Join Our Team
Looking for an exciting, engaging, and supportive place to work? Pitt’s Residence Life might be your perfect fit! Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate student or looking for a professional role, we have a lot to offer you.
No vacancies at this time
This position reports to an Assistant Director of Residence Life and directly supervises a team of Resident Directors, often clustered by area. Specific duties include: a commitment to new professional staff supervision and mentoring; programmatic support; paraprofessional staff supervision support; conflict intervention and crisis management; student conduct administration; participating in on-call duty rotation; acting as liaison to campus police and counseling center; supporting living learning communities; participating in division of student affairs committees; and leading departmental teams.
Requirements for this position include a Master’s Degree and at least 3 years of experience in Residence Life; supervisory experience of graduate and/or professional staff preferred. A Master’s Degree in Student Development, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or a related field is preferred. Theoretical understandings of student development and community development are required. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively in achieving the goals of Residence Life and the Division of Student Affairs. Candidates should be motivated to help provide our students with the best collegiate experience in the world.
The Area Coordinator position is a full-time, 12 month, live-on position. Remuneration includes a competitive salary, a University-owned apartment, professional development funding, and competitive compensation that includes excellent healthcare, retirement, and continuing education benefits.
The city of Pittsburgh is consistently ranked among the top places to live, work, and visit. Our city is consistently recognized as a first-rate city for livability, culture, affordability, and recreation.
The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are now being accepted at join.pitt.edu.
Resident Directors (RDs) are professional live-in staff members who oversee communities ranging in size from 230 – 930 students in a mix of traditional housing and suite-style living. Each RD supervises a team of Resident Assistants (RAs) in one of our on-campus communities. RDs are a main part of the Residential Life & Education team within the Office of Residence Life and primarily focus on administrative responsibilities, staff supervision, and community development.
View a listing of current full-time openings at the Pitt Talent Center website.
This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with a flexible and individualized schedule. The University of Pittsburgh offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and live-in partner options. Resident Directors also have access to campus amenities including fitness centers, dining facilities, and free public transportation throughout the city.
Who are Pitt RDs? Individuals who...
- Enjoy working with and supporting college students
- Are self-motivated and comfortable taking initiative
- Have experience in program design, event planning, and project management
- Are good listeners with flexible communication styles
- Are familiar with best practices for student development, engagement, and involvement
- Thrive working in a diverse environment
- Are creative and authentic in their work
- Are compassionate, relatable, and empathetic to others
- Demonstrate proactive behaviors in effective problem solving, conflict resolution, restorative justice, and mediation
- Are comfortable with public speaking, presenting, and facilitating workshops of different contexts to a variety of audiences
- Understand and value equity and inclusion and want to be a part of a community of learning that supports others toward their own understanding of equity and inclusion
- Utilize team dynamics to achieve departmental goals
What You Will Do
- Recruit, train, and supervise para-professional staff members
- Utilize best practices to develop student engagement, and create developmentally appropriate programs
- Assess student learning and adjust programs and services to meet student needs
- Promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
- Advise a student organization (Hall Council, National Residence Hall Honorary, Resident Student Association)
- Manage programmatic budgets for assigned areas
- Educate and encourage students to be the best version of themselves
- Inspire the next generation of leaders
- Develop and encourage student growth and accountability
- Make a difference in the lives of our students
Master’s degree (preferred) and relative experience in student affairs or a related field providing student programming and support in higher education.
If you are interested in a unique graduate experience, then Pitt’s Residence Life is for you! Our department offers a variety of graduate assistant experiences to help students living in our residential communities be successful. Graduate students play an integral role in the success of our department, from assistant resident directors to central office graduate assistants.
It takes a team of professional, graduate, and student staff members to serve the on-campus population. Residence Life employs more than 160 students each year in a wide variety of jobs, and one may be perfect for you. In addition to the job information below, all on-campus student workers must maintain a minimum GPA and be in good standing with the university to be considered for employment.
- Unpaid internships
- Central Office Worker (this position is for work-study eligible students)
- Community Assistant
- Resident Assistant (RA)
- Lead Resident Assistant
- Residential Programming Team Member
- RA Applications now available!