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Resident Director

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Resident DirectorSchool/Division:Division of Student AffairsOffice:Office of Residence LifeFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.Description:Reporting to the Director of Residential Education, the Resident Director is a professional, 12-month, live-in position responsible for supporting the mission of the University by developing residential living environments conducive to student learning and academic success, respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population and supporting the holistic development of approximately 3500 campus residents.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Manage a residential area of 200 to 800 residents.
•Manage residence hall facility, occupancy issues and campus critical incident response
•Develop specialized programming in the residence halls, which may include the management and growth of Themed Living Communities (TLCs) and Living Learning Communities (LLCs).
•Supervise and provide professional development to resident assistants and/or graduate assistants.
•Liaison with administrators, faculty and staff.
•Active participation in the student conduct process.
•Oversee hall government.
•Active participation in staff recruitment, selection and training.
•Support large-scale campus events.

•Master’s degree.
•Direct or transferrable experience or comprehensive knowledge of Residential Life.
•Established record of accomplishment promoting student development programs and cultivating positive relationships that cultivate a comprehensive student-centered organization.
•Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong counseling skills.
•Supervisory experience.
•Passion for and experience with working with students, families, and colleagues of diverse backgrounds.
•Exhibit good professional judgement and the ability to work in a team environment.
•Good computer skills and a familiarity with technology.
•Ability and willingness to work on-call on a duty rotation basis, evenings and weekends.


•Higher education administrative experience.
Application Instructions:Please send a resume, cover letter and three references (including student) to [email protected]Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open Until FilledDate Posted: 12/10/2021Posting Number: 897703-21


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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