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Resident Director

$42,000 – $42,000 yearly

Salem State University

Last Updated: 11/05/22

Job Description

Resident directors oversee the management of the residence halls, and the development of programs, activities, and policies to improve the overall community within their area. They will supervise, train, develop, and evaluate graduate assistants, resident assistants, and other student staff. Serve as a judicial hearing officer in adjudicating policy violations. This is a 12 month, live-in position with on-duty responsibilities in addition to weeknight and weekend commitments on a regular basis. The primary goal of this position is to establish a residential community that is conducive to the academic and personal development of students.

Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates
diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's Degree in Student Affairs or related field
  2. Relevant student housing/residence life experience with one or more years of live-in experience as a professional staff member
  3. Experience with and ability to work independently, as well as on a team
  4. Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and success in creating inclusive communities
  5. Previous supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Have experience with and knowledge of student leadership or RHA/RSC organizations
  2. Familiarity and/or experience with living/learning communities and faculty in residence programs
  3. Possess the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  5. Ability to solve problems and handle multiple tasks and priorities
  6. Good planning, administrative, organizational, supervisory, and budget-management skills
  7. Bilingual language ability

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email

Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5-10 pounds.

This is a 12 month, live-in position with on-duty responsibilities in addition to weeknight and weekend commitments on a regular basis.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online at and attach resume and cover letter.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a position is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

Company Details

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Our Mission Salem State's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development. Our Vision Salem State University will be a premier teaching university that engages students in an inspi...