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Hall Director II - (2 Positions)

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Posting Number:


Job Title:

Hall Director II - (2 Positions)

Position Number:

107932 & 108114





Position Type:

Professional Staff


PTAA - Professional/Tech/Admin Assoc

Pay Grade Level:


Pay Grade Range:

$41,914 - $62,213

Status :

Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent


HRL Central Office


Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

Campus Location:


Job Description Summary:

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by March 24, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by April 7, 2022. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (April 7, 2022) may not be given full consideration.


Serve as chief administrative officer for residence hall(s) housing up to 900 students, on a 24-hour basis. Develop and coordinate educational, cultural, social, and recreational programs with the objective of fostering student development and encouraging a sense of community within the living units. Supervise and train student support staff. Supervise/advise hall councils and assist with the advisement of the Residence Hall Association. Establish and enforce policies and regulations as designated by the University, division, and department. Assist with student adjudication. Serve as liaison on issues of building maintenance and custodial services. Perform various other administrative functions. This is a live-in, twelve month position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide appropriate resources and support for educational, cultural, social and recreational programs in the residence halls, which will foster personal development, a sense of community and meet the needs of students.
Assist in the development of viable residence hall governing bodies and advise and work with them and the residents in achieving community goals.
Work with the central office staff in the administrative aspects of residential life, including generating routine housing assignment reports, conducting room inspections, completing damage billing work order forms, and conducting closing check out.
Assist in the adjudication of residence hall conduct cases.
Provide appropriate counseling and referral services for personal, emotional, and academic needs of students and mediate interpersonal problems.

Counsel and/or advise in the continuing education of special groups within the residence halls (e.g., freshmen, wellness, international, living learning communities).
Mediate group problems in a way which encourages students to take responsibility for their own actions and problem solving.
Follow up on student/parent concerns.
Implement and enforce laws of the State of Rhode Island and policies and regulations of the University, division or department. Assist as liaison with the University police and other departments and agencies as necessary.
Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate graduate and undergraduate live-in staff.
Participate in regular in-service training and in department and/or division meetings; carry out responsibilities on department and/or division committees; and participate in professional development opportunities.
Monitor physical condition of building on a regular basis and work collaboratively on problem resolutions. Meet regularly with the housekeeping staff to achieve a positive building management team.
Organize the execution of such duties as budgeting residence hall funds, living learn community funds, and supervising the provision of general services. Oversee and assume responsibility for programming funds for building(s).
Oversee respective residence hall programming efforts and create opportunities for resident engagement.
Assume responsibility for the use and storage of any building keys and/or cards, and for reporting any potential security risks to supervisor immediately.
Oversee programming and training which addresses diversity and multiculturalism within college campuses and the larger society.
Respond to building emergencies (e.g., power outages, floods, suicide gestures, and behavioral concerns) when they occur.
Provide on-call responsibilities for the residence halls on a rotational basis.
Assist with the instruction of the RA course and other training initiatives.
Participate on committees and special projects.
Perform additional duties as required.


Personal computers, printers; word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Required Qualifications:


1. Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, or related field at time of appointment.

2. Minimum of two years of post-undergraduate residential life and/or student affairs experience.

3. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

4. Demonstrated proficiency with written communication skills.

5. Demonstrated ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules, and regulations and to communicate the interpretation to staff and students.

6. Demonstrated presentation skills.

7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications:


1. Demonstrated experience as a live-in residence hall supervisor;

2. Demonstrated familiarity with the environment and culture of a large public university.



Environmental Conditions:

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) “Other Document – References” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

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Founded in 1892, this land and sea grant university is the flagship public research institution in Rhode Island, enrolling more than 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

Thinking big
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Motivated students, engaged faculty

Nearly 23,000 students applied for fewer than 3,300 openings in the 2017 freshman class, which boasts an average grade point average of 3.54. The 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio allows for personal attention and rewarding teaching experiences. Approximately 87 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees. In 2018 URI produced two Fulbright Scholars, five Boren Scholars, a Truman Scholar, and was named a one of the country’s top Gilman scholar-producing schools. URI’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated through its student body, with 43 states and 65 nations represented and 20 percent of students identifying as persons of color, a 65 percent increase since 2008.

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North Kingston
Rhode Island
United States
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