St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
Department: Residence Life
The Residence Director works collaboratively with the Residence Life staff and University community to create a positive living learning environment for students consistent with the University's Catholic mission. The Residence Director is a 12 month, live-in position, reporting to the Associate Director, responsible for the overall management of a residence hall of between 200 and 550 students. The primary focus of the position is on developing students through large-scale programming, conduct meetings, student outreach, and advisement. The Residence Director oversees the overall facilities management of their building which includes, but is not limited to, weekly walk-throughs, room change processing, check-ins/check-outs, key system management, and break housing inspections.
The Residence Director supervises a staff of 7-12 Resident Assistants and 1 Senior Resident Assistant. The Residence Director works closely with the Campus Activities, Student Wellness, Student Conduct, and Campus Ministry staff to provide a vibrant campus life that complements students' educational experience. Additional responsibilities include serving as a conduct hearing officer, advising hall council and student organizations, serving in the on-call duty rotation, coordinating departmental projects such as RA Selection and RA Training, and working with the Offices of Facilities and Public Safety to promote student safety. The Residence Director position requires evening work.
Supervision, selection, training and evaluation of student staff
Supervise a staff of 7 to 12 RAs, including 1 Senior Resident Assistant
Plan and facilitate weekly staff meetings
Conduct bi-weekly meetings with individual staff members
Evaluate staff on semester basis
Participate in Resident Assistant recruitment and selection process
Instruct 6 week leadership based Resident Assistant course as part of the RA Selection process
Facilitate and participate in extensive RA training program, as well as on-going developmental training sessions
Direct overall management and operation of the residence hall
Perform weekday and weekend duty
Establish office hours for availability to residents and staff
Submit administrative reports and forms (e.g. room condition reports, room change forms, health and safety forms, community development logs)
Supervise hall opening and closing procedures at the beginning and end of each semester and during vacation periods and breaks
Assist with room selection for returning students and room assignment process for new students
Maintain inventories of all residence hall equipment and furnishings
Coordinate assessment initiatives to determine student satisfaction
Oversee department projects as assigned
Conduct weekly building inspections
Supervise staff and Hall Council in outcomes based programming development
Provide ongoing development for resident assistant staff
Track hall programming efforts in university programming database and master calendar
Support and attend University events and programs
Supervise living/learning community initiatives as assigned
Research and present sessions for Professional Staff Development series
Submit a program proposal for regional/national conference or an article for publication
Partake in university training and development workshops
Attend bi-weekly 1:1 meeting with Associate Director of Residence Life
Communicate guidelines of conduct that protect the individual student's rights and define student responsibility
Serve as initial disciplinary hearing officer
Generate related student conduct correspondence to residents in a timely fashion
Adjudicate conduct cases within 72 hours
Advise and support Resident Assistants in matters of conduct
Track incident reports and sanctions in university conduct database
Consult with Director of Student Conduct and Director of Residence Life regarding referrals and other necessary action
Enforce University and residence hall policies and coordinate with Public Safety as needed
Hall Council/Residence Hall Association
Serve as primary advisor to Hall Council and student organizations as assigned
Attend Hall Council general assembly and executive board meetings
Attend required trainings for advisement of student organizations
Adhere to protocols and procedures for advisement set by the Division of Student Affairs
Meet regularly with Hall Council executive board members
Demonstrate support for the RHA and Hall Council as a group by supporting and/or attending programs and events
Facilitate the development of Senior RA as the co-advisor of hall council
Participate in Hall Council leadership retreat
Participate in professional staff selection process
Maintain close contact with building desk attendants and maintenance staff, and have knowledge of desk procedures
Establish regular communication practices with offices such as Public Safety, the Counseling Center, Student Life, and Facilities Services
Coordinate various summer projects
Serve on university committees as assigned
Assist with departmental projects and initiatives as assigned by the Associate Directors/Director of Residence Life
Other duties as assigned
A master's degree in higher education or a related field is preferred and prior Residence Life experience is required. Strong supervision, communication, and managerial skills are necessary. Successful candidates will also be student focused, have a collaborative work style, have an appreciation for the Vincentian mission of St. John's University, committed to nurturing living learning communities within the residence halls, and prepared to work with a diverse student population.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.