provide you with information about the Community Leader role and responsibilities prior to the submission of applications. See Community Leader Selection Timeline for details on when and where these information meetings will be held.

Step 2-Submit an Application including resume, references and short answer questions.

Before submitting an application, please prepare your answers to the essay questions and have your resume completed. There is a 60 minute time limit for completing the online application.

Step 3-Interview with Campus Living & Learning Staff

Applicants will participate in an individual interview with residence hall directors or other professional staff member within Campus Living & Learning. This interview will serve as a time for the professional staff member to become better acquainted with the applicant in areas related to our core values.

Step 4-Participate in Group Interview

While completing the online application, candidates will have the opportunity to rank available group process times in order of their preference. Those who advance to this step in the process will be notified of an assigned interview time by email.

Step 5-Announcement of Community Leader Finalists

Community Leader Finalists will be notified via e-mail in early December of each year.