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Assistant Director of Residence Life

Albany State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

About Us

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.


Our West Campus is located at 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Our East Campus is located at 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705. The Human Resources office for both campuses is located on the West Campus in Building K, Suite 111.

Job Summary

The Assistant Director for Residence Life (ADRL) is a senior member of the Housing and Residence Life staff. The ADRL directly supervises Area Coordinators, graduate assistants and resident assistants. The ADRL will provide direction for and coordinate the activities of staff members in the areas related to academic initiatives, student behavior, personnel and administrative policies and procedures, student and community development, and staff supervision and development. They will also coordinate and facilitate student life programming and develops a community environment. This position will require non-traditional work hours to include but not limited to evenings, weekends and university breaks. The ADRL is also required to serve as part of the departmental on-call rotation to respond to and support hall management staff members through emergencies, urgent matters, and policy violations on east and west campuses. The ADRL reports to the Director of Housing, Residence Life and Community Engagement. This is a 12 month live on campus job and will be provided an apartment in Hall 5.


ADMINISTRATION/STAFF SUPERVISION - Responsible for the selection, training, and supervision of the residence hall staff specific administrative tasks and functions for the residence hall and the overall residential life program.
  • Meet bi-weekly with each Area Coordinator (AC) to assess hall environments, student concerns and behaviors, community trends, and programs.
  • Provide goal setting, mid-year evaluation, and year-end evaluation for each AC.
  • Train ACs in techniques and methods for instituting ongoing constructive evaluations of staff.
  • Coordinate student staff training/development/recognition.
  • Assist ACs in responding to student issues, including roommate conflicts and physical, emotional, identity, or psychological concerns.
  • Promote staff teamwork and coordinate staff duty/ area coverage. Support the development of residential learning communities.
  • Directly oversee the AC on call process. Advise and assist hall management staffs in responding to concerning incidents or potential policy violations in and around the residence halls.
  • Regular interaction with residents, Area Coordinators, Graduate Assistants, Resident Assistants during evenings and weekends in support of a culture of involvement and engagement.
  • Oversees hiring, disciplinary documentation, and terminations of full-time and part-time staff members including students.
  • Oversees recruitment, selection and training with the selection and training of all student staff members as needed.
  • Review graduate and undergraduate staff GPAs each semester to insure alignment with Residence Life policy.
  • Assistance in coordinate the housing assignments process with the Assignment Coordinator in the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Respond to campus concerns via a rotating "on call" schedule and act as central campus contact in absence of Director.
  • Coordinate fall, spring, and summer student check-in and checkout system for all residence halls on two campuses.
  • Aid in strategic planning for the Housing and Residence Life department.
  • Adjudicate violations of college policy and document through the Maxient Conduct system.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - collaborate with institutional partners and resources for the continued development and support of students, staff, faculty, and others.
  • Be accessible, visible and present during all check-in and check-out dates.
  • Attend staff-planned community development activities and educational events.
  • Promote recognition and appreciation of students and staff.
  • Create vision and goals for side of campus in which they oversee.
  • Promote an inclusive community through role modeling, challenging others, and emphasizing respect
  • Participate in divisional committees, search committees, training and development opportunities
  • Serve as a source of information about college and its resources to students, staff, faculty, families, and others.
GENERAL PROCESSES - participate in overall management of residence life through leadership in departmental and divisional processes.
  • Serve as a judicial hearing officer and support the divisional protocol regarding the student code of conduct.
  • Assist with the development, planning and implementation of RA training, including in-service training.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of New Student Orientation as it pertains to Housing and Residence Life responsibilities.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection processes for student and professional staff.
  • Assist with most aspects of the housing selection process for new and returning students.
  • Attend and participate in weekly Housing and Residence Life office meetings, Student Affairs meetings, retreats, and other gatherings as needed.
  • Complete weekly and annual reports.
  • Performs other administrative functions as assigned by the Director of Housing and Residence Life.
Required Qualifications

A master's degree in an appropriate field within student affairs, preferably higher education administration, college student personnel, counseling, or a related field

Two years of graduate assistant or professional experience in a college housing/residence life setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with or ability to learn, Maxient, StarRez and Banner database systems

Proposed Salary


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent skills in using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Access, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Access, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills.
Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Office of Human Recourses at (229) 500-2026, or by email at For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources at (229) 500-2026. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 229-500-3442.

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