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Resident Director

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 117360
Title: Resident Director
Functional Title: Resident Director
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPSA-RL-Director Salary/L&A
Campus/College Information:

The University: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The Department: The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,500 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership properties. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in twelve living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of over 95 full-time and graduate staff members and about 600 undergraduate student staff members. The Department actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area just eight miles from downtown D.C. and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Resident Director (RD) is a full-time, live-in position requiring approximately 40 hours per week in the office and evening activities. The Resident Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing community development, staffing functions, judicial processes, and administrative details for up to 700 residents in one or multiple residence halls. The RD directly supervises a highly diverse undergraduate, part-time paraprofessional staff of 8-16 Resident Assistants (RAs) and potentially 1-2 Staff Assistants (SAs). The RD is entrusted to guide the development of students and connect classroom learning to a residence hall setting. The RD receives direct supervision from a Community Director (CD).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Supervisory experience and experience in residential living, either as an undergraduate, graduate student or full time are required.


Master’s degree preferred. Knowledge of student development theory and strong communication skills are preferred. Energy, commitment, flexibility, and enthusiasm highly desired.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

For best consideration, submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to this posting on by February 9, 2017.

Posting Date: 01/17/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/09/2017
Physical Demands

The nature of the position requires that the Resident Director live on campus in a furnished, assigned apartment located within the hall/area of responsibility. The nature of this position also requires evening and weekend work.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com
  2. * Will you have a master’s degree completed by July 1, 2017?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience in residential living on a university/college campus?
    • Yes
    • No