Director for Residence Life Hall Staff & Student Development

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
Closing date
Oct 18, 2021

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Director for Residence Life Hall Staff & Student Development

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.


Residence Life

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Master’s Degree in Student Services, Higher Education Administration, or related field. Five years experience in a professional capacity. Experience with a residence life program is desirable. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Plans, organizes, directs, and controls daily operations and personnel within the Hall Staff and Student Development area of the department.

Primary Responsibilities:

Supervises and coordinates residence hall staff and student development areas to include management tasks, planning, organizing, staffing, and leading. Interprets policies and supervises enforcement of policies to include handling professional level student disciplinary situations and serving as disciplinary appeals officer. Directly responsible for all aspects of academic initiatives within the residence halls to include living and learning communities and faculty-in-residence programs, and serves as a liaison to faculty and others in Academic Affairs. Interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates professional and support personnel that report directly to the Director. Interviews, hires, and oversees supervision of Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) intern, to include developing internship description to meet Human Resources requirements. Projects and maintains assigned budgets for areas involving residence hall staff and student development programs. Prepares reports, analyses, evaluations, and proposals as required. Responsible for data collection and assessment of residence hall staff, training, programs, and student organizations. Authors and submits articles regarding residence hall staff, student programs, and information updates for publication in Southwest Association of College and University Housing officers (SWACUHO) newsletters, ACUHO-I Talking Stick, and Sam Houston State University publications. Provides oversight for: departmental programming efforts to promote student initiatives, growth and development through various leadership opportunities within hall councils, Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH); department’s Resource and Training Center; and training and development programs for the residence hall staff. Serves on various University committees as invited or directed, specifically including, but not limited to the Convocation Committee. Participation/involvement with regional and national housing organizations is expected. Works directly with students, parents, student groups, organizations, departments, and others as necessary. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Must be willing to travel periodically for professional development opportunities and to assist in interviewing personnel at industry conferences. Computer experience necessary. Must possess well developed communicative and interpersonal skills essential to working with individuals or large groups. Working hours may vary as required including occasional evening and weekend work. Responsible for all employee relations within the Hall Staff and Student Development area of the department. Strong leadership skills and the ability to exercise discretion, excellent reasoning and independent judgment, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure, and ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others is required.

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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