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Residence Hall Director

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

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Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Residence Hall Director provides oversight of a residential community including community development, facility management and educational opportunities. The Residence Hall Director is an educator who centers students' experiences, learnings, well-being, growth, and development throughout all aspects of their responsibilities and provides direct supervision to student staff members. This position also supports and responds to issues related to students in distress during and after regular business hours, and serves as resource and referral agent for campus and community resources. 


This is a live-in position that reports to the Interim Director of Residential Life.

  • Manage  the  daily operation of a residence hall area including supervision of student staff members, management of facilities and hall operations, creating an inclusive community, and facilitating conflict resolution.
  • Develops positive relationships with hall residents and other students through availability, counseling, and advising
  • Serve as a conduct hearing officer for residential students. Maintain a presence in the residence halls and on-campus during business hours, occasional evening and weekend programming, and while on-call.
  • Use knowledge of student development theory to implement educational opportunities and foster learning in the residence halls.
  • Develop, implement and participate in Residential Life functions such as student staff recruitment, selection, and training.  
  • Partners with campus colleagues to develop and facilitate social engagement and educational workshops for residential students. 
  • Serve as a member of the Macalester on-call team  (crisis/emergency response) via rotating campus-wide duty coverage.
  • Must live in a provided on campus apartment.
  • Bachelor’s degree required with 1+ years of residential life live-in experience post Baccalaureate degree. 
  • Knowledge of student learning and development, particularly in a residential living environment. Strong commitment to diversity and social justice with an understanding of how to advance a culture that is welcoming and inclusive.
  • Strong commitment to diversity and social justice with an understanding of how to advance a culture that is welcoming and inclusive.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be flexible and work with ambiguity. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with various deadlines while maintaining community presence and availability to students.
  • Proficient in basic office software and/or productivity applications.




  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field.
  • Previous experience in collegiate on-campus housing department



Position Package

This is a 12-month salaried position with a cash salary of $40,000 annually. A fully furnished one or two-bedroom apartment with in-unit laundry provided. Partners and children are welcome. A meal plan is provided to RHDs when food services are available. One pet is allowed with approval, including cats, dogs, and fish. Free on-campus parking is provided with a reserved Residence Hall Director parking spot. This position offers free access to Macalester Athletic facilities including a +1pass for a family member, partner, or friend. Support for professional development is provided.


Application Guidelines

To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities. Priority will be given to candidates that apply by January 21, 2022.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


All inquiries about this position should be directed to:

Jaclyn Howard 

[email protected] Talent Acquisition Manager


Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.


Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit Macalester Benefits for more information about what Macalester has to offer its employees. 


Working for Macalester College 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students the inspiration, insight and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Classes are taught by faculty whose passion is teaching and whose scholarship gains national recognition.
Two great cities at your doorstep. Macalester is nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood–minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis–which offers students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more.

Macalester students are citizens of over 90 countries.

Our faculty earned their advanced degrees from some of the best schools in the world, and they remain thought-leaders in their fields

Macalester students enjoy a wealth of resources for research on and off campus–specialized laboratories, libraries, museum collections, distinct population groups for surveys, even a natural history center. Often students undertake research that makes real contributions to their discipline. They publish papers in scholarly journals, participate in conferences, and provide analysis for policy makers and real-world use.


Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Statement of Purpose and Belief

At Macalester College we believe that education is a fundamentally transforming experience. As a community of learners, the possibilities for this personal, social, and intellectual transformation extend to us all. We affirm the importance of the intellectual growth of the students, staff and faculty through individual and collaborative endeavor. We believe that this can best be achieved through an environment that values the diverse cultures of our world and recognizes our responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for students, staff and faculty of all cultures and backgrounds.

We expect students to develop a broad understanding of the liberal arts while they are at Macalester. Students should follow a primary course of study in order to acquire an understanding of disciplinary theory and methodology; they should be able to apply their understanding of theories to address problems in the larger community. Students should develop the ability to use information and communication resources effectively, be adept at critical, analytical and logical thinking, and express themselves well in both oral and written forms. Finally, students should be prepared to take responsibility for their personal, social and intellectual choices.

We believe that the benefit of the educational experience at Macalester is the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. We expect them to develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world. We are committed to helping students grow intellectually and personally within an environment that models and promotes academic excellence and ethical behavior. The education a student begins at Macalester provides the basis for continuous transformation through learning and service.

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St. Paul
United States
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