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Resident Director

Residential Life, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Leadership Development and Training, the Resident Director serves as director of a residence hall or housing area and works closely with the specialized housing operations, conduct, and mental health/substance abuse prevention-focused professional staff. They are a critical part of a mission-driven Office of Residential Life at the Jesuit University of New York’s main undergraduate campus in the Bronx.


Additionally, the Resident Director furthers the mission of the office to create a diverse community of rights, respect, and responsibility in resident communities in which students learn where they live in conventional/traditional residence halls, as well as seven Integrated Learning Communities.


Essential Functions        

Leads, supervises, educates, evaluates, and supports a staff of diverse resident assistants to create a community for and with students in various residence halls and housing types on and off-campus through educational programming and the model of their example as leaders.
Assists in planning and provision of annual, semesterly, and ongoing training for the hall RA staff and conducts weekly staff meetings for informational, building management, supervisory, training, and staff formation purposes.
Serves as a consistent presence in the community for RAs and students through regular office hours and routine contact with students.
Assesses student and community needs, develops a programming curriculum connected to learning outcomes, and assists in hall, campus, and University-wide assessment initiatives.
Educates the community on Fordham’s mission-derived community standards and policies, serves as a hearing officer, manages the hall’s/housing area’s student conduct process, coordinates with the Association Director for substance abuse prevention and mental health on sanctions, and supervises RAs in their critical roles as educators, documenters, mandated reporters, and role models for exemplary conduct.
Engages in direct and consistent developmental contacts with residents to further community development, academic engagement, and/or diversity enrichment.
Serves as point of contact for parent/guardian concerns related to conduct, mental health, substance abuse, and other matters.
Serves on duty rotation as part of a 12-person staff responding to crisis, facilities, and safety-related concerns and supervising RAs on duty.
Oversees hall housing operations functions including assisting with facilities issues, room changes, conducting health and safety inspections, fire drills, damage billing and room inspections, as well as billing appropriately.
Serves as an administrative support person (ASP) reporting to the Assistant Dean and Associate Director for student conduct in sexual misconduct cases and as a monthly check-in person for students returning to the community via the mental health-related re-entry program.
Advises and supports the Residence Halls Association hall board by attending weekly meetings and programming initiatives emphasizing the educational value of the standards to which students are held.
Works with the assistant director, budget coordinator, and resident assistants to manage the hall programming budget and allocation of funds.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Guides work of other employees who perform essentially the same work and/or student workers. Organizes, sets priorities, schedules and reviews work, but is generally not responsible for final decisions in hiring, performance management or compensation.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum of one year of experience in a pre-professional or professional role in resident life operations.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural differences and working in diverse populations.
Knowledge of student behavioral and safety interventions, including conflict resolution.
Excellent leadership, organizational, and time-management skills.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Knowledge of Google and Microsoft Office suites. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and prioritize projects.
Demonstrated understanding of mission-driven education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s Degree

Minimum Starting Salary: $51,705 (plus Room and Board)


Maximum Starting Salary: $53,351 (plus Room and Board)


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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