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Director of Residential and Commuter Life

Longwood University
Farmville, Virginia
Posted Date
Jul 11, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Longwood University:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia. 

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 38,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.


Job Description:


Longwood University invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Director of Residential and Commuter Life in Student Affairs (GA309). The Director of Residential and Commuter Life provides oversight for all aspects of residential and commuter life at Longwood. The Director supervises fulltime Master's level professional staff and graduate students who supervise student staff and is an integral part of the RCL team that participates in departmental planning and review. This position also serves in the Administrator-on-Call rotation to serve as the emergency response when individual and campus emergencies arise.

  • Oversee the daily operation and behavioral response in main campus residence halls and Longwood managed properties.
  • Directly supervise Master's level staff and/or graduate students and indirectly approximately 125 undergraduate staff. 
  • Oversee recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and recognition of all professional staff and student staff.
  • Oversee RCL departmental planning, strategic initiatives, assessment, policy review and development.
  • Serve as Administrator on Call by providing back-up to the REC on Call, coordinating response during serious emergency issues, and contacting parents/guardians as appropriate. 



  • Master's Degree in Higher Education or related comparable field.
  • Seven or more years of progressive residential life experience in a higher education environment.
  • Four or more years working in crisis management and serving as an on-call administrator with preferred experience as a supervisor of professionals in an on-call role.
  • Experience overseeing residence hall programming.
  • Experience overseeing student staff selection and student staff training.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (students, staff, faculty, parents/guardians, and administrators) with diplomacy and tact. Ability to act independently, take initiative and exercise sound judgment. Some weekend and evening work is required. 


Additional Information:

This position is a full-time, administrative & professional faculty, exempt position. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information can be located through this link

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA


Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, position posted 6/14/22. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and attach (under Resume) a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact details of three references. Link to apply:

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