Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Residential Area Director

Millersville University - Millersville, PA
Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2021

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekends.

Salary: Annual salary is $42,778.00. Excellent benefits package included.

Description: The Residential Area Director (RAD) is a full-time, professional level live-in staff position within the Department of Housing and Residential Programs and the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. The Residential Area Director is responsible for cultivating an environment that enhances and promotes the academic, personal, and social development of students residing in the University residence halls. The Residential Area Director is responsible for the implementation and leadership of residential programs and processes. The Residential Area Director provides administrative oversight for one or more residence halls including the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of graduate and undergraduate student staff, and the creation, oversight, and promotion of student engagement and leadership opportunities. The Residential Area Director evaluates and adjudicates student conduct cases. The position specifies contract responsibilities that require living in a University-furnished apartment.

Required: Master’s degree (or anticipated by July 1, 2021) in College Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or a related Human Services field; at least one year of experience in college and university student Housing and Residence Life at the graduate assistant and / or full-time professional level; must have working knowledge of college student developmental theory; strong working knowledge of college Housing & Residence Life, including Residential Engagement, Business and Facilities Operations, Student Conduct, Crisis Response, and Mentoring Students; successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; multi-task and to effectively work with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, staff, and parents; demonstrated experience with effective campus and community wide collaboration; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; ability to work with students of diverse cultures, racial and ethnic groups, and socioeconomic status; effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and in coordination with others; evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); successful interview, including a 20-30 minute virtual engagement presentation; successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred: Experience with suite-style community building; experience partnering with faculty on living-learning community initiatives; active participation in local, state, regional, and / or national Student Affairs-related professional organizations, such as ACPA, ACUHO-I, NASPA, etc; prior experience using Adirondack Solutions’ The Housing Director (THD) software; prior certifications and / or training in Clery Act, ATIXA / Title IX, Green Dot, Allies / Safe Zone, Suicide Prevention, and / or ALICE Training.

To Apply: For full description of duties, qualifications and to apply, go to and create a staff application.

Application Submission: All applications must be received by 04/11/2021. A cover letter/letter of application, resume and unofficial transcripts will be required.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution