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Montana Tech Director of Residence Life in Butte, Montana

Director of Residence Life

Montana Technological University seeks an innovative and collaborative individual to serve as the next Director of Residential Life. The Director will provide oversight for all staff, operations, and strategic planning within the department of Housing and Residence Life, and will cultivate a team and environment that will foster students’ success and sense of belonging. Along with a comprehensive benefits package, this position will receive room and board as a part of total compensation.

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Applications received by June 13, 2023 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.


  •  Provide leadership for all recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of professional, represented, and student staff.

  • Provide oversight and directions for the day to day operations of a 450+ bed campus housing program that consists of three residence halls and an apartment facility.

  • Advise and inspire the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and provide assistance in their efforts of program development and enhancing students’ residential experience.

  • Participate in the administrative on-call schedule with the Dean of Students and other Student Affairs professional staff and respond to student/campus emergencies as appropriate.

  • Serve as a student conduct officer for residential cases while emphasizing restorative justice and an educational approach.

  • Emphasize a department that centers the Montana Tech values and brand, demonstrates positive customer service, and strives for continuous improvement.

  • Manage and oversee all department budgets.

  • Review and respond to requests for on-campus housing exemptions / accommodations.

  • Lead and organize efforts of summer campus housing needs, including student housing, staffing, and camps/conferences accommodations.

  • Develop vision and infrastructure for a residential curriculum that will create intentional learning and development opportunities for students outside the classroom.

  • Advise and recommend room and board rate increases, as appropriate, to the Dean of Students and other members of administration.

  • Develop and maintain occupancy data tracking and prioritize the maximization of campus housing for students.

  • In conjunction with the Administrative Assistant, provide oversight for front desk operations in each residential building.

  • Serve as a member of the Oredigger Intervention team to support students experiencing challenges to their academic success and/or health and wellness.

  • Collect data and prepare reports to measure outcomes and develop recommendations to enhance department effectiveness.

  • Collaborate with the Dean of Students Office, Campus Safety, Title IX, and community resources/partners to reinforce a culture of safety and accountability for students and all community members.

  • Collaborate with campus partners outside of Student Affairs to support student enrollment, retention, and satisfaction, including but not limited to Admissions, Financial Aid, Business Services, Facilities/Maintenance, Dining Services, and Athletics.

  • Assist with student affairs and campus-wide programs and initiatives as needed, including but not limited to, new student orientation, campus traditions, admissions events, and University committees.

    Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Two years of professional experience in a college/university housing department setting.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to mentor, supervise, and lead a team.

  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in student affairs/higher education or related field.

  • Ability to demonstrate genuine empathy and care for students, their challenges, and their success.

  • Demonstrated ability to creatively plan, organize, and execute events.

  • Experience working with Maxient, Banner (Ellucian) Student Information System, and Microsoft Office systems.

  • Experience implementing or facilitating a residential curriculum model.

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.   

    Please include: 

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications,

  • Resume

  • Contact information for 3 professional references. 

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. 

For full consideration application materials must be complete.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

Employment (veteran's) preference form

To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380;

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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