Job Opening: Residence Hall Director, Brooklyn College

December 17, 2010 | Jobs & Internships

Position Summary:

The Residence Hall at Brooklyn College seeks applicants for the Residence Hall Director (RHD) position.  The RHD manages a housing program for about 300 residents. The Director is responsible for leadership, planning, execution, and overall management of residence life programs and facilities.  The RHD is a full-time, live-in position, responsible for the development of a residence hall community, responding to student concerns, staff supervision, and facility management.

Supervision and Staff Development:

  • Supervise office assistants, maintenance staff, outside contractors, and residence assistance (RA)
  • Select, train, and evaluate staff

General Management & Administration:

  • Manage student residence halls housing 300 residents, collaborating with facilities services, building security, outside contractors, and information technology.
  • Keep building up to NYC Fire and building codes
  • Establish regular fire drill schedule
  • Find, obtain, and maintain proposals for outside contracts
  • Establish and implement policy and procedures, (e.g. move-in / move-out, guest privileges, etc)
  • Coordinate with Brooklyn College to develop and maintain policies and programs
  • Manage the housing application process

Student Development:

  • Responsible for student safety and security
  • Communicate, promote, and enforce Residence Hall Rules, Regulations, and Conflict Resolution process
  • Act as hearing officer and process all judicial cases for student conduct.  Determine sanctions for disciplinary incidents (e.g. guest policy violations, drug and alcohol, noise, etc)
  • Advise students and address their personal and communal issues
  • Designate rooms and assign roommates
  • Foster an atmosphere of respect for individual differences and community values

Crisis Response:

  • Provide on-call/on-duty emergency and crisis response for students.
  • Provide facilitation for conflict resolution issues, assist students struggling with personal issues, and refer students to appropriate University and community resources.


  • A minimum of three years management experience supervising university residence hall.  Do not apply if you don’t have such experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, with a Master’s degree in student affairs or related field preferred.
  • A high energy, results-oriented professional capable of working independently and creatively with a diverse constituency of residential students
  • Supervisory experience to provide effective leadership to a team of Campus Life Staff
  • Strong management and administrative skills
  • Must be a successful communicator, sensitive to student concerns and skillful in running an administrative office smoothly
  • This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results

For more info, contact:

Ron Yudovich   y   Residence Hall Director

Residence Hall @ Brooklyn College

Campus Housing

1 Kenilworth Place  y  Brooklyn, NY 11210

Direct: 718.252.5000  ext. 301 y Fax: 718.252.5553

Web: www.1kenilworth.com y  Email: director@1kenilworth.com