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Residence Hall Director

Qualified Applicants

Qualified applicants must submit information requested in the job posting. Unless otherwise specified, review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Residence Hall Director

First Year Center (Brokaw Hall)- current opening

Upperclassmen Housing- anticipated


Position Description:  The Residence Hall Director for Brokaw Hall is responsible for implementing a comprehensive residential program to facilitate student engagement in educational P opportunities designed to build community and citizenship; support for student well-being and success; and meaningful connections with the academic community.



  • Master’s Degree in Student Personnel or related area preferred; Bachelors required. Residence life experience and effective communication skills are a must.

  • Pride in one’s work, willingness to contribute to the positive welfare of students


Departmental Duties

  1. Recruit, hire, supervise, train and mentor the Resident Assistant staff.

  2. Coordinate opening and closing of halls to include room inspections.

  3. Develop comprehensive programming plans designed to meet the needs of the specific hall.

  4. Work with facilities management to maintain residence halls and to plan for future enhancements and renovations.

  5. Maintain housing information in Jenzabar, both data entry and reporting.

  6. Perform on-call duties as required including a rotating duty schedule.

  7. Assist, as needed, in crisis and emergency situations.

  8. Work with Director of Housing and Residence Life to manage housing assignments and to develop relevant and timely residence life policies.

  9. Other duties as assigned.


Student Development

  1. Serve as mentor for students providing guidance and referrals as needed.

  2. Foster community within the Halls, mediating and facilitating as needed.

  3. Conduct disciplinary counseling and judicial hearings for violations to the Residence Life policies and/or the Code of Conduct.

  4. Serve as a student advocate and educator; available and accessible to students on a scheduled and non-scheduled basis.

  5. Actively participate in the First Year Experience Program and/or other student engagement programs as requested by the Dean.

  6. Other duties as assigned.


Campus-Wide Responsibilities

  1. Serve on the Student Affairs Leadership Team and play an integral role in planning campus programs with faculty and other campus departments such as: Summer Orientation, Homecoming, Family Weekend, student organization leadership training, and other events unique to Newberry College.

  2. As a live-in employee it is expected that interaction will take place at various activities and in the dining hall on a regular basis.

  3. Maintain current on SACS criteria and perform regular assessment activities to ensure compliance and that best-practices are being employed.

  4. Other duties as assigned.


Specialized Assignments

  1. Serve on the First Year Experience team or the Upperclassmen experience, managing all aspect of the programming that falls within the Hall environment. Serve as college conduct officer and liaison with the Assistant Dean of Students or designee, overseeing residential conduct log, communications between Residence Life and the Assistant Dean regarding hearings, sanctioning and follow-up.



  1. $25,000-$31,500 annually depending on experience

  2. Furnished one-bedroom apartment

  3. Meal Plan while school is in session

  4. Professional Development funds as deemed by the College


Conditions of Employment

  1. The RHD is a 12-month, live-in position.

  2. Although the position requires approximately 40 hours per week, the nature of the position, at times, necessitates unpredictable workweeks including nights and weekends. Some weeks requiring more than 40 hours.

  3. The nature of the position requires that the RHD live on campus in a furnished, assigned apartment located within the hall/area of responsibility.

  4. RHDs rotate in the after-business hours duty system to include the academic year, holidays, and summer. Resident Directors must remain within a certain distance of campus while on duty.

  5. This position is listed as an essential employee and may be asked to report for work during periods when the university is closed.

  6. Successful candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Interested in Working at Newberry?

  1. Contact Sherrigan Feaster-Johnson, Director of Housing and Residence Life at

  2. Please include your cover letter and resume.

  3. Interviews will begin mid-October.


These job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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