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Residence Hall Director

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Job Title: Residence Hall Director-WESTS - 992131

Position Overview & Job Duties

UCO Housing & Dining’s educational priority is to cultivate independence and encourage connected and cooperative communities within the residence halls. The UCO Hall Director is an innovative educator who has an understanding of college student development, engagement, and academic success. The Hall Director will assist in creating, implementing, managing, and assessing a comprehensive residential curriculum. The Hall Director’s overall responsibility is to create a learning-centered environment that is safe and secure for all students.

Additional duties include overseeing residents’ academic support, student staff supervision, facilities management, student conduct, and crisis intervention. The Hall Director also develops and maintains relationships among residential students, their families, various campus departments, community partners, and vendors.

This is a 12-month, full-time, live-in position that includes a furnished apartment, a choice of meal plan, and full university benefits, including medical, retirement, paid time off, a paid parking space, and tuition benefits. Hall Directors are allowed one pet that is less than 35 pounds. The position reports to the Assistant Director for Residence Life.
  • Uphold the role of a learning-centered educator.
  • Implement a residential curriculum focused on developing an awareness of self, critical thinking skills, and community participation.
  • Develop and facilitate lesson plans and assessments for the residential curriculum.
  • Utilize multiple educational strategies and theories to aid in student learning and development.
  • Build collaborative relationships with campus partners, including, but not limited to, Counseling & Well-Being, Campus Police, Risk Management, Dining, and Student Conduct.
  • Serve an integral role in recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating student staff, including resident assistants and student desk workers.
  • Advise one of two Housing student organizations (Housing Activities Council or National Residence Hall Honorary)
  • Promptly and appropriately address student conduct issues and behavioral concerns.
  • Serve on an emergency on-call team rotation for the residence halls.
  • Conduct overall administration and operations of a 290-450+ bed residence hall.
  • Foster relationships among the Housing & Dining department by serving on committees and supporting initiatives.
  • Assist with summer conferences/projects.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in job related field plus 3+ years of work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Preferred:
  • Residence Life experience as an undergraduate or graduate resident assistant (or equivalent), or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • Graduate-level experience supervising student staff and/or advising student organizations is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with the development and/or implementation of student learning initiatives, including a residential curriculum, living-learning communities, or teaching.
  • Currently, hold or be actively pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Development, Student Affairs, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated abilities in all areas of residence life that include conflict management skills, giving and receiving feedback, time management, and student staff training and supervision.

Demonstrated analytical, written, and oral communication, and interpersonal skills. Must possess an enthusiasm to work with diverse student populations. Ability to resolve conflicts and negotiate with others. Decision and problem-solving skills.

Will this employee supervise others?

Yes, this employee will supervise multiple student employees.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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