Residence Director

The SUNY Sullivan Dormitory Corporation is seeking to fill the position of Residence Director. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Engagement, the Resident Director (RD) is a live-in, 12-month professional position with primary responsibility for coordinating the daily management of the residential facilities. The RD will work with college personnel to create an atmosphere which celebrates diversity and encourages academic success. Hours will vary and nights and weekends are required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide management and leadership for two residential facilities housing up to 380 residents.
  • Develop and implement social, cultural and educational programs for residents. May work with the college’s student activities, athletics and learning center staff as in developing and implementing programs.
  • Create and host August, January and ongoing monthly development and training for RA staff.
  • Manage administrative responsibilities including but not limited to occupancy records, room assignments, fire safety projects, opening and closing of the residence halls, etc.
  • Participate in interviewing and selecting Resident Assistant staff members.
  • Work with the Director of Student Activities, Director of Athletics, the Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Housing and the Coordinator of First Year Experience to assist in the orientation program for residents with the intent to augment positive roommate and floor resident interaction, and encourage positive respect among diverse residents.
  • Investigate all alleged infractions, conduct room inspections/searches and report findings to the Associate Dean for Student Engagement. Recommend disciplinary actions, and participate in conduct hearings.
  • Hold regular published office hours.
  • As a live-in professional, the Residence Director will provide on-duty coverage as required by the schedule.
  • Work with campus personnel in supporting summer program residents regarding access to facilities, quality of services, acquiring and dispensing special supplies or furnishings, and responding to reasonable needs of temporary residents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean.


  • RD’s must have a Bachelors Degree; a Masters Degree in a student personnel field, counseling or related field is preferred.
  • Experience in residence hall living and/or two or more years in a related college student personnel area are required.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain certification in CPR/AED and First Aid.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with a multi-cultural population and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, athletes, staff, faculty, alumni, administrators, and parents.
  • The ability to inspire achievement and leadership among students and staff.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, for full consideration we strongly encourage candidates to submit all required materials immediately. The salary for this position is $31,500 per annum. Additional benefits include housing, a meal plan valued at $4,000, a medical and phone stipend. Please email your cover letter, resume and the name, address and telephone number of (3) professional references to Deb Waller-Frederick at dwaller-frederick@sunysullivan.edu Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this employment opportunity.

Email: dwaller-frederick@sunysullivan.edu

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

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