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Residence Hall Director - University Housing (A1200651)

Position Deleted on 3/16/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Urbana, IL
Admin - Residence Life and Housing
Full Time
included on Affirmative Action email

Residence Hall Director

University Housing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Applications are now being accepted for the Residence Hall Director position for University Housing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

We, the staff of the Department of Residential Life, have a vision for our work, "Learning, Growing, Mattering: for every person, on every floor, in every community."

We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds who can help create and foster communities that strive toward this vision. This includes supporting the academic mission of the university by developing environments conducive to student learning and academic success, respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, and supporting the holistic development of all of our students. The diversity of our campus student population currently includes 42,605 total students: 31,932 undergraduate and 10,673 graduate and professional students, 54% men, 46% women, 5% African-American, 6% Latino/a, 11% Asian-American, .13% Native American, 2% Multiracial and 19% International.

University Housing has 10,500 students living in our facilities. Our undergraduate residence hall communities typically house 450-650 students each. Our 17 full-time, professional Residence Hall Directors each supervise 8 to 12 Resident Advisors, student support staff, and collaborate with 1-2 Multicultural Advocates to lead them in the fulfillment of our vision. They advise and mentor student leaders to make a difference in the lives of their peers. RDs work collaboratively both within the Department of Residential Life/University Housing and on campus with talented Student Affairs and Academic Affairs staff to provide innovative services, programs, and leadership to the campus community. Residence Hall Directors are at the heart of what we do for and with students.

Minimum Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree and experience in a Residential Life or campus housing environment, student affairs involvement and/or leadership experiences or work in a related field (higher education, student affairs, counseling, social work, etc.) or a Master's degree and part-time work experience in a closely related field is required (graduate assistantships are considered part-time work).

Preferred Qualifications include a Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, and Counseling or a related field and current work in residential life or student affairs is strongly preferred along with a working knowledge of student learning and student development, supervisory skills, successful community building strategies, conflict mediation skills, interpersonal skills, experience with conference operations, sound decision-making and evaluative skills, is open to constructive feedback and is able to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and students and has experience working successfully with diverse college student populations.

Security Requirements

Additionally, this position is a security sensitive position. A background check is required for those offered the position.

Contract and Salary for this full-time, live-in, twelve-month regular Academic Professional appointment beginning as soon as possible as we have two confirmed vacancies and for additional anticipated vacancies for the 2013-2014 academic year beginning July 8, 2013. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

For full consideration create your candidate profile at and upload pdf versions of a cover letter of application, a resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by March 1, 2013. We intend to make multiple hires for this search. Please contact a Housing Human Resources Representative at with any questions you may have.

Candidate Website / Additional Information

We encourage all applicants to learn more about the Department, Housing, the University of Illinois and the Urbana-Champaign community by visiting our candidate website:

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
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