Hall Director

Code: 15525 Posted: 05/13/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Hall Director.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Residence Life, the Hall Director will be responsible for the overall management and day-to-day operation of the residence hall, including: student staff supervision, advising student organizations, serving on an on-call duty rotation, coordinating programming, implementing administrative hall operations, and participating in departmental assignments. The Hall Director’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. This is an exempt 12-month, professional live-in position.

Essential Job Functions
  • Coordinate the development of meaningful goals, programs and policies for the residence hall.
    • Develop and maintain a positive community atmosphere in the building, and assist RAs in developing positive floor/house communities.
    • Develop and implement specific learning outcomes related to residence life programming.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of living learning communities and other programs specifically designed to support student retention.
  • Actively participate in human resource activities related to paraprofessional and student staff.
    • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate up to 10 Resident Advisors and outline staff expectations in writing.
    • Facilitate and participate in extensive pre-service as well as ongoing in service training sessions.
    • Meet regularly with RAs, both individually and as a group; plan and facilitate weekly staff meetings.
    • Participate in department-wide staff selection processes.
    • Coordinate and supervise residence hall desk operations.
  • Serve as a Student Conduct hearing officer for the hall
    • Hold students accountable for their actions according to department and university policies.
    • Conduct student conduct hearings with students; assist student residents in developing a sense of
    • responsibility for themselves and others.
    • Counsel students having personal, academic, lifestyle, and/or behavioral concerns when appropriate and make appropriate referrals.
    • Maintain and organize accurate student conduct records.
  • Implement administrative operations, as outlined by the Central Staff, in order to run an efficient residence hall
    • Participate in departmental meetings, committees, and special assignments.
    • Provide on call evening and weekend coverage.
    • Supervise hall opening and closing procedures.
    • Provide assistance and information regarding hall issues and concerns, departmental policies, etc.
    • Coordinate emergency and crisis procedures.
    • Maintain organized and accurate records of staff, students, residence hall programming, student conduct, and Residence Life administrative paperwork and records.
    • Maintain regular communications or correspondence with food service, university police and other areas.
    • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the residence hall facilities and custodial staff; meet regularly with the hall facilities and custodial staff.
    • Represent the Office of Residence Life as needed at recruitment-related, Orientation, and Student Welcome events.
    • Essential Knowledge 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. As well as working with a diverse, multicultural population.


  • Master’s Degree (completed by start date) in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Counseling or related field
  • Previous experience working in Residence Life
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

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: 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. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications.
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Official transcripts upon hire.

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 31st, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

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

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.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Jenna Swartz

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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