Residence Hall Director
Residence Hall Manager
Non-Instructional Academic Staff
Terms of Employment:
12-month, Annual, Fixed Term Renewable
The Residence Hall Director (RHD) is responsible for the
welfare and development of students in the residence hall. The
primary goal is the development of residential communities
supportive of personal growth, academic achievement and respect for
the rights of others. The RHD strives to foster individual and
community development by means of: individual and group advising,
staff supervision and training, appropriate role modeling,
performance of administrative functions and participation as a
fully functioning member of the professional Residence Life Staff
This is a live-in position. Residence Hall Directors are required
to live in an on-campus apartment within their assigned residence
hall. This position requires night and weekend commitments,
including Labor Day Weekend.
This position includes on-call emergency response responsibilities.
RHDs will respond to emergencies in buildings across campus, some
of which do not have elevators.
50% Academic Growth and Achievement and Community
- Through regular contact with students (conduct, personal
concerns, etc.), actively engage in discussion about academic
success and challenges and direct toward appropriate resources when
- Maintain personal contact with residents through daily social
interaction, maintenance of office hours and attendance at hall
meetings and functions.
- Support retention and progression efforts through intentional
interactions with targeted students and offices.
- Oversee and support academically-based programs for that meet
the needs of the residence hall community including development of
study groups and peer academic support networks.
- Develop academic goals with student staff and student leaders.
Coordinate comprehensive academic plans for staff and students
leaders who are not meeting departmental academic standards.
- Monitor facilities to ensure they are conducive to academic
success (lighting, noise level, ample study space, etc.)
- Serve as a role model, resource person and support agent for
students and staff.
- Facilitate a climate of respect for all students through
intentional interactions, formalized programs/educational
opportunities and timely response to concerns of bias.
- Oversee and support hall programs and activities that encourage
interaction in the community, based on the Community Living
- Maintain a secure and functional physical environment.
- Communicate, clarify and enforce university, departmental and
- Encourage students to assume responsibility for decisions
affecting their community.
- Participate in the management of student behavior problems in
the halls by responding to incidents, meetings with students and
pursuing appropriate administrative and judicial action.
- Analyze and use assessment data to improve the student
experience in the hall and support their academic success.
20% Staff Supervision
- Actively recruit and select Community Advisors and support and
assist the recruitment of Desk Managers and Desk Workers.
- Conduct weekly staff meetings and provide ongoing staff
development sessions that serve critical needs for training and
promote opportunities for personal and academic growth and
- In conjunction with the Health Center staff, co-supervise the
Health Advocate in their respective buildings.
- In conjunction with campus partners, provide oversight and
feedback to student positions such as Community Service Officers,
Health Advocates, Desk Managers and Desk Workers.
- Oversee the function of the front desk and security station
operations in the hall.
- Co-supervise duty staff who are assigned to work in the
- Meet individually on a regular basis with staff to discuss
community issues and concerns as well as monitor progress of the
- Conduct performance evaluations of staff members and other
in-hall employees each semester.
- Submit administrative reports and forms within set
- Complete conduct cases in a timely and accurate manner and in
accordance with university procedures and state/federal mandates
(FERPA, Title XI, etc.)
- Maintain regular contact and engagement with Residence Life
assignment staff regarding general occupancy issues.
- Maintain regular communication with campus partners such as
Dean of Students office, University Police, Counseling Center and
- Assume campus duty coverage on an equal and rotating basis with
other senior staff, including holiday coverage.
- Lead staff in administering surveys and assessment tools in an
efficient and timely manner.
5% Student Leadership Advising
- Advise and support the Hall Council and its Executive
- Attend weekly Hall Council meetings and executive board
- Support and attend events and activities planned and
implemented by the Hall Council.
5% Professional Development
- Participate in orientation, training and professional
development sessions and staff meetings as required.
- Assist in hall and department policy formulation and
- Perform duties on a special assignment team (may include
leadership, student conduct, training and selection and
operations). Other teams created as needed.
- Serve as a member and/or chair of an Oshkosh Placement Exchange
Master's Degree in Counseling, Higher Education, College
Student Personnel or related field
Demonstrated supervision skills
Well-developed interpersonal skills and experience managing people
including comfort with diverse people and beliefs
Previous residence hall experience
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Commitment to the growth and development of students
Strong writing skills
Prior problem solving and conflict resolution experience
Demonstrated ability in advising student groups
Ability to develop and nurture a positive community living
environment within residence halls
Demonstrated administrative skills
Knowledge of facilities and building management
Knowledge of judicial/student conduct processes
Applicants must submit the following documents using the online
Cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional
references, and an unofficial transcript
For questions regarding your application and additional options to
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The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and
Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and
compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official
job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties
and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information
please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by October 14,
2021 are ensured full consideration.
after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the
search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the
most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the
next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late
application materials may not receive consideration.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not
able to complete the application online due to a disability or
system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity
and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse,
broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women,
minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life
experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual
contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and
maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount
importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global
citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are
committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the
opportunity to thrive.
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UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law.
UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who
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Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the
identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the
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CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment
screening which includes a criminal background check, work
authorization, and verification of education. It will also require
you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual
violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other
work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates
must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time
of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery
Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and
information about campus security policies, see https://uwosh.edu/police/
, or call
UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.
Campus Security Authority (Clery Act)
This position is a designated Campus Security Authority and is
obligated under the Clery Act to notify the Dispatch
Supervisor/Records Custodian at the UW Oshkosh Police Department of
alleged Clery Crimes that have been reported to them or alleged
Clery Crimes that they have directly witnessed.