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

Residence Director ($36,000 plus apartment and meal stipend)

Residence Life

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 residence halls and apartments. In this position, the Residence Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a residence community. Duties include staff supervision, administrative oversight, student conduct, crisis management, the development of educational, social and personal growth programs, and coaching.

For consideration, candidate must have: Bachelor's degree and one year of professional work experience in a college setting or counseling/social services agency OR bachelor's degree and three years as an undergraduate Resident Assistant/Advisor. Knowledge of higher education, learning and human development theory, and college student development. 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.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate 7-12 Resident Assistants and 8-10 Office Assistants
  • Coordinate the administrative functions of a residence hall or apartment complex, which include: office operations, facility management, room assignments, student employment, and budgetary oversight
  • 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
  • Provide advice and counsel for individual students, student leaders, and student groups
  • Participate in an on-call duty rotation in which student crises are addressed and a follow-up is conducted
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from university personnel, students, and parents
  • 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 - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

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

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

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.

Available: Immediately

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