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Residence Hall Director

Governors State University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 10, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

Position Type
Administrative Appointment

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Position's Functional Title
Residence Hall Director

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Position Summary

The Residence Hall Director ( RHD ) plays an intricate role in fostering the living-learning philosophy of University Housing and makes appropriate decisions and/or recommendations to the Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services & University Housing regarding the management and supervision of the residential program. The RHD provides year-round leadership and direction for a specified residence hall and is responsible for enhancing student learning and academic success through the creation of a community environment that supports the overall development of students.
RHDs are generally responsible for:
· Training, supervising, and evaluating paraprofessional staff and an Assistant Residence Hall Director (graduate assistant).
· Assisting and advising students in matters related to academic support, crisis intervention, referral, programming, discipline, routine conflicts, personal development, and leadership opportunities.
· Advising the hall council in matters of budget, policy, and programming.
· Serving as the communication link with students and other areas of the department and university.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one academic year full time work experience by the time of appointment as a full-time residence hall Director or work in a related field (higher education, student affairs, counseling).
  • Successful supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and staff.
  • Experience implementing and facilitating social justice education.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, customer service and conflict management skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree (or U.S. equivalent) in College Student Personnel or a related field and experience working in a residence hall setting (i.e., at least one (1) year part-time relevant experience at time of hire is required (graduate assistantships are considered part-time work). Knowledge of student learning and student development theories.
  • Experience working in living-learning centers or theme housing.
  • Advanced administrative skills and experience implementing residence hall administrative procedures are strongly preferred.
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Open Until Filled

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration complete application should be submitted by June 15, 2023.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience working in Higher Education or a similar setting?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Three Professional References
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other
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  4. Other4

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