"residence life," "student learning," and "crisis intervention" aren't the only skills we found residence hall directors list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of residence hall director responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 73.2% of residence hall directors have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 18.5% earned their master's degrees before becoming a residence hall director. While it's true that most residence hall directors have a college degree, it's generally impossible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every nine residence hall directors did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those residence hall directors who do attend college, typically earn either psychology degrees or business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for residence hall directors include communication degrees or sociology degrees.
Once you're ready to become a residence hall director, you should explore the companies that typically hire residence hall directors. According to residence hall director resumes that we searched through, residence hall directors are hired the most by SUNY Oswego, University of Mary Washington, and Central Michigan University. Currently, SUNY Oswego has 2 residence hall director job openings, while there are 2 at University of Mary Washington and 1 at Central Michigan University.
If you're interested in companies where residence hall directors make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at University of Connecticut, Columbia University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology. We found that at University of Connecticut, the average residence hall director salary is $43,873. Whereas at Columbia University, residence hall directors earn roughly $43,834. And at New Jersey Institute of Technology, they make an average salary of $43,628.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Michigan State University, Syracuse University, and Texas A&M; University Corpus Christi. These three companies have hired a significant number of residence hall directors from these institutions.