Hall Director Job Description
The undergraduate hall director lives in an apartment in a residence hall and has the responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the residence hall. He/she has specific responsibilities such as distributing keys, giving direction to resident advisors, maintaining safety procedures, working closely with personnel from Buildings & Grounds, supporting the objectives of Bluffton University and responding to student concerns.
- To provide students with a place to pursue academic interests.
- To create and maintain an environment which is compatible with the physical and psychological needs of the students.
- To serve as resource to students who have problems and concerns.
- To create an environment which is consistent with the objectives of Bluffton University.
- To insure that students live according to the objectives of Bluffton University, the standards of conduct, the law, and the regulations stated in the Student Handbook.
- To train and supervise a staff of resident advisors so that they can carry out their
- Work with the maintenance personnel in keeping the residence hall functional for the use of residents, present and future.
- Know, interpret, teach and enforce the standards of conduct and the Student Handbook regulations.
- Understand and enforce the safety procedures that exist in the residence hall.
- Serve as a resource person for students concerning Bluffton University's heritage, organization, policies and procedures.
- Be aware of concerns which students have and respond to these concerns in an appropriate manner.
- Supervise resident advisors in their involvement with the day-to-day operation of the residence hall.
- Participate in an on-call duty rotation and provide adequate staff coverage in the residence hall.
- Actively participate in staff meetings, RA trainings, Leadership Development Program activities, selection processes and room draw.
- Responsible for the "housekeeping' functions such as handing out keys and locking doors.
- Be aware of health needs of students. This included assisting the students in finding a means of transportation to a physician or a hospital.
- Advise the hall association.
- Complete special projects as delegated by the director of residence life.
The undergraduate hall director reports directly to the director of residence life who is his/her immediate supervisor. The dean of students and the director of residence life are responsible for his/her selection, in-service training and evaluation.
Conditions of Employment
- Must have at least one year of prior resident advisor experience.
- The undergraduate hall director lives in a furnished apartment in the residence hall for the academic year. Use of the apartment for the summer must be approved by the director of residence life.
- In general, except for emergencies, must be on campus all weekends with the exception of 12 nights per year and vacation periods when not on duty. He/she must be present to close and open the hall at the start and end of breaks. Provisions must be made with the resident advisors for hall coverage when off-campus.
- More specifically, undergraduate hall directors must be on campus before classes begin in August for training, Fall Retreat and new student orientation and at least one full week after the halls close at the end of the year. At other times, he/she must be on campus up to the day vacation starts and return the day vacation ends.
- Must complete a work agreement with the financial aid office. This agreement can be
terminated at any time if the director of residence life believes that the responsibilities
of the position are not being filled.
- Resides in a furnished apartment that includes Internet, voicemail and cable service. Utilities are paid by the university; the university does not pay for long distance phone calls.
- A meal plan of his/her choice.
- Financial remuneration - approx. $3,500.