The Director of Residential Education reports to the Dean of
Students. The Director partners with Student Life departments on
cross-divisional initiatives to ensure a safe, supportive and
inclusive residential community for approximately 1500
undergraduate student who live and learn in campus housing. The
director provides leadership, vision and strategic direction, for
the department’s mission, budgets, operations; housing and
operations; student conduct processes; learning goals and
assessment; and the overall residential experience.
This position will work closely with the Dean of Students to ensure
departmental objectives and initiatives align well with divisional
and institutional goals and objectives.
Oversee the department’s communication strategy, including web
presence, social media, departmental administrative tools, student
housing portals, essential housing software and other components of
the housing system that are web based.
Serve as the primary liaison to critical campus partners e.g.
Facilities, Campus Safety, Information Technology, Business office,
Admissions. Serve on institutional and division-wide committees as
Develop departmental learning goals and objectives. Conduct
appropriate and timely assessment to ensure goals and objectives
are appropriate and on track.
Develop and manage departmental budget and residential occupancy
Directly supervise one Assistant Director, one Housing Coordinator,
and five Residence Hall Directors (RHDs). Have indirect supervision
of student staff, including Community Advisors (CAs), and Residence
Life Managers (RLMs).
Provide management and oversight of all housing processes,
including: First Year and Transfer Housing placements; returning
student Housing Lottery; Winter Break Housing; summer housing; and
room change process.
Develop and manage Residential Life budgets and resources and act
responsively with well-documented accountability for these
Work closely with Facilities Management to ensure proper
maintenance of housing facilities, including capital improvements,
preventative maintenance and daily operational needs.
Manage the University’s Housing Allowance/Accommodation process,
including meal plan exemptions and special housing requests.
Provide input in the planning of annual capital expenditures for
improvement and maintenance and large capital investments, such as
new construction of residence halls, hall renovations, and major
Work closely with Campus Safety to ensure effective, appropriate
and equitable responses to emergencies and violations of campus
policies, as well as state and federal law.
Works with the Director of Orientation and Student Engagement in
providing Welcome Week and programming support for new
Develop and maintain RHD on-call rotation. Serve on the
Dean on-call rotation.
Oversee the training process for ResEd professional and
Oversee Greek-letter organizations including residential
placements, event approval, member intake and endowments. Some of
these responsibilities are share with the Office of Student
Engagement, Activities and Leadership (SEAL).
Provide guidance and support for Living/Learning communities.
Perform other duties as may be required to support the overall
mission of the University.
Bachelor’s degree required. An advanced degree in college student
personnel, higher education administration, counseling, or related
Must demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice, equity, and
inclusion, strong multicultural competencies, and an understanding
of the experiences of underrepresented and marginalized student
populations in higher education.
Evidence of at least four or more year’s progressive experience in
Must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.
Work extensively with institutional software such as Banner,
StarRez, Simplicity, EAB. Web development/maintenance
experience is desirable.
Strong interpersonal, networking, and collaboration skills are
Experience supervising both student and professional staff.