Resident Director (multiple positions)

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Resident Director (multiple positions)
Whitman College


Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic, diverse, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students. With an endowment exceeding $500 million, fiercely loyal alumni, exceptional students, and accomplished faculty and staff, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence ranking as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.


Resident Directors share with other members of the Student Affairs Staff the general responsibility of supporting the educational aims of the College and serving as an educator and role model, while assisting students in their efforts to make full use of the opportunities available to them at the College. Residence Life and Housing expects the Resident Director to use student development theory as a framework for programming and staff supervision. The Resident Director is specifically responsible for all aspects of the administration of the residence facility to which they are assigned.



Supervise, train, and help select student staff. Develop common goals that encourage residents to respect others' privacy and maintain a safe and secure community atmosphere. Inform residents of College functions, resources, and beneficial off-campus agencies. Attend Resident Director meetings and conduct student staff meetings. Represent the College to parents and guests. Interpret and enforce College policy. Post fire safety information and arrange for regular inspections and fire drills at least once each semester. Open and close the hall at each vacation period. Collect and report information on hall maintenance problems. Maintain accurate and current hall records, including weekly logs, floor plans, key check-out and inventory, space scheduling, expenditure accounts, incident reports, damage reports, and room condition reports. Keep the Residence Life and Housing Office informed as to all room changes and change requests. Serve on campus committees as requested.


Arrange for academic, recreational, and social programs. Encourage alcohol and drug education programs. Advise student group programming. Act as a resource for residents requesting program information.

Hall Government

Organize and advise student government in the hall.

Counseling and Referral

Be generally available to residents and communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty. Be supportive of diversity and different perspectives. Counsel students concerning personal college concerns and refer to other resources when appropriate.

Professional Development

The Resident Director is expected to attend professional conferences and take advantage of opportunities for professional development.

Job Requirements:
  • A four-year degree
  • Suitable experience in Residence Life/Student Affairs
  • Two year commitment preferred

  • Monthly salary
  • 1-2 bedroom residence hall apartment
  • Full College board plan

Fringe Benefits Include:

Medical and Dental Insurance

Eligibility for coverage begins August 1. The position is eligible for full time premium status for medical coverage. Employees pay a portion of the insurance premium based on salary. The medical plan includes vision and prescriptions coverage. The College will pay for employee dental premiums.

Life Insurance

The college provides term group life insurance. The benefit value is one and one-half times annual salary.

Long-term Disability Insurance

The College pays the premium for this income protection insurance.

Tuition Remission

Resident Directors are eligible for one tuition-free class each semester.
Supplemental Retirement program - TIAA CREF

The employee can contribute up to the IRS allowable maximums into ROTH and/or pre-tax retirement savings accounts.


Applications received by June 13 will be given priority consideration.


This position works 1560 annual hours and begins August 8, 2021 and ends for the academic year on June 1, 2022.


Please direct questions to Residence Life and Housing:

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