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Community Director for Residential Life

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Residential Life
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jun 9, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 43803
Position ID:: 148828

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: $52,000 (full-time,12-month position)

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:


  • Supervise a team of 4-6 live-in staff members in an area of 1,000-1,600 residents
  • Secondary supervise 2-4 graduate-level staff and 6-21 student staff members.
  • May supervise graduate-level Assistant Residential Coordinator(s)
  • Maintains relationship and supports hall and area governments
  • Is directly supervised by the Assistant Director of the assigned area

Community Development:

  • Responsible for oversight of the community building efforts in residential area.
  • Collaborates with Master of Social Work and Diversity Empowerment Education Program interns to promote student well-being
  • Works closely with area Collegiate Professor and/or Faculty in Residence to enhance the out-of-classroom learning experience
  • Collaborates with other departments in support of the residential experience and student support/learning
  • Promotes diversity through role modeling, confronting instances of disrespect or bias, and emphasizes respect
  • Regularly interacts with students and staff during nights and weekends

Preserving the Community:

  • Acts as a facilitator of the student conduct process by following up with students regarding policy violations
  • Guide staff to facilitate educational interventions with students that have engaged in concerning behavior or violated policy
  • Coordinates with maintenance staff to preserve and enhance facilities in the residence halls
  • Responsible for oversight of keys, fire safety, and operational needs of the area
  • Participate in University's duty rotation as an on-call emergency response assistant; manage situations involving various psychological, emotional, medical, or other safety-related emergencies or incidents (including periodic duty over campus breaks)


  • Complete administrative tasks as assigned
  • Serves on departmental committees
  • Develop and participate in August and January training programs
  • Facilitate opening and closing processes
  • Responsible for daily monitoring of building facilities, work orders and maintenance requests
  • Provides support for housing responsibilities including: housing assignments, room changes, and area specific specialty housing assignments
  • Has the prospect for multiple professional development opportunities

Additional Information:

This position requires the staff member to live in the provided on-campus apartment, and comes with a salary of $52,000 and excellent benefits. Our on-campus apartments can accommodate domestic partners, pets, and kids!

This position also includes a meal plan (valued at $910/semester), apartment, and dedicated parking space.

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.


  • Master's degree
  • At least 2 years of full-time experience in Residential Life
  • Excellent administrative, communication, leadership and decision-making skills; flexible and adaptable to working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be self-directed, while comfortable working within a team


  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel or a related field

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: July 1, 2022

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

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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