Residence Hall Directors

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Residential Community Life at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta invites applications for multiple positions as Residence Hall Directors to begin July 26, 2021. These will be full-time temporary appointments with a 10-month obligation. Expectations include coordination of residence hall community of over two hundred residents, emergency/crisis management, facility management/building administration, and social/educational programming.

The mission of Residential Community Life is "to create and develop an inclusive space that engages community, fosters growth, and helps people recognize their inherent value and reach their desired potential." To learn more about the College and the Department, please visit / and

Duties include but not limited to: living and working in the residence hall; supervision, training, and evaluation of 8-16 student Resident Advisors and additional work study front desk staff; emergency/crisis management for the entire residential community; teaching Peer Group Communication credit-bearing class; creating, developing and maintaining an inclusive community that is engaging, fosters growth, and helps students reach their desired potential; enforcement of policies and processes within the residential community (including acting as a hearing officer); personal support and group advisement; updating and maintaining collegiate databases; managing occupancy within the building community; department committee involvement; campus-wide duty rotation; and some evening and weekend responsibilities as required.


Required qualifications: bachelor's degree by time of appointment; residence life experience; demonstrated excellence in written communication and presentation skills; educational programming/event management experience.

Preferred: master's degree by time of appointment; previous supervisory experience; competencies around social justice and inclusion; crisis and emergency management experience; experience with community standards hearings (conduct hearings); experience with facility management; experience with conflict management; experience with Maxient and StarRez; and experience working with and serving diverse populations.

Additional Information:

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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