Employment Opportunities

Area Director
Residence Life & Housing
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Office of Residence Life and Housing has an immediate opening for an Area Director (AD). The AD will work under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life and Housing. The AD is responsible for supervising the proper administration and management of the residence halls to which they are assigned, the welfare of the students, and for the facilities and physical properties of each Residence Hall. When not specifically maintaining office hours, the AD is on call and expected to respond to emergencies. The AD’s work in tandem with the residence hall staff, which could include Residence Hall Directors (RD), Graduate Assistants (GA) and undergraduate Resident Assistants (RA). Hourly personnel are assigned to some facilities where midnight to morning desk coverage is required.

The AD is a live on position hired for an eleven-month period (August thru May), paid once monthly, over a 12 month period. Apartment residence is available 12 months. A minimal rent is charged; all utilities and basic residential furnishings are included.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Teach, model and implement University policies and procedures.

  • Provide the overall team leadership within the residence hall for all employees and residents.

  • Supervise Residential Staff in the formulation and presentation of programs and activities based on the Community Development Model.

  • Coordinate Residential Staff on-call duty schedule.

  • Manage the selection process and training of residential staff.

  • Manage operational functions of the residence halls, including hall openings and closings, room inspections, damage assessment and maintenance reporting.

  • Monitor the satisfactory social and behavioral conduct of residents.

  • Participate as a panelist in student disciplinary hearings and facilitate any student disciplinary proceedings. Serve as an advocate for students.

  • Observe and report safety concerns.

  • Coordinate or conduct routine safety inspections, Health Safety and Welfare Inspections (as needed or scheduled) and cooperatively administer Fire Drills and other emergency procedures.

  • Serve as a member of the Consolidated Maintenance Team.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • 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 five 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 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

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to include the COVID-19 booster, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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