University of Charleston

Posted October 28, 2019

Resident Director (Graduate Assistant)

Student Life

The University of Charleston seeks an 11-month Graduate Assistant Resident Director live-in position. The Resident Director is responsible for all aspects of the residential communities in which they are placed – Ratrie Hall, Middle Hall or East Apartments. This includes hiring/recruiting, training, and supervising staff and student leaders; implementing intentional programming in the residence hall and abroad that coincides with the Residence Education programming model; and developing meaningful relationships with students, staff, administration, and faculty to help carry out the missions of the Department of Residence Life, the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, and the University of Charleston.



  • Assist in training Resident Assistants throughout academic year
  • Supervise Resident Assistants in your hall
  • Facilitate weekly RA staff meeting
  • Facilitate tri-weekly one-on-one meeting with each RA in your Residence Hall
  • Participate in judicial affairs, including but not limited to investigating incident reports, holding conferences, and creating personalized and intentional sanctions
  • Maintain accurate student records including but not limited to key distribution, judicial affairs, room changes, and retention
  • Monitor facility conditions and make recommendations
  • Facilitate student room changes throughout the year
  • Develop a positive relationship with student body and university personnel
  • Participate in weekly On Call rotation system
  • Participate in weekly Residence Life meeting
  • Participate in a weekly meeting with the Director of Residence Life
  • Supervise the implementation of hall/ Residence Life sponsored campus programming that coincides with departmental programming model
  • Participate/Facilitate (rotating basis) professional staff development
  • Participate in biweekly Student Leadership and Engagement staff meeting
  • Effectively advance the mission of the University of Charleston, the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, and the Department of Residence Life through role modeling, positive relationships, campus visibility, excellent communication and follow-up, and academic success at the graduate level
  • Pursue graduate studies by remaining enrolled fulltime in a graduate program at the University of Charleston
  • Maintain office hours in the Student Leadership and Engagement and your Residence Hall Office each week


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and one to two years of residence life experience
  • Enrolled full time in the Strategic Leadership or Masters of Business Administration program
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and handle spontaneous work demands
  • Experience working with different departments in a University setting
  • Good organizational skills and communication skills



  • This position will be available on January 2, 2020.
  • The position is a live-in 25 hour per week position.
  • The Resident Director will receive a fully furnished one bedroom apartment, $8500.00/year paid on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Resident Directors are also provided a meal plan of 14 meals/week plus a $225 eagle card credit.
  • The Resident Director is required to be enrolled in a full-time graduate program and will receive a tuition waiver for the University Of Charleston School Of Business.


To apply for position, send cover letter and resume to:

University of Charleston
Attention: Ryan White, Director of Residence Life & Judicial Affairs
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV  25304


The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer