Residence Hall Director

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Requisition Number

Job Title
Residence Hall Director

Official Title
Residence Hall Director

Position Number

Residence Hall Operations - 163803


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Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; some nights and weekends

Department Overview
The Department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Texas is a growing organization which serves nearly 6,300 students in 15 residence halls. Our department is organized into the following areas: housing operations, residence life, and financial administration. UNT Housing contributes to the mission of the university by promoting safe and inclusive living environments, fostering student connections and campus engagement, and providing diverse learning opportunities.

Job Description
The Residence Hall Operations Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Residence Hall Director to join our team.

The Residence Hall Director serves as a live-in leader and general caretaker for students in the residence hall. This person is the primary person responsible for the entire hall's operation and the primary person with whom the Director of Housing communicates about events occurring in the hall. Tasks include the implementation of student development concepts through programs and discipline. Other tasks include monitoring of facilities, and support of University programs and efforts.

The Residence Hall Director is supervised by the Director of Housing and Associate Director for Residence Life and Business Operations. This position supervises Assistant Hall Director(s), Desk Staff, and Resident Assistants.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Is the primary leader/manager of the hall and supervises Assistant Hall Director(s).
* Supervises full-time desk clerks and provides desk staff with appropriate training and feedback.
* Keeps Central Housing Administration abreast of disciplinary problems and resident emergencies and issues as they occur.
* Provides RAs with daily supervision, personal growth, opportunities, and negotiation of contracts.
* Is familiar with and abides by the objectives, policies, and fiscal procedures of the residence halls and total housing system.
* Reports all unusual hall incidents on proper forms as they occur including emergency notification of supervisors.
* Completes on call shifts during the week and on weekends.
* Supports the community development of the hall through programming and student interactions.
* Ensures a fully functioning and effective hall association with operates within the hall under the guidance of the hall association advisor.
* Assists with monitoring the inventory of student rooms, public, rooms, and patio areas of the hall.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree and two years of residence life, student services, counseling, or related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply advising techniques to support student needs.
* Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
* Physical and emotional ability to work long and irregular hours, occasionally involving emotional stress and interrupted sleep.
* Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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Posted: 3/3/2018
Application Due: 5/1/2018
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