Residence Director 7363

Residential Life

Full Time - Benefit Eligible | Grade E1 - Salary Commensurate with Experience |


Offering an exciting and well-rounded experience in Student Affairs, the Residence Director is responsible for developing a residential community in a first-year or upperclass residence hall. Reporting to the Director of Residential Life, the Residence Director utilizes a team approach and exercises sound judgment to facilitate a positive living environment on Union’s traditional residential campus. Acknowledging the diversity of the student body, the Residence Director works proactively toward creating a community atmosphere in which people respect each other’s rights, cultures, and sensitivities. Within a developmental framework, the Residence Director identifies and articulates student needs and issues and collaborates with the Residential Life student staff to provide an effective institutional response. Regular office hours are required and visibility to the campus community and student body is important. Some evening & weekend hours will be necessary. This is a full time, 12 month position.

The Residence Director will also hold a 10 hour/week collateral assignment in another Student Affairs office. This assignment will be made in coordination with the Director of Residential Life. The specific responsibilities will be detailed once a candidate is selected and will focus on combining the skills of the Residence Director with the strategic needs of the Student Affairs division.


Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree plus at least two years of directly relatable Residence Life experience. Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field preferred. Also preferred is full time experience in Student Affairs.


The position provides for a competitive salary, on-campus furnished apartment with local phone, cable TV, internet access, cellphone, meal allowance, and professional development support. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and a Union College application.

Please apply via email to: Application materials, including cover letter, resume and/or Employment Application should be submitted as a single pdf or doc file.

Please remember to include the Req. # 7363 and/or position title in the subject line.

For questions or if necessary to submit a paper application, contact:

Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
 (518) 388-6108
 (518) 388-6529

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

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