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Residence Hall Director


 The Residence Hall Director (RHD) is an innovative, full-time, live-in, professional staff member in a dynamic department committed to creating and sustaining supportive learning environments and helping students to reach their curricular and co-curricular goals. This integral member of the Housing and Residence Life team is co-responsible for the administrative and managerial functions of one or more residence halls.

 


The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.

  • Co-oversees all general administrative and managerial functions for a residence hall(s)

  • Assists in recruiting, selecting, training, and supervising paraprofessional staff members

  • Implements student success strategies and initiatives regarding a case manager concept for student success

  • Oversee management of a 24-hour information and customer service desk(s) and its staff

  • Facilitates a programming and community development model designed around a residential curriculum

  • Advises, counsels, and seeks to develop residents in alignment with the department’s Mission, Vision, and Goals to create and sustain a supportive living environment

  • Co-advises Hall Council

  • Member of a crisis response/on-call rotation team

  • Adjudicates educational disciplinary conferences for policy violations within the residence hall

  • Supervised by an Area Coordinator

 


  • Collaborate with academic and University partners to create and sustain residential communities that foster student learning, development, and academic success

  • Establish rapport and develop mentoring relationships with residents

  • Plan and present residence hall and campus-wide educational and social programs using a residential curriculum model

  • Play an integral role in executing the first-year student orientation program

 


  • Co-Coordinates the administrative functions and managerial operations of a residence hall(s)

  • Conduct training each semester on information and customer service desk functions, policies, and procedures

  • Report and keep record of facility, maintenance, and security issues within the hall

  • Play an integral role in departmental committees, task forces, and recruitment efforts

  • Provide day-to-day, in-hall intervention and crisis response

  • Provide area-wide intervention and response for crises and other facilities, safety, and security issues via a rotating on-call schedule

 


  • Must be able to create connections with residential students to guide them to success

  • Must possess the ability to maintain an effective, cooperative working relationship with supervisors and co-workers in keeping with the values and mission of both the Department and the University

  • Must possess above average oral, written, and computer communication skills and practice sound, ethical decision making

  • Must be willing to serve as a role model for residential students, paraprofessional staff members, and co-workers in work ethic, attitude, and approach to work

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of supervision of student staff members

  • Must be willing to assume additional responsibilities within the department as needed

  • Must demonstrate willingness to role model acceptance and advocacy of diverse student populations by creating an environment committed to valuing diversity and social justice

  • Although the majority of the position will function as described, some aspects are subject to change due to evolving departmental needs

 


 

Salary of $23,500

10-Month Contract Paid Over a 12-Month Period

Furnished Apartment with Internet & Utilities*

Pet Friendly

 

Professional, Full Time Position

Medical Insurance

Dental & Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

 

Retirement Plan

Partial Tuition Waiver

Designated Parking Space

Parking Permit Purchase Required

Furnished Office Space

 

Reduced Membership to WKU's Health & Fitness Facility

University Bookstore Discount

Professional Development & Training

Great Networking Opportunities

 

Can delay beginning coursework for the first semester to allow for transition needs

Serve on Division-Wide Committees

 

Active Role in Admission Recruitment

Flexibility With Time Off to Attend Conferences

 

Collateral Assignments in Student Conduct, Retention, M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, etc.

Great Contact, Support, and Interaction with the Leadership Team

 

 


  • Successful applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree

  • Successful applicant must be willing to submit to a state and national criminal history background check

  • At least one (1) year previous experience as a Hall Director, Resident Assistant, Community Advisor, or other housing/residence life related leadership role is required

 


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Notice: Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance. 


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 Last Modified 3/1/22