Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
The Residence Hall Director supports
learning by building community, developing leaders in our residence
halls and focusing on student retention efforts. This is a
full-time, live-in position and Residence Hall Directors (RHD's)
are expected to be active and visible members of our residence
communities. The RHD's are expected to enhance the living
environment of the residence hall through staff and student
development, resident outreach, community building, attention to
facilities, and administrative organization. Individuals who are
able to work in a continuously changing organization and are highly
motivated are best suited for this position.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Supervises 4-10 Resident Assistants assigned to the residence
hall/area. Provides regular individual and group supervision,
ongoing professional development and training as well as completes
written evaluations each semester.
Establishes and maintains community with students living in the
residence hall/area through individual contacts and group
Enforces policies and procedures which establish a safe and
secure living situation. Responds to emergency and crisis
situations and effectively communicates concerning situations to
Serves as a conduct officer for the Office of Residence Life in
addressing alleged policy violations. Addresses inappropriate
behavior of students and, in following due process, determines fair
and appropriate sanctions with educational outcomes. Makes conduct
and counseling referrals as appropriate.
Provides administrative leadership in the assigned residence
hall/area, including knowledge of occupancy, overseeing a key
inventory, tracking area community development/programming
Maintains a high level of awareness regarding the facilities of
the assigned residence hall/area, including submitting and
following up on work orders, communicating building updates to
students and overseeing the damage process for the residence
hall/area and maintaining accurate records.
Assists to coordinate various hall openings and closings.
Performs collateral assignment(s), as directed by the Director
of Residence Life, Dean of Student Life, and Executive Vice
President for Student Life including but not limited to
responsibilities in housing room selection, title IX
responsibilities, student worker management, summer camp oversight,
and various departmental administrative responsibilities such as
social media management, departmental email management, contract
management and occupancy management.
Participates in rotating 24 hour on-campus duty
responsibilities in supervising the campus.
Establishes positive working relationships with campus
colleagues, such as Campus Public Safety, Counseling and
Psychological Services, Student Activities, Wellness Center,
Participates in the recruitment, selection, and training of
Utilizes departmental assessment data to set action plans for
their residence area, and assists in departmental planning.
Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work in group and
Assistance in occasional evening and weekend work requirements
Essential Job Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred
- Knowledge of higher education and student development
principles, practices, and procedures.
- Prior Residence Life experience preferred.
- Effective oral/written communication, interpersonal skills,
attention to detail, and excellent time management skills.
- 24 hour rotation of on-campus duty responsibilities in
supervising the campus.
- Ability to move about campus.
- Active engagement through- out campus with the ability to move
around to assess facilities.
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send
resume with cover letter and contact information for three
references including name, telephone and email address.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.