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Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 2, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time


Bridgewater College’s Office of Residence Life, within the Division of Student Life, is hiring for the position of Director of Residential Life and Community Standards. The Director serves as the senior member of a robust Residence Life team for a thriving residential community of 1300 students and approximately 300 commuter students.

The next Director will be responsible for providing direction for a comprehensive residential and community experience, demonstrating a commitment to the ideals of the Student Life Curriculum at Bridgewater, embracing the objectives of fostering critical thinking, a sense of community, cultural appreciation, and identity development in all facets of their work. In addition to supporting the general work of student development and creating a vibrant residential experience, this position is expected to assist in managing crises, ensure the efficient management of all issues related to student behavioral concerns, and facilitate significant outreach with students through residential staff, often in the form of events, programming, and collaboration with the College’s CARE team.

The Director should be comfortable working collaboratively, both within and alongside the Division of Student Life, while providing training and development for the Residence Life professional staff who coach and mentor student staff, setting the tone and tenor for an engaging and capable student-staffed residential program. To ensure success, the Director will work closely with campus Facilities, in addition to other partners across campus, to ensure the strategic management and care for all residential spaces.

With a spirit of innovation and adaptability, the Director will ensure practices and policies are up to date, in compliance with all state and federal guidelines, and stay current on best practices for the residential experience, all student conduct and, working in conjunction with Student Engagement team, regulate student organization conduct as appropriate.

For a complete list of position roles and responsibilities, please visit our employment link here.


  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or related discipline required 1-3 years of supervision or leadership experience required 1-3 years of Student Affairs related experience required Experience with Student Conduct required Previous training & experience with restorative practices preferred Maxient (or similar system) & Ellucian software experience required

Pay is competitive, and salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position offers a full benefits package, including paid tuition at the College for eligible dependents.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts, and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

APPLICATION: Complete the online application at

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or any characteristic protected by law.


The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years:

Annual Security Report

To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761

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