Resident Director, Job Code 746WPU


Posting Date: July 6, 2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

William Paterson University seeks candidates for the position of Resident Director.  The Resident Director is a full-time, twelve-month, live-in professional position in the Department of Residence Life. Based on a commitment to student development theory, the Resident Director supervises a staff of 6-12 undergraduate Resident Assistants and 8-12 Desk Assistants, and administers the physical and personal aspects of a residence hall area housing approximately 250-500 students. The Resident Director serves on various student life committees and coordinates a comprehensive educational programming effort in his/her hall area.  S/he reports to and works collaboratively with the Associate Director of Residence Life in the execution of assigned responsibilities.  The Resident Director is expected to be available three to four evenings a week.

A Master's degree from an accredited college or university is required.  A Master’s in Student Personnel/Counseling or related field is strongly preferred.  The successful candidate will also possess one (1) year of experience above the undergraduate level in residence hall administration in a college or university setting, supervisory skills, knowledge of facilities management and experience as a student conduct hearing officer.  A valid Driver’s License is required for work related travel.  Additional requirements include strong interpersonal, oral/written communication and organizational skills.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning, and recently earned the status of a Hispanic Serving Institution.  The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations.  The University is situated on a beautiful 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Salary includes a comprehensive benefits package and tuition waiver for dependents upon eligibility.

Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, resume, and list of three professional references to: Ms. Rebecca Baird, Associate Director, Department of Residence Life at bairdr3@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.  Electronic submissions preferred. Letters of application must reference Job Code. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  For additional information about the University, visit www.wpunj.edu.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.