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Residence Director, First-Year Residential Experience – Housing


Residence Director, First-Year Residential Experience

Office or College

Housing/Enrollment & Student Services



Position Summary

The Residence Director will report to the Assistant Director of Residence Life, under the umbrella of the Associate vice President for Enrollment & Student Services and will assume a leadership role in establishing a living-learning environment wherein students can grow academically, culturally, and personally. This individual will develop, based on assessed needs and stated goals, a detailed program of action. Job responsibilities will be comprised of the following essential elements: departmental retention support, student development, efficient administration, and administrative relationships and responsibilities.

Characteristic Duties

  • Coordinates programs to enrich the overall experience of a first-year residential student
  • Works closely with other campus entities to engage first year residential students
  • Plans and executes assessment and reporting for the Office of Housing and Dining
  • Establishes rapport with residents and executes a planned program of events
  • Promotes interaction among students through social, recreational, and leisure activities
  • Creates an atmosphere which promotes academic excellence and achievement
  • Supervises and trains residence hall staff
  • Supervises front desk operation 24/7 days a week
  • Conducts weekly meetings with residence hall staff and bi-monthly meetings with individual RA’s
  • Monitors student conduct/provides prompt administration of matters pertaining to student misconduct
  • Administers University policies and regulations
  • Assists in the administration of summer programs and publication revision/development
  • Serves as referral agent regarding building maintenance
  • Coordinates/supervises room assignments, check-in & out, and related billings
  • Maintains accurate weekly occupancy reports
  • Monitors budget expenditures that pertain to hall government & Resident Assistant programming needs
  • Performs other duties as assigned/needed

Remuneration consists of a twelve-month contract, competitive starting annual salary plus furnished apartment, high-speed internet connection, local phone, cell phone with data package, digital cable television connection with DVR, meal plan and 20 days annual vacation

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; previous residence hall staff experience; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent customer service skills; and ability to work with a diverse group of people.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Student Personnel or related field; residence hall/apartment management, supervisory, or retention support experience.

Application Information

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or email to or fax to (918) 631-3543. The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.






The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.