Director of Residential Living

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Director of Residential Living




Housing Administration

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Commensurate with experience


Bachelor’s degree required. Three years leadership experience in residential housing departments.

Candidate must: be detail-oriented and successful with time management; function with strong written and oral communication skills, understand Student Development theory, exhibit ability to interface at all levels with campus officials, be computer literate in terms of personal computer

Any qualifications to be considered in lieu of stated minimums require the prior approval of the Human Resources Director.


Master’s degree in student personnel, counseling, higher education administration or closely related field.

Student Life administration experience, understanding of small college residence life programs, experience with LLCs, experience with various types of housing facilities. Working knowledge of student information system (s); and Simplicity residential living software or similar housing software.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Director provides leadership for the administration of all aspects of the residential living program for such areas as facilities management, budget management, residents, services, activities, policies, and staff.

Responsibilities include: facilities upkeep, management, and recommendations for improvements; accurate data reporting; processing assignments, staff selection, supervision, and training; enforcing policies and procedures and recommending changes; developing handbooks, and promotional materials; maintaining the departmental website; assisting the Dean’s Office in the disciplinary process; assessing and addressing the needs of residents in all types of housing facilities; overseeing fiscal management of comprehensive budget including generation of income; maintaining housing reports; coordinating housing elements for guest housing, recruiting visits and events; supervising the assistance animal application process; collaborating with university departments and off-campus groups, as necessary; sharing weekend and night on-call duties, serving on university committees. Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Additional duties, as assigned.

Some weekend and evening time are required for programs, special events, emergencies, opening and closing of facilities at beginning or ending of terms, staff training, and supervision of occupied facilities when the University is closed. Maintain office hours 8 am -5 pm Monday through Friday during all times that the University is open.

This position is exempt from overtime provisions. Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information:

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Residential living provides various types of housing facilities for approximately 700 students. This includes two modern residence halls with 500 beds, a traditional residence hall with 107 beds, 60 efficiency apartments, and 40 units for family housing. The staff includes two Assistant Directors, and a Housing Administration Specialist as full time employees. A part-time Hall Director and student staff composed of office assistants, resident assistants, and maintenance assistants fill the remainder of the departmental staff.

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (, is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See our website.




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Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time