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Residence Hall Director

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
Huntsville, TX

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Requisition:

202400188S

Title:

Residence Hall Director

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 3. Please see Pay Grade Table at: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/116/docs/636763.pdf

* Please be advised that due to the recent regulation from the U.S. Department of Labor changing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary threshold for exempt positions, the details of this position are currently under review. *

Occupational Category:

Professional

Department:

Residence Life

Division:

Division of Student Affairs

Open Date:

06/07/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in related field required prior to start date. Master’s degree preferred. One year of experience working in the field of Residence Life or related field preferred. Proven management and leadership abilities. Must be willing to live on campus in a residence hall and be willing to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

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, wellbeing of all residents is necessary.

Primary Responsibilities:

Administrative: processes paperwork in a timely manner based on the due dates given and in accordance with all policies and procedures; maintains accurate records of facility maintenance, rosters of residents, reports and other information necessary for the operation of assigned area; provides regularly scheduled office hours 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday.

Student Service: addresses student/parent concerns and builds community; serves as an information resource and referral agent; enforces policies and provides behavioral counseling; develops and advises the Hall Council; oversees programming; attends and supports hall programs, maintains visibility throughout the hall community; maintains daily student contact and face to face availability for students.

Supervisory: carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures; assists 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; maintains full communication with the Department of Residence Life staff regarding all areas of building/area operation; fulfills a secondary collateral assignment in the department; attends meetings as required; coordinates hall openings and closings; on duty for all on-campus residential areas several weekends and weeknights throughout the year which may include holidays; attends and supports special events; responds to emergencies.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Participates in a rotating duty system, department and campus committees, as well as professional development and training opportunities to include Residence Life staff training at the beginning of each fall and spring semester, and throughout the year as needed. Requires walking up multiple flights of stairs, frequently crossing campus, daily face to face customer service, 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, requiring the employee to live in an apartment located in the designated residence hall. 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).

Up to 20% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/39446

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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through 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 students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU 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. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

Company info
Website
Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
US

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