Residence Director

Student Housing

Position Summary 

The Residence Director is a full-time, live-in, professional staff member and reports to an Assistant Director for Student Housing. The position includes community building and administrative management responsibility of a residential building/area with 150-400 residents, student staff supervision, training and development, programming, student leader advisement, and enforcing College and Housing policies. The Residence Director should also demonstrate volunteerism within the college community and a commitment to multiculturalism.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree  
  • Previous experience working with college students  
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  
  • Strong administrative, communication, and leadership skills  
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master's Degree in a related field  
  • Previous collegiate campus housing experience  
  • Previous experience serving on duty/call for emergency response  
  • Supervisory and management experience  

Major Responsibilities 

  •  Facilitates the development of a community and educational environment which encourages inclusive and positive relationships among residents  
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of a residence hall including staff supervision, organizational planning, programming, counseling, discipline, facilities, and administrative tasks  
  •  Supervises, trains, evaluates, and selects Resident Assistants and other student staff specific to the assigned building or complex  
  • Counsels, advises, and assists residents concerning personal, interpersonal, and facilities concerns  
  • Provides academic support, counseling, and resources to students  
  • Coordination of information sharing among College Administration, Housing Office staff, student staff, and residents  
  • Administrative tasks including budget management, occupancy oversight, use of multiple software platforms (Banner, StarRez, Maxient, TMA, Blackboard, and others), and various clerical tasks  
  • Enforces and promotes Fort Lewis College and Student Housing policies, protocols, and regulations  
  • Provide emergency response management and support by serving in campus RD duty rotation  
  • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer, including facilitating meetings, deciding responsibility, issuing, and following up on sanctions, and maintaining records  
  • Serve on department, institution-wide committees, and complete assigned projects  
  • Fosters student leadership, involvement, and advises hall government  
  • Develops and maintains good communication with staff and residents and promotes good public relations including but is not limited to central office staff, dining services, custodial, and maintenance staff  
  • Serve on collateral assignments and committees that relate to operations, staff development, staff training, etc.  
  • Serve as a Summer Conference Manager during the summer. Be the main point of contact for several large conference groups, confirm information and accommodations, and ensure FLC facilities are adequately prepared for arrival  
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), as defined by the Clery Act of 1998  
  • As a Responsible Employee of Fort Lewis College, report all relevant details about alleged sexual misconduct involving FLC students, faculty, or, staff, about which they or know or have reason to know  
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.  
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned  


Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  
  • Ability to work in a confined area.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  



Salary is $35,600, furnished on-campus housing, and a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
    • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 


Application materials received by October 16, 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. 

The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  and pass a background check. 


The College and the Community

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Equal Opportunity

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? Other discrimination questions?
Office of the Title 9 Coordinator
Kate Suazo
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-6729
Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator
David Pirrone
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

ADAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.