Residence Hall Director Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
organizes, directs and controls the residence life operations of a
residence hall(s) facilitating a living environment that is
conducive to academic pursuits, social interaction and personal
second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from
the Residence Hall Assistant Director in that incumbents have
overall accountability for the residence hall(s) and typically
supervise the Residence Hall Assistant Director. Incumbents also
review and authorize expenditures. Incumbents are required to live
in the residence hall. This classification requires a flexible work
schedule in order to meet the needs of the student residents.
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Counsels, advises and provides appropriate referrals for
student residents in need of professional services.
- Monitors or performs such as assigning student rooms,
scheduling student employees and preparing payroll documents.
- Develops skills of Resident Assistants in peer counseling
- Provides direction to Resident Assistants on program
planning and implementation; advises and guides student
organizations such as Hall Council.
- Serves as a liaison to maintenance staff, reports facilities
maintenance problems to appropriate person and follows-up to
ensure work is completed.
- Confronts inappropriate behavior of students; counsels and
- Prepares reports and records to show occupancy rates,
programming plans and student statistical data.
- Reviews and authorizes expenditures needed to keep the
residence hall in operating order, ensuring that budgetary
guidelines are followed.
- Participates in residence life and/or university committee
- Tours and inspects facilities to ensure building security
and safety guidelines are met; recommends modifications in
policies and procedures to upgrade safety and security of
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of budgetary/administrative practices.
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in preparing detailed reports.
Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science or related field AND three
years residence hall experience; OR, Seven years residence hall
experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or
education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have
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