Residence Hall Director

Location
Alma, Michigan (US)
Posted
Jun 22, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary - The Residence Hall Director is a professional, ten month, live-in position, primarily responsible for the students and operation of a single residence hall which houses about 200 residents. Duties include direct supervision of 8-10 Resident Assistants, and ancillary duties as assigned.

Supervision Received/Supervision Exercised - The Residence Hall Director reports directly to the Director of Campus Life and indirectly to the Vice President for Student Life. 

Specific Duties
•    Supervise  Resident Assistants and one Senior Resident Assistant in all facets of their job including:
   o    Building Community through resident involvement
   o    Teaching resident self responsibility
   o    Creating a safe, welcoming environment
   o    Establishing community norms
•    Provide programming supervision to ensure staff meets programming requirements
•    Oversee administrative and building management responsibilities
•    Participate in the professional staff duty rotation
•    Manage fiscal resources for programming and development in the Residence Hall
•    Conduct low level conduct meetings and judicial hearings
•    Provide a mentoring relationship that assists with the development of student staff
•    Assist with Resident Assistant  staff selection and training
•    Communicate and collaborate frequently with Alma College faculty, staff, and students to help better meet the needs of students.
•    An ancillary assignment in a related Student Life area or sector on campus. The Ancillary may be in one of the following areas: student conduct, student activities, themed housing, selection and training, or may be a collaboration with another office or area on campus.
•    Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree and two years of residence life or related experience required. 

Preferred Qualifications - Masters Degree in a related field. Weekend and/or late night programming experience. Experience working with programming and student conduct strongly desired. 

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit an Alma College application and a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers to studentlife@alma.edu. 

Review of applications will begin June 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete application files will not be considered. 

For an Alma College application please go to: https://www.alma.edu/live/files/897- employment-application.

The Residence Hall Director position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017. 

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders.  Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction.  Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. 

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