Stillman College

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Tuscaloosa, United States

Job Title
Residence Hall Director
Vacancies
3
Office time
Varies
Location
Tuscaloosa, United States
Job Type
Full Time On-site
Deadline
24 April, 2024

Company Description

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.

Skills
  • Education

Description

Job Title:    Hall Director                                                            

Department: Residence Life

Reports to:  Assistant Director of Residence Life

Effective Date:     

Classification: Staff

 

Job Summary: The Residence Life Hall Director serves as a key leader within the university's housing and residence life department, responsible for overseeing the daily operations and creating a positive living environment within the assigned residential hall. This role involves fostering a sense of community, ensuring student well-being, and supporting the educational and personal development of residents.

Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

 

  1. Community Development: Facilitate a sense of community within the residential hall by organizing and implementing programs, events, and initiatives that encourage positive social interaction among residents.
  2. Student Support: Provide support and guidance to residents, addressing personal, academic, and interpersonal concerns. Collaborate with campus resources to connect students with relevant support services.
  3. Policy Enforcement: Uphold and enforce residence hall policies, ensuring a safe and respectful living environment. Address violations and conduct necessary follow-up procedures.
  4. Crisis Response: Respond to emergencies and crisis situations within the residential community. Serve as a point of contact for residents during emergencies and collaborate with campus security and other relevant departments.
  5. Administrative Tasks: Manage day-to-day administrative tasks, including room assignments, key distribution, and maintenance requests. Maintain accurate records related to resident information and hall activities.
  6. Staff Supervision: Supervise and mentor a team of Resident Assistants (Ras). Provide guidance, training, and support to Ras in their roles as community leaders.
  7. Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other Residence Life Staff, campus departments, and student organizations to enhance the overall residential experience and address broader campus needs.
  8. Conflict Resolution: Mediate and resolve conflicts among residents, fostering a positive and inclusive living environment. Implement restorative justice practices when appropriate.
  9. Programming and Education: Develop and implement educational programs that align with the College’s goals and contribute to the holistic development of residents.
  10. Professional Development: Stay informed about best practices in residence life, attend relevant conferences, and engage in ongoing professional development to enhance skills and knowledge.
  11. Safety and Security: Collaborate with campus police and other relevant departments to ensure the safety and security of residents. Enforce and communicate residence hall policies and procedures.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop relationships with residents. 
  • Assist and supervise Resident Assistants in community development.
  • Oversee the development of programming that fosters awareness of the eight dimensions of student wellness. 
  • Assess the effectiveness of hall programs.
  • Conduct weekly or bi-weekly meetings with individual Resident Assistants.
  • Supervise Resident Assistants, 
  • Evaluate the student staff performance. 
  • Develop a sense of community among staff through staff development, leadership development, and personal/professional development.
  • Maintain daily office hours and offer a high degree of availability and visibility for all residents and staff members.
  • Oversee the administrative functions of the hall office operation, including Community Assistants, timesheets, supplies, keys, etc.
  • Maintain occupancy reports and resident records. 
  • Utilize the work order system to ensure that maintenance problems are reported and corrected as soon as possible.
  • Promote and uphold a secure environment within the residence hall.
  • Enforce College and departmental policies and regulations.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent with experiences in Residential Life. Preferred bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution by the date of hire and at least 2 years’ directly related residence life work experience. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, and other campus administration. Knowledge and commitment to student development principles.

 

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

It is the policy of Stillman College to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

 

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