Residence Director

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Posted about 2 weeks ago

Job Details

Position Title:

Residence Director

Job Type:
Location: ,
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 15,000 Students
Employer ID: 20841


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Masters Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

The Highlights

DePaul's team of Residence Directors (RDs) are 12-month, full-time, master’s level live-in staff members who are responsible for the overall management of assigned residential areas for DePaul University. They oversee staff supervision, student conduct, crisis response, community development, initiative planning and budget management. 

This role includes year-round housing in a (2) bedroom fully furnished apartment in the Lincoln Park Campus in addition to a meal plan for fall/winter/spring quarters.

Is This You?

Coordinates and oversees all educational aspects of hall management, including staff training and supervision, student issue response, student learning opportunities, conduct procedures and crisis response. 

Addresses student and parent concerns in order to resolve them in a timely manner. Provides guidance and support to Resident Advisors as they respond to issues in their community. 

Attends, conducts and coordinates all student staff training including, but not limited to: spring seminars, summer online modules, and fall and winter training.

Responsible for the overall implementation of comprehensive programs as a part of Residential Education Learning Initiatives (RELI).

Serves on departmental, Student Affairs, and/or university committees. Work with Facilities Area Coordinators and other Department of Housing Services staff on issues such as work orders, facilities inspections, and lockouts.

Facilitates response related to student welfare and student conduct and frequently uses independent judgment to make decisions.

Responsible for the oversight and management of an operating budget that ranges from $13,000 to $18,000.

Encourages an environment that is supportive of identity, inclusion, and social change.

Job Requirements

Your Education & Experience

Master’s degree in student development, higher education, counseling or related field is required.
Residential Education experience with a strong emphasis in programming and training, or an equivalent amount of education and experience is strongly preferred.

Managerial Responsibilities

The Residence Director supervises, trains and evaluates 6 to 14 Resident Advisors and provides direction to 1 Student Office Assistant. Staff supervision is 20% of position responsibilities. 

Financial Responsibilities

The Residence Director has responsibility for the oversight and management of an operating budget that ranges from $13,000 to $18,000. 

Other Skills & Abilities Required

The Residence Director is responsible for responding to emergency situations as needed. Cell phone coverage is expected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ability to hear and respond to a telephone call after hours is essential.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
Ability to work and make decisions in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. Ability to effectively interact with students, parents, colleagues, staff and faculty.
Ability to effectively interact with the professional and paraprofessional staff in the department and division. 
Ability to provide both a student-centered and a customer service experience.
Ability to demonstrate ongoing commitment to identity, inclusion and social change.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Windows.

Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.


Very competitive salary.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
Full-Time Benefits


Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.

Required Background Check:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Required COVID-19 Vaccination:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Title IX Contact Information
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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