Residence Hall Director

Norfolk, Virginia
Feb 13, 2019
Mar 08, 2019
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The Office of Housing and Residence Life at Old Dominion University is seeking candidates for the Residence Hall Director (full-time, 12 month) position. The Residence Hall Director (RHD) is responsible for the overall management of a residential complex ranging from 400 to 700 residential students. Working with a diverse student population, the Residence Hall Director promotes student success through engagement and academic support. Coordinates the administrative functions of a residence hall community, which include: facility management, maintenance, record keeping and student conduct. The Residence Hall Director participates in a duty rotation with other housing personnel to ensure 24 hour coverage of University Housing, including holidays and school closures that are planned & unplanned. The position is designated “essential personnel” for emergency closings.

Required Education: Master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling or related field OR a bachelor’s degree with work experience equivalent to a master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling or related field. 

Required Qualifications: Some experience working within residence life and/or student leadership roles. Some experience working within student life. Working knowledge of student learning theory and development outcomes. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong administrative and computer skills, including email, word processing, spreadsheet and presentations. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a diverse institutional setting and a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion among others. Demonstrated ability to build teams and work collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications:
Working knowledge of residential curricula and/or housing based academic initiatives. Strong customer service skills. Some experience supervising student staff members. Some experience working with living-learning communities, themed housing programs, and/or special interest housing. Some experience with responding to and providing support to students in crisis. Working full-time post-graduate experience within a residential housing program.