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Residence Director

Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Gwinnett College

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Residence Director
Location: Georgia Gwinnett College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 261214
About Us

Since our founding in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience to our students. At GGC, we believe that our students' success is our success, and we are committed to creating a culture that supports and uplifts them throughout their academic journey.

As a member of our faculty or staff, you will become part of a dedicated and passionate community of educators and professionals. Together, we work towards a common goal of empowering our students to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally. We take pride in our diverse student body, which represents a multitude of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Whether you are involved in teaching or providing essential services, your contribution will make a significant impact on the lives of our students and the broader community.

In addition to our commitment to student success, we also value the well-being and professional growth of our employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, designed to support the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. From competitive compensation to health and wellness programs, professional development opportunities to work-life balance initiatives, we strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive and feel valued.

Located in the thriving community of Gwinnett County, GGC offers a rich cultural and social landscape that enhances the overall college experience. Our backdrop is a beautiful, modern 260-acre campus located just 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Our students and employees benefit from the close proximity to various local amenities, including shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreational opportunities. This vibrant community serves as an extension of our campus, providing a diverse and stimulating environment for personal and professional growth.

Join GGC and become part of a dynamic team that plays a pivotal role in shaping the lives and celebrating the achievements of our students. Together, let's make a positive impact and empower the next generation of leaders.

Job Summary

The Residence Hall Director at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is a full-time, live-in professional staff member responsible for the daily operations of a 220-600 bed residence hall. The Residence Director directly supervises resident assistants, facilitates educational initiatives and hall programming, advises hall council, provides administrative oversight for their residence hall, and supports the general functions of the department. The Residence Director is responsible for developing a community that embodies the pillars of Georgia Gwinnett College: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Creativity, and Inclusivity. The RD plays an integral role in developing and implementing our residential learning model and curriculum, supporting living-learning communities, and building collaborative partnerships on campus. On-call responsibilities are shared for 1,000 residents.


  • Supervises, plans, schedules, and coordinates the activities of a residence hall community; communicates, interprets, supports, and enforces departmental and institutional policies to students, staff, and greater community.
  • Directs hall-level student conduct efforts and adjudicates residential student conduct cases; addresses behavior of students and determines fair and appropriate sanctions; makes referral and works closely with the Office of Student Integrity.
  • Responds appropriately to crisis incidents and coordinates support efforts and resolution measures in partnership with Counseling & Psychological Services, Emergency Management, GGC Police, Facilities, and GGC Administration; participates in the Professional Staff On-Call Duty Rotation.
  • Facilitates residence hall operations and supports departmental procedures including but not limited to: opening and closing of halls, occupancy reports, facility and safety inspections, hall inventory, staff employment, office support, orientation, housing tours, managing summer housing and other departmental processes as needed.
  • Assists with the recruitment, selection, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of Resident Assistants (RAs); guides RAs in the implementation of the department's residential living model and curriculum, and resident outreach at the hall level; monitors and/or administers student employment scheduling and payroll procedures.
  • Establishes a positive residential learning environment conducive to academic success; facilitate student leadership opportunities in the halls; actively advise residential hall governance and other student leadership groups.
  • Maintains full-time office hours and visibility within the hall and maintains accessibility to staff and residents beyond traditional office hours, as appropriate; serves as the primary in-hall administrator responsible for supporting and managing room/suitemate conflicts and mediations, including appropriate student follow-up.
  • Participates in assessment practices as needed for the area of responsibility and department; establishes and maintains effective relationships with other campus departments/offices.
  • Serves on campus committees and other institutional workgroups; performs other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

  • 4 Year/Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Human Development, Social Work, Humanities, Management, or related.
  • One year experience in college/university residence life setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Experience in developing and implementing student focused programming
  • Experience in facilitating student conduct hearings
  • Experience responding to crisis situations and/or students in crisis
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Demonstrated skills of leadership and communication, maturity, and a well-developed sense of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of cultural competency and individual difference.
  • Understanding and ability to promote student learning and academic success, and an interest and commitment to working with students.
  • Experience in developing and implementing student-focused programming.
  • Evidence of strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in facilitating student conduct hearings.
  • Experience responding to crisis incidents and/or students in crisis.
  • Commitment to issues and matters relating to the field of Student Affairs and Higher Education.
Conditions of Employment

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Eligibility of employment is determined by GGC in its sole discretion, and includes but is not limited to confirmation of credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are subject to the applicable federal laws, state laws, statutes, rules and regulations of this institution, and to the bylaws and policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. GGC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), veteran status or military status, genetic information, or disability in employment or admission or access to its programs and activities, as required by Title IX. Inquiries including anyone who feels they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX compliance and direct concerns to the GGC Title IX Coordinator, Building B, Suite 3700, or (678) 407-5085.

For individuals requiring disability-related accommodations for participation in any event including the application, interview process, or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact HR Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email

Other Information

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Georgia is an open records state.

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