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State University of New York at Oswego Residence Hall Director - SUNY Oswego in Oswego, New York

Location: Oswego, NY Category: Residence Life & Housing Posted On: Wed Dec 30 2020 Job Description:

Description of Department: The Department of Residence Life and Housing at SUNY Oswego is a leader in developing a premier residential environment where students are actively engaged in their learning experience. Our environment places student learning and success at the center of all our formal and informal programs, policies, procedures, and physical facilities. Our department encourages collaboration with other students, faculty, and staff in and out of the classroom to enrich the learning experience. Furthermore, our programs are directed to enhance students' capacity and aspirations for growth intellectually, socially, aesthetically, interpersonally, and physically. The Department purposefully and intentionally provides programs and experiences that will offer our residential students a comparative advantage among college graduates.

The Department of Residence Life and Housing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a ten-month live-in position as a Residence Hall Director.

Posting Date: December 30, 2020

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled.

Compensation: Starting salary is $35,803, plus full New York State benefits package. A furnished apartment is provided. In order to facilitate interaction with residents and faculty, a meal plan is provided to directors and immediate family/qualifying domestic partners when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. Summer employment opportunities may be available.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here ( for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional or click here ( .

Term of Appointment: Immediate through May 2021

Description of Responsibilities: The Residence Hall Director is responsible for the overall development and coordination of a student learner-centered living environment, inclusive of student development, administration, and other departmental expectations. Typical activity includes staff selection, supervision and training, individual and group advisement, development of educational programs and community development activities, delivery of an educationally-focused student conduct process, and facility management. Directors of program halls and larger traditional halls also supervise graduate student staff. Residence Hall Director positions are ten-month live-in appointments in coed residential communities.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Resident Hall Director will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree by time of appointment

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel or closely related field

  • Demonstrated understanding of the co-academic mission of a residence life program (including implementation and assessment of learning outcomes)

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholder populations including students and staff

    Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail: Residence Life and Housing (

Renee Landers-Jennings, Search Committee Chair

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.