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Residence Hall Director

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Details

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Working Title
Residence Hall Director

Housing-Resident Progs & Srvcs

About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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 2.8 million square feet of facilities and is home to more than 9,000 students. The department employs 220 full-time staff members, 21 graduate assistants and 565 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., evening and weekend work may be required

Advertised Salary

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
We are unable to offer a work visa sponsorship for this position. You must be authorized to work in the U.S. to apply.

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 (

USG Core Values Statement
The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at .

Position Information

Classification Title
Student Services Professional



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.
  • 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
    The primary function of this position is to create safe, comfortable, inclusive, and thriving communities that focus on student learning. As an integral member of the team, Residence Hall Directors are full-time, exempt, live-in professionals who oversee one or more residence halls housing up to 1,000 residents. Special emphasis is placed on shaping the residential experience by facilitating the residential curriculum within their communities, as well as supervising various levels of student staff, advising student groups, and supporting desk operations.The incumbent will be an active and engaged member of the department who is committed to growth and high-quality work.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

    • Collaborative individual working with faculty and staff from a variety of university departments.
    • Demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive and welcoming environments.
    • Ability to multitask and find creative solutions in a supervisory and autonomous environment.
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
    • Computer skills including Microsoft Office programs and various databases such as StarRez, Advocate, etc.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills needed to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents, and administrators.

      Physical Demands

      • Sit at a desk and computer for moderate periods of time.
      • Verbally communicate via telephone and in person.
      • Organize and compare a large amount of data with attention to detail.
      • Interpret and apply policies and procedures.
      • Remember circumstances and changes.
      • Focus on and complete detail-oriented tasks.
      • Respond to crisis situations in various buildings which may involve being present for long periods of time.
      • Frequently walk-through residential facilities, which includes climbing stairs.
      • Driving as needed to perform work duties.

        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 .

        Background Investigation Policy
        Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the .



        • Implement the residential curriculum by creating developmental experiences designed to achieve the educational outcomes for the community.
        • Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate various student staff positions which may include but is not limited to graduate residents, resident assistants, community services assistants and summer conference staff.
        • Serve as an advisor for community council by recruiting students, training student officers/representatives and managing funds.
        • Respond through personal contact with students, parents, faculty, administrators and other stakeholders to resolve problems, answer questions, and clarify policy.
        • Complete administrative duties in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner in accordance with established expectations.
        • Support educational initiatives in the residence halls.

          Percentage of time


          • Support, communicate, enforce and abide by all University and department policies, procedures, and regulations.
          • Be knowledgeable of established protocols designed to guide responses to emergency and other unexpected events.
          • Serve as an administrative officer for students involved in housing policy violations.
          • Serve in an on-call rotation for assigned zone and provide support during breaks and holidays.
          • Coordinate follow up with residents involved in incidents and/or cases of concern.
          • Develop and implement departmental training efforts for student staff, including instruction of the undergraduate staff training seminar.

            Percentage of time


            • Support of the residence hall desks including, but not limited to: supervision, time card management and approval, key control, access control, mail operations, basic security support, and dissemination of information.
            • Participate in all community opening, closing, and transition-related activities.
            • Coordinate with the appropriate staff in facilities and security to ensure that maintenance, custodial, and security services meet departmental standards.

              Percentage of time


              • Serve on departmental and University committees, task forces, and participate in other professional development activities.
              • Take ownership of department initiatives, by planning, executing, and assessing various projects.
              • Perform other duties as assigned, when consistent with the purpose of the position.

                Percentage of time

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