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SUNY Oneonta Residence Hall Director in Oneonta, New York

Residence Hall Director



Department:Residential Education and Housing

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Feb 22, 2023


Position ID:159371


Job Description:

The Department of Residential Education and Housing at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Residence Hall Director. The Resident Hall Director is responsible for managing all aspects of a university residence hall including supervision of student staff, management of building facilities, developmental contact with residents and overseeing judicial, educational, and social outreach within the hall.

SUNY Oneonta Residential Experience and Housing is committed to becoming an exemplar residential program by fostering an inclusive environment for growth and learning; providing the highest quality environment, services, and programs; and support student academic success and retention. To learn more about the University and the Department, please visit and

Duties include but are not limited to:living and working in the residence hall; supervise, train, and evaluate 8-11 student Resident Advisors and work study front desk staff; emergency/crisis management for the residential community while on duty; teach a section of Peer Group Communication credit-bearing class; create, develop and maintain an inclusive community that is engaging, fosters growth, and helps students reach their desired potential; enforcement of policies and processes within the residential community (including acting as a hearing officer); personal support and group advisement; updating and maintaining collegiate databases; managing occupancy within the building community; department committee involvement; RHDs function under a flexible work schedule that may include weekend and evening hours. This is a 10 month position with a starting date of July 27th, 2023.

Salary:$37,249 commensurate with experience. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree by time of appointment

  • Residence life or group living experience

  • Demonstrated excellence verbal/written communication skills

  • Educational programming or event management experience


  • Master's degree

  • Supervisory experience

  • Crisis and emergency management experience

  • Experience with community standards hearings (conduct hearings)

  • Experience with facility management

  • Experience with conflict management

  • Experience with Maxient and StarRez

  • Experience working with and serving diverse populations

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: upload resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references is required.

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