Apartment and Utilities
Professional Development funding
Academic Release and Tuition Support
Supplemental Retirement Savings
Work Life and Employee Assistance Program
Employee Discount Program
5 openings available.
Internal Number: 2023320
Residence Hall Directors (RDs) provide critically important services to students living within our residential communities. The Residence Hall Director position is a full-time, live-in role that has primary responsibility for managing the daily operations of one or more of our residence halls on campus. The successful RD at Texas State is responsible for building a strong community, supporting the staff that they supervise, and generating meaningful opportunities for students to become connected to campus through intentional interactions and connections.
Key functions of the position include: building management, supervision, community engagement, crisis management, student support, and serving as an active member of the department. This position will report directly to an Assistant Director of Residential Life and Education. Individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the job that includes accessing all areas of residential buildings on a regular basis and periodically accessing other campus areas. In some cases, the use of stairs is the only way to access certain areas. In instances of emergencies, the RD must be able to respond in a timely manner appropriate to the situation. The RD is frequently required to utilize the computer and phone. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
Provide day-to-day supervision and support of a staff of Resident Assistants and desk assistant within their assigned community.
Management of staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, and other interactions with staff to provide maximum support and direction to execute community goals.
Participate in selection and training efforts for all staff members.
Community Engagement (20%)
Serve as the primary individual responsible for building a community designed to engage students in connecting with each other and to the larger institution with the goal of increasing student retention and sense of belonging at Texas State,
Direct, assess and execute community development and engagement activities in line with departmental directive and programs.
Serve as an advisor for Hall Council in the development of community initiatives and student leadership.
Work with assigned Living-Learning communities.
Support and implement programming designed to advance departmental, divisional, and institutional goals.
Serve as a conduct officer to address behavioral concerns within assigned community.
Building Management (20%)
Serve as the primary point of contact for all departmental paperwork and processes for their assigned residential community.
Assume primary responsibilities for opening, closing, budget management, occupancy management, facilities, and desk operations within their community.
Maintain essential office records as outlined by Texas State University.
Provide a quality in community experience by providing accurate information and fostering positive relationships with all constituents.
Crisis Management and Student Support (20%)
Serve as a member of the departmental on-call rotation.
Actively engage with and seek to resolve issues for students of concern to ensure their support.
Desire to serve as an active resource for students in their community.
Consistently be responsive to the needs of assigned community in relation to community trends, student needs, and emergency response.
Serve as a referral agent for students to resources across the institution.
Departmental Responsibilities (10%)
Actively participate in departmental programs and projects designed to support the mission and goals of the department, division and institution.
Participate actively as a member of the Division of Student Affairs.
Serve as a positive role model for students and staff.
Other duties as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in this job description.
Post bachelor experience in Student Affairs.
Served in a defined leadership role in one or more of the following: residence life, student activities and organizations, student government, or orientation and first year programs.
Master’s degree in student Personnel or related field.
Previous experience in building management.
Previous experience in staff supervision.
Previous experience in crisis management and/or emergency response.
Previous experience with community engagement/development activities.
Previous experience with student support or retention initiatives.
Located in the vibrant and growing community of San Marcos, Texas State University has the unique advantage of being large on choices but small in feel. The university is known for warm, friendly students and engaged faculty and staff who will go out of their way to help students succeed.
The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the grandeur of the cypress and pecan trees on campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque environment. Our 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students choose from more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs—from biology to music to business to geography and more. And each student finds the personalized support and opportunities they need to succeed beyond the classroom.
The Division of Student Success contributes to the retention, graduation, and career development of a high quality, diverse student population through a student-centered and student learning approach. We provide thoughtfully curated spaces and deliver innovative co-curricular programs and services designed to foster inclusive student involvement, engagement, and a sense of belonging.
Texas State University is committed to providing inclusi...ve education and a work environment that offers equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. Texas State, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Texas State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunities shall include personnel transactions of recruitment, employment, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination, and salary. Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in faculty and senior administrative positions.
Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.