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Residence Hall Director

Position Deleted on 2/09/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
Admin - Residence Life and Housing
Full Time

The Residence Hall Director will report to the Assistant Director Staff. This position will be responsible for the administration of a residential area, including, but not limited to: staff supervision, student learning opportunities, discipline, crisis response, and community building. The Residence Hall Director will be responsible for creating a residential environment which increases student success.

  • Coordinate and oversee all educational aspects of hall management, including: staff training and supervision, student issue response, student learning opportunities, judicial procedures and crisis response.
  • Address student and parent issues in order to resolve them in a satisfactory manner and counsel resident advisors on issues that arise from demands of their jobs.
  • Attend, conduct, and coordinate all pre-service and in-service training for student staff.
  • Create and implement a yearlong developmental plan for the residence hall through staff programming efforts.
  • Participate in all appropriate divisional and University meetings and training programs.
  • Cultivate relationships with various University departments, specifically Student Development, Dean of Students Office and Student Affairs, but also including Housing Services and Facility Operations. May involve collateral positions with other University departments.
  • Make decisions related to student welfare, student discipline and frequently work without direct supervision. Decisions referred to supervisor include performance management, student welfare and student discipline.
  • Oversee a budget in the areas of entertainment, supplies and student workshops (programming). Responsible for building a budget including procurement card, reconciliation and monthly reports.
  • Supervise 7 to 14 student Resident Advisor staff members and provide direction to an administrative student staff person.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Master's degree in student development, higher education, counseling or a related field.
  • Residence life experience with a strong emphasis in programming and training, or an equivalent amount of education and experience.
  • Appreciation for and commitment to multiculturalism and diversity issues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Windows.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
  • Ability to work and make decisions in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively interact with students, parents, colleagues, staff and faculty.
  • Ability to effectively interact with the professional and paraprofessional staff in the department.
  • Ability to provide both a student-centered and a customer service orientation.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations, as needed. Cell phone coverage is expected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Ability to hear and respond to a telephone call after hours is essential.
Salary & Benefits:
DePaul offers comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain talent to further the University's mission. Please click on the following link to review the full Benefits Summary.

Required Background Screening:
All final candidates extended an offer of employment will undergo background screening.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.

For more information about the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, please visit:

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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