Area Director

Salisbury, MD

Salibury University

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 61 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Area Director in the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Primary Job Duties: This position provides leadership to Graduate Resident Directors, Resident Assistants and on campus resident students and assists and supports the Residence Life program as a part of the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Specifically, the position provides direct oversight for recruitment, selection, training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate staff; Assists students experiencing personal, social, psychological, academic and adjustment problems and refers to services and programs as appropriate; Serves as an advisor to the Residence Hall Association and as a member of the Crisis Management Team; Articulates and enforces University policies and procedures; Manages the judicial cases for assigned area and participates in board hearings; Administers all aspects of programming; Provides direct oversight in coordinating the residence hall preparation for opening and closing every semester and during holidays and applicable breaks within the academic year; Participates in a weekly on-call rotation including nights and weekends; Conducts daily office hours and posts hours for easy accessibility and recognition of residents.

Minimum Qualifications: 1-3 years of Resident Assistant experience or 1-3 years of experience in College Housing or related Student Affairs field and a Master s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or another related field.

Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral & written communication skills. Must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Resident Director or comparable building manager experience preferred. Experience involving a multicultural emphasis, application of student development theory, and/or Living Learning Communities is preferred.

This is a full-time, exempt, Contingent II (contractual) position with a limited benefits package including medical, prescription, dental, paid leave, tuition remission and more. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The start date for this position will be on or by July 1, 2022.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted. Applications received by May 5, 2022 will receive full consideration; the position is open until filled.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Posted: 06/24/2022