Director of Residence Life

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Full Time (Exempt)
Residence Life

Coker College’s Office of Residence Life invites applicants to apply for the position of Director of Residence Life.  The position works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to manage the daily operations of the Office of

Residence Life. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Gathering and analyzing data and making data-driven decisions in conjunction with the Office of Student Success to foster co-curricular opportunities that support the success of residential students.


  • Overseeing the upkeep and maintenance of the residence halls, including damage billing. This includes managing and keeping inventory of all room keys and collaborating with facilities and campus safety in establishing an efficient key/access management system.


  • Overseeing all aspects of occupancy management including: approving room changes, maintaining occupancy records/numbers, managing all aspects of the room selection/placement process, coordinating openings and closings of residence halls year round, coordinating meal plan changes, and establishing healthy lines of communication between professional staff as well as the appropriate administrative offices on occupancy.


  • Overseeing all aspects of the student conduct process. This includes receiving, investigating, and/or adjudicating alleged disciplinary violations and delegating such to Residence Life Staff as appropriate.



  • Overseeing all aspects of daily operations including: maintaining budget records and reconciling accounts of budgets for residence life operations, approving timesheets, preparing and maintaining program records, assessing hall programs for effectiveness, and ensuring evaluations are occurring for student and non-student staff members each semester.

  • Recruiting, selecting, training, supervising and evaluating residence life coordinators (2 full-time non-student employees), residence assistants, peer mentors, and other student workers.  


  • Scheduling and assuming on call duty rotation and providing crisis response as necessary.


  • Creating and maintaining outreach opportunities and programs designed to assist residential students in the transition to college, improving student success, retention, and satisfaction.


  • Representing the department by serving as liaison to other campus departments, parents, students and the community.


  • Performing other duties as assigned that are relevant to the mission and goals of the College.


The ideal candidate is dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; has the ability to work collaboratively, be flexible and compromise in order to move forward as a team; has the ability to courteously assist and support others; and has the ability to prioritize workflow in a fast paced environment.


Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in college student personnel administration, counseling, higher education leadership, or related field preferred.  At least 4 years of experience in working in a residential college setting is required.  The Director must be willing to work flexible hours- nights and weekends.


This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Vice President of Student Success offering competitive salary  and full benefits. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.




Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.

Coker College, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.