Residence Hall Director (RHD)

Situated within the Division of Student Affairs, Residence Life and Housing (RLH) plays a critical role in furthering the mission and vision of the Division and in achieving institutional enrollment goals through cutting edge business services, direct interface with the holistic needs of students and their families, and nationally recognized residential education practices. RLH works to advance student attainment of General Education learning outcomes with residence hall initiatives organized through a curricular approach to residential education.

Residence Hall Directors (RHDs) provide leadership to paraprofessional staff and student leaders; partner with students to develop vibrant inclusive communities which encourage student engagement, community contributions, a free exchange of ideas, and the cultivation of skills and knowledge so that students may become citizens and leaders in our increasingly global society; and serve on a variety of department and divisional committees and implementation teams furthering strategic aims. Residence Hall Directors live on campus and are therefore available to staff and students outside regular business hours during crisis situations or other critical times.

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About the Position

  • This position is live-in and serves on the on-call rotation
  • Develop and support living environments that promote learning and engagement
  • Provide high level customer service and support to residents and families
  • Supervise and facilitate the development of student staff members
  • Ability to motivate, develop, direct, and train staff
  • Salary - $47,000

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or other closely related fields by the time of appointment
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

How to Apply

To apply, submit the following materials through

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications including specifically how you see yourselfengaging and serving diversity, inclusion, or equity within the position and the SUNY Oswego community
  • Resume
  • Copy of transcript (unofficial or copy of official) showing date degree conferred or program in progress
  • A separate diversity statement, specifically how your commitment to the college's values of diversity, equity, and inclusion has been demonstrated in your career, professional development, or service
  • Contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Renee Landers-Jennings, Search Committee Chair at

Residence Life and Housing
303 Culkin Hall

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Phone: 315.312.2246
Fax: 315.312.6329

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