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Director of Residential Life


The Director of Residential Life is a 12-month, live-in position reporting to the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students and is responsible for the overall planning, development, and management of the residential life program and providing leadership for the 2 campus residence halls.  This position will manage the daily operations including budget management, expense authorization, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating resident hall events, activities, and programs, hiring, training, and supervising the student staff, and gathering and reporting all residence halls and residential life related data and information. This position also serves as a student conduct officer and first responder regarding specific residential life related incidents and situations.



Residential Life Development & Leadership: 

  • Provide strong relational leadership and team development for the residential life team.
  • Work with the [Interim] Vice President of Student Development and AVP Dean of Students to develop and implement a vision for residential life program that supports the institutional mission.
  • Work with the (Interim) Vice President of Student Development and the AVP Dean of Students to develop initiatives that connect with and support the institutional strategic plan.
  • Review and revise the staffing model, job descriptions, policies, procedures, and protocols for the residence halls with the Interim Vice President of Student Development and AVP Dean of Students as necessary in order to implement a successful residential life program.
  • Develop effective collaborative partnerships across campus, including but not limited to: Admissions, Athletics, Counseling, Campus Ministries, Student Activities, Campus Organizations, Dining Services, Housekeeping, and Facilities.
  • Create professional development opportunities for Residential Life Graduate Assistants and student staff to develop transferable skills for post-graduation.

Building Operations & Assignments:

  • Coordinate with Facilities and Maintenance for basic maintenance support to the residence halls as well as the implementation of preventive maintenance.
  • Manage the key inventory system.
  • Develop and manage reporting structures for Resident Assistants and residential hall staff that include follow-up opportunities.

Residential Life Management: 

  • Manage the hiring, supervision, and training of the student staff (toward building a cohesive and effective team).
  • Communicate clear expectations with all staff and hold people accountable if needed.
  • Oversee the financial planning, annual budget development, and responsible fiscal implementation of allotted funds for the residential life program.
  • Work with the Budget Office to keep accurate and up-to-date student records for payment information.
  • Work with campus departments and outside agencies to execute on-campus Summer living experiences in the residence halls such as Embark, Summer Bridge, and outside camps.
  • Coordinate with Campus Police and Campus Counseling for regular fire and safety drills and ensure all residence hall staff are regularly trained in responding to emergency situations.
  • Serve as high-level on-call responder (back up to Resident Assistants and Graduate Assistants) along with additional professional staff in Residential Life.
  • Administer and monitor all housing related processes, procedures, and protocols.
  • collaborate with the Student Development team and other colleagues to develop and revise policies, procedures, and protocols for the residence halls
  • serve as a student conduct officer to resolve minor incidents occurring in the residence halls;
  • Assist the AVP, Student Development with other duties as assigned

Community Development & Engagement:

  • Develop a residential community that emphasizes belonging, which includes faith growth opportunities, development and support for academic success, and appreciation of living in community.
  • Use our Concordia faith identity connection, along with Student Development Theories to care for student staff as needed.
  • Use Student Development Theories to develop a philosophy and plan for Resident Assistant programming in the halls that enriches the resident hall community.
  • Work with Resident Assistants to build strategies around how to support student engagement and connection to campus.\
  • Serve on campus committees as determined relevant.



  • Master’s degree Preferred in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Student Services, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in residence life, student services, or student affairs
  • Supervision and management experience or equivalent education and training
  • Knowledge of student development theory and its application to college student residential living
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to quickly learn a variety of office technologies (MS Office, Banner, Maxient, Target X)
  • Organizational, interpersonal, customer service, as well as oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to supervise, manage, motivate, and lead teams of student staff
  • Ability to participate on as well as lead projects, committees, taskforces, and workgroups
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and exhibit strong integrity in making decisions
  • Ability to work well independently or collaboratively as a member of the team
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be detailed-oriented, thorough, effective, and timely
  • Ability to interpret and abide by CTX’s values, mission, policies and procedures



  • Experience with housing operations and assignments, including billing
  • Experience in developing comprehensive training for student staff
  • Experience in opening and closing a residence hall
  • Student conduct and disciplinary process experience or equivalent education and training
  • Training or certification in Basic First Aid and CPR as well as the ability to provide emergency first response care



  • Must be willing to live in on campus housing as required.
  • Involves extended hours including weekends.
  • Must be able to negotiate multiple flights of stairs.
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Involves business travel and as such is subject to a driving record review every two years.


Commitment to the Concordia Mission

Concordia University Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Concordia University Texas empowers students of all backgrounds to lead lives of critical thought, compassionate action and courageous leadership. As a liberal arts university, Concordia develops the mind, heart, soul, and body, preparing leaders for lives of service. As a private, faith-based university, employees must be supportive of our mission. We actively seek candidates who have professional skills, experience, and willingness to strengthen campus diversity, equity, and inclusion in support of our mission as an institution and our strategic plan. To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Concordia does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, and any other basis protected by law.