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Resident Director, University Housing (5526)

Idaho State University
Job Location:
Residence Life and Housing
Resident Director, University Housing (5526)
Pocatello - Main

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The Resident Director is a key person in the overall operation and success of a growing community within a residence hall. This person must have a working knowledge of hall management, business practices, and the importance of personal contacts with students, faculty and staff. In addition, this person must be familiar with college life and the needs and interests of students.

The Resident Director is responsible for creating and maintaining an educational environment in the residence hall. Above all, the Residence Director must enjoy living and working with college-age students.

Key Responsibilities

The Resident Director must be a capable person who senses the responsibilities of the position and knows when his or her presence or action is appropriate and necessary. Furthermore, the Resident Director must recognize that the actions of individuals or groups on the premises of the residence halls fall within the realm of their jurisdiction and area of responsibility. Methods of reporting, control and supervision, promotion and development of programming, distribution of administrative supplies, information, and general organizational procedures need to be as uniform as possible in operation and applicable for all halls. Solutions to specific questions or problems, which cannot be patterned, as suggested above, shall be worked out with the Residence Director, the Assistant Director and the Director of University Housing. In addition to the specific responsibilities as mentioned below, the Residence Director must also recognize that additional job functions may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • 2 years of experience working as a resident assistant or in a live-in housing position
    • Demonstrated ability to create strong communities in a Residence Hall setting
    • Demonstrated ability to work in emotionally charged situations
    • Strong planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise students
    Preferred Qualifications
    • At least one year experience using StarRez housing software
    • At least one year supervision of students in a housing environment
    • At least one year experience serving at a resident director level for duty responsibilities
    Additional Information

    You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before July 9, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

    Posting Number: req2241
    Type: Working 12 months per year
    Position: Non-classified Staff
    Division: Housing Administration

    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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