Resident Director Qualifications & Benefits


Required: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred: Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field



  • One year of leadership experience in a student housing employment position
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of college students
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and email systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential


  • Two or more years of full-time experience as a Residence Director directly supervising live-in Resident Assistants 
  • Experience in professional staff on-call duty rotation
  • Direct experience as a student judicial hearing officer adjudicating college/university policy violations
  • Direct experience advising hall government
  • Budget experience
  • Experience with an occupancy management system or StarRez


  • Fully-furnished, one or two-bedroom apartment in the residence hall. Each apartment has a 42-inch LCD HDTV provided. Apartments are air-conditioned and include a washer and dryer. Utilities, internet access and maintenance are all included. Examples of current RD apartments are shown here.
  • RD 1000 meal plan to use in dining centers to be used to connect with students and build community.
  • All RDs have their own office space. Your office is not connected to your apartment. The office includes a dual-monitor set-up to connect your department-issued Microsoft Surface, seating for small meetings in your office and an office phone line with voicemail and caller ID. Examples of current RD offices are shown below.
  • You are provided professional development opportunities and financial support to pursue such development. You will work with your supervisor to develop a professional development plan, which could include attending conferences, training institutes, purchase of books, etc.
  • The cost of your reserved parking stall is partially subsidized by the Residence Life department.
  • University employees can take advantage of a number of exclusive discounts and services for faculty and staff. More information can be found here.

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Salary range: $40,000-$42,000


The University's flexible benefits program, offers faculty and staff the opportunity to tailor the benefits (listed below) to meet their individual needs.

  • Health Insurance* (UMR, a United Healthcare company)
  • Dental Insurance* (Ameritas)
  • Eye Insurance*
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Reimbursement accounts (use of pre-tax dollars for specified health and dependent care expenses)
  • Dependent life insurance
  • TIAA-CREF and Fidelity retirement (employment time and age may impose restrictions as to when you are eligible to participate in this program)
  • Up to 15 hours total paid tuition per year for employee, spouse, or dependents. Tuition remission for spouse and dependent children are for undergraduate credit hours only.
  • Vacation (one day earned per month in addition to paid university holidays)
  • Sick leave (one day earned per month)

*Note - Health, dental, and eye insurance all include self/spouse/family options

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is an AA/EOE and ADA/504 employer. The university does not discriminate in its academic, employment, or admissions programs


  • Office Example 1 photo
  • Office Example 2 photo
  • Office Example 3 photo