RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTOR
Residence Hall Director
Student Affairs, Division of
Residence Life and Housing Office
Staff & Administration
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The Residence Hall Director ( RHD ) is a 10-month live-in position
responsible for the overall administration of a coeducational
residence community of 150-250 undergraduates. Our RHD’s are
responsible for fostering an appreciation for diversity, equity,
inclusion and cultural competency in the halls, staff supervision,
student conduct, counseling/referral, programming, and general
• Provide the overall administration of assigned residence hall
including staff supervision, development, advising, counseling and
referral, programming and general building administration
• Perform residence hall administrative tasks such as occupancy
reports, incident/theft reports, damage assessments, and various
daily reports and logs
• Promote positive living/learning environment, develop, and
maintain concept of community in the residence hall
• Supervise student staff and hall council with regard to planning
and implementation of quality programs in the hall and complete
• Provide crisis management during various psychological,
emotional, medical or other emergencies or incidents that occur in
• Counsel and make appropriate and prompt referral of residents to
appropriate campus resources in the areas of problem solving,
conflict resolution, academic issues, vocational questions, and
personal and/or disciplinary matters.
• Serve on standing and special committees with the
• Actively engage in professional development opportunities in the
area of residence life and housing.
• Residence hall coverage, which will require an obligation that
includes various evening, overnight, weekend and occasional holiday
• Responsible for one departmental outside assignment per year in a
support unit to residence life and housing.
• Ability to work various evening, overnight, weekend, and
occasional holidays and be able to respond to emergency/crisis
situations that may occur 24/7.
• Knowledge of residential life, operations and procedures,
administrative and supervisory experiences, student development
theory, counseling and conflict resolution, and general higher
educational procedures are all critical to the effectiveness of
• Skills essential to this position include: administration,
organization, supervision, intervention, emergency response, verbal
and written communication, public relations, decision making,
advising, counseling, training in equity, inclusion, and cultural
• Essential to this position is the ability to be flexible and
adapt to an unusual and changing environment. Living at one’s job
location can be very demanding.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
Residence Hall Directors report directly to the Assistant and
Associate Directors of Residence Life and Housing, and secondarily
to the Director for Residence Life and Housing. Residence Hall
Directors supervise a student staff that consists of resident
assistants and indirectly works with green representatives.
-Previous residence life experience
-A Master’s degree
-One year of post baccalaureate residence life experience (graduate
-Demonstrated experience in developing diverse, inclusive,
welcoming and global communities in a residence hall
-Experience addressing issues of bias, discrimination, and sexual
assault with residential student populations
-Demonstrated level of cultural competency in working with diverse
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with
Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The College actively
seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a
disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would
enrich the diversity of the College.
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Special Instructions to Applicant
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $35,803 with a highly competitive comprehensive
benefits package. All RHDs reside in a furnished apartment within
an assigned residence hall and are provided with a board plan of
$750 per semester. Also included are a designated parking space on
campus, professional development funding, and tuition support
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- * Do you have previous residence life experience?
- * Do you have a minimum of one year post baccalaureate
residence life experience, either at the graduate or professional
- * Do you have, or will you have, a completed bachelor degree by
the position start date?
- * Do you have, or will you have, a completed master degree by
the position start date?
- Curriculum Vita or Resume
- Cover Letter
- Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)