Resident Director

The Office of Residence Life is seeking a Resident Directors for the Fall 2022.

The Resident Director is responsible for the management of South Hall which houses approximately 250 first year students. The Resident Director will be involved in the planning of programming, serve in the on-call professional staff rotation, participate in Residence Life projects such as RA selection and Housing Lottery, handle low level conduct violations and collaborate with other campus offices as needed. This position requires evening and weekend work.

Staff Supervision and Development

  • Selects, supervises, evaluates and trains Resident Assistants (RAs).
  • Conducts one on one meetings with 8 South Hall RAs. The majority of these RAs are new to the position and require time for extensive leadership in order to provide support for our first year students.
  • Monitors RAs work performance for accuracy and completeness in accordance with departmental and College goals and objectives; ensures compliance of staff with established Residence Life policies and procedures.
  • Actively works with their RAs to ensure that first year students are adjusting to college life and providing support for homesickness, roommate concerns, academic rigor, time management, and overall mental health.
  • Rotates on‐call duty with other Resident Directors including weekends, vacation periods and holidays.


  • Manages operational functions for assigned residence hall such as key distribution and collection, damage assessment, reporting and billing, maintenance requests, and hall openings and closings. Plays a key role in first year student move-in and orientation.
  • Assists in housing assignment selections, including housing lottery, first year assignments and application processes.
  • Coordinates building and room inspections.
  • Coordinates room changes within residence hall.
  • Serves as building liaison with Physical Plant and Public Safety offices.
  • Provides support in emergency and/or campus crisis situations.


  • Serves as a resource to RAs regarding programs, issues, and individual concerns unique to the residence hall/floor(s).
  • Works with RAs to assess student needs and interests; anticipate and promote educational, cultural, social, recreational, and service programs which meet the needs and interests of the resident population.
  • Cultivates, coordinates, and assists in the development of student leadership and responsibility through programming and direct involvement with students.

Counseling and Support

  • Counsels RAs, individuals and groups of students as necessary and make appropriate referrals.
  • Serves as a mediator for roommate conflicts. Roommate conflicts occur frequently with first year students in South Hall. The RD will spend a significant amount of time meeting with RAs to provide guidance for conflicts and meet with students to assist them with room changes.
  • Properly refers students to resources that provide assistance in areas such as, Academic Advising, Career Development, Health/Counseling Services, Public Safety, Multicultural Affairs, etc.
  • Provides support in emergency and/or campus crisis situations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Serves on College committees as assigned.
  • Initiates and maintains effective communication with other members of the Division of Student Affairs in implementing divisional goals and objectives. This includes actively working with the first-year class advisor from Center for Student Success to ensure first year student success.
  • Fosters and maintains a workplace climate that is supportive of all employees and students regardless of their identity; respectful and open-minded.
  • Expresses all major building and student concerns to the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Considerations:
The incumbent is required to live in the residence hall 10 months per year. On-call duty rotation providing coverage seven days a week, 24 hours a day including holidays is required. 

Compensation includes a competitive salary, benefits, and a one bedroom apartment, furnished upon request, on-site with utilities including, Philo TV, and high speed internet access.


Applicant is subject to completion of a successful background check.  

Required Qualifications  

Education and Experience:
 • Bachelor’s degree required;
 • Prior work experience in a residence life/housing facility at a college or university is required. 

Physical Demands

Position requires moderate physical capabilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to be woken up in the middle of the night when on call and be able to work well into long hours of the evening when an emergency is in progress.


For more information or to apply, visit Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Applicant Portal | Resident Director (


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