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Residence Hall Director, Office of Residence Life

Kean University
Union, New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 7, 2023

Job Details

Office of Residence Life

Residence Hall Director

The Residence Hall Director (Professional Services Specialist 4) is a 12 month, live-in professional employee in the Office of Residence Life. Supervised by the Managing Assistant Director 2 of Residence Life and/or their designee, the Residence Hall Director is responsible for the total operation of a residence hall or area housing approximately 250 – 1,000 residents. Primary duties include selection, supervision, training and evaluation of student staff including Resident Assistants (RA), Desk Assistants (DA) and Community Assistants (CA). Residence Hall Directors provide developmental opportunities for residents through programming, judicial intervention and advisement. Additional responsibilities include: administrative tasks, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, supervision, enforcing University policy, discipline, participating in an on-call system and serving on committees integral to the overall operation of the Residence Life program. The Residence Hall Director works to create an environment conducive to academic excellence and fosters personal development and a sense of community within the living environment.

Due to the required duties and functions of this position and the need for accessibility in the residence halls, this position requires a flexible schedule including evening, weekend and holiday hours and on-campus residency which will be provided by the Office of Residence Life. Travel may also be required off campus. This employee is considered essential personnel and is critical to the functioning of the University and continuation of key operations and services .

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and one year of professional experience in housing and residence life or a related student affairs position is required. Experience with residence hall student development, facilities operations and residence life programs in higher education is preferred. Candidate must have strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and supervisory skills; proven leadership skills; and be computer literate.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.

Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures .

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer



Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 50 undergraduate majors and 60-plus graduate options, including six doctoral programs. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community.

The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with additional locations in Ocean County, New Jersey - Kean Ocean and Jefferson Township, New Jersey - Kean Skylands. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou, China.

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