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Residence Hall Director (4632)

Northern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022
Position Summary

The Residence Hall Director provides primary leadership and overall management of a residence hall housing approximately 500 students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Leadership and Community Development.
2. Supervise one-two Graduate Assistant(s) and co-supervise up to 20 Community Advisors.
3. Promotes the development and implementation of the Residential Curriculum.
4. Actively participate as a member of the area team, along with additional Residence Hall Directors, Graduate Residence Hall Directors, Area Coordinators, Community Police Officers, Faculty Coordinators, Dining Staff, and Facilities Staff.
5. Coordinate the selection, training, development, and evaluation of student staff.
6. Promote and develop an inclusive and academically supportive community.
7. Collaborate directly with Faculty Advisors and Academic House Coordinators, who provide leadership for the Living Learning Communities housed in the residence halls.
8. Create intentional efforts to interact with students and provide opportunities for student growth and development.
9. Counsel, advise, and refer residents on personal and academic matters.
10. Respond to crisis and emergency situations and communicate necessary information appropriately.
11. Advise hall council.
I2. Seek opportunities to work collaboratively with departmental, divisional, and campus partners through committees, liaison relationships, and other interactions.
13. Actively participate in residential academic offerings. Such responsibilities could include an opportunity to teach a section of University 101, coordinating tutorial or group study programs, or overseeing a peer academic advisor program.
14. Support the mission, policies, and procedures of the Department and University.
15. Actively participate in staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
16. Act as a University representative at campus events Administration.
17. Adjudicate University and Housing and Residential Services policies.
18. Support the Area Coordinator in the overall administrative, developmental, and facilities management of the residential area.
19. Manage hall facilities and budget.
20. Work collaboratively with the Housing staff to manage building occupancy.
21. Participate in on-call duty rotation including weeknights, weekends, and break periods.
22. Establish and maintain regularly scheduled office hours.
23. Collaborate with other staff within the complex and across Housing and Residential Services to ensure consistency and sharing of best practices.
24. Assist with Departmental initiatives as needed.
25. Assist with summer conference operations or other summer projects as assigned.
26. Serve as Campus Security Authority and assist with the process of reporting crimes in order to maintain accurate and timely crime statistics and increase the overall safety of the campus.

Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)

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Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)

Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)
  • Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Counseling, or another related field
  • One (1) to two (2) years’ experience with supervision, selection, training, and development of residence hall staff.
Additional Requirements (SPS)

Preferred Qualifications (SPS)
  • Ability to effectively respond to crisis, manage fiscal resources, and adjudicate University policy violations.
  • Understanding of and commitment to developing inclusive communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Desire to work as part of a team and offer innovative approaches to problem solving.
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Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Priority deadline : Wednesday, October 12, 2022. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit application materials by this date. Applications after this date may be received, but will be considered as needed. Interviews may begin prior to this date; however no hiring decision will be made until after this date.

Required Documents
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  • List of at least 3 References
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EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at .

Safety Information

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report . Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)

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