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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Residential Life
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: E1

Reporting directly to the Director of Residence Life, The Residence Director is responsible for creating an outstanding student living experience in a residential community. This is a 12 month, live-in position which will also have a 10/hour per week collateral assignment in another Student Affairs office. This assignment will be made in coordination with the Director of Residential Life. The specific responsibilities will be detailed once a candidate is selected and will focus on combining the skills of the Residence Director with the strategic needs of the Student Affairs division.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree plus at least two years of directly relatable Residence Life experience.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours when necessary.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in fast paced team oriented setting.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling or related field preferred.
  • Previous experience working in Student Affairs preferred. 


  • Develop a residential community in a first-year or upperclass residence hall. 
  • Utilize a team approach and exercise sound judgment to facilitate a positive living environment on Union’s traditional residential campus. 
  • Work proactively toward creating a community atmosphere in which people respect each other’s rights, cultures, and sensitivities.
  • Identify and articulate student needs and issues and collaborate with the Residential Life student staff to provide an effective institutional response.
  • Plan and develop educational and social programs.
  • Hold regular office hours for students to ask questions.
  • Attend campus community events.
The position provides for a competitive salary, on-campus furnished apartment with local phone, cable TV, internet access, cell phone, meal allowance, and professional development support. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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