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Residence Hall Director (2 Positions to be Filled)

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
Closing date
Jun 25, 2021

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Residence Hall Director (2 Positions to be Filled)

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

$2,967 to $3,368 per month

Occupational Category:



Residence Life

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in related field required prior to start date. Masters degree and one year of experience working in the field of Residence Life would be helpful. Proven management and leadership abilities. Must be willing to live on campus in a residence hall and be willing to work a flexible schedule. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Primarily responsible for the operation of residence halls and the daily supervision of resident advisors. To accomplish this responsibility, supervision of staff, efficient administration of the building/complex, and maintenance of an atmosphere conducive to the health, safety and well being of all residents is necessary.

Primary Responsibilities:

Administrative: maintain accurate records of facility maintenance, rosters of residents, reports and other information necessary for the operation of assigned area; provide regularly scheduled office hours.

Student Service: address student/parent concerns and build community; serve as an information resource and referral agent; enforce policies and provide behavioral counseling; develop and advise the Hall Council; oversee programming; maintain daily student contact.

Supervisory: assist in the selection, training, work scheduling, and performance appraisal of employees.

Residence Life: primary link between the Residence Life Office, Residence Life Maintenance and assigned area; maintain full communication with the Department of Residence Life staff regarding all areas of building/area operation; fulfill a secondary collateral assignment in the department; attend meetings as required; be on duty for all on-campus residential areas several weekends and weeknights throughout the year. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Expected to participate in a rotating duty system, campus committees, as well as professional development and training opportunities. Position requires walking up multiple flights of stairs, frequently crossing campus, and the use of a department provided cell phone. Knowledge of computers and general office equipment is helpful. Strong management, leadership and communication skills are necessary. This is a live in position. There are no set working hours; however, the Department of Labor, Title 29, Part 785.23, Code of Federal Regulations, allows the exact hours worked under these circumstances to be determined by a reasonable agreement considering all of the pertinent facts. Therefore, as a condition of employment the incumbent agrees the average number of hours worked each week will be equal to the full time equivalency appointment. Contacts with students, parents, and other university departments are extensive.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.


For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies. 

SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.

SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas, Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area. 

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.  

A member of The Texas State University System  

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