Residence Director

Posting Details

Position Information

Business Title Residence Director
Job Title Residence Director
Posting Number S2012679
Position Type Staff

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The full-time, live-in Residence Director (RD) will assist the Assistant Director for University Housing and Residence Life in managing the co-educational residential experience and supervises one Graduate student assistant. The RD is responsible for managing staff’s use of the Student Success Collaborative platform, in-hall programming, and residence hall theme communities as well as supervise Resident Assistants, advise the Laker Hall Council, and co-advise the Residence Hall Association.

The applicant offered this position may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related fields preferred.

Residence Life experience required.

Minimum Education Requirements
Responsibilities Summary

Academic and Community Development Programming – Coordinate with the Assistant Director to provide student-staff training and directives in order to gather assessment data from CSU’s enterprise-level technology that links residence life retention support by working to identify students whose behaviors indicate a lack of academic success strategies. Refer residents for academic skills assistance, including tutoring, advisement, counseling, and/or career guidance.

Create and maintain communities that are welcoming and accepting of people of all backgrounds, statuses, and identities. — Initiate, support and collaborate in the creation and ongoing administration of theme communities when appropriate.

Supervision and Advisement – Provide direct supervision to up to 18 live-in student staff and 1 live-on Graduate Assistant Ensure daily contact with the student staff for the purpose of exchanging information, discussion of ideas, problem solving, advising in regards to working with residents and miscellaneous needs. Oversee programming and in-service requirements for student staff to create an optimal learning environment. Serve as the co-advisor to the Residence Hall Association and advisor to the Laker Hall council, including attendance at meetings, attendance at programs and activities, and budget management

Administration — Maintain accurate and updated information regarding residence hall occupancy. Supervise the orderly and efficient opening and closing of the residence hall. Train and monitor staff sitting the 24-hour desk. Monitor compliance with guest and visitation policies. Assists with summer residential camps and conferences and performs other duties as needed.

Crisis Response and Management – Participate in a on-call system providing emergency/critical incident assistance to students in the halls in accordance with CSU and University Housing and Residence Life emergency procedures. Support and respond to issues related to students of concern, their guests and family members during and after regular business hours.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with diverse constituents including parents, faculty and staff. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent computer skills in Windows/Microsoft Office environment.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references, recommendation letters, etc.) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript may be required upon hire for this position. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. Clayton State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience working in a University Residential Life program?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents