Residence Director

Anderson University’s Office of Residence Life invites applications for a Residence Director.  Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning are encouraged to apply.

The Residence Director position is a live-in, full-time, 12-month position and is responsible for the following:

  • Collaborating with the Residence Life team to develop and implement a robust residence life program that supports and serves Anderson University students.  This will include living area supervision, program development, housing management, student mentorship, crisis management, and student leadership training. 
  • Overseeing a staff of Resident Advisors (RA) and will be responsible for their training and development throughout the year. 
  • Leading the RA team in the planning, administration, and evaluation of educational and social programs within the living area that are designed to meet the Residence Life learning outcomes.
  • Assisting with student housing placements, coordinate room changes within the residence hall throughout the year, and supervise the check-in and check-out process.
  • Being available to students in the living area for assistance and mentorship. 
  • Monitoring physical (health and safety) condition of the living area.
  • Maintaining a presence on campus and participate in University wide events.
  • Assisting with the general management of the Residence Life office, including regularly scheduled office hours. 

A Bachelor’s degree and one to two years working in a college environment is required.  Knowledge equivalent to that gained through completion of a master’s degree in Student Development, Higher Education, or closely related field is preferred.  A strong commitment to quality relationships, warmth, excellence, and Christ-like service is essential as well as the ability to work in a professional and confidential manner with all staff, students, parents, and the general public.

To ensure full consideration, please send a letter of application, resume and an Anderson University Staff Application to:

Jon Gropp, Dean of Student Life
Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Applications by email may be sent to studentlife@andersonuniversity.edu  .  Electronic submissions are preferred.

Anderson University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Anderson University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Beverly McAdams, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX Administrator, Merritt Administration Building, 3rd floor, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC, 29621, (864) 231-2126, bmcadams@andersonuniversity.edu or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at ocr@ed.gov.