Residence Hall Director Position Description

POSITION TITLE:         Residence Hall Director

RANK:                                 Administrator II

DEPARTMENT:               Residence Life

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE:     Director of Residence Life

 This is a full-time, twelve-month, live-in position. Responsible for supervision of undergraduate Community Coordinators/Advisor and Student Desk Staff, coordination and development of a residence hall community, facilitation of student development, response to student concerns, administrative and facility management, and participation in department initiatives and campus life. The position requires an ability to promote student academic success; provide leadership for positively managing a diverse student community; and applying student development responses to residence hall community development, student concerns, staff supervision, student organization advising, educational & social programming.


Provides leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of residence hall educational and social programming.

A bachelor's degree is required; a master's degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, or Higher Education is preferred. Previous successful experiences supervising university residence hall undergraduate staff is required. 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 participation in department initiatives and campus life is preferred. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication, organization, and problem solving skills. Individuals who are able to work in a continuously changing organization and are highly motivated are best suited for this position.  These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.

Please mail a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

The Department of Residence Life
c/o Lekeisha Woods
Schwartz Hall
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515