Resident Director

Job description

Category:: Professional
Department:: Residential Life
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Apr 7, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 43868
Position ID:: 129708

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Residence Hall Director (SL-2)

Salary: $35,803 (10-month, college-year appointment) with potential for additional compensation for summer opportunities.

Residential Life Mission:

We provide a small school residential experience within a premier public university. Our dedicated staff and faculty educators engage with students in building strong communities that empower personal development and academic success. Our six diverse residential areas offer Bearcats a home away from home that supports learning and growth.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Works with a team of 4-9 live-in staff members in an area of 1,000 - 1,600 residents
  • Directly supervises 6-21 Resident Assistants (the majority of RD's supervise 12-plus Resident Assistants) which includes regular one on one meetings, facilitation of staff meetings, evaluation, and coaching
  • May supervise a graduate-level Assistant Residential Coordinator
  • Serves as an advisor and resource-person to hall and area government
  • Is directly supervised by the Assistant Director of the assigned area

Community Development/Residential Education:

  • Responsible for developing activities emphasizing leadership and community development through implementation and promotion of the BConnected residential education model
  • Collaborates with Master of Social Work interns to promote student well-being
  • Works closely with area Collegiate Professor to enhance the out-of-classroom learning experience
  • Collaborates with Career and Professional Development Consultant in Residence to promote career readiness in students
  • Promotes diversity through role modeling, challenging others, and emphasizing respect
  • Has autonomy in running their buildings while working in a team atmosphere
  • Regularly interacts with students during nights and weekends
  • Establish and maintain office hours

Preserving the Community:

  • Act as a facilitator of the student conduct process by providing follow up with students regarding policy violations
  • Facilitate educational interventions with students who may engage in concerning behavior
  • Collaborates with maintenance staff to preserve and enhance facilities in the residence hall
  • Participate in duty rotation for campus to assist in crisis response (including periodic duty over campus breaks)


  • Complete administrative tasks as assigned
  • Serves on departmental committees
  • Participate in August and January training programs
  • Facilitate opening and closing processes
  • Has the prospect for multiple professional development opportunities

Additional Information:

This position has a 10-month work obligation from 8/1 through 5/31 annually, requiring the staff member to live in the provided on-campus apartment; and comes with a salary of $35,803 and excellent benefits. Our on-campus apartments can accommodate domestic partners, pets, and kids!

Binghamton University Residential Life is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment. We encourage applicants of marginalized backgrounds to apply to this position. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, ability status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristics applicable by law.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in Student Affairs
  • One year post-undergraduate work experience
  • Excellent administrative, communication, leadership and decision-making skills
  • Ability to be self-directed, while comfortable working within a team


  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel or a related field
  • Previous experience working in Residential Life

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: April 21, 2021

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time