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Residence Hall Director

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, and contact information for a minimum of three work-related references. Applicants may attach other documents that they feel will enhance their candidacy for this position. If the selected candidate is not a current University at Buffalo state employee a background check must be completed and passed prior to actual appointment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Residence Hall Director
Classification Title Residence Hall Director
Posting Number P1800014
Employer State
Position Type
Appointment Term Term
Salary Grade SL2

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the overall management of one or more residence halls housing up to 600 residents. This is a full-time, live-in position. Responsibilities include general administrative duties; supervision of one or more Assistant Residence Hall Directors, up to 24 paraprofessional staff (Resident Advisors and Academic Assistants), and depending on location supervision of a building secretary; in-hall judicial procedures, crisis intervention/counseling students; involvement in residential education initiatives; advising hall council and overseeing staff programming; work directly with building’s custodial and facilities staff; work directly with Housing Operations in managing housing space. Assist with summer conference housing, new student orientation and other programs during the summer months. Serve as part of a duty rotation system. Serve on committees and represent the department at various campus functions.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with one year of experience in college student supervision, judicial affairs, orientation or student activities. Excellent administrative and communications skills are required. Based on the need to respond to crisis situation and serve on a duty rotation, travel within the campus and between campuses is required. Candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Education or related field with one to three years of post-bachelor’s degree experience in residence hall or university apartment administration is preferred. Due to the transportation needs of this position a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in NYS is also preferred.

Physical Demands
Salary Range $43,000
FTE 1.00
Campus As Assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, and contact information for a minimum of three work-related references.

Applicants may attach other documents that they feel will enhance their candidacy for this position.

If the selected candidate is not a current University at Buffalo state employee a background check must be completed and passed prior to actual appointment.

Additional Information

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 info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact's Name Brian Haggerty
Contact's Title
Contact's Email bhagg@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-0288

Posting Dates

Posted 01/19/2018
Deadline for Internal Applicants 02/02/2018
Deadline for External Applicants 03/11/2018
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD or Doctorate
    • J.D.
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  3. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Supporting Documentation