The Residential Education Department at The College of New Jersey invites applications for a Residence Director. This position is a twelve-month, full time position managing a residence area housing approximately up to 650 students within our cohort model residential education program. Residence Directors play an integral role in the development of the curriculum implemented in their area, including creating lesson plans and contributing towards assessment of the curriculum. This position is for a one year appointment with the potential for renewal.
The Residence Director will directly supervise student paraprofessionals in providing excellent services, programs, and support to residents. The Residence Director will adjudicate student conduct cases up to removal from residence, takes part in campus wide crisis management duty rotation and serves on divisional committee(s) as assigned. Our Residence Directors function as direct liaisons to facilities and assignments staff, in addition to a ResEd student group such as RHA, NRHH, or Student Staff Advisory Board. Qualified candidates will need to balance high level administrative duties with supervision and student development. Additionally, as the College continues to manage during a pandemic, this individual will be responsible for navigating residential student moves to isolation and quarantine, manage room turnover of isolation and quarantine spaces and other related supports for residential students.
Qualifications for this position include:
- Bachelors' degree in student personnel administration or related field that supports the development of college students.
- Experiences with the student conduct process and residential education supervisory experience.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Master's degree in student personnel administration or related field that supports the development of college students combined with graduate level work experience in residence life.
- One - two years' experience with direct oversight of a residence hall, including supervisory skills, proven commitment to student development and diversity and the ability to be flexible and work within a changing and growing residential program.
- Experience utilizing technology to train and educate students.
This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and prescription, as well as generous sick and vacation leave, on-campus apartment and partial meal subsidy while college is in session.
Applicants should upload their cover letter, resume and three professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but priority will be given to applications received by June 14th, 2021. Applications received after that date will only be accepted if a suitable candidate has not been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to