Residential Education Director - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Residential Education Director is a full-time, 10 month, live-in professional appointment overseeing the management of a residence hall of 145 – 600 students.

Depending on hall assignment, responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervision of paraprofessional staff, administration of special programs (academically themed housing initiatives, theme hall programming, Honors programs, etc.), adjudicating contract violations, personal counseling, programming, budget development and management, community development, crisis management and conflict resolution, committee work, collateral assignments within the Office of Student Affairs as well as, emergency on-call responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of relevant residence hall leadership, paraprofessional or group living experience and demonstrated experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. A Master’s degree in College Student Personnel/Higher Education Administration/Counseling Psychology or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Possess, or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid unrestricted driver’s license.

Demonstrated ability to work with students and administrators in a broad range of situations and demonstrate a genuine concern/interest for the welfare of students.

Demonstrated communication skills, public relation skills, public speaking skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently under pressure and the ability to proactively meet deadlines.

Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of student development and academic success.

Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student and staff population.

Experience with administrative functions of a residence hall, such as working with budgets and occupancy.

Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies.

Demonstrated commitment to and/or experience advocating for diversity.

Monthly Salary


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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