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Residence Hall Director
Date Posted 09/03/2020
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

The Residence Hall Director is a full-time, live-in position responsible for the management of multiple residence halls housing approximately 150 to 250 students. This 12-month professional staff member fosters an authentic human community focused on the holistic well-being of the residential student to provide an inviting and engaging student experience.  Specific duties include assessing students’ needs, advising and supervising undergraduate student staff, conduct investigations, counseling, hall/facilities management, and other administrative duties.  

  • Oversee a residence area consisting of 2-3 residence halls and approximately 150 to 250 student residents.
  • Supervise and mentor a staff of 5-9 resident assistants.
  • Address student issues arising from student conduct, counseling, and crisis-related concerns for the hall or area, investigating student conduct incidents and writing required reports.
  • Oversee community development within the residence halls that addresses the academic, spiritual, social, and physical needs of the residents. 
  • Collaborate with the office of Student Affairs to promote departmental programs and services that respond to ongoing student needs.
  • Advise a Residence Life student committee in matters of community service, training, social activities and other matters.
  • Coordinate routine duty night coverage for the hall or area.
  • Oversee general facility management and maintenance of area, including maintenance requests, maintaining cleanliness and good order within the halls.
  • Share in the student communal experience by taking meals in the student dining hall during the academic year.
  • Participate in all-campus duty coverage rotation.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, and orientation of resident assistants and professional staff.
  • Perform other administrative duties and assignments as designated by the assistant vice president for student affairs, or the vice president for student affairs, to include departmental, divisional, and university meetings and training programs, required residence life meetings, judicial affairs, early alerts, professional development, programming, and housing.
Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to relate well with undergraduate students in a residential setting; establish, articulate and enforce expectations, which fosters a vibrant and authentic campus community.
  • Excellent communication, organizing, planning, and multi-tasking skills. 
  • Collaborative, team-oriented work style.
  • Skilled a crisis/conflict management techniques.
  • Emotional intelligence and advanced multicultural literacy.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the Lasallian Catholic mission.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior residence life or student affairs experience preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and pass a criminal background check.
  • Position requires living and dining on campus.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Marisa Quinn
Contact Email mquinn@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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