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Residential Services Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Provides administrative support for the residential services office at a college or university. The office comprehensively programs the experience of living on and off campus in a residence hall at a college or university.

Job Outlook

There were 93 Residential Services Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2998 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Residential Services Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Residential Services Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $47,098.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $39,810.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Residential Services Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $37,407.

Education and Experience

Posted Residential Services Administrator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree41%
Master's Degree59%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other0%

Posted Residential Services Administrator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years47%
3 to 5 years46%
6 to 8 years4%
9+ years3%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Residential Services Administrator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (47%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (33%)
  • Planning (27%)
  • Organizational Skills (23%)
  • Microsoft Office (19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Budgeting (34%)
  • Staff Management (32%)
  • Community Development (12%)
  • Mental Health (11%)
  • Leadership Development (9%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Scheduling (15%)
  • Case Management (13%)
  • Customer Service (11%)
  • Conflict Management (11%)
  • Supervisory Skills (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Staff Development (6%)
  • Educational Programs (5%)
  • Teaching (4%)
  • Meal Planning (4%)
  • Trauma (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Residential Services Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Housing Coordinator
  • Residence Life Coordinator
  • Director Of Residential Services
  • Assistant Director Of Residence Life
  • Housing Director

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Residential Services Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Catholic Charities (28)
  • University Of California (28)
  • Atria Senior Living (24)
  • Emory University (24)
  • Community Options Incorporated (22)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (11)
  • Coastal Southeastern United Care (4)
  • Campbell University (4)
  • Duke University (4)
  • Wake Forest University (4)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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