Residence Director – Main Campus

Date:  April 10, 2024

Position Available:  Residence Director, Main Campus

Position Reports to:  Associate Director / Assistant Director of Residence Life

Department:  Residence Life

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:   Full-time, Live-in Position with Variable Hours; 24/7 on call; Sundays and one weekday off;

Requires On-Campus Residence with Rent of $400/month


Please apply online:



The Residence Director is a full-time, live-in position responsible for managing student housing ranging between 130-290 full-time undergraduate students. The Residence Director is responsible for handling the day-to-day operations of an assigned residential living area, as well as assisting with other duties to support the overall Student Life Department. The Residence Director works with a team of 4 – 9 Residence Assistants, the Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Associate Director of Residence Life and the Dean of Students.



  1. Manage a staff of 4 – 9 Resident Assistants including hiring, training, development, supervision (weekly one on one), and evaluation. Plan and execute delegated projects as part of the Residence Life staff including attendance at all trainings, in services and assistance with planning programs and training sessions.
  2. Set a positive, engaging tone which fosters personal growth and implementation of Resident Life vision and mission. Oversee community development within the hall that addresses the intellectual, spiritual, social and recreational needs of the residents; this requires spending time and building authentic relationships with students through intentional interactions.
  3. Carry out disciplinary interventions according to Residence Life policies and the code of Student Conduct. Complete and submit accurate reports in a timely fashion (24 hours after incident). Process incoming judicial reports, create and manage records filing system, handle special requests for information and verifications, manage sanctioning programs, monitor sanctioning fulfillment (e.g., counseling, community service, fines).
  4. Provide student support within office hours in the Student Life office and in designated dorm (12 hours per week), as well as during campus business hours (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and after hours. Serve on an on-call duty rotation (5x per semester). Support the following events/initiatives: Orientation, Last Class Luau, Household Olympics, Baron Days, Homecoming Weekend, Housing Selection, Residence Life in Services, RA interviews and other events as assigned.
  5. Respond to all inquiries and concerns from students, staff, and families related to dorm life (24 hours after message received). Assist the Associate Director and Assistant Director for Residence Life in planning for summer renovations, making recommendations for the purchase of furnishings and equipment, recommending improvements of housekeeping services, and preventative maintenance and safety measures; proactively and reactively respond to unnecessary/unreasonable hall damages and vandalism.
  6. Administer housing policies within the hall and work with the Assistant & Associate Director of Residence Life to manage and coordinate room assignments and changes in the hall(s) and communicate/resolve housing issues in accordance with established procedures. Administrative duties as required: fire drills, monthly reports, fire logs, etc. Maintain cleanliness and good order within the Hall.
  7. Connect students to support services for issues as they arise: Health/Medical Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, Maintain effective working relationships with the Physical Plant, Campus Security, Counseling and Wellness Services, Campus Evangelization, Household Life and other Student Life offices.
  8. Maintain a presence with Households within the Hall including bimonthly meetings with Household Coordinators and bimonthly meetings with Dorm Chaplains.


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.



Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

  • One year of residence life staff experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations effectively.
  • Strong understanding of and ability to bring a relational ministry approach to the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with college age students.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to motivate students.



  • Project Management: Effectively identifies and organizes steps, tasks, resources, and timing needed to accomplish goals.
  • Flexibility: Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evening, weekend, and “on call” assignments.
  • Teamwork: Appreciates and leverages individual differences in perspective, style, and skills.
  • Managing and Measuring Work: Effectively identifies and organizes steps, tasks, resources and timing needed to accomplish goals.
  • Quality of Work: Effectively interprets and applies the required policies and procedures that apply to a given job.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Finds common ground and gains cooperation with minimal disruption and fallout.
  • Conflict Management: Is adept at probing for and listening to all sides of an issue.
  • Developing Self and Others: Sets ambitious personal goals that require stretch or that expose self to new situations or challenges; is effective at using delegation, coaching, and performance management to help others grow.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required.


Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Competent and responsible use of social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) within a professional setting.


Workplace Factors

  • This is a live-in position with variable hours that requires on campus residence (rent $400/month).
  • Ability to respond to late night emergencies required.
  • Nights and weekends are regularly required.
  • Two-year commitment preferred.
  • An adjusted time-off schedule is required.


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:


For other information and job postings, visit our website at


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.







Apply to this opportunity

Visit the link below to apply to this opportunity: