Full-Time Residence Hall Director
The Residence Hall Director provides primary leadership and overall management of a residence hall housing approximately 500 students. This position is directly supervised by a Complex Director. This live-in position involves a level of accessibility and accountability to all students and staff. The Residence Hall Director is responsible for fostering a responsible, inclusive community; providing intentional, development-based supervision; utilizing sound fiscal management and business practices; and ensuring a safe, comfortable living environment for students. The Residence Hall Director also works closely with Faculty Advisors and House Coordinators who provide leadership and support for the Living-Learning Communities in the building. All residential communities support and contribute to the mission of our institution.
The Residence Hall Director position is a 12-month live-in position with a meal plan available when dining services are in operation. They receive a competitive annual salary and benefits package, reserved parking at a reduced rate and professional development opportunities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership and Community Development
- Supervises one to two Graduate Assistant(s) and 10-18 Community Advisors.
- Promotes the development and implementation of the Residential Curriculum.
- Actively participates as a member of the area team, along with additional Residence Hall Directors, Graduate
- Residence Hall Directors, Complex Coordinators, Chief Clerk, Community Police Officers, Dining staff and Facilities staff.
- Coordinates the selection, training, development and evaluation of student staff.
- Promotes and develops an inclusive and academically supportive community.
- Collaborates directly with Faculty Advisors and Academic House Coordinators, who provide leadership for the Living-Learning Communities housed in the residence halls.
- Creates intentional efforts to interact with students and provide opportunities for student growth and development.
- Counsels, advises and refers residents on personal and academic matters.
- Responds to crisis and emergency situations and communicates necessary information appropriately.
- Advises Hall Council.
- Seeks opportunities to work collaboratively with departmental, divisional and campus partners through committees, liaison relationships and other interactions.
- Actively participates in residential academic offerings.
- Responsibilities could include an opportunity to teach a section of University 101, coordinating tutorial or group study programs or overseeing a peer academic advisor
- Supports the mission, policies and procedures of the department and university.
- Actively participates in staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
- Acts as a university representative at campus events.
- Adjudicates university and Housing and Residential Services policies.
- Advises and coordinates the Student Judicial Board for assigned complex.
- Supports the Complex Coordinator in the overall administrative, developmental and facilities management of the residential area.
- Manages hall facilities and budget.
- Works collaboratively with the Chief Clerk to manage building occupancy.
- Participates in on-call duty rotation including weeknights, weekends and break periods.
- Establishes and maintains regularly scheduled office hours.
- Collaborates with other staff within the complex and across Housing and Residential Services to ensure consistency and sharing of best practices.
- Assists with departmental initiatives as needed.
- Assists with summer conference operations or other summer projects as assigned.
- Serves as a Campus Security Authority and assists with the process of reporting crimes to maintain accurate and timely crime statistics and to increase the safety of the campus.
- Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling or related field.
- Experience with supervision, selection, training and development of residence hall staff.
- Ability to effectively respond to crisis, manage fiscal resources and adjudicate university policy violations.
- Understanding of and commitment to developing inclusive communities.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Understanding of and strong commitment to student development theory.
- Desire to work as part of a team and offer innovative approaches to problem solving.
- Successful background check clearance.
- Start Date: Mid-July
- Salary: $30,000 per year.
- Housing in residence hall: furnished two-bedroom/one-bathroom apartment with local phone, cable services and high-speed internet.
- Meal plan when Campus Dining Services is in operation.
- Other benefits: Tuition waiver, professional development funds and reserved parking at a reduced rate (taxable benefit and domestic partnership benefits available).
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Housing and Residential Services
Neptune East 145
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115