Associate Director for Residence Education

Job description

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located on the Boardwalk, just steps from the beach. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971 and is planning its 50th anniversary. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

Stockton University seeks a highly energetic, innovative, experienced and forward-looking Associate Director with a proven record of successful leadership in promoting an integrated, engaged, dynamic student experience in a growing residential life program. Successful candidates will display a passion for working with entry-level professional staff and students, a commitment to the mission and vision of the University, the ability to create community by implementing a residential curriculum, and exhibits the highest personal and professional ethical standards. Qualities of a successful candidate will be a genuine desire to help students grow and develop, the ability to handle multiple responsibilities, and experience in student conduct, supervision, planning, and assessment.


  • Serves as a member of the Residential Life Management Team, and assists in developing strategic direction, development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive residential life program grounded in student development theory that supports the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Stockton University. 
  • Provides oversight for staff training and on-going professional development initiatives for 20 professional staff and approximately 115 student staff.
  • Directly supervises eight (8) Complex Directors supporting hall supervision, residential operations, selection, training, and development.
  • Oversees the planning, development, and implementation of all programmatic responsibilities in order to enhance the students' achievement of academic and personal success based on a residential life programming model. Creates and fosters a strong connection to the University by providing programs and services for students residing in housing.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director of Residential Life and the Assistant Director for Community Standards to assist in case management, the conflict resolution program, and adjudication of the campus code of conduct. 
  • Facilitates the selection, hiring, onboarding, and evaluation of complex directors and resident assistants.
  • Develops and implements Themed Learning Communities and/or Living Learning Communities while collaborating with faculty/staff to promote a comprehensive partnership to extend learning beyond the classroom by merging curricular and co-curricular experiences.
  • Serves as a referral resource for faculty, staff, students, and parents. 
  • Fosters the development of an effective Residence Hall Association aimed at enhancing the welfare of the residential population, the development of future leaders, and building a strong sense of community.
  • Creates and periodically updates all Residential Life publications such as The Guide to Residential Life, Residential Education Operations Manual, Complex Director Resource Manual, Graduate Assistant Staff Manual, and Resident Assistant Resource Manual.
  • Attends and participates in college-wide special events such as Admissions Events, Open Houses, Commencement, Homecoming, Orientation and other all-call functions for student affairs staff.
  • Serves as a member of the management on-call rotation to respond to campus housing related issues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Residential Life, Dean of Students/Associate Vice President or Vice President of Student Affairs.
  • The ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Student Personnel or related field.
  • Experience supervising professional or graduate staff, facilitating residential life training and selection, oversight of student conduct, programming planning and emergency management experience.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years progressive experience in the field of residential life and/or student affairs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with card access systems, StarRez technology and Living Learning Communities or Themed Communities.
  • Ability to interface with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A current résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




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Job No: Job ID: #1700 / #700224
Posted: 7/26/2019
Application Due: 9/24/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.