Residence Hall Director (Multiple Openings)

Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number


Posting/Functional Title

Residence Hall Director (Multiple Openings)

University Pay Plan Title

Residence Hall Director


San Marcos


Dept of Housing and Residential Life

Recruitment Type

Open to All

Job Type


Monthly Salary


Job Category


Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Post bachelor experience in Student Affairs.
  • Served in a defined leadership role in one or more of the following: residence life, student activities and organizations, student government, or orientation and first year programs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in student Personnel or related field.
  • Previous experience in building management.
  • Previous experience in staff supervision.
  • Previous experience in crisis management and/or emergency response.
  • Previous experience with community engagement/development activities.
  • Previous experience with student support or retention initiatives.
Job Description

Residence Hall Directors (RD) provide critically important services to students living within our residential communities. The Residence Hall Director position is a full-time, live-in role that has primary responsibility for managing the daily operations of one or more of our residence halls on campus. The successful RD at Texas State is responsible for building a strong community, supporting the staff that they supervise, and generating meaningful opportunities for students to become connected to campus through intentional interactions and connections. Key functions of the position include: building management, supervision, community engagement, crisis management, student support, and serving as an active member of the department. This position will report directly to an Assistant Director of Residential Life and Education. Individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the job that includes accessing all areas of residential buildings on a regular basis and periodically accessing other campus areas. In some cases, the use of stairs is the only way to access certain areas. In instances of emergencies, the RD must be able to respond in a timely manner appropriate to the situation. The RD is frequently required to utilize the computer and phone. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.

Job Duties

Supervision (30%)
  • Provide day-to-day supervision and support of a staff of Resident Assistants and desk assistant within their assigned community.
  • Management of staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, and other interactions with staff to provide maximum support and direction to execute community goals.
  • Participate in selection and training efforts for all staff members.

Community Engagement (20%)
  • Serve as the primary individual responsible for building a community designed to engage students in connecting with each other and to the larger institution with the goal of increasing student retention and sense of belonging at Texas State,
  • Direct, assess and execute community development and engagement activities in line with departmental directive and programs.
  • Serve as an advisor for Hall Council in the development of community initiatives and student leadership.
  • Work with assigned Living-Learning communities.
  • Support and implement programming designed to advance departmental, divisional, and institutional goals.
  • Serve as a conduct officer to address behavioral concerns within assigned community.

Building Management (20%)
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all departmental paperwork and processes for their assigned residential community.
  • Assume primary responsibilities for opening, closing, budget management, occupancy management, facilities, and desk operations within their community.
  • Maintain essential office records as outlined by Texas State University.
  • Provide a quality in community experience by providing accurate information and fostering positive relationships with all constituents.

Crisis Management and Student Support (20%)
  • Serve as a member of the departmental on-call rotation.
  • Actively engage with and seek to resolve issues for students of concern to ensure their support.
  • Desire to serve as an active resource for students in their community.
  • Consistently be responsive to the needs of assigned community in relation to community trends, student needs, and emergency response.
  • Serve as a referral agent for students to resources across the institution.

Departmental Responsibilities (10%)
  • Actively participate in departmental programs and projects designed to support the mission and goals of the department, division, and institution.
  • Participate actively as a member of the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Serve as a positive role model for students and staff.
  • Other duties as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in this job description.
Additional Information to Applicants

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Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)

Open Until Filled


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Posting Notices

You will be required to electronically attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references to your application.

Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE .

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation #1
  2. DD 214/DD1300
  3. Veteran's Preference
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