Job Details

University of Pittsburgh
  • Position Number: 3096914
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Position Type: Residence Life and Housing

Residence Life-Central Administration - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (21004635)

The Department of Residence Life at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes applications for the Resident Director position. Residence Life is committed to providing the best collegiate experience in the world for our students and is seeking individuals to join our team to assist us in accomplishing our vision. Applicants should be dedicated to working in an environment that is highly focused on student development, care, and follow-up. Further, applicants should have a commitment to their own personal and professional development and have a desire to be a collaborative member of a team. The full-time Resident Director will live on campus and is responsible for developing a dynamic learning environment in residence halls of 400-800 students in an urban setting. Specific duties include:

a commitment to student interaction and mentoring; a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; leadership and supervision of a student staff of 8-18; develop community engagement plans with student staff and promote University efforts to connect students to campus; promote holistic learning and student wellness; crisis management and follow-up; leadership and collaboration with Living Learning Communities and university partners; manage conflict intervention and follow-up; manage student conduct to provide student accountability and growth; participate in an on-call duty rotation; coordinate maintenance and facilities issues with housing staff; act as an onsite liaison for university partners in emergency situations; advise a residential hall council; effectively communicate in both in one on one and group settings; membership on a departmental and/or university strategic team/committee; develop and participate in departmental level leadership opportunities

Resident Director positions are full-time, 12 month, live-in positions.

Starting salary for the Resident Director is $44,000 annually, as well as competitive benefits offered by the University of Pittsburgh. A university furnished apartment on-campus in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh and a university meal plan is also provided.

A Master's degree in Higher Education or Student Personnel or comparable area of study and familiarity with residence hall environments and issues is preferred. Experience with a residential curriculum is beneficial. Successful candidates must be acutely aware of student and staff development issues to be effective in this role.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit to learn more about this requirement.

Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Student Services.Resident Director
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered Yes
Visa Sponsorship Provided Yes
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable

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