Residence Hall Manager (Career Pool)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Student Affairs, Career Services, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Residence Hall Manager (Career Pool)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 49786

University Housing

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


Staff Selection, Supervision, Training, Development, and Evaluation: Administers all University personnel procedures (hiring, verifying time sheets, completing annual performance reviews); implements University Housing and University selection and evaluation procedures; formulates a staff duty schedule, including office hours and on-call time. Plans and executes on-going training sessions, weekly staff meetings, and meeting regularly with each staff member regarding specific issues, overall planning, and individual progress. Plans and presents centralized staff development sessions and develops materials which are utilized by residence hall staff.

Safety and Security: Creates and maintains a safe and secure environment for persons and property; serves as a resource and essential personnel for all emergency situations which occur; provides specific direction to all hall staff members regarding their security-related job responsibilities. The Coordinator also serves as the residential staff member-on-call on a regularly scheduled basis.

Residential Curriculum: Provides leadership for the planning and implementation of the departmental residential curriculum which ensures that the individual and group needs of students are realized; initiates opportunities for interaction between students, faculty, and staff; provides programs and educational opportunities for students; provides support for student development through intentional interactions and attendance at hall and floor programs.

Administrative Tasks and Communication: Maintains accurate housing rosters, develops systems and procedures which ensure efficiency, and oversees all administrative functions within the area. Keeps the residents, hall staff, and housing office staff informed of procedures, regulations, and events in the residence hall, on campus, and in the community; regularly interacts with students to be aware of their issues and concerns.

Conduct and Care: Responsible for the enforcement of all University and housing conduct policies in the residence halls; serves as the primary review person and/or hearing officer for all residence hall conduct cases within the area. Follows up with, supports, and refers students of concern who are experiencing challenges in the hall or are in crisis.


Master’s degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, and have one year of full-time or graduate housing/residence life experience in a college/university setting.

Ability to adhere to ethical business practices and promote ethical behavior.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.

Ability to maintain and improve personal and team effectiveness, and foster change and creativity.

Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related University policies, procedures, principles, and practices.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of student program planning, development, and evaluation.

Ability to perform assigned responsibilities with minimal to moderate supervision.

Other Information

This job opening is a pool for Residence Hall Managers. Current vacancies and anticipated vacancies will be hired from this pool. If a Residence Hall Manager position becomes vacant, applicants in the pool may be contacted if credentials meet the qualifications and requirements of the position as stated in this vacancy announcement.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

$47,658.60 plus a furnished apartment for the 12-month employment period; and a comprehensive benefits package. Non-rent paying roommates are permitted, as are some pets. This is a FLSA exempt position.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021, and will continue until any vacant positions are available.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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