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Residence Hall Director

Residence Hall Director

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Quinnipiac University invites applications for a Residence Hall Director.The Residence Hall Director is a member of the residential life professional staff and reports to a member of the senior staff.  Residence Hall Directors supervise 8-13 paraprofessional staff members. The Residence Hall Director is responsible for exercising independent judgment and discretion in the management of a residential area and for the coordination of one or more of the following responsibilities: summer housing, early arrivals/late departures/break housing, move in crew, late night lounge, diversity and inclusion, social media, residence hall council, web resources, publications/print materials, housing software projects, and outreach and education for students.


The Residence Hall Director is a 12-month, live-in appointment from July 1 to June 30. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017. Benefits include a furnished apartment with utilities including cable, phone, and internet. Quinnipiac offers a comprehensive benefit package and a highly competitive starting salary, commensurate with education and experience.


About Quinnipiac University:


Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit



  • Supervise and evaluate paraprofessional staff members
  • Establish, communicate, and maintain expectations of staff members according to office guidelines
  • Assist with the development and execution of a comprehensive training program for paraprofessional staff
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the residential curriculum
  • Represent the university as the on call administrator
  • Implement, interpret, and enforce University policies and procedures
  • Serve as a primary conduct meeting officer
  • Investigate and resolve student grievances
  • Manage building occupancy and track changes in housing database
  • Partner with the Office of Facilities to oversee maintenance of residence hall facilities
  • Participate in office processes including but not limited to recruitment and selection of paraprofessional staff, residence hall openings, closings, and room selection
  • Manage individual residence hall budget
  • Advise and support area councils in collaboration with the Residence Hall Council
  • Serve on office and divisional committees as assigned
  • Participate in seminars, workshops, conferences and regional professional associations
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned


Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • A Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field
  • A minimum of 2 -3 years  of residence hall experience is required
  • Other qualifications include:  supervisory and administrative skills, programming experience, decision-making abilities, interest in student development and a strong commitment to our profession

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.




Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who would enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Code:2017-2128