Director of Residence Life
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director is responsible for the supervision of the Residence Life program at SUNY Adirondack consistent with College’s mission, vision and goals. Administers policies and procedures, prepares and administers budgets, oversees all programming and operational aspects, and works with college departments to achieve student success initiatives. Reports to the Dean for Student Affairs and is an employee of the Adirondack Housing Association, LLC.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates purposeful, holistic, student development programming for the residence life community. The Director ensures that a wide array of educational and recreational programming is available throughout the academic year that facilitates student growth and development. In conjunction with other college departments, develops a vision and long range planning for student development, learning communities, student retention, diversity, and multiculturalism.
- Oversees operational aspects of the Residence Life program, residence hall openings and closings, purchasing, key control, and monitoring of inventory. Ensures that computer / technology, including security systems, door access systems, and vending systems are maintained.
- Promotes the safety and security of residential students by working closely with the Facilities Manager and Public Safety officers to provide a safe, clean, and well-maintained living/learning facility.
- Works with college departments to market student housing and manages waitlists to ensure maximum occupancy (with a goal of being at full capacity each semester).
- Coordinates with the financial aid staff, Bursar and FSA to manage student accounts as needed.
- Coordinates and collaborates with college departments, including Enrollment Management, Counseling, Athletics, and Accessibility Services to support student success.
- Initiates positive, collaborative relationships both on-campus and with appropriate community agencies, including local fire department, police, and human service agencies.
- Works in conjunction with the Dean for Student Affairs regarding the residential judicial affairs program.
- Ensures that all administrative actions, to include record keeping, database maintenance and policy development, are performed in a professional and timely manner.
- Promotes the Residence Life program and facilities to the campus community.
- Develops and implements short and long-term departmental goal setting and strategic planning initiatives.
- Maintains the Residence Life Handbook and other publications necessary for promoting and operating the Residence Life program.
- Directs and supports the formation and effective functioning of appropriate residence hall councils.
- Prepares and submits budget recommendations and manages funds within an approved budget.
- Responsible for all personnel aspects of Residence Life including hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of all professional and student staff. Monitors work performance for accuracy and completeness to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures. Encourages professional development opportunities for staff.
- Reports to the Adirondack Housing Association upon request.
- Serves on college committees and performs other related duties as assigned.
Two (2) full-time Residence Directors, (1) support staff member, (1) Facilities Manager and indirectly supervise (10) student Resident Assistants and (4) maintenance/cleaning staff
Disclosure: The successful candidate will be employed by the Adirondack Housing Association administered by the Faculty‑Student Association of SUNY Adirondack.
Compensation: This is a 12‑month, full‑time, live off, position with an anticipated salary range of $50,000-$62,000, commensurate with experience. The salary is complemented by a generous benefit package.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
a. Bachelor’s Degree in related field
b. 2-6 years’ experience in Student Affairs
c. Strong organizational, management and teamwork skills
d. Solid administration and computer skills
e. Excellent interpersonal communication skills
f. Willingness and desire to work respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds
Preferred Minimum Qualifications:
a. Master’s Degree in college student personnel administration, higher education, counseling, or related field.
b. Progressive experience in residential life, student housing or related field
c. Experience supervising professional staff in a Student Affairs office
For consideration, email email@example.com with the corresponding job title as the subject line. Please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
SUNY Adirondack values diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer