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Resident Director

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Resident Director

Office of Student Life

University of Charleston


The University of Charleston seeks a 12-month, Resident Director live-in position.  The Resident Director is responsible for all aspects of the residential communities in which they are placed, Ratrie Hall, Middle Hall, or East Apartments. This includes hiring/recruiting, training, and supervising staff and student leaders; implementing intentional programming in the residence hall and abroad that coincides with the Residence Education programming model; and developing meaningful relationships with students, staff, administration, and faculty to help carry out the missions of the Department of Residence Life, the Office of Student Life, and the University of Charleston. 


  • Assist in training Resident Assistants throughout academic year
  • Supervise Resident Assistants in your hall
  • Facilitate weekly RA staff meeting
  • Facilitate tri-weekly one-on-one meeting with each RA in your Residence Hall
  • Participate in judicial affairs, including but not limited to investigating incident reports, holding conferences, and creating personalized and intentional sanctions
  • Maintain accurate student records including but not limited to key distribution, judicial affairs, room changes, and retention
  • Monitor facility conditions and make recommendations
  • Facilitate student room changes throughout the year
  • Develop a positive relationship with student body and university personnel
  • Participate in weekly On Call rotation system
  • Participate in weekly Residence Life meeting
  • Participate in a weekly meeting with the Director of Residence Life
  • Supervise the implementation of hall/ Residence Life sponsored campus programming that coincides with departmental programming model
  • Participate/Facilitate (rotating basis) professional staff development
  • Participate in biweekly Student Life staff meeting
  • Effectively advance the mission of the University of Charleston, the Office of Student Life, and the Department of Residence Life through role modeling, positive relationships, campus visibility, excellent communication, and follow-up.
  • Maintain office hours in the Office of Student Life and your Residence Hall Office each week
  • Assist the Director of Residence Life and Residence Life Coordinator with judicial affairs and intramural sports

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and one to two years of residence life experience, Master’s Degree in higher education preferred with a minimum of one year of residence life experience
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and handle spontaneous work demands
  • Experience working with different departments in a university setting
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good communication skills


  • Resident Directors are employed on a twelve-month contract beginning July 1st
  • The position is a live-in full-time position
  • The Resident Director will receive a fully furnished one-bedroom apartment, $23,600/year paid on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Resident Directors are also provided a meal stipend of $500.00/semester during the academic year. 

To apply for position, send cover letter and resume to:

University of Charleston

Attention: Ryan White, Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs

2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE,

Charleston, WV  25304

[email protected]

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Posted: 7/9/2018
Application Due: 8/14/2018
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