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Director of Residence Life

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please include a statement which describes your view of the role of residence life in undergraduate student development. All references provided must be professional references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Director of Residence Life
Position Class Type Regular
Position Type Staff
Other Position Information

Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.

Position Status Full-time
If Part Time, hours per week

Posting Text

Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s degree in a related field. Experience supervising professional staff. Experience with Adirondack Solutions Software-Housing Director.

Job Specific Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in a related field; – Minimum two years’ professional residence life experience, including supervision of student staff.

Understand and have a commitment to Kettering University Values
a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.

Posting Information

Posting Number SP00112
Posting Date 08/21/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a statement which describes your view of the role of residence life in undergraduate student development. All references provided must be professional references.

Job Duties

Job Duties

Percent of total time 50

Administration: Manage residence hall housing 400+ students. Collaborate with facilities, grounds and custodial, dining services, security, information technology, and other campus units to maintain first-rate living and learning community. Open and close residence hall per year-round academic calendar. Manage residence life finances, including budgeting and projecting. Develop and publish residence life publications, including procedures manuals, admissions materials, and housing guides. Prepare room assignments, bill room and board expenses to student accounts.

Percent of total time 20

Educate: Direct residence life staff to create and maintain a positive, multicultural learner-centered community which exemplifies best practices in student development. Promote, encourage, and reward student learning, academic success, and co-curricular participation. Foster atmosphere of respect for individuality and community values. Support and encourage student safety and security. Communicate and promote University and Residence Life expectations and policies. Act as hearing officer for student misconduct that takes place in residence hall.

Percent of total time 20

Supervision & Staff Development: Provide leadership in the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation~18 resident assistants per term- including on-going staff training through team-building activities, professional development workshops, and other programs. Coordinate weekly staff meetings to reinforce training objectives and promote staff development.

Percent of total time 5

Crisis Response: Provide leadership to Assistant Director of Residence Life, resident assistants, and residents regarding crisis response. Respond appropriately and in a timely fashion to all residence life emergencies. Train student staff in policies and procedures for crisis response. Assume on-call responsibility for the residence hall.

Percent of total time 5

Assist with Admissions and Student Life events, including Orientations, Welcome Weeks and Family Days. Serve on various campus committees as needed.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience using Adirondack Solutions Software including Housing Director?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you able to work flexible hours as needed, including weekends, and holidays?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please provide the specific name of the publication or website where you learned about this posting (Kettering University employment website, Veterans resources,, Pure Michigan Talent Connect, Personal Referral or other).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. List of References
Optional Documents