Employment Opportunities

Residence Life & Housing
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The Director of Residence Life & Housing is a member of the Student Development Leadership Team (SDLT) and provides visionary leadership that cultivates an educational, student centered living–learning community that attracts and retains students. The Director will provide leadership in communicating planning, establishing, and operating all daily administrative aspects of the Office of Residence Life & Housing. The Director will oversee all ORLH staff and educational programming and coordinate all administrative operations including room assignments, billing, maintenance requests and communication with students and parents regarding housing and residence life issues. Through the collaboration with multiple departments, the Director, along with the residential team, will provide a supportive and safe living-learning environment within the residence halls that is conducive to student success and supports the mission of the university.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • A proven ability to provide instruction and guidance regarding student programming and facility management.

  • Provide direction and support for staff development, including recruitment, selection, training, and supervision.

  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to supervise and lead a student life staff.

  • Provide ongoing training and advising of the Resident Assistant Association.

  • Provide initial emergency response including students in crisis, student behavioral issues, student wellness, and general student safety within the residence halls.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, and evaluate a complex operation, manage staff, and other resources for the accomplishment of long-term and short-term goals of the department and University.

  • Experience with supervising staff, student conduct issues, crisis response and management, living learning communities, educational programming, working with faculty, and working with a diverse population.

  • Strong understanding of the data management and the ability to analyze data to yield relevant and timely information for tactical and strategic purposes.

  • Knowledge of residence life housing selection and maintenance software.

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A master's degree in higher education with an emphasis in college student development or related field.

  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of professional experience in a college or university housing and residential life setting.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either 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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