Concordia University Texas - Director of Residential Life

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Concordia University Texas
Director of Residential Life


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


  • Residential Life Development:  Develop and implement a comprehensive residential life program that supports the institutional mission; review and revise the staffing model, job descriptions, staffing manual, and residential life policies as necessary in order to implement a successful residential life program; communicate and meet with the student staff, student affairs colleagues, and other institutional partners regularly regarding the residential life program;
  • Building Operations & Assignments: Coordinate with Facilities and Maintenance for basic maintenance support to the residence halls as well as the implementation of preventive maintenance; work with University Partnerships to execute on-campus summer conference experiences in the residence halls; in partnership with Tornado Print & Mail execute mail and package delivery for students residing in the residence hall; manage the key inventory system;
  • Leadership & Management:  Manage the hiring, supervision, and development of the student staff towards building a cohesive team and provide leadership development; oversee the financial planning, annual budget development, and responsible fiscal implementation of allotted funds for the residential life program;
  • Communication & Engagement: Lead the development, planning, and implementation of campus wide, student services related and student affairs specific programs for residential students in partnership and coordination with other related campus efforts; coordinate with Campus Police for regular fire and safety drills and ensure all residence hall staff are regularly trained in responding to emergency situations;
  • Policy/ Procedures:  Administer and monitor all housing related processes, procedures, and protocols; collaborate with the Student Affairs 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 Dean of Students with other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree 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.

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