What is a Resident Director? The Resident Director is a full-time, twelve-month, live-in professional position in the Department of Residence Life. Based on a commitment to student development theory, the Resident Director supervises a staff of 6-12 undergraduate Resident Assistants and 8-10 Desk Assistants, and administers the physical and personal aspects of a residence hall area housing approximately 250-500 students. The Resident Director serves on various student life committees, and coordinates a comprehensive educational programming effort in his/her hall area. He/she reports directly to the Assistant Director, and works with that person in the execution of his/her job responsibilities. The Resident Director is expected to be available three to four evenings a week. Who can be a Resident Director at WPU? To be considered for the Resident Director position, candidates need to have the following: A Master's degree, strongly preferred to be in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related area; At least one year of experience in residence hall administration at a college or university setting, and; Should possess supervisory skills, knowledge of facilities management, experience as a judicial hearing officer, and strong skills in interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication. What are the benefits of being a Resident Director? Being a Resident Director at William Paterson University gives those in the position a wealth of opportunities at their fingertips. Aside from the supervisory and administrative experience contained in the position, Resident Directors will be part of a department that encourages collaborating with other departments across the campus, offers an diverse working/living environment, and provides the ability to pursue various professional development opportunities in and around the area. William Paterson University Resident Directors are compensated with a highly competitive salary, a two-bedroom, rent and utility free, on-campus apartment, a personal parking spot next to their building, and a comprehensive benefits package. Sounds great! How do I apply? If you are interested in becoming a Resident Director at William Paterson University, look for postings on the WPU Human Resources webpage, located here. If you don't see a posting for the Resident Director position, check back periodically for an updated listing.