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Residence Director Job Description
Belmont University

 The Residence Director is primarily responsible for supervising and implementing the administrative responsibilities and educational programming for an assigned residential facility.  This is a twelve-month, live-in position.

 The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

 Qualifications and Requirements

  • Knowledge of Student Development Theory
  • Computer knowledge
  • 1-3 years Residence Life experience
  • Masters preferred, Bachelors required
  • Evidences genuine and dynamic personal Christian faith
  • Student Affairs career-oriented individuals preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter, responsible work habits, personal maturity

 Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develop and participate in student development and programming initiatives in assigned residential facility
  • Manage residential community's facility issues: Reporting damages, maintenance requests, key inventories, check-in & check-out procedures, room assignments, etc.
  • Supervision and mentoring of Resident Assistants and Front Desk staff and operations
  • Develop and model positive personal relationships and behaviors with residents consistent with the University policies and values.
  • Participate in Residence Life and other university committees
  • Administer front-line disciplinary process
  • Monitor facility and maintenance needs and follow-up as necessary
  • Participate in the On-Call duty rotation

 Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Sedentary work. Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low.  Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.


  • Competitive salary plus housing and utilities (including Ethernet port and wireless access in most locations, cable TV and private voice mail)
  • Health and Dental benefits
  • Retirement and Tuition Reduction benefits
  • Professional development opportunities

 Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, a tobacco free campus policy will be introduced August 15, 2011.  

 Belmont University is a Christian community. The university faculty, administration, and staff uphold Jesus as the Christ and as the measure for all things. As a community seeking to uphold Christian standards of morality, ethics and conduct, Belmont University holds high expectations of each person who chooses to join the community. In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of1972, Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Belmont University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, or sexual orientation in its administration of education policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or employment. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes. The university has appointed the director of the Office of Human Resources to serve as coordinator of compliance with Title IX. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Office of the Provost or the Office of Human Resources.


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