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Director of Residence Life

Brooklyn Law School
New York, United States
$85,000.00 - $110,000.00
Date posted
Oct 17, 2023

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

POSITION: Director of Residence Life

REPORTS TO: Dean of Students

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt, Onsite

SALARY RANGE: $85,000-$110,000

SUMMARY: Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School is a distinguished, independent law school located in Downtown Brooklyn, New York. The Law School is searching for a Director of Residence Life to provide various services to the residents of Feil Hall. Brooklyn Law School is seeking a highly energetic individual to serve as our Director of Residence Life. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of Residence Life will handle many student-related matters and oversee Brooklyn Law School’s on-campus housing program. The Law School’s size, vibrant employee and student population, and commitment to providing the best legal education, will offer a candidate the opportunity to develop and diversify practical skills and participate firsthand in the business of operating a successful educational institution.

Position Responsibilities:

  • The Director of Residence Life oversees the overall management of our 21-story residence hall building in which includes, but is not limited to, weekly walk-throughs, room change processing, check-ins/check-outs, key system management and maintaining resident files
  • Accept and process new housing applications, manage existing resident agreements and provide information or clarification on resident expectations
  • Oversee housing lottery and summer sublet process. Communicate with residents about maintenance emergencies, service outages and other building issues.
  • Handle daily communication and meetings with students on a wide range of areas including policies, personal matters, apartment-related issues and several other matters.
  • Oversee faculty, visitor and other guest housing. Work with maintenance staff to make sure the apartments are ready and set up properly for each guest.
  • Work closely with VP of Operations, Campus Safety Director, security officers to maintain a clean and safe environment in our Residence Hall and in collaboration with the Campus Safety Director, respond promptly during times of crisis, manage risk, and provide emergency support in a 24/7 environment.
  • Work closely with the Dean of Students on a broad range of student issues ensuring a coherent and collaborative approach to Student Affairs services around counseling, support, advising and programming.
  • Develop new initiatives to build a greater sense of community within the residential community.
  • Provide tactful, sensitive, and wise counsel and advice to students on a wide array of personal issues
  • Maintain a large volume of complex contact points with a range of students, both individually and in groups, necessitating occasional availability outside of school hours.
  • Provide support to students during the final exam periods, Bar Exam preparation, and other stressful times during law school.
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop new initiatives to help support students
  • Work closely with Dean of Students and Vice Dean on student conduct or academic integrity concerns
  • Advise students about various policies and procedures from the Student Handbook, including but not limited to, our attendance policy
  • Act as a liaison between students, faculty and other offices to address a variety of administrative and personal matters.
  • Work closely with the Director of Student Life to organize programs for our students.
  • Foster an inclusive community and promote equity for all students


  • Must be responsive and available evenings and weekends to assist with emergency management and response
  • Be available to respond to concerns over email or the phone after business hours
  • Must work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters degree is strongly preferred, with concentration in counseling, higher education, or a related field
  • Three or more years’ experience is required in the area of Student Affairs and/ or Residence Life is required
  • Must be an organized and confident self-starter with strong decision-making skills
  • Must have good problem-solving skills
  • Must love working with students.

Please include a cover letter with your resume. Upload all documents as one single file.


Brooklyn law school has an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Sick, Personal, Vacation, and Summer Friday paid time off
  • A generous retirement plan
  • Scholarship for your dependent’s Pre-K - Undergraduate College tuition

Brooklyn Law School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Brooklyn Law School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law. Brooklyn Law School values a diverse and vibrant community and affirmatively encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds and life experiences.


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