Employment Opportunities

Residence Hall Director
Dean of Residence Life
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Residence Hall Director is directly responsible to the Dean. The Director is personally responsible for the proper administration and management of the residence hall to which he or she is assigned, the welfare of the students under his or her supervision, and for the facilities and physical properties of the University under his or her management.

            This position is a live-in, twenty-four hour, seven-day responsibility.  When not specifically maintaining office hours, the Director is on call and is expected to respond to situations that may arise.  Residential management is shared with either a Graduate Associate Director and undergraduate Resident Assistants or with RA staff only.  Hourly personnel are assigned to some facilities where midnight to morning desk coverage is required.

                The Director is hired for a nine-month period (mid-August - May), paid once monthly, over a 12 month period.  Apartment residence is 12 months.  A minimal rent is charged; all utilities and basic residential furnishings are included.  Summer employment is usually available, either at hourly compensation or at a 2/9th's percentage of annual salary.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise staff and residents in the formulation and presentation of residential programming, hall projects and recreational activities.

  • Select and train residential staff.

  • Teach, model and enforce the rules and regulations of the University, the Official Student Handbook and all other policies of the University.

  • Convey information about various matters to the residents.

  • Foster and maintain a living and learning environment that is supportive of student needs and conducive to student success.

  • Monitor the satisfactory social and behavioral conduct of residents.

  • Serve as liaison between the students and the administration.

  • Participate as a panelist in student disciplinary hearings, in addition to any disciplinary proceedings administered within the purview of residence hall government.

  • Observe and report safety concerns.

  • File damage and incident reports to the proper authorities; submit and monitor requests for maintenance services; cooperate with university personnel during repairs; and provide the overall team leadership within the residence hall for all employees and residents.

  • Conduct routine safety inspections, weapons or contraband searches (as needed or scheduled) and cooperatively administer Fire Drills and other emergency procedures.


Masters in College Student Development, Counseling or related academic disciplines preferred

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; familiarity with Windows and Office Suite products

Bachelors with a minimum of three years’ experience working in residence life/higher education settings

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969: 

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

 **No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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