Community Hall Director
Position: Community Hall Director
Department: Student Life
Reports To: Dean of Students
The Community Hall Director (CHD) position is critical to the development, maintenance, and success of a residential community comprised of first and second-year students. This position will coordinate and facilitate all aspects of a residential community; select, train, supervise, and evaluate paraprofessional staff; serve as a hearing officer in the campus conduct system; and serve on departmental and college committees. The CHD provides services directly to students, including personal and disciplinary counseling, and social/educational activities/events. Professional development is expected and supported via funding for professional organization memberships and conferences as well as internal training programs. As a 12-month position, summer assignments will include Hurricane Prep Days, summer camps/conferences, and summer school.
The CHD position is a 12-month, full-time, exempt position. Residing in the residence hall is required; CHDs are provided a furnished apartment, paid utilities, and a full meal plan (19 meals per week). The College offers a variety of health & wellness benefits. Some benefit selections are offered on a pre-tax basis.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Student Development:
The Community Hall Director is responsible for establishing a residence hall environment that is conducive to student success in accordance with the College and departmental mission. Responsibilities include:
- Prepare educational programs (minimum of 2 per semester) for all residents utilizing appropriate student development theory designed to address developmental needs of first and second-year students.
- Engage students by maintaining high visibility in the halls, establishing regular office hours, and participating in campus events.
- Mentor students and assist with academic and personal issues.
- Serve as a liaison between the Office of Student Life and faculty to help improve student retention, class attendance, and academic performance
- Provide crisis intervention as appropriate.
- Coordinate the establishment of Residence Hall Councils for each hall.
- Establish and encourage an environment that supports an appreciation for diversity.
- Encourage and ensure adherence to College and housing policy by:
- educating students about policies and regulations and behavioral expectations.
- hearing conduct cases for potential violations.
- assigning and enforcing appropriate sanctions for violations.
- assisting students in establishing appropriate community standards.
- Respond to roommate conflicts, personal crises, and provide mediation where appropriate.
Residence Hall Administration:
The Community Hall Director is responsible for managing the daily operations of assigned residence halls. Responsibilities include:
- Working with the Dean of Students to ensure accurate occupancy records and updated student rosters.
- Ensure room changes are conducted pursuant to established guidelines.
- Maintain awareness of the safety features of all residence halls.
- Maintain awareness and understanding of emergency protocols, including conducting fire drills.
- Work cooperatively with housekeeping and facilities personnel to ensure halls are maintained in good and safe working order.
- Report and follow-up on cleaning, repairs, damage, vandalism, and areas for improvement.
- Coordinate processes for hall closings and resident check-in/out.
- Serve in an on-call rotation with other Community Hall Directors and proactively visit halls and respond to situations as they arise.
- Be available and visible in the residence halls.
- Manage budgets related to the residence halls.
- Manage operational functions for assigned residence halls including key distribution and collection, damage assessment, reporting and billing, maintenance requests, and hall opening and closings.
- Assist and coordinate with residence life facility management for residence halls including conducting room checks, reporting and following up on housekeeping issues/concerns, and maintenance issues.
- Conduct Health & Safety Inspections of assigned residence hall locations.
The Community Hall Director supervises a staff of paraprofessionals, including Assistant Community Hall Directors, and student staff. Responsibilities include:
- Assisting with the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff.
- Creating duty schedules for staff and maintaining timesheets.
- Ensure that College policies and procedures for staff are met on a consistent basis.
- Conduct regular group and individual staff meetings.
- Ensure the priority of academics for student staff members.
- Develop an attitude of cooperation and unity among staff members.
- Assist with periodic in-service training programs and workshops.
The Community Hall Director will be responsible for an additional assignment in support of divisional efforts in alignment with the mission of the student life program. Assigned by the Dean of Students, auxiliary assignments include coordinating student engagement, student conduct, community service, leadership development, and housing programs.
The Community Hall Director will be responsible to serve as a student life generalist assigned by the Dean of Students to coordinate and plan programs, events, activities, and efforts that support student retention initiatives. Responsibilities include:
- Work to implement goals and priorities as outlined in the Louisburg College Strategic Plan.
- Provide leadership and support for the execution and administration of department assessment efforts including student focus groups.
- Maintain effective working relationships with the Office of Campus Safety, Health & Wellness, Spiritual Life, Facilities, the First-Year Experience program, and other college offices.
- Serve on Residence Life, Student Life, and College committees as assigned.
- Participate in regular professional development opportunities.
- Be available for weekends, extended days, official College events, and emergencies as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students.
- Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is required
- Prior residence hall experience
- Master’s degree in higher education administration, Student Personnel Services, Student Development, Counseling, or a related area is preferred
- Leadership and organizational skills
- A solid foundation in human/student development theory
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Enthusiasm for teamwork
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and conduct database management
- An appreciation of a small, residential, Methodist-related institution of higher learning
Send a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to Ron Shidemantle, Dean of Students, [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled.
Related by faith to the Methodist Church, Louisburg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the applications of all qualified individuals. It is the policy and practice of the College to provide equal opportunity to all persons. The College does not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, national origin, age (as defined by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act), religion, gender, disability, veteran's status, or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, advancement, compensation, benefits, transfer, and termination.
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