Residence Hall Director #603596

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

The Residence Hall Director (RHD) role is a 12-month (July to July), full-time, Service Professional, live-in position that reports directly to a Housing and Residence Life (HRL) Assistant Director. The start date for the current position is anticipated for July 2018 after completion of hiring paperwork.

This position is exempt, full-time (40 hour week) with specified weekend and evening commitments that constitute a portion of standard working hours. Full-time RHDs receive 22 days of paid vacation (used primarily when residential community demands permit and with supervisor approval).

The RHD role is a live-in position responsible for the total administration and operation of a residential community. RHDs are expected to provide welcoming and vibrant communities that foster personal growth and enhance the student experience. RHDs do this through staff and student development, resident outreach, community building, attention to facilities, and administrative organization. Housing and Residence Life staff are expected to embrace and uphold the departmental Commitment to Inclusive Communities.  RHDs manage residence halls ranging in size from 330 to 780 residents serving mostly freshman and sophomore students.


Staff Supervision & Development:

  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate 6-22 Resident Assistants; in some cases, directly supervise a Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director(s).

  • Guide Resident Assistants in the implementation of the departmental Model of Development & Learning (MoDL) and resident outreach at the hall level.

  • Work with staff members individually and as a team to encourage growth and development.

  • Develop skills of Resident Assistants in peer helping and referral techniques.

  • Provide staff members with ongoing positive and constructive feedback. Handle individual staff concerns as they arise.

  • Facilitate staff meetings and participate in centralized staff meetings and in-services.  Staff meetings are scheduled for Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. weekly.

  • Organize and facilitate staff development activities to promote a strong sense of team and support, and to respond to staff concerns.

  • Participate and assist in facilitating departmental Resident Assistant trainings in August and January. Plan and implement in-hall staff training sessions.

  • Provide functional supervision to a student Desk Manager charged with oversight of hall front desk operations and desk staff supervision, in conjunction with central HRL staff.

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