Position Overview

The Senior Director of Residence Life, a vital position within the Division of Student Affairs, is a leader and a problem solver. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership, direction, and vision while overseeing the daily operations of Residence Life and Student Conduct. They will report to the Dean of Students and lead a residence life team who will continue to enhance the physical and experiential aspects of our residential undergraduate community. Undergraduate student housing at PC includes traditional hall bath and suite-style residence halls, as well as apartments and fraternity houses. Over the past 8 years, PC has significantly invested in residential areas: renovating or building over 40% of current bed space with continued renovation projects in the early planning stages.

Primary Position Responsibilities

  • Develop a residential program that supports the liberal arts mission and strategic planning of the college. Select, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of two Assistant Directors for Residence Life, one Administrative Assistant, and up to thirty-six student staff.
  • Coordinate housing facility maintenance and development that attracts prospective students, retains enrolled resident students, and increases educational success for all students.
  • Prepare and oversee Residence Life programs and summer programs with annual budgets in excess of $250,000. Direct policy and programs concerning residence hall security and risk management. Coordinate all aspects of room assignments and building utilization.
  • Administer the Student Conduct Program as outlined in the Garnet Book. Select, train and advise members of the Student Conduct Board, Title IX Sexual Misconduct Board, and oversee the Conduct Board hearing processes.
  • Coordinate the on-call staff responsibilities, training, and schedules for all levels of on-duty and on-call staff. Serve as a member of the Director/Deans on Call.
  • Serve as a member of Student Affairs and campus-wide committees including: PC Cares, Retention, and Student Life Committees. Work collaboratively and frequently with key campus partners including Academic Success, Campus Police, Dining, Disability Services, Housekeeping, the Student Government Association, and other Academic and Student Affairs offices.

Qualifications and Expectations

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in higher education or similar program and at least five years of professional and progressive responsibility in housing and residential life management.
  • Proficient knowledge and confidence with programs required to execute job tasks including, but not limited to Banner, GoogleDocs, The Housing Director (Adirondack), and Maxient.
  • The ability to make independent judgments, work autonomously, and demonstrate initiative.
  • The understanding of the need to work evening and weekend hours and desire to be present for campus events.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, think critically, make good decisions, and defend decision making in a reasonable and effective manner.
  • The ability to build strong campus relationships and partnerships within a community
  • The ability to receive and provide constructive feedback and make improvements to work practices and programs based on that feedback
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative, financial, and interpersonal skills, and a sincere commitment to working for and with students.


Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to hr@presby.edu.

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.