Residence Hall Director

Search Number: S20-021
Position Rank: Administrator II
Job Posted: February 24, 2021


Southern Connecticut State University is seeking candidates for Residence Hall Director positions. Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teachers’ college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of approximately 10,000 students, offering 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 York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Reporting to the Associate Director or Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Residence Hall Director is a twelve-month, full-time, live-in professional who is responsible for the supervision and management of a residence hall community. Through a student-centered lens, Residence Hall Directors cultivate communities of belonging and inclusion among their residents, focusing on students’ developmental needs, well-being, and overall success. Residence Hall Directors respond to student health, safety, and behavior concerns; supervise undergraduate Resident Advisors and Welcome Desk staff; and oversee the maintenance of building facilities. Residence Hall Directors work collaboratively across the Division of Student Affairs and Office of Residence Life to build transformative experiences for Southern students.

The successful candidates will have an ability to promote student academic success; provide effective leadership for a vibrant and diverse student body; and apply student development theories in response to student concerns, staff supervision, and student organization advisement.  They will oversee the vision, maintenance, and other administrative, programmatic, and educational aspects of specific residential areas.  The ideal candidates will have an understanding of and experience with residential students in the following areas: living and learning communities; academic skill development; diversity, social justice and accessibility; mental health and wellbeing; career preparation; sustainability; civic engagement; and personal accountability.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field and previous successful experiences supervising university residence hall undergraduate staff is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate the flexibility and adaptability needed for a continuously evolving department; communicate a passion for making a difference in the lives of students; and be highly motivated and resourceful. Previous professional experiences providing educational and personal advisement, response to student concerns and conduct, support of student clubs and organizations, management of facilities and administrative offices, and participation in department and campus-wide initiatives are also preferred.

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references with contact information by March 19, 2021.   Send electronic materials to Yesenia Cardona at   Review of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.    For additional information on the position including job responsibilities and requirements, visit the SCSU employment website at



Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff.  People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.