Director of Residence Life and Housing

Hawkins, Texas
Oct 09, 2020
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college
  • Demonstrated strategic planning/budget development/management skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and lead multi-functional teams and to address complex personnel issues in a decentralized environment
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of integrity and trustworthiness with demonstrated leadership experience
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse and participatory environment
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate change effectively
  • Commitment to diversity and a solid understanding of cultural, ethnic, and individual identities
  • Must have three to five years of housing, residence life, student affairs or related experience
  • Must have supervisory experience
  • Must have the ability to handle high-volume administrative tasks in a timely manner
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Applicants should have a strong background in building collaborative relationships
  • Must have outstanding customer service, organizational, planning, communication, training, and human relations skills
  • Must have working experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required


  • Hire, train, assess and supervise all Housing/Residence Life Staff
  • Utilize a strong understanding of student development theory and issues facing student populations to shape the Departmental activities and interactions with staff and student residents
  • Set standards and policies for Housing Residence Hall professional staff, including Resident Assistants and other student employees to ensure efficient operations and programming
  • Develop and implement Residential Life policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with standards and laws
  • Conduct annual procedural reviews
  • Monitor and provide fiscal management of Housing and Residence Life budgets;
  • Participate in coordinating contracts with outside vendors, such as laundry machine vendor and snack/vending machine service providers
  • Oversee the physical environment in conjunction with facilities, staff, to maintain a safe, secure and healthy living environment
  • Ensure the security and safety of students through appropriate training and following procedures for crisis and risk management
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with parents, students, administrators, staff, and other constituencies in a positive manner
  • Conduct weekly professional staff meetings
  • Review and approve all marketing materials, forms, and signage, to include brochures, posters, handbooks, and more
  • Participate in Residential Life programs, university visit days and special weekends
  • Serve on various Student Affairs and College-wide committees
  • Represent the Department of Housing/Residence Life and establishes collaborative relationships with other College departments
  • Evaluate and assesses College housing occupancy, retention, and projection trends; oversee the residential facilities to maintain a safe, secure, and healthy living environment; confirm that all room assignments and billings are completed and communicated to students
  • Develop and oversee residential communities that utilize best practices in student development and research to create engaging, learning environments; Actively support residential learning communities
  • Ensure the security and safety of students; be responsible for crisis and risk management
  • Prepare all requested reports associated with Housing and Residence Life
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Qualifications


  • Demonstrates
    • Trustworthiness
    • Confidence
    • Enthusiasm
    • Initiative
    • Flexibility
    • Sound work ethics
  • Proven Skills
    • Listening skills
    • Team player


  • Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the immediate supervisor in accordance with provisions of the Jarvis Christian College Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.


  • Success in the workplace depends on a strong commitment to the tasks assigned, respect for others and confidentiality in handling, and dealing with prospects, and sensitive constituent information
  • Honesty, integrity, and treating others with respect are expected at all times.
  • Good presentation skills which include, but not limited to, professional dress/business attire, excellent personal grooming, and excellent verbal, as well as, written skills.


  • Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development, keeping current of best practices in area of responsibility


  • Adhere to the Jarvis Christian College Code of Ethics



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