Resident Directors

What is a Resident Director?

The Resident Director is a full-time, twelve-month, live-in professional position in the Department of Residence Life. Based on a commitment to student development theory, the Resident Director supervises a staff of 6-12 undergraduate Resident Assistants and 8-10 Desk Assistants, and administers the physical and personal aspects of a residence hall area housing approximately 250-500 students. The Resident Director serves on various student life committees, and coordinates a comprehensive educational programming effort in his/her hall area. He/she reports directly to the Assistant Director, and works with that person in the execution of his/her job responsibilities. The Resident Director is expected to be available three to four evenings a week.

Who can be a Resident Director at WPU?

To be considered for the Resident Director position, candidates need to have the following:

  • A Master's degree, strongly preferred to be in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related area;
  • At least one year of experience in residence hall administration at a college or university setting, and;
  • Should possess supervisory skills, knowledge of facilities management, experience as a judicial hearing officer, and strong skills in interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication.

What are the benefits of being a Resident Director?

Being a Resident Director at William Paterson University gives those in the position a wealth of opportunities at their fingertips.  Aside from the supervisory and administrative experience contained in the position, Resident Directors will be part of a department that encourages collaborating with other departments across the campus, offers an diverse working/living environment, and provides the ability to pursue various professional development opportunities in and around the area.

William Paterson University Resident Directors are compensated with a highly competitive salary, a two-bedroom, rent and utility free, on-campus apartment, a personal parking spot next to their building, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Sounds great! How do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming a Resident Director at William Paterson University, look for postings on the WPU Human Resources webpage, located here.  If you don't see a posting for the Resident Director position, check back periodically for an updated listing.

Resident Director Positions

There are no vacant positions at this time.  Please continue to check the Employment Opportunities section of the WPUNJ website for updates about position openings.