You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Director of Residence Life and Student Union

Dakota State University is seeking applications for a Director of Residence Life and Student Union. This is a full-time position with primary responsibility for administrative oversight of Residence Life and the Student Union.

  • Oversee the planning and execution of major housing functions: room assignments, move-in weekend, summer housing, etc.
  • Provide support and direction to a team of employees within Residence Life.
  • Develop, implement, and review policies and procures related to residence life and the student union.
  • Review and update the student handbook on an annual basis.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Student Union.
  • Hire, train, and supervise student Trojan Center Attendants.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Residence Life to determine staffing needs, training, and assessment of all Residence Life staff.
  • Set occupancy goals and implement plans to reach those goals.
  • Oversee the development of residential education and programming.
  • Manage and assume fiscal responsibility for multiple budgets within Student Affairs.
  • Assess and implement solutions to difficult housing scenarios or conflicts with the residence halls.
  • Be available as the back-up on-call administrator.

  • Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Student Development, Student Affairs, Counseling, Educational Administration, or related field is required.
  • A minimum of three to five (3-5) years of related experience in residence life and housing.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

  • Flexible benefits package – including paid time off, health and retirement benefits
  • Life and disability insurance options
  • Reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities
  • Professional liability coverage

How to Apply:
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a list of at least three professional references.

Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Dakota State University:
DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE