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at Radford University
Location Radford
Date Posted February 14, 2018
Category Education / Academia
Job Type Full-time


The office of Housing and Residential Life (HRL) at Radford University seeks student centered educators passionate about helping students realize their full potential as citizens and leaders.  Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,500 students, offering a wide range of academic, cultural, human service, and research programs.  Well known for its strong faculty and student relationships, student focused teaching, and vibrant student life on a beautiful 191-acre classical campus, Radford University provides students a myriad of ways to learn, grow, and develop in and out of the classroom.  We seek motivated individuals who thrive in collaborative environments.  Radford University is an institution that values learning, innovation, and community.  This is why for all Highlanders… The Reason is Radford.

Reporting to one of two Area Directors, the Resident Director (RD) is responsible for the comprehensive management of 1-2 residence halls, housing approximately 230-350 residents and supervises 6-8 Resident Assistants.  The RD serves as an active and visible residential life staff member that is responsible for developing an atmosphere that promotes academic achievement, inclusiveness, personal development, a strong sense of community, and, retention to Radford University.

Primary duties and responsibilities include: develop a comprehensive community learning plan that addresses the HRL learning outcomes, administration and supervision, support for student development, intentional retention related initiatives, crisis management, student conduct administration, community development, collaboration with physical facility management, university and departmental committee assignments and a summer collateral assignment.

Required Qualifications: An advanced degree or equivalent education, training and experience.  Experience in Residence Life or University setting.  Demonstrated planning, administrative, organizational and supervisory skills with an ability to manage multiple priorities.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, and external constituencies.  Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and success in creating inclusive communities.

Preferred Qualifications:  Previous residence life experience in a leadership role.  Proven ability to address the needs of student groups and staff. Previous experience with learning communities, collaboration with faculty and other campus constituents.  Ability to promote a positive residential culture and community.  Experience with student conduct, group advising, crisis response, behavior interventions, program coordination, and recruitment and training for student groups.

The RD position is a full-time, twelve-month live-in position that includes a furnished on-campus apartment including utilities and partial meal plan.  Anticipated start date is July 2018.

Candidates must apply online at  A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references are required. Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2018 and continue until positions are filled.  On-Campus interviews for the Residence Director position will be conducted between April 5th - 16th.    The specific interview dates are tentatively set for: April 5-6, April 8-9, April 12-13, and April 15th-16th (if needed).  Candidates must be able to participate during this time period.

Radford University has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the search chair by the deadline.  Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity.

Search communication should be directed to the search chair, Amber Mullen, Associate Director of Residence Life,, 540-831-5375.

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