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Director of Housing and Residence Life

Apply now Job no: 492776
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Administrator

As the lead member of the central management team for the department, the Director of Housing and Residence Life is the senior housing officer for the campus and works collaboratively to support the strategic goals and Catholic mission of the University. He/she is responsible for providing supervision to the Associate Director, two Assistant Directors and the department support staff.  He/she maintains budget authority over revenue and expenses, serves as the coordinating judicial officer, plans for all aspects of department funded facilities repair and replacement projects. The director serves as the key spokesperson to alumni, parents, prospective students and others in articulating the vision, goals and policies of the residential program, and serves as the primary contact for Seton Hall community members on all matters pertaining to housing and residence life.  He/she serves as a member of Central Staff on Duty rotation, the University Completion Committee and other University wide committees as requested, appointed or assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provides supervision to associate director and two assistant directors to ensure a well-rounded program that meets the developmental needs of 2300 residents & 17 staff consistent with the overall mission of the University and ensuring achievement of revenue targets.
  • Provides support for Assistant Directors in their oversight for judicial processes within department.
  • Provides supervision to department support staff member(s) ensuring exemplary customer service.


  • Manages revenue generating program in excess of 21 million dollars annually (FY17), including holding staff accountable for expenditures.
  • Provides budget projection information for each fiscal year, adjusts as needed working in conjunction with Budget Office.
  • Solicits outside vendors who provide products or services of use to residents as a means for revenue generation.

Facilities/Replace and Repair

  • Responsible for both capital project dollars and departmentally funded facilities projects in the residence halls which includes the preparation  and oversight of maintenance budgets and renovations projects,  process of purchasing housing equipment (i.e. room & lounge furniture, mattresses, carpet, window coverings),  including contact with vendors, and working with Seton Hall Procurement Office.
  • Coordinates with staff to verify the University housing furniture and equipment inventory, maintains records on purchases, deletions and transfers affecting the inventory.
  • Develops and implement a yearly replacement schedule for housing furniture, mattresses, carpet, etc.
  • Collaborates with Facilities Engineering in planning long-range renovation and repair schedule, focused on balancing conference & summer housing program with repair needs.


  • Compiles data and completes reports regularly including quarterly reports, board newsletter information, administrative timesheets and others as needed.
  • Plans and sets agenda for monthly department wide meetings, bi weekly Central office staff meetings and once per semester planning days for the department.
  • Serves as hearing officer for university violations and as appeal officer for HRL cases & member of BIT as needed, liaison with Public Safety & Security.
  • Designated hiring manager for department.
  • Serves as a member of the University Completion committee, search committees for division wide staffing as requested.
  • Participates in recruitment events as needed.
  • Member of the on call rotation of the department leadership team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree (Field of study: Higher Education/Student Personnel)
  • 6-8 yrs progressive experience in Higher Education/Residence Life
  • Applicants should have strong organizational, oral communication, presentation, and training skills.
  • Applicant should have computer skills in Windows Office

Desired Qualifications:

  • Preferred skills include staff management and supervision, hiring and interviewing, budget allocation, judicial affairs and live-in residence life experience. 
  • Specialized knowledge in higher education issues such as FERPA, Clery, FEMA ICS, and mediation preferred. 
  • Blackboard, Banner, Adirondack Solutions, Lenell, and Web development are preferred skills.


  • Exempt

Salary Grade:

  • Administrative - AD180

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment


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