Professional Positions

Area Directors (AD)

At the University at Buffalo, ADs are selected from a highly competitive national pool of residence life professionals with extensive experience. They manage the staff of an area (Apartments, Ellicott East, Ellicott South, or South Campus) with up to 2200 students. An AD:

  • Directly supervises two to four full-time live-in professionals and two to four part-time live-in professionals
  • Manages multiple budgets for residence halls or villages, areas, and committees
  • Chairs departmental committees, often meeting once a week
  • Lives off campus but serves on a rotating duty schedule

Residence Hall Directors (RHDs)

UB's RHDs are carefully selected from a competitive national pool for their fit with UB's diverse student population and our mission as a leading global research university. RHDs are full-time, live-in, professional administrators with master's degrees in college student personnel or related fields. An RHD:

  • Supervises a staff of between 15-18 RAs
  • Interacts with other Campus Living departments to promote an environment conducive to social and intellectual growth
  • Holds a full-time, 12-month, live-in professional position and maintains an office in the residence halls
  • Is responsible for residential life functions in one or more residence halls, housing up to 575 students
  • Is supervised by an Area Director
  • Supervises an Assistant Hall Director
  • Fosters a positive, secure, and clean community that encourages student development
  • Serves in an advisory role to the Hall Council and provides direction to developmental programming initiatives in the residence hall
  • Serves as part of the on-call duty rotation

View the Residence Hall Director Formal Job Description: Word (90KB) | PDF (144KB)

Complex Directors (CDs)

UB's CDs are carefully selected from a competitive national pool for their fit with UB's diverse student population and our mission as a leading global research university. CDs are full-time, live-in professional administrators with a master's degree in college student personnel or related fields. A CD:

  • Interacts with other Campus Living departments to promote an environment conducive to social and intellectual growth
  • Holds a full-time, 12-month, live-in professional position and maintains an office in the village
  • Is responsible for residential life functions housing up to 625 students
  • Responsible for traditional property management functions (direct outside vendors for apartment unit turnover activities, landscaping and snow removal.) A large operating budget is also managed by the Complex Director
  • Is supervised by an Area Director
  • Supervises an Assistant Complex Director and up to 8 Community Assistants
  • Fosters a positive, secure, and clean community that encourages student development.
  • Serves in an advisory role to the Village Council and provides direction to developmental programming initiatives in the village
  • Serves as part of the on-call duty rotation

View the Complex Director Formal Job Description: Word (83KB) | PDF (117KB)

Assistant Hall Directors

Assistant Hall Directors are part-time, live-in, professional administrators usually working on advanced degrees. An Assistant Hall Director:

  • Provides assistance to RHDs to manage their respective halls
  • Is a part-time, live-in professional position and maintains an office in the residence hall
  • May supervise lounges, budgeting, supervise Academic Assistants or tutoring staff, and program planning
  • May directly supervise a small staff of Resident Advisors
  • May Advise Hall Council
  • May supervise developmental programming initiatives in the residence hall
  • Has opportunities to develop skills in supervision, program development, conflict management, budgets, and decision making

View the Assistant Hall Director Formal Job Description: Word (84KB) | PDF (113KB)

Assistant Complex Directors

Assistant Complex Directors are part-time, live-in, professional administrators usually working on advanced degrees. An Assistant Complex Director:

  • Provides assistance to CDs to manage their respective village.
  • May Advise Village Council
  • May supervise developmental programming initiatives in the residence hall
  • Supervises on-site Business and Fitness Centers
  • Assists in coordinating daily property management operations and student services (including mail package delivery, lock changes and agreement renewals)
  • Is a part-time, 12-month, live-in professional position and maintains an office in the village
  • Has opportunities to develop skills in supervision, program development, conflict management, budgets, and decision making

View the Assistant Complex Director Formal Job Description: Word (84KB) | PDF (115KB)

Assistant Director for Residential Education (Res Ed AD)

The Assistant Director is selected from a highly competitive national pool of professionals with extensive experience in higher education/residence life. This position works collaboratively with all levels of the residential life staff in the development and implementation of academic support initiatives, such as a residential curriculum and living-learning communities, in the residence halls and apartments. The Res Ed AD:

  • Directly supervises the Coordinator for Living Learning Programs and indirectly supervises 2-3 Graduate Assistants as well as 16 paraprofessional student staff
  • Provides direction and leadership for the ongoing development, implementation and assessment of the residential curriculum
  • Oversees the living-learning communities program
  • Lives off campus but participates in a rotating on-call system

View the Director for Residential Education Formal Job Description: Word (82KB) | PDF (172KB)

Coordinator for Living-Learning Programs (CLLP)

The CLLP is a full-time, professional position selected from a competitive national pool with experience working with living-learning programs and a fit with UBís mission and diverse student population. This is a live-off position. The CLLP:

  • Supervises two Graduate Assistants and 16 paraprofessional student staff (Academic Assistants)
  • Coordinates AA staff programming in learning communities
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of residential learning communities, including working collaboratively with campus partners in academic units and student support offices

View the Coordinator for Living-Learning Programs Formal Job Description: Word (86KB) | PDF (185KB)

Office Managers

All Campus Living offices are staffed by professional administrative staff who:

  • Assists with staff scheduling
  • Provides support during hall/village opening and closings
  • Interacts with students, answering questions and referring them to the appropriate office
  • Assists with judicial tracking, room management, and office budgeting
  • Supervises students who work in the office or in mail delivery

Last updated: November 24, 2014 3:34 am EST