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Residence Hall Director

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Posting Details

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Working Title
Residence Hall Director

Housing-Resident Progs & Srvcs

About the University of Georgia

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department
Part of the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing consists of nearly 2.7 million square feet of facilities and is home to 8,500+ students. The department employs nearly 200 full-time staff members, 20 graduate assistants and 500 undergraduate student workers. As a self-supporting auxiliary, University Housing operates a $59 million budget derived only from student housing fees and other non-state sources.In support of its mission to provide comfortable, affordable and secure housing options where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported, University Housing engages staff members in competency-based training and students in curriculum-based engagement focused on community building, interpersonal skills, social awareness and responsibility, and well-being.

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Advertised Salary

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
Priority consideration will be given to those who complete the application process by July 20th, 2022; however, screening will continue until the position is filled.

Location of Vacancy
Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement
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 (

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Information

Classification Title
Student Services Professional


Job Family
Student Services


Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

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.

    Position Summary
    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.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
    1. Collaborative individual working with faculty and staff from a variety of university departments. 2. Ability to multitask and find creative solutions in a supervisory and autonomous environment. 3. Strong organizational and problem solving skills. 4. Computer skills including Microsoft Office programs and various databases such as StarRez, Advocate, etc. 5. Strong oral and written communication skills needed to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents, and administrators.

    Physical Demands
    1. Sit at a desk and computer for moderate periods of time. 2. Communicate via telephone and in person. 3. Organize and compare a large amount of data with attention to detail. 4. Interpret and apply policies and procedures. 5. Remember circumstances and changes. 6. Focus on and complete detail-oriented tasks. 7. Respond to crisis situations in various buildings which may require being present for long periods of time. 8. May drive University vehicle when needed to perform job tasks.

    Is driving a responsibility of this position?

    Is this a Position of Trust?

    Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

    Does this position require a P-Card?

    Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

    Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

    Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

    Credit and P-Card policy
    Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.


    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.

    Percentage of time

    1. Support, communicate, enforce and abide by all University and department policies, procedures, and regulations.
    2. Be knowledgeable of established protocols designed to guide responses to emergency and other unexpected events.

    3. Serve as a conduct officer for students involved in housing policy violations.

    4. Serve in an on-call rotation for assigned duty zone and provide support during breaks and holidays.

    Percentage of time

    1. Oversight of the residence hall front desk including, but not limited to: supervision, key control, access control, basic security support and dissemination of information.

    2. Participate in all community opening, closing and transition-related activities.

    3. Coordinate with the appropriate staff in facilities and security to ensure that maintenance, custodial and security services meet departmental standards.

    4. Complete administrative duties in a timely, thorough and accurate manner in accordance with established expectations.

    Percentage of time

    1. Serve on departmental and University committees, task forces and participate in other professional development activities.
    2. Perform other duties as assigned, when consistent with the purpose of the position.

    3. Take ownership of department initiatives, by planning, executing and assessing various projects.

    Percentage of time

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