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The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff's best known works.

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Director of Residential Life

Department Residence Life
Salary D.O.E.
City, State Talladega, AL
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Sociology required
Type Full-Time
Experience: See Qualifications Below
Relocation No
Salary D.O.E.
Contact Email brhoden@talladega.edu
Contact Name Talladega College Office of Human Resources

Job Summary
The position of Director of Residence Life is responsible for the overall administration and supervision of the Residence Life program at the College, including: all residence halls, staff, and residential students. The DRL is responsible for developing and maintaining a positive living/learning environment within the residence hall community that is conducive to the goals and mission of the College. The Director of Residence Life supervises Residential Center Manager (RCM’s) and Resident Assistants (RA’s). The DRL reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs.


1. Develop and maintain a positive living environment in the residence halls that is conducive to the pursuit of academic, cultural, and social interests of the College and the individual students.
2. Maintain a positive physical living environment that is conducive for all residents by working collaboratively with housekeeping, maintenance, and campus police.
3. Develop mission, goals and objectives for the Residence Life program in relation to the mission, goals, and objectives of the College.
4. Annually assess aspects of Residence Life program to ascertain which goals and objectives have/have not been achieved. Make adjustments as appropriate.
5. Regularly inspect and assess residential facilities to ascertain the need for updating, renovation, or redesign of facilities to better meet goal and objectives of the program.
6. Maintain regularly scheduled walk-through hours in residence halls. Be accessible and visible to students.
7.Perform administrative duties, including:

  • Coordinate and communicate residential student housing
    assignments, room changes and off-campus request with students
    and College offices as appropriate.
  • Communicate information to in-coming students and parents.
  • Coordinate check-in, check-outs, building closings and openings.
  • Communicate and maintain residential billing with the Business Office.
  • Develop and maintain residential housing forms as necessary.
  • Inspect residence halls, maintain room and lobby inventories, develop a key database and maintain key inventories and
    compile housing reports.

8. Manage Residence Life budget and programming accounts for residence halls. Coordinate staff recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of the Residential Center Managers (RCD’s) and Resident Assistants (RA's).
9. Communicate residential policies, procedures and general housing information
to residential staff and students within residence halls.
10. Train and communicate all emergency procedures (i.e.: fire, tornado, first aid) to
residential life staff and students.
11. Assist RA’s in creating developmental programs as determined by student needs
and opinions.
12. Serve on Student Life Staff on-call duty rotation as scheduled
13. Be available to assist with on-campus crisis situations as appropriate.
14. Manage and/or assist the RA's in the management of confrontational situations
that may occur in the residence hall.

  • offer mediation and/or counsel to residential student(s) in need of
    developmental assistance
  • provide confidential support and direction to those students in conflict
  • refer students in need of assistance to the proper College personnel or

15. Process disciplinary cases as needed.
16. Serve on department and campus-wide committees as necessary.
17. Other responsibilities as directed by the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s Preferred) in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or closely related field. Preferred candidates will also
demonstrate: understanding of the co-academic mission of a residence life
program; ability to develop a community which promotes academic success and a
commitment to diversity; training and skills in supervision and group dynamics; experience with student development programming.

Application Process:
All qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, Talladega College application, copy of transcript, and at least three professional references to: brhoden@talladega.eduor mail: Talladega College, Human Resources Office, 627 W. Battle Street, Talladega, AL 35160. Official transcripts will be required if hired.





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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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