Residence Director

University of Indianapolis
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 7, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time

Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, creed, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.


The University of Indianapolis seeks applicants a Residence Director, which is a full time, exempt staff role. The Residence Director is a professional member of the Office of Residence Life and is responsible for the overall administration of their assigned residence hall, staff, and student development in addition to departmental assignments. Residence Directors should be committed to increasing student engagement and carrying out the mission of the Division of Student Affairs.

This is a "Live-In" position, which will require the Residence Director to live in an appointed residence hall apartment. This position will begin immediately once a candidate is selected.


  • Maintain accurate records including occupancy, key inventories, student conduct, budget accounts, and other housing related processes
  • Coordinate residence hall maintenance procedures and ensure prompt follow-up
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate student staff
  • Maintain weekly student staff meetings
  • Communicate clear performance and involvement expectations to student staff
  • Assist in the development and instruction of Student Staff; including training, selection, in- services, and staff meetings
  • Establish a student culture where diversity is encouraged and where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership
  • Maintain a high level of visibility and interact with students on a regular basis
  • Contribute to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues, and opportunities
  • Assist students, individuals, and groups with their needs and concerns
  • Support and assist with departmental programmatic initiatives, including assigned committee work, which may often require collaboration with other offices
  • Maintain active participation with staff development activities, plan and participate in year­ round individual professional development opportunities, and assist in providing professional development for student and professional staff
  • Communicate guidelines of conduct, define student responsibilities, and serve as initial disciplinary hearing officer
  • Council and advise students, provide referrals when needed or requested, and intervene in crisis situations
  • Carry out "On Duty" responsibilities
  • Meet weekly with the Residence Life Staff and Student Affairs Suite Staff
  • Serve on University Committees as determined by Assistant Director and/or Associate Dean of Students


  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution by time of appointment is required
  • Prior residence hall and leadership experience required
  • Prior supervisory experience is required
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the needs of people from diverse backgrounds and interests required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) with individuals and before groups are required
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends is required
  • Ability and willingness to live in a residence hall apartment is required


  • Vision Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Free Parking
  • Tuition Discount

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