Residence Hall Director - Multiple Positions

Search No.:      S19-048A

Job posted:      January 28, 2020

Rank:              Administrator II


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. Residence Hall Directors respond to student health, safety, and conduct concerns; supervise undergraduate Resident Advisors and Welcome Desk staff; and oversee the maintenance of building facilities. Through a lens of student centeredness, Residence Hall Directors focus on community development, student transitions, accessibility, and shared responsibility among students and staff. Residence Hall Directors engage in inter-departmental partnerships and oversee the delivery of transformative social and educational programs that cultivate a sense of belonging.

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 February 28, 2020 Send electronic materials to Yesenia Cardona at .  Review of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.   


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.