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    Old Dominion University

    Job Summary

    The Residence Hall Director (RHD) is responsible for the overall management of a residential complex ranging from 400 to 700 residential students. Working with a diverse student population, the Residence Hall Director promotes student success through engagement and academic support. The RHD coordinates the administrative functions of a residence hall community, which include: facility management, maintenance, record keeping, and student conduct. The Residence Hall Director participates in a duty rotation with other housing personnel to ensure 24 hour coverage of University Housing, including holidays and school closures that are planned & unplanned. The position is designated “essential personnel” for emergency closings.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Counseling or related field. Or, a Bachelor’s degree with work experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Counseling or related field is required.

    • Working knowledge of student learning theory and development outcomes.

    • Strong administrative and computer skills, including email, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentations.

    • Strong interpersonal skills.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a diverse institutional setting and a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusiveness among others.

    • Demonstrated ability to build teams and work collaboratively.

    • Some experience working within residence life and/or student leadership role.

    • Some experience working within student life.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Some experience supervising student staff members

    • Some experience working with living-learning communities, themed housing programs, and/or special interest housing

    • Some experience with responding to and providing support to students in crisis

    • Working full-time post-graduate experience within a residential housing program

    • Working knowledge of residential curricula and/or housing based academic initiatives

    • Strong customer service skills

    Conditions of Employment

    The position is designated “essential personnel” for emergency closings.


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