A Residence Hall Director coordinates building and community aspects of a residence hall or complex, utilizing an Inclusive Excellence framework in which staff strives towards excellence from an inclusion mindset in academic and social engagements with students; initiates, plans and organizes community development program in residence hall or complex through the Residential Curriculum; assists in hiring and training student staff; supervises and evaluates staff; advises residents on social, academic, and behavioral concerns; includes evening, weekend, and on-call duty; advances the Residential Curriculum through key departmental values centered on student learning, wellness, inclusion and the creation of vibrant communities.
The Office of Student Life fosters students’ development, learning, well-being and sense of belonging; empowers students to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals; and prepares students to be engaged in a global society.
35%- Assists with selection and placement of student staff; assesses staff skills and training needs; participates in pre- and in-service training; supervises and evaluates student staff to ensure completion of community and student development expectations; makes appropriate recommendations regarding performance; collaborates with staff overseeing residence hall desk and building security operations.
25%- Advises and consults with residents regarding social, educational, and wellness concerns and initiates appropriate referrals; confronts and discusses behavioral problems and identifies necessary behavioral changes; manages conduct processes; coordinates crisis interventions in hall or complex.
15%- Initiates plans for comprehensive community development program in hall or complex utilizing the Residential Curriculum; ensures advancement of departmental and Student Life goals and strategic initiatives, advises student groups and organizations and provides support to elected hall student leaders; assesses resident student needs; advises and consults with student leaders regarding training needs; Ensures high quality performance of learning communities and academic initiatives within the hall or complex.
10%- Prepares correspondence and reports and maintains appropriate hall records as required or requested; attends and participates in area or system meetings; assists in development of area and system procedures and policy recommendations.
10%- Coordinates building staff in implementing procedures to assure safety of residents and security of buildings including fire safety and emergency evacuation procedures; assists residence hall administrative and support offices with information about student needs, preferences and interests.
5%- Assists with special projects as assigned by Student Life and Housing and Residence Education
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. 3 years of relevant experience required.
Master’s degree in college student personnel, higher education, counseling or related fields (obtained by the start of the position); full-time or graduate residence life experience.
This is a required live on position. There are multiple openings. There are options for immediate start dates or July 2024 start dates.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.