Assistant Director for Residence Life

Presbyterian College

Location: Clinton, South Carolina

Job Description Summary:

The Assistant Director for Residence Life is a 12-month, full-time, live-on position requiring regular interaction with students, including nights and weekends. The position reports directly to the Director of Residence Life and works collaboratively with a second Assistant Director. As a member of the Student Affairs staff, the AD promotes developing community in the residence halls and houses through student development and learning programs, enhancing the quality of life for undergraduate Arts & Sciences students in a residential community. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a confidential background investigation and credit report for security purposes.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Residential Facility Administration: coordinate hall openings and closings, oversee room furniture and key inventories, maintain regular office hours, address and refer out maintenance concerns, participate in an “on-call” duty rotation, assist with housing selection, and handle other tasks relative to residence hall management.
• Staff Supervision and Development: assist with all aspects of student staff selection, lead and actively participate in all student staff training exercises, conduct weekly meetings with student staff, administer employee discipline when necessary, and assist with central office projects and assignments for a student staff of approximately 35 Resident Assistants (RAs).
• Institutional Liaison/Referral: serve on assigned committees, serve as a resource person for needed referrals, and establish and maintain a rapport with other Student Affairs staff.
• Community Development: get to know residents individually by being available and accessible, assure community building/programming by RA/RD staff, maintain hall security, attend RA/RD sponsored programs, proactively address all roommate issues, assist in the adjudication of cases as required by Student Conduct, provide personal assistance to individuals or groups for conflict mediation, and support institutional policies.

Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

• Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field strongly preferred
• Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of two years’ experience within a residence life/housing position in a college/university setting required
• Knowledge of current practices in student development
• Ability to develop positive and proactive relationships with students and colleagues and recognize the importance of community and cross-campus collaboration
• Able to act independently and react appropriately in policy enforcement and crisis situations
• Possess excellent management and organizational skills; be adept with technology
• Familiarity with GoogleDocs, NCBI, Banner, Adirondack, and/or Maxient is beneficial

Application instructions:

Please send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references to:
Boone Kirkpatrick
Director of Residence Life


Presbyterian College is an EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. PC is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.