Residence Hall Director
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by New York University
Leading a two to three-person professional team for the assigned residence hall, this live-in position directs all aspects of the programs and services for the assigned residence hall (both the community development as well as the housing operational aspects, such as move in/out, room changes, and semester transition). Directly supervises the Residence Hall Assistant Director (RHAD) and the Residence Hall Resource Manager (RHRM), and oversees them in carrying out their respective duties. Provides crisis intervention to residents; assesses nature of problems and resolves or refers for resolution. Conducts investigations of alleged violations of University and residence hall policies, holds meetings, determines degree/seriousness of violations, and issue educational sanctions. This position is responsible for assigned after-hours/weekend/holiday on-call duties on a rotational basis to address any residence hall based emergencies. Advises students and collaborates with staff and faculty to create living/learning communities that enrich the students University experience. Develops and implements residential learning community programs and initiatives; assists with enhancing student development. Oversees the residence hall budget, collaborates with facilities and housekeeping, and participates in assigned departmental committees.
- Masters degree in Student Personnel Administration, Higher Education or related field.
- 3 years of related experience within a residential life/housing program (including experience with program development and implementation, facility management and staff supervision) or equivalent combination.
- Experience working at a large research university/institution; experience working in an urban setting.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills. Good leadership and conflict resolution skills. Ability to quickly and effectively respond to emergency situations; communicate with a diverse population and supervise staff. Ability to work with standard office software package.