St Edwards University
  • HOUS - Residence Life
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Residence Director

Residence Life

Compensation: $36,000 plus apartment and meal plan

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Residence Director. The Residence Director is a live-in housing professional who serves students living in campus housing. In this position, the Residence Director will be responsible for a residential community on campus. As a member of a larger staff, the Residence Director supports student development in the Holy Cross tradition. The St. Edward's University is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Residence Director to become a professional member of the Residence Life staff within the Division of Student Affairs. The Residence Director is responsible for the administrative, educational, and supervisory tasks of a residential community. While reporting directly to the Director of Residential Education, the Residence Director also has significant interaction and responsibility with all functional areas of the housing operation. Duties of the RD include: staff supervision, administrative duties, student conduct, stimulating the development of educational, social and personal growth programs. This is a live-in, 12-month position.

For consideration, a Master's degree in college student personnel education or closely related field experience. One year of professional experience in a university setting. Knowledge of higher education, learning and human development theory and student affairs. Demonstrated experience in the supervision of staff and management of a community living facility. Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse student body and staff Commitment to the concepts of community, social justice, pluralism, social equity, and the integration of mind, body, and spirit within the context of a liberal Catholic University. Must possess an unencumbered driver's license and the ability to successfully pass a criminal background check.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate four - twelve Resident Assistants.
  • Coordinate the administrative functions of an apartment complex, which include: facility management, maintenance, room assignments, student employment, and payroll budget.
  • Provide leadership in promoting an atmosphere within the residential communities that supports academic achievement and fosters responsible decision-making.
  • Coordinate community and student development through service learning initiatives, social and educational programming, human issues education, faculty involvement programming, and hall council advising.
  • Oversee building office operations and customer service training of student employees.
  • Provide advice and counsel for individual students, student leaders, and student groups.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from university personnel, students, and parents.
  • Participate in an on-call duty program in which student crises are addressed and a follow-up is conducted.
  • Serve as a chairperson/member to departmental committees.
  • Serve as a liaison to food service, custodial staff, and public safety officers.
  • Oversee expenditures and manage administrative procedures for student programming monies.
  • Other duties as assigned

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage Blue Cross Blue Shield (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental Guardian Dental

Vision Guardian/Davis Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Position Available: June 1, 2022

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