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Resident Director


Trinity Washington University, a comprehensive institution that offers a broad range of educational programs that prepare students across the lifespan for the intellectual, ethical and spiritual dimensions of contemporary work, civic and family life, seeks a Resident Director for on campus; live-in position for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The Resident Director (RD) is a full-time, live-in professional staff member with Student Affairs: Campus Housing. This position begins on July 1st, 2017. The RD will live on campus and will oversee an assigned residence hall as well as to assist with department-wide initiatives. The RD must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that will include, but not limited to direct and daily interaction with students; participation in Residence Life programs and campus-wide events with students; office hours and administrative tasks. The Resident Director will also participate in the rotating, on-duty schedule for both evening and weekend coverage.  RDs are expected to respond to incidents and emergencies in their assigned building and on campus as needed.  The RD is deemed essential staff and may be required to report to work when the University is closed for emergencies and inclement weather. The Resident Director reports to the Director of Campus Housing.

  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree and direct experience as a live-in residence life staff member
  • Preferred: Earned or current matriculation in a Master’s degree program in education, college student personnel, educational leadership, counseling, educational administration or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of diverse women college students and first-year college student needs
  • Possess crisis intervention and management skills
  • Able to demonstrate leadership and to work in a collaborative environment
  • Candidates should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written
  • English and Spanish proficiency is desirable


  • The Resident Director will hold office hours as well as participate in a duty rotation schedule and serve as on-call professional staff member for emergency and crisis situations in the evenings and weekends.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the assigned residence hall buildings and floors
  • Conduct building meetings and meet with students individually regarding any emergent issues, assist Resident Coordinators with floor meetings.
  • Coordinate programming and community development efforts within the hall including collaborative events with Residence Hall Council and Student Affairs
  • Confront and address code of conduct violations within the residence halls
  • Respond to and resolve emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Facilitate the resolution of roommate conflicts through mediation
  • Participate in the year-round duty rotation within the Office of Campus Housing
  • Assist with various activities during summer months such as graduation, conference services, professional development activities, Admissions open houses, CAS summer registration events, fall training planning, as well as fall orientation and move in planning
  • Serve as a positive role model for our students
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Biweekly Stipend
  • Full meal plan (19 meals/week + $75 Flex dollars) during the fall and spring semester while school is in session. (Please note that meals will not be provided when dining services is closed for major campus holidays or during the summer months.)
  • Furnished apartment
  • Free on-campus parking


START DATE: July 1, 2017

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and résumé to  Please include “Resident Director” in the e-mail subject line.

Trinity Washington University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in the workplace without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and all other categories governed by the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia. Trinity does not engage in discrimination on the basis of any personal characteristics defined by law as prohibited classifications.


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