Area Director

Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number FP321W
Role Code Title Prof/Lecturer/11-12Mth
Position Title Area Director
Position Summary

Residence Life at William and Mary invites enthusiastic, motivated candidates to apply for the Area Director position. The Area Director is responsible for the management and daily operations of a multi-facility area housing 530-775 residents and supervision of 17-28 student staff members including Resident Assistants, Head Residents and/or Hall Director/Complex Director. Other responsibilities include community and leadership development, staff selection and training, crisis intervention, assessment, student conduct, coordination of facilities operations, and rotation on–call duty for the campus.

Professional development is encouraged and supported. Opportunities include, but are not limited to division-wide committees, advising student groups, conferences, and tuition remittance.

This 12 month, live-in professional position includes a furnished office with updated technology, cell phone, university benefits package (including life insurance, health insurance and retirement), furnished apartment (including utilities, air conditioning, washer/dryer, campus cable, local phone, high-speed wireless internet, pet policy), reserved parking (with the purchase of a campus parking pass), Center for Community Development, library, and recreation center privileges. Salary is commensurate with experience.

For More Information and To Apply: Candidates must apply electronically by submitting a letter of interest, current resume and contact information for at least three references to

Review of resumes: The search committee will begin the review of application materials until positions are filled.

Questions: Contact Holly Alexander at (757)221-1729 or by email at or Chris Durden by phone at (757)221-3177 or by email at

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree required by the date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Residence life and hall supervisory experience preferred.

Advertised Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Department Campus Living - 270000
Location William & Mary
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 12/19/2017
Review Begin Date 01/16/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Professional FT
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions

Please attach a list of references and contact information. under “Applicant documents/attachment 1”

Conditions of Employment:

This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How does self-governance in the halls support individual development?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How do you use accountability discussions as a learning tool?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Discuss how mental health impacts individual and community development.

    (Open Ended Question)

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Attachment 1
Optional Documents