Director of Residence Life

Job Title: Director of Residence Life
Position Number: FT-PROF-RESIDENCE-06212017
Departments: Residence Life
Reports To: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

The Director of Residence Life is a full-time, exempt, twelve-month, professional member of the Residence Life Staff, that provides overall leadership for a dynamic and growing system housing 1,000+ students.

Job Responsibilities

  • In accordance with university policy, the director plans, organizes and controls the operations of the Department of Residence Life to ensure maximum utilization and efficient operations that meet university and community needs.
  • Within the area of Residence Life, the director is responsible for strategic planning, business and financial matters, staff and student development, judicial policies and processes, and facilities management.
  • The Director of Residence Life serves as a student conduct officer for the University reporting to the Chief Conduct Officer.
  • Promotes and facilitates the development of the housing services, staff and students.
  • Hires and trains managerial and professional staff, establishes their work assignments, and provides guidance and technical work direction as required.
  • Provide supervision and support to RA training and selection programs
  • Promotes co-curricular and socially supportive residence life programming.
  • Develops and administers budgets for the department and monitors expenditures.
  • Directs overall fiscal operations to ensure efficient use and conservation of space and resources to meet university and department objectives.
  • Oversee staff on call process and ensure adequate coverage
  • Be available for consultation with staff during regular office hours and by phone in the event of an emergency
  • Coordinates and participates in short- and long-term planning with various university and community interests in housing-related matters; prepares plans and recommendations for timely implementation.
  • Works creatively and collaboratively with colleagues from throughout the campus to meet housing needs.
  • Oversees all Residence Life professional staff.
  • Implement staff evaluation processes.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college is required. A Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Psychology, Christian Education, Counseling, or other related field is preferred.
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, including experience in the central office of a university housing program.
  • A comprehensive understanding of student housing and the role of residence halls in promoting student success.
  • An understanding of how to manage auxiliary budgets to achieve desired results.
  • The ability to manage change.
  • Work to further the university’s vision as stated in the “Ten Pillars”
  • Be available for some night and weekend programming
  • Exhibit an active Christian faith.

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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