Residence Hall Director (Multiple Openings)


POSITION POSTED: March 3, 2014

SEARCH #: S13-039A, S13-039B

Southern Connecticut State University is seeking applications for the position of Residence Hall Director. As an intentionally diverse and student-centered university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. Founded as a teachers' college in 1893, Southern has evolved into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New Your City and 140 miles from Boston.

Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, the Residence Hall Director is a committed, intelligent, creative, and energetic student affairs professional who will provide overall supervision and management for students in one of our residence halls. The Residence Hall Director is responsible for furthering the mission of the Office of Residence Life and the Division of Student Affairs by working with the staff to create a respectful, safe and comfortable living environment conducive to enhancing personal and academic growth for first-year students. This position will also serve as the main liaison between the Office of Residential Life and residence hall community.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, live-in position. This position has anticipated supervision of 8 to 10 undergraduate Resident Advisors as well as 12 Student Desk Staff. The Residence Hall Director will be able to develop a residence hall community, motivate student staff, respond to facility issues, as well as participate in department initiatives and campus life. The position requires an ability to promote student academic success; provide leadership for a diverse student community; and take a student development approach to residence hall community development, student concerns, student organization advising, educational & social programming.

Required Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree is required. Previous successful experiences supervising university residence hall undergraduate staff is required. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication, organization, and problem solving skills. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
A master's degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, or Higher Education is preferred. Experience developing residence hall communities, providing educational and personal support for students, responding to student concerns and behaviors, advising student organizations, facility and administrative management, and participating in department initiatives and campus life is preferred. Individuals who are able to work in a continuously changing organization and are highly motivated are best suited for this position.

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references to Lekeisha Woods, at Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration application materials should be received by March 28th, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. For a full job description and more information, please visit: