Resident DirectorSchool/Division:Division of Student AffairsOffice:Office of Residence LifeFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Resident Director reports to an Assistant Director in a dynamic department led by the Assistant Dean of Students and Director who provides clear direction and sense of teamwork within the department while expanding opportunities for collaboration between residential programs and departments both within and outside Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs is open to new and innovative ideas for developing the vision for the residential experience, and is eager to become a leader in the field, contributing to best practices for the profession while remaining student centered.
The Resident Director for The Neterhlands Complex is a professional, 12-month, live-in position responsible for supporting the mission of the University by developing a first-year residential living environments conducive to student learning and academic success, respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, and supporting the holistic development of approximately 3500 campus residents. Duties include: managing a residential area of 560 residents; supervision and professional development of 20 resident assistants and one graduate assistant; liaison with administrators, faculty and staff; the development of specialized programming in the residence halls, which may include the management and growth of Themed Living Communities (TLCs), and Living Learning Communities (LLCs); active participation in the student conduct process; and oversight of hall government. The Resident Director actively participates in staff recruitment, selection and training activities, management of residence hall facility and occupancy issues, and campus critical incident response. On call responsibilities on a duty rotation basis and evening and weekend work is required. Resident Directors also support large-scale campus events.
Qualifications:Master’s degree required. Direct experience, transferrable experience or comprehensive knowledge of Residential Life required. Candidate must have strong counseling skills, good professional judgment, and supervisory experience. In addition, candidates will need a strong background in student, staff and community development, good computer skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
Characteristics of the Successful Candidate:
Candidate will have strong counseling skills, good professional judgement, and supervisory experience. Have good computer skills, and a familiarity with technology.
Have a passion for and experience with working students, families, and colleagues of diverse backgrounds. Actively support and attend DSA and University-wide events. Perform other duties as required
Application Instructions:Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references to:
Resident Director Search Committee
Hofstra University’s Division of Student Affairs is one of 19 divisions nationally on the 2016 list of “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” — produced by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at The Ohio State University, American College Personnel Association, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This recognition speaks to the division’s commitment to mission and strategic planning, availability and involvement of senior leadership, staff recognition, support of work/life balance, and the investment made toward providing professional development opportunities.
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 01/24/2019Posting Number: 897630-19