State University of New York at Oswego — Residence Hall Director

The Department of Residence Life and Housing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a ten-month live-in position as a Residence Hall Director.  SUNY Oswego is proud of its commitment to being a predominantly residential campus.  All residence halls are staffed by full-time professionals who foster a positive and dynamic educational experience.

Posting Date:  February 6, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until all vacancies are filled.

Compensation:  Starting salary is $33,076, plus full New York State benefits package. A furnished apartment is provided. In order to facilitate interaction with residents and faculty, a meal plan is provided to directors and immediate family/qualifying domestic partners when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. Summer employment opportunities may be available.

In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:  or

Term of Appointment:  August 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018

Description of Responsibilities:  Overall development and coordination of a student learner-centered living environment, inclusive of student development, administration and other departmental expectations. Typical activity includes staff selection, supervision and training, individual and group advisement, development of educational programs and community development activities, delivery of an educationally-focused student conduct process, and facility management. Directors of program halls and larger traditional halls also supervise graduate student staff.  Residence Hall Director positions are ten-month live-in appointments in coed residential communities.

In addition, this position will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:  Master’s degree REQUIRED by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:  Master’s degree in College Student Personnel or closely related field is preferred.  Demonstrated understanding of the co-academic mission of a residence life program (including implementation and assessment of learning outcomes); ability to develop a community which promotes academic success and a commitment to diversity; training and skills in supervision and group dynamics; experience in student development programming.

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts of all degrees and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:  Residence Life and Housing (

Renee Landers-Jennings, Search Committee Chair

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be completed to be considered.  Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

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Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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