Resident Director

McKendree University welcomes applications for the position of Resident Director with the Office of Residence Life.  The Resident Director is a full-time, live-in position responsible for overseeing a residential area consisting of approximately 100 residents, supervising student staff, acting as a University judicial officer, and serving on departmental collaterals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all general administrative and managerial functions of a traditional-style residence hall.
  • Aid in strategic planning and contribute to the establishment of goals for the Residence Life Department.
  • Support planning and implementation of social, educational, and cultural programming sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the department, or by individual living units within the residence life programming model.
  • Cooperate with paraprofessional staff, University Public Safety, and local police in intervening in situations involving violations of school policy and/or state or local law.
  • Enforce University policies, as set forth in the Student Handbook.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Required qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience working in Residence Life or a comparable Student Affairs setting. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience in Residence Life or comparable Student Affairs setting.
  • Knowledge of student learning and development.
  • Proficiency in Maxient and Datatel Colleague software.
  • Experience in staff hiring, training, and supervision.
  • Bilingual language abilities. 

The compensation package for this full-time position includes a competitive annual salary, a partially furnished on-campus apartment, and an excellent benefits package, in addition to other advantages, for a 12-month appointment starting July 2021. 

McKendree University is a private university located in the historic city of Lebanon, Illinois, 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis.  With a total enrollment of over 2,500 students, McKendree offers undergraduate and graduate programs on campus, online, and at off-site locations in Southern Illinois and Kentucky.  

Interested candidates should send a letter of application referencing job #RES13 with a resume/CV and contact information for three professional references to the Director of Human Resources at     

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.