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Resident Director

University of Maryland
Job Location:
College Park, Maryland
Residence Life and Housing
The Department of Resident Life serves a highly diverse population of approximately 12,000 undergraduate students living in traditional residence halls, apartments, and suites including some public/private partnership properties. About 46% of all resident students are enrolled in ten living-learning programs covering a wide array of academic areas. Resident Life employs a diverse workforce of over 95 full-time and graduate staff members and about 400 undergraduate student staff members. The Department actively seeks candidates who can represent and serve the diversity of persons who live and work in the University of Maryland’s residence halls. The University of Maryland campus is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area just eight miles from downtown D.C. and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. Additional information about the Department of Resident Life is available at

Position -- two positions available
The Resident Director (RD) is a live-on, full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours per week in the office and evening activities. The Resident Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing community development, staffing functions, student conduct processes, and administrative details for up to 700 residents in one or more residence halls. The RD directly supervises a highly diverse undergraduate, part-time paraprofessional staff of 8-16 Resident Assistants (RAs). Most RDs advise a hall or area council. The RD is entrusted to guide the development of students and connect classroom learning to a residence hall setting. RDs participate in the Resident Director overnight duty rotation and respond to a variety of complex and/or emergency situations after business hours.

Conditions of employment: 
  • The Resident Director is a 12-month, live-in position.
  • Although the position requires approximately 40 hours per week, the nature of the position, at times, necessitates unpredictable workweeks including nights and weekends. Some weeks requiring more than 40 hours.
  • The nature of the position requires that the Resident Director live on campus in a furnished, assigned apartment located within the hall/area of responsibility.
  • The Resident Director position is provided the same holidays as other full-time Department of Resident Life community staff. Exceptions to this schedule may be made upon the mutual agreement between the Resident Director and their Community Director.
  • Resident Directors rotate in the after business hours duty system by side of campus during the academic year. Resident Directors will be required to rotate into the duty system during all break periods, including holidays and summer. Resident Directors must remain within a certain distance of campus while on duty.
  • This position is listed as an essential employee and may be asked to report for work during periods when the university is closed.
  • We are unable to sponsor an employment visa for this position.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree, along with supervisory and residence life experience.

Preferred education and experience:
A master’s degree and extensive experience in residence life as either a graduate student or full-time employee. Knowledge of student development, strong communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse student population are preferred. Energy, commitment, flexibility, and enthusiasm are highly desired.

Salary and benefits: Benefits include tuition remission, retirement programs, and health insurance. Resident Directors are provided 22 days of annual leave, 14-15 paid holidays, 15 days of sick leave and 3 days of personal leave each year. This is a twelve-month, live-in position. RDs are required to live on-campus in an assigned staff apartment. Starting salary is expected to be in the mid to high $40,000s. Resident Directors are required to live on-campus in an assigned staff apartment. Pets are allowed as outlined in the prostaff pet policy.

Apply at by the best consideration deadline of October 30, 2022.
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