Director for Residence Life Hall Staff & Student Development

Posting Details

Requisition 202100021ES Title Director for Residence Life Hall Staff & Student Development FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary
Commensurate with education and experience. Department Residence Life Open Date 07/19/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Educational and Experience Requirement
Master’s Degree in Student Services, Higher Education Administration, or related field. Five years experience in a professional capacity. Experience with a residence life program is desirable. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education. Nature & Purpose of Position
Plans, organizes, directs, and controls daily operations and personnel within the Hall Staff and Student Development area of the department. Primary Responsibilities
Supervises and coordinates residence hall staff and student development areas to include management tasks, planning, organizing, staffing, and leading. Interprets policies and supervises enforcement of policies to include handling professional level student disciplinary situations and serving as disciplinary appeals officer. Directly responsible for all aspects of academic initiatives within the residence halls to include living and learning communities and faculty-in-residence programs, and serves as a liaison to faculty and others in Academic Affairs. Interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates professional and support personnel that report directly to the Director. Interviews, hires, and oversees supervision of Association of College and University Housing Officers – International ( ACUHO -I) intern, to include developing internship description to meet Human Resources requirements. Projects and maintains assigned budgets for areas involving residence hall staff and student development programs. Prepares reports, analyses, evaluations, and proposals as required. Responsible for data collection and assessment of residence hall staff, training, programs, and student organizations. Authors and submits articles regarding residence hall staff, student programs, and information updates for publication in Southwest Association of College and University Housing officers ( SWACUHO ) newsletters, ACUHO -I Talking Stick, and Sam Houston State University publications. Provides oversight for: departmental programming efforts to promote student initiatives, growth and development through various leadership opportunities within hall councils, Residence Hall Association ( RHA ) and National Residence Hall Honorary ( NRHH ); department’s Resource and Training Center; and training and development programs for the residence hall staff. Serves on various University committees as invited or directed, specifically including, but not limited to the Convocation Committee. Participation/involvement with regional and national housing organizations is expected. Works directly with students, parents, student groups, organizations, departments, and others as necessary. Performs other related duties as assigned. Other Specifications
Must be willing to travel periodically for professional development opportunities and to assist in interviewing personnel at industry conferences. Computer experience necessary. Must possess well developed communicative and interpersonal skills essential to working with individuals or large groups. Working hours may vary as required including occasional evening and weekend work. Responsible for all employee relations within the Hall Staff and Student Development area of the department. Strong leadership skills and the ability to exercise discretion, excellent reasoning and independent judgment, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure, and ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others is required.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority ( CSA ). Full Time Part Time Full Time Quicklink https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28010
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.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
Screening Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please give an example of a position you have held where you were required to train subordinates and how you went about that training.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please discuss any previous experience in a residence life setting.

    (Open Ended Question)



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