Residence Hall Director

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7073993 (Ref.No. BSU
Posted: January 12, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Facilitate student development; coordinate student related programs; manage administrative functions in two designated residence halls.
The Residence Hall Director Position allows you to use YOUR SKILLS!
Supervise 1-2 Assistant Residence Hall Director (graduate students),
7-14 Resident Assistants, 1 Administrative Assistant, and 10-15 desk
and night staff members
Create a community development plan, serve on departmental
committees, teach a for credit leadership course and serve as the advisor
to hall council and other residence life student organizations
Support living-learning programs and services and partner with faculty
members and other academic partners
Work to ensure the safety and well-being of students and facilities
by serving as part of the on-call duty rotation for residence halls for a
particular area of campus.
You will have great colleagues,
valuable training
and professional development opportunities!

Job Function:

Facilitate student development; coordinate student related programs; manage administrative functions in two designated residence halls.

Minimum Education:

Master's degree from an accredited college or university by September 1, 2021.

Preferred Education:

Master's degree in student affairs administration or related area.

Minimum Experience:

Residence hall administration experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise, counsel, and establish rapport with students to assist them in adjusting to residence hall living in particular and college life in general.
  • Select, train, advise and supervise six to eight Resident Assistants; train, advise and supervise Assistant Residence Hall Director.
  • Exercise general supervision over main hall desk operation for two halls; coordinate student related programs for two residence hall desk operations in two halls.
  • Hire, train, and supervise twelve to sixteen student desk employees for two halls.
  • Work with supervised staff to develop and implement policies and procedures to insure healthy and safe environment; build and maintain an atmosphere to promote self-discipline and respect for others through upholding and enforcing university policies.
  • Perform administrative duties to maintain an efficient, functioning residence hall; includes assign rooms; control keys; maintain records; and prepare necessary requisitions and reports for other university departments.
  • Respond to emergency situations in an efficient and effective manner to insure the safety and well being of residents.
  • Monitor the condition of facilities; recommend repairs or alterations as needed.
  • Support and advise hall council and other student groups regarding planning, budgeting, and implementing student activities.
  • Participate in the overall planning of the total residence hall program; work closely with other housing area personnel in carrying out programs and services; support the development of budget requests.
  • Establish relationships with other departments within Student Affairs and the university; assume a leadership position within the department through committee work, activities, liaison work with other departments, and professional and staff in-service activities.
  • Teach academic course for students interested in student affairs work in residence halls; work irregular hours; may be called upon to respond to hall events and emergencies as needed.
  • Serve as director on duty for a designated area on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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