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Residence Hall Director, Office of Residential Student Services
Kean University

Date Posted Feb. 23, 2023
Title Residence Hall Director, Office of Residential Student Services
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Services
    Residential Life

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.

  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields - you will need to verify that the data is accurate.

  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.


Office of Residential Student Services

Residence Hall Director - Multiple Positions


The Residence Hall Director (Professional Services Specialist IV) is a 12 month, live-in professional employee in the Office of Residential Student Services. Supervised by the Director of Residential Student Services and/or their designee, the Residence Hall Director is responsible for the total operation of a residence hall or area housing approximately 250 - 1,000 residents. Primary duties include selection, supervision, training and evaluation of student staff including Resident Assistants (RA), Desk Assistants (DA) and Community Assistants (CA). Residence Hall Directors provide developmental opportunities for residents through programming, judicial intervention and advisement. Additional responsibilities include: administrative tasks, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, supervision, enforcing University policy, discipline, participating in an on-call system and serving on committees integral to the overall operation of the Residence Life program. The Residence Hall Director works to create an environment conducive to academic excellence and fosters personal development and a sense of community within the living environment.


Due to the required duties and functions of this position and the need for accessibility in the residence halls, this position requires a flexible schedule including evening, weekend and holiday hours and on-campus residency which will be provided by the Office of Residential Student Services. Travel may also be required off campus. This employee is considered essential personnel and is critical to the functioning of the University and continuation of key operations and services.


Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and one year of professional experience in housing and residence life or a related student affairs position is required. Experience with residence hall student development, facilities operations and residence life programs in higher education is preferred. Candidate must have strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and supervisory skills; proven leadership skills; and be computer literate.


Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.


Additional Information


As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you may submit a request for an exemption.  All employees are expected to follow the University's current health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.



Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.




In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.  



Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement




Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.



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