Code: 11570 Posted: 02/25/2016

Residence Hall Manager
Residence Life
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites applicants for a Residence Hall Manager.

Under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life, the Residence Hall Manager will be responsible for the overall management and day-to-day operation of the residence hall, including: student staff supervision, advising hall government, coordinating programming, implementing administrative hall operations, and participating in departmental assignments. The programmatic mission of Residence Life is to support the academic mission of the University within the residence hall setting. This is accomplished through academic, student development, and community development programming. The Residence Hall Manager's primary responsibilities are the welfare and development of the students within the residence hall and promoting an environment that is conducive to academic success. 

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A. Coordinate the development of meaningful goals, programs and policies for the residence hall.

A1. Develop and maintain a positive community atmosphere in the building, and assist RAs in developing positive floor/house communities.
A2. Develop and implement specific learning outcomes related to residence life programming.
A3. Support programming efforts through presenting programs, attending programs and providing resource information for staff programming; encourage student involvement in residence hall programming and other events/organizations on campus and in the community. Manage a budget for programming, staff supplies, and travel.
A4. Advise Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH); attend RHA and NRHH meetings and executive board meetings; provide training, information, resources and feedback to representatives; monitor RHA and NRHH budget and expenditures.
A5. Participate in the development and implementation of living learning communities and other programs specifically designed to support student retention.

B. Actively participate in human resource activities related to paraprofessional and student staff.

B1. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate up to 10 Resident Advisors and outline staff expectations in writing.
B2. Facilitate and participate in extensive pre-service as well as ongoing in service training sessions.
B3. Meet regularly with RAs, both individually and as a group; plan and facilitate weekly staff meetings.
B.4 Participate in department-wide staff selection processes.
B.5 Coordinate and supervise residence hall desk operations.

C. Serve as a Student Conduct hearing officer for the hall

C1. Hold students accountable for their actions according to department and university policies.
C2. Conduct student conduct hearings with students; assist student residents in developing a sense of responsibility for themselves and others.
C3. Counsel students having personal, academic, lifestyle, and/or behavioral concerns when appropriate and make appropriate referrals.
C4. Maintain and organize accurate student conduct records.

D. Implement administrative operations, as outlined by the Central Staff, in order to run an efficient residence hall

D1. Participate in departmental meetings, committees, and special assignments.
D2. Provide on call evening and weekend coverage.
D3. Supervise hall opening and closing procedures.
D4. Provide assistance and information regarding hall issues and concerns, departmental policies, etc.
D5. Coordinate emergency and crisis procedures.
D6. Maintain organized and accurate records of staff, students, residence hall programming, student conduct, and Residence Life administrative paperwork and records.
D7. Maintain regular communications or correspondence with food service, university police and other areas.
D8. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the residence hall facilities and custodial staff; meet regularly with the hall facilities and custodial staff.
D9. Represent the Office of Residence Life as needed at recruitment-related, Orientation, and Student Welcome events.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of student development theory. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to compile and analyze results of residence hall programming and assessment.
  • Supervisory skills including effective delegation, training, and development, including student staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to use MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to participate in work groups; and coordinate, develop and implement projects.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective professional working relationship with individuals at all organizational levels both with the campus community and with external institutions, community leaders, agencies, and others. 



  • Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or Counseling or related field
  • Previous experience working in residence life


  •  University housing-related work experience
  •  Experience working with living-learning communities
  •  Employee supervision experience
  •  Sensitivity to, or experience in working with a diverse, multicultural population


Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below.

External Applicants:   (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants:  (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:
"Advanced Search", Job Opening ID: "11570"
Find Jobs Posted Within: "Anytime" click "Search"
Select "Residence Hall Manager", click "Apply Now"

You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.


Apply online by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2016.


If you have application questions call or email:

Lisa Jacobs
Phone: (262) 595-2058


A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.


UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at  


Contact Name: Lisa Jacobs

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2058

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