Position Title:Hall Director
Reports To:Associate Director Residential Living and Learning
Purpose of Position
The Hall Director is a live-in professional staff member who directly oversees a community of approximately 200-500 residents. The HD ensures fully functioning communities through training and development, community building, management, and supervision.
Supervision & Development of Resident Assistants and Desk staff
- Ensure accurate and timely completion of administrative tasks
- Articulate and supervise implementation of hall and university policies and procedures
- Monitor and evaluate area staff performance; address performance issues as required
- Conduct regularly scheduled individual and group meetings with hall staff
- Coordinate selection of student staff; develop and present training programs
- Assist in developing department policy and procedure; assist in the coordination of operations and processes
- Develop relationships within the Division of Student Life and collaborate with other departments on campus
- Ensure provision of duty coverage in assigned halls
Community development and area presence
- Maintains accessibility and availability to provide excellent customer service by keeping regular office hours
- Fosters an office environment that is welcoming to residents while ensuring that they see the HD is a resource, advisor, and consistent champion for good citizenship and high community standards
- Establishes the goals and objectives for the residence hall community in conjunction with the Department of Residential Living and Learning
- Assists students with individual problems through counseling and referral and establishes an atmosphere conducive to academic study and productive community living
- Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities
Assist with Judicial Affairs, Crisis Response, Counseling and On-Call Rotation
- Share week day/night, weekend and holiday on-call responsibilities with other para- and professional staff members
- Communicate institutional expectations for staff and student behavior to hall staff
- Establish clear guidelines and expectations for policy enforcement and associated documentation with hall staff
- Ensure accurate and timely completion of incident reports by staff
- Conduct judicial meetings-submit sanctioning/other information in a timely manner-maintain accurate records for designated area
- Follow-up on disciplinary matters and with students experiencing issues; make counseling referrals where necessary
- Set clear expectations and guidelines for student staff concerning confidentiality and reporting of psychological concerns, roommate conflicts and personal crisis
Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of SUCCEED programming
- Coach student staff in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs designed to meet departmental learning objectives for residents; monitor staff progress in meeting programming requirements
- Administer programming budget for designated area
- Serve as primary purchaser for RA staff’s programming needs (responsible for managing university credit card)
Development and maintenance of a clean, safe and functional living environment for residents
- Conduct on-going assessments of the physical condition of buildings in designated area, including individual rooms, common areas and immediate ground areas; assist with identification of improvement projects for assigned areas
- Build and maintain effective working relationships with Maintenance and Custodial Staff
- Coordinate on-site supervision for area fire drills; coordinate health and safety inspections of individual rooms;
- Supervise dissemination, completion, retrieval and submission of Room Condition Reports and other assignments paperwork
- Supervise and manage area damage billing; adjudicate damage appeals
Departmental, Division and Professional Commitments
- The position presents many opportunities to become involved on campus and pursue professional development and interests through committees and campus partnerships. Involvement in student affairs professional regional and/or national associations is also supported and encouraged.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires MasterÔ??s degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling or a related area, and experience in staff supervision, administration of residence hall operations, and facilitating student development programming activities. Occasional evening and weekend hours are to be expected and embraced. Required to obtain a TX drivers license and be certified to drive motor pool vehicles within 60 days of start date.
Supervision of Personnel
Supervises Resident Assistants and student desk staff.