Student Affairs

Residence Hall Director

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA United States

Residence Hall Director (GP204A)

ODU is seeking candidates for a 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 is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 inclusions among others.
    • Demonstrated ability to build teams and work collaboratively.
    • Some experience working within residence life and/or student leadership role.
    • Some experience working within student life.

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.

Conditions of Employment: N/A

Review Date: This position is open until filled.

To apply, please visit It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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

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