Student Affairs

Residence Hall Director

University of Georgia

Athens, GA United States

Residence Hall Director

This is a position of which the primary function is to create safe, comfortable, and inclusive communities that have a focus on student learning. Special emphasis is given in autonomously leading programmatic and academic initiatives, advising student groups and the supervision of graduate residents, resident assistants, CLASS advocates, community service assistants and summer conference staff. The successful candidate will be an active and engaging member of the department and prepared to oversee one or more residence halls housing up to a 1000 residents. The Residence Hall Director is an integral part of the team and is a full-time, exempt, live-in professional.

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.

Candidates should also have, or be open to developing, the following preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education or related field OR Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years of applicable experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice initiatives.
  • Previous experience working with a curriculum model.
  • Experience supervising student staff members.
  • Experience advising student leaders.
  • Served in a crisis response structure such as an On-Call/Duty rotation.
  • Experience of managing a budget.
  • Demonstrated experience with student care and follow-up.

The duties of this position are as follows:

  1. Facilitate the educational experience of residents through the implementation of the residential curriculum and Division of Student Affairs 2025 Strategic plan. Lead community residential curriculum efforts to address specific learning needs of the community. Coordinate with other stakeholders in the development and implementation of academic initiatives. 
  2. Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate various student staff positions which may include but is not limited to graduate residents, resident assistants, C.L.A.S.S. advocates, community services assistants and summer conference staff. 
  3. Develop and implement departmental training efforts for student staff including instruction of the undergraduate staff training seminar. 
  4. Serve as the primary advisor for community council by recruiting students, training student officers/representatives and managing funds. 
  5. Respond through personal contact with students, parents, faculty, administrators and other stakeholders to autonomously resolve problems, answer questions and clarify policy.
  6. Support, communicate, enforce and abide by all University and department policies, procedures, and regulations. 
  7. Be knowledgeable of established protocols designed to guide responses to emergency and other unexpected events. 
  8. Serve as a conduct officer for students involved in housing policy violations. 
  9. Serve in an on-call rotation for assigned duty zone and provide support during breaks and holidays.
  10. Oversight of the residence hall front desk including, but not limited to: supervision, key control, access control, basic security support and dissemination of information. 
  11. Participate in all community opening, closing and transition-related activities. 
  12. Coordinate with the appropriate staff in facilities and security to ensure that maintenance, custodial and security services meet departmental standards. 
  13. Complete administrative duties in a timely, thorough and accurate manner in accordance with established expectations.
  14. Serve on departmental and University committees, task forces and participate in other professional development activities. 
  15. Perform other duties as assigned, when consistent with the purpose of the position. 
  16. Take ownership of department initiatives, by planning, executing and assessing various projects.

University Housing Mission Statement:

University Housing provides comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Preferred
  • Work Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

All applicants must apply online at UGAJobs. Please see the job posting at: