Director of Residence Life and Safety Director of Residence Life and Safety


Seward County Community College is a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and Associate of Arts, Science, General Studies and Applied Sciences degrees. Ranked in the top 5% of more than 1,100 accredited community colleges in the U.S.  by the Aspen Institute, SCCC serves a student body of 2,500+ students ranging in age from 15 to 85, in a county with the highest foreign-born percentage population in the U.S., and a rural service area of about 50,997 in seven Southwest Kansas counties as well as neighboring counties in southeastern Colorado, the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.


This position is responsible for providing leadership, management, and direction for a comprehensive residence life program and ensuring the college is providing housing that is safe and conducive to a positive learning environment. This position will work directly with other student service areas and athletics to implement a comprehensive residence life program.

  • Provide the overall business management of the residence halls so that the students are charged and billed appropriately. Annually review and update student housing policies, rules, regulations, and housing contracts.
  • Coordinates housing registration, room assignments and changes. Maintain student records. Enforces college rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and inspects buildings for illegal entry and/or vandals to prevent theft or destruction of property and/ or equipment.
  • Coordinates overall security of campus and housing facilities and compiling the annual Campus Clery Act report.
  • Communicates with students, faculty, and staff about security concerns, responds to emergencies and alarms, and implements comprehensive public safety programs.
  • Select, train, and supervise housing staff, resident assistants (RAs) and security personnel. Provide ongoing professional development and support throughout the year. Oversees maintenance of activity logs, incident reports, preparations for team or individual travel, and overall Emergency Preparedness.
  • Conducts performance reviews and creates professional development opportunities for housing staff, RAs and security personnel.
  • Supervise and monitor the student housing halls and grounds for unlawful or inappropriate activity. Responsible for disciplinary intervention such as assessing fines, warnings, suspensions, and/or expulsion from student housing.
  • Create a residential community that enhances the students' academic, developmental and personal lives. Encourages student participation in residence hall activities and college-sponsored events, clubs, and organizations.



A Bachelor's degree. Master's Degree preferred. Six months to two years of experience in college housing (i.e., resident assistant or management) and/or supervisory experience in a related educational field.


Competitive salary. Room and Board maybe included in the compensation. Participation in college Flexible Benefits program which includes options for single and family health and dental coverage, optional insurances, and reimbursement accounts. Other benefits include: income protection insurance; matching annuity; SCCC tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents; annual and sick leave allowances and participation in social security (FICA) and state retirement programs (KPERS).

Salary Range:  Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Status:  Full-Time

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Start Date:  July 15, 2022

  • We regret that the College is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status.
  • Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
  • Separate application required for additional or future openings.


Applications may be emailed to, faxed to 620-417-1124 or mailed.  Direct inquiries to Human Resources at 620-417-1120.

How to Apply  

To be considered, all of the following materials must be submitted to the address below:

  1. Completed and signed Seward County Community College application. Click HERE  
  2. Cover letter
  3. Job-related resume including contact information for three professional references.
  4. Transcripts from post-secondary education (copies are acceptable)


**If employed, official transcripts will be required within 30 days.  (Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards). 

If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.  Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements. 

Mailing Address:

Human Resources Office

Seward County Community College

PO Box 1137

Liberal KS 67901-1137

More information about Seward County Community College can be found at and SCCC Facts 

Selection Process

The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position announcement and job description and reserve the right to limit the number of interviews granted.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview.  Interviews are usually conducted on campus by the search committee.  Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required.

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All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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