Residence Hall Director

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Position Information

Working Title
Residence Hall Director

University Housing

Compensation Title

Position Number
Based on Vacancy

Position Status

Work Schedule

8:15am-4:30pm M-F and nights and weekends, as required

Hours per Week

Months per Year

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

Primary Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Director of Residence Life, the Residence Hall Director is a 12-month live-in position responsible for coordinating all aspects of student development in the residential facilities at Northern Kentucky University. The Residence Hall Director supervises 8-18 Resident Assistants. The Residence Hall Director is responsible for staffing, training, supervising, and evaluating paraprofessional and graduate staff. The Residence Hall Director is responsible for the development and implementation of learning strategies and programming to residential students. This position is intended as an entry-level position for new professionals joining the Housing and Residence Life profession. This is a contract, annual 12-month live-on position typically funded for up to four years. Appointments will be made on an annual basis based on continued satisfactory performance.


Bachelors degree or higher.

Preferred experience includes: live-on higher education housing experience, experience mitigating crises and conflicts, experience supervising paraprofessional staff, experience with higher education student conduct, leadership skills, training in diversity/inclusion/interculturalism, and experience managing budgets.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience
Acceptable Equivalency

$35,568.00 Annually

Pay Grade

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  2. What is your highest level of education?
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree or higher
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents

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