Associate Director, Residential Learning

About Clemson

One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body.

Ranked consistently as one of the best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 91 percent of our seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had it to do over.

Clemson’s retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities. We’ve been named among the best values by Kiplinger magazine in 2013, and SmartMoney in 2012 ranked us No. 7 in student return on investment.

Our beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. But we also have research facilities and economic development hubs throughout the state of South Carolina — in Greenville, Greenwood, Columbia and Charleston.

Associate Director, Residential Learning



Clemson is calling...are you ready to answer the call?  

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students, faculty and staff whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Clemson has recently been named a top 25 public college in the country by the Wall Street Journal, a top South Carolina employer by Forbes and a Military Friendly Employer for five years running. Through our research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects, Clemson University and its employees are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.

So,... are you ready?



The Associate Director develops, implements, and assesses residential curriculum and residential engagement plans, following institutional and educational learning goals set by the University and Division.  Oversees all training, guidance, and support for learning and growth opportunities provided for residential students.   Guides training and development for undergrad, grad, and full-time staff utilizing curriculum, best practice, and current research.  Performs other duties as assigned.



40% - Essential - Curriculum Development & Implementation                        
Directs departmental work for Residential Experience Model (residential curriculum) through training, education, and ongoing support of residential staff. Coordinates assessment efforts, curriculum review, and quality improvement. Collaborates with departments across campus to identify additional academic strategies and support for residents. Researches best practices, collaborates with practitioners on/off campus, and designs detailed curriculum for implementation by staff in residential communities. Supervises a graduate assistant who works closely with the development, implementation, and assessment of community engagement plans.

40% - Essential - Employee Training & Development
Direct undergraduate student employee training and development incorporating the residential curriculum and ensuring scaffolded and ongoing learning and development. Provide guidance and direction to colleagues in Residential Living for curriculum inclusion in the overall Clemson Home residential staff experience. Supervises a graduate assistant who works closely with the design and implementation of training and development experiences for staff at all levels.

10% - Essential - Assessment & Administration
Oversight of assessment efforts related to: student learning and development for residents and evaluation of undergraduate staff, graduate staff, and full-time staff training and development. Utilize data, research, and best practice to inform and make sound decisions as a department leader. Participates in strategic planning processes.

10% - Essential - Department and Division Initiatives and Partnerships
Responsible for navigating a broad range of initiatives that advance our goals in support of residential student growth and development. Maintains a high level of partnership with both internal and external constituents. May chair or serve on internal or external committees.  Works on departmental projects that support high quality staff and student experiences.



Education -  1st Bachelor's Degree - and experience in student services programs.
Work Exp 0+ years



Education -  1st Master's Degree
Work Exp 3+ years

Experience developing, implementing and assessing residential curriculum
Demonstrated work in staff training and development.



Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

Manages Work of Others - Manages work of others including hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff. Plans organizational structure and job content.

Provides Budget Input - Provides input into the budgeting process, and oversees fund allocation.



No Physical Requirements



No Work Conditions



Standard Hrs: 37.5



Expected Salary Range: ($ 45,530.00 - $ 68,000.00)


Salary is dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's previous experience, knowledge, skills and performance in accordance with Clemson's compensation guidelines.




Normal Operations

Required to follow emergency facility closure directives, and not normally expected work on-site during emergency situations.



Clemson, SC



July 26, 2024



Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.      

State policy for veteran preference states that for qualifying, full-time permanent positions, a veteran applicant may receive preference if they meet the job's minimum qualifications, were discharged under honorable conditions from the military, and submit their DD-214 for confidential review by the Office of Human Resources.

To claim Veteran Preference for qualifying positions, email upon submission of your application.         



Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.