Residence Hall Director

Alma, Michigan (US)
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 

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: 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.