Residence Hall Director
Posting InformationPosting Information Posting Number 2019304 Posting/Functional Title Residence Hall Director University Pay Plan Title Residence Hall Director Location San Marcos Department Dept of Housing and Residential Life Recruitment Type Open to All Job Type Full-Time Monthly Salary $2,518 - $2,766.29 Job Category Exempt Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
• Bachelor’s degree
• Post bachelor experience in Student Affairs
• Served in a defined leadership role in one or more of the following: residence life, student activities and organizations, student government, or orientation and first year programs
• Master’s degree in Student Personnel or related field
• Previous residence hall supervisory experience
• Previous experience as a graduate assistant in Student Affairs
• Demonstrated involvement in developing and enhancing a university residence hall community which promotes academic success
• Knowledge of Learning Communities and Residential Curriculum
The Residence Director is responsible for the daily operation of a large residence hall area (approximately 300-500), which includes the ability to create, implement, and manage a residential curriculum designed to enhance students’ sense of belonging by creating opportunities for them to connect to the University through on campus living. The position is responsible for providing staff supervision, crisis intervention, facilities management, academic support, and conduct response in a student centered manner. DHRL believes that Residence Directors should be educational practitioners who contribute to the development of students’ growth.
Individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the job that includes accessing all areas of residential buildings on a regular basis and periodically accessing other campus areas. In some cases, the use of stairs is the only way to access certain areas. In instances of emergencies, the RD must be able to respond in a timely manner appropriate to the situation. The RD is frequently required to utilize the computer and phone. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.Job Duties
• Mission: understanding of the mission, vision, values and goals of the University, the Student Affairs Division and the Department
• Supervision: supervise, train, motivate and evaluate paraprofessional staff assigned to your residence hall
• Staff Development: provide development and leadership training to paraprofessional staff members and hall council
• Recruitment: participate in recruitment and selection of new residence hall professional and paraprofessional staff
• Policy: upholding and implementing the policies and procedures as defined by DHRL
• Conduct: oversee student conduct processes in residence hall including serving as an initial review hearing officer, adjudicating cases, and assigning educational sanctions
• Community Development: construct a sense of belonging in the residence hall through the development and application of the residential curriculum, by encouraging students to connect with university support resources, adopt wellness strategies, and explore intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships
• Theory Application: knowledge of student development concepts and usage in the residence hall setting
• Advising: serve as the primary advisor to Hall Council by providing students with intentional interaction that helps to develop them as both individuals and leaders
• Crisis Response: respond to critical incidents as they arise and serve as “on-call” personnel for DHRL on a rotating basis
• Customer Service: provide excellent service and accurate information when responding to student, parent, and staff concerns in order to foster positive relationships
• Facility Management: establish a safe, sustainable, and healthy living environment in your assigned residence hall, working closely with custodial and maintenance staff members
• Residential Curriculum: facilitate the implementation of residential curriculum in your assigned residence hall
• Academic initiatives: implement strategies to contribute to student learning through lesson plan development, intentional student interactions, and providing support to students identified through the University early alert system, First Year Bobcat Success Check
• Professional Development: assume secondary responsibilities through committee work and collateral assignments including but not limited to RA training, RA selection, co-advising RHA, teaching a student leadership class, Professional Staff Training, and Summer Conference planning
• Conference Services: coordinate various overnight camps with a team of RDs under the supervision of the Coordinator, Housing Camps and Conferences. This will entail being the main point of contact for several camps and conferences, scheduling student staff for each camp, billing, performing on call tasks, and working with various campus offices.
• Division representation: serve as a department representative on Student Affairs program teams. Participate in Student Affairs and University Development opportunities as they arise
• Campus Dining: assist with monitoring the University food service program
• Budgeting: monitor a fiscally responsible budget supporting residential curriculum initiatives for your residence hall community
• Financial Advising: support Hall council in creating funding proposals
• Demonstrated desire to work with diverse populations
• Ability to live and work in a university residential setting
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Organizational skills
• Conflict resolution and mediation skills
• Computer and technology skills
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.
Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.
Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.
• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions
By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation #1
- Letter of Recommendation #2
- Letter of Recommendation #3
- List of References
- DD 214/DD1300
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