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Job ID: 136807

Residence Hall Director
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jan. 22, 2020
Title Residence Hall Director
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Campus Living
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Residential Life

Position Summary
The Residence Hall Director (RHD) is responsible for the residential life functions in one or more residence halls, housing 500-600 students. Through supervision of a Graduate Assistant (Assistant Hall Director) and approximately 16-24 paraprofessional staff members, the RHD fosters a clean, safe, positive and inclusive community environment that encourages students to develop their fullest potential. This position includes educational, supervisory and administrative functions that promote student engagement, academic success, personal development and a strong sense of community through the implementation of the residential curriculum. The RHD is supervised by an Assistant Director (AD).

This is a 12-month, live-in position, beginning approximately the 3rd week in July. Applicants for this posting will be considered for anticipated vacancies within the next year. This position is a one year appointment which is eligible for renewal through renewal is not guaranteed. This position is FLSA exempt and is, therefore, not eligible for overtime provisions of the FLSA.

Although the majority of the time this position will function as described in the position description, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving department needs. Candidates who have developed skills in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Student and Professional (Graduate) staff supervision
  • Programming
  • Residential Curriculum
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Student Conduct
  • Maintenance and Facilities
  • Housing Operations/Services
  • Counseling, Helping and Conflict Management
  • Administrative Time Management

Campus Living, a unit within the Division of Student Life, serves to provide the best residential living experience for students at the University at Buffalo. We support the University’s mission by providing residential environments that assist students in being academically and personally successful.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with one year of experience in college student supervision, judicial affairs, orientation or student activities. Excellent administrative and communication skills are required. Based on the need to respond to crisis situations and serve on a duty rotation, travel within the campus, between campuses and off the campus is required. Candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the position.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Education or related field with one to three years of post-bachelor’s degree experience in residence hall or university apartment experience is preferred. Due to the transportation needs of the position, a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is preferred.

Contact’s Name Dr. Brian Haggerty
Contact’s Title Sr. Associate Director, Campus Living
Contact’s Email
Contact’s Phone 716-645-2173

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