Residence Life encourages applications for a Hall Director! This is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position with educational, leadership, administrative, and advising responsibilities. The primary purpose of this position is to lead a community that prepares student to be outstanding contributors to their halls, classes, campus, and global society.
This position is responsible for the overall management of an undergraduate residence hall(s) of up to 550 students in a large housing operation. The main responsibility of this position is the administrative functions and actions related to the development of a residential community or complex. This includes the facilitation of student development through individual student interactions, building residence hall community, student leadership, and working closely with a Residential Academic Program (RAP) or Living Learning Community (LLC). Hall Directors supervise 6-18 paraprofessional student staff team members in multiple capacities.
Community & Leadership Development
Coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate educational and academic programming and maintain budgets and other fiduciary responsibilities.
Promote an inclusive student centered residential environment that supports the academic mission of the institution.
Facilitate understanding and implementation of ResX (CU’s Residential Curriculum model)with student staff and leaders in the community.
Advise student leaders in a community through initiatives such as Community Council (CoCo), developing their skills during programming, meetings, and 1:1 interactions.
Collaborate with faculty and staff within academic programs (FIGs, RAPs, and LLCs) to strengthen academic partnerships and connections.
Actively seek out opportunities for student leadership and involvement including advising Community Council, and supporting RHA and NRHH initiatives.
Human Resource Management
Mentor and supervise staff to become effective student leaders, through conducting performance reviews and coaching sessions as appropriate.
Supervise student staff to become effective student leaders, through 1:1 interactions, student staff meetings, and coaching conversations.
Curate student staff experience through development of relevant skills.
Support recruitment, hiring, and training processes for student and professional staff and actively seek opportunities for inclusive practice in all facets of human resource development.
Facilitate Residence Life communication efforts across all community staff positions.
Serve as a student conduct hearing officer for departmental and university level violations and pursue opportunities for student learning within community impact.
Interpret and enforce residence hall and university policies and regulations.
Develop and implement responses to recurring issues and challenges that are impacting the community.
Update and maintain Maxient case files for incidents and students related to crisis, conduct, and elevated needs.
Serve in an on-call rotation for 10,000+ residents and provide crisis management assistance and follow up.
Identify students of concern in community and facilitate connection with university resources as appropriate.
Oversee the safety and security of a residential environment.
Uphold all departmental and university crisis response policies and procedures.
Operations & Administration
Maintain regular interaction with facilities, environmental services, dining, university housing and other key university partners.
Manage roommate agreements, mediation, and room change processes.
Engage in relevant departmental meetings and task forces that serve the needs and operations of Residence Life.
Coordinate processes such as community move-in, safety checks, damage billing, and move out.
Serve as fiduciary over community budgets to include the acquisition of supplies and appropriate utilization of funds to serve your residential community.
Support the management and operation of community centers.
Serve as a representative of Residence Life on university committees and task forces as needed.
Partner proactively with student affairs and university offices to support the needs of students.
Assist with student retention and persistence efforts.
Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
One year of direct professional experience working with college students, or 2 years of direct graduate experience working with college students.
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CU Boulder's Residence Life is an innovative and ground-breaking organization that builds dynamic residential living and learning communities using practices that are socially just and sustainable! We are characterized by our dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed staff; our attractive facilities; outstanding dining experiences; innovative technology; and quality conference services. We promote experiences to support and challenge students to create the tools to build their lives and achieve academic success.