University of Rochester Resident Director, Residential Life in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 050 Residential Life


8:30 AM-5 PM



General Summary:

Resident Directors at the University of Rochester are responsible for the oversight of residential areas housing between 600-1000 undergraduate students. Some areas of administration include, but are not limited to: staff supervision, supporting student learning opportunities, community building, adjudication of area conduct, and crisis management and response. The Resident Director is responsible for creating an inclusive and welcoming environment which increases student retention and success.


Under general direction and with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and action within established policy guidelines:

  • Supervises staff, which includes: Graduate Assistants and Resident Advisors. Supervisory responsibilities include team building, goal and expectation setting, training and development, advising, staff meeting, formal and informal evaluation, and other personnel related activities.
  • Presents a comprehensive student development program for the residential area aimed at the creation of an inclusive residential community. This includes social, educational, cultural and recreational programs; student government advising and leadership development programs; emergency response procedures; counseling, advising, and referral mechanisms; intervention, medication and adjudication, etc.
  • Advises/counsels individuals and groups of students on personal, residential living, and other matters. Makes referrals to other areas of the University when appropriate.
  • Ensures staff and residents are aware of the rules and responsibilities of the housing system. Assists students in developing behavioral standards appropriate to group living in an academic institution.
  • Administers the damage billing processes for living area. Publishes notifications to students regarding community damages, vandalism, and accountability. Responds to questions and concerns from students and parents. Liaison with the Bursar on matters related to damage billing.
  • Coordinates the summer operations as assigned. Organizes staffing, building preparation, billing, check-in and check-out processes.
  • Assists in regular inspections of the residence to ensure that appropriate facilities and cleanliness standards are being maintained.
  • Assures compliance with all applicable fire, health and safety regulations. Coordinates with appropriate departments for fire, health and safety inspections. Follows-up on all health, safety, and security reports to ensure problems have been corrected.
  • Maintains communication with Residential Life and with other departments important to Residential Life’s successful operation (Public Safety, Environmental Health and Safety, Office of the Dean of Students, Dining Services, Facilities, Maintenance, etc.) Significant liaison role with Environmental Services Supervisor, and mechanical and trades staff.
  • Participates in committee, research and special projects related to student development with effective management and delivery of programs and services. This includes work within Residential Life, The College, and may include other areas of the University.
  • Other Duties-As designated by supervisor. May also include option to serve as intern with other campus departments and programs (i.e. Orientation Program, Career Center, Academic Support, etc.)


Master’s degree required. 1-3 years professional experience preferred. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with knowledge and experience working with undergraduate apartment communities.

Interested applicants should apply with resume, cover letter and names and contact information for 3 professional references.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Resident Director, Residential Life

Location: The College

Job ID: 202730

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time