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Resident Director

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Position type: Professional
Location: Brockport
Division/Equivalent: Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
School/Unit: Residential Life
Department/Office: Residential Life
Categories: Management & Professional

Resident Director

SUNY Brockport


SUNY Brockport, is accepting applications for anticipated openings for a Resident Director.  The Office of Residential Life and Learning Communities supports SUNY Brockport's mission by developing safe, inclusive, and vibrant communities that value academic excellence and overall student development. Through collaboration and unique relationships with students, our staff provides an appropriate balance of challenge and support, community development, and a purposeful residential curriculum with holistic student education at its core.


Major Responsibilities

The Resident Director:

  • Administers and operates a community of residential learning.
  • Manages housing for approximately 200 to 400 first year, transfer, or continuing students.
  • Supervises resident assistants and other student support staff.
  • Develops and implements specific residential curriculum initiatives to build a comprehensive learning environment that fosters academic success and personal growth.
  • Participates in the student conduct process.
  • Participates in campus events.
  • Serves on departmental and campus-wide committees.
  • Teaches RA classes.
  • Collaborates with living learning communities and with other Enrollment Management and Student Affairs departments such as: the Educational Opportunities Program, First-Year experience, Transfer experience, Student Union and Activities, Prevention and Outreach services, and Academic Advisement.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or related field by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university or Master’s Degree in progress with at least 12 matriculated credits.
  • Ability to work in a diverse college population and commitment to creating an inclusive environment.
  • Experience with student learning and development.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, complete rounds, and physically respond to duty calls within residence halls across campus.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on departmental initiatives including Living Learning Communities and Residential Education / Curriculum.
  • Experience designing and implementing student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with current technology initiatives such as Maxient, CBORD Odyssey HMS, Starfish, myInvolvment, CampusLabs Baseline, and SCT Banner information system.


Department Description

The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities Residence halls at SUNY Brockport are more than places where students sleep. They are vibrant, active communities where significant learning takes place. They are dedicated to student success through a commitment to collaboration, community, civility, diversity and responsible citizenship. The Residential Life/Learning Communities staff strive to enhance the experience of each of our residential students by providing developmentally appropriate educational initiatives, academic intervention and community building experiences. Our Living Learning Communities (LLCs) provide unique environments where select groups of students share common residential and learning experiences. Based on disciplinary and interdisciplinary themes, LLCs create intentional links between academic, social, and residential experiences. The program began in 2008 with just two pilot communities: Math & Science and the Brockport Global Village. Since then, the LLC program has grown in size and with nearly 850 students participating this year. Our on campus residential community is roughly around 2,700 with 14 residence halls.


The College and Region

SUNY Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.  

The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:

  • 16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise;
  • 45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise;
  • 75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls;
  • 140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and
  • 350 miles from the many attractions of New York City.

The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.


Salary, Benefits and Appointment

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement, and generous paid time off.

There may be multiple openings for this position. This is a live in position that includes a furnished apartment and food allowance. The initial one-year appointment is renewable for up to four additional years contingent upon an annual successful performance review.


Application Instructions

Review of application materials will begin immediately and application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu.

For consideration, please submit 1.) Letter of Application; 2.) CV; 3.) List of three professional references; 4.) Provide an unofficial transcript of graduate coursework.


New York State Executive Order 161

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations via email at info@goer.ny.gov.


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Diversity Statement

We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice.  We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.


SUNY Brockport, is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.


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