Resident Director Qualifications


Required: Bachelors Degree
Preferred: Masters Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field



  • One year of experience as a Residence Director or graduate Residence Director
  • One year of experience supervising Resident Assistants
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and e-mail systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


  • 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

Benefits & Remuneration

Bachelors Degree: $32,000
Masters Degree: $34,000


  • 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, basic cable, internet access and maintenance are all included. Examples of current RD apartments are shown below.
  • Free meals in residence hall dining services during contract period when halls are open (including free meals for spouse and children).
  • Professional development opportunities.

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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 after completion of one semester of employment for employee, spouse, or dependents
  • 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

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