Residence Hall Director-Undergraduate Residence Halls
Primary Function of the Position
The Residence Hall Director (RD) is responsible for the leadership, management, and coordination of a residential community in the undergraduate residence halls, and for the education of residence hall students as defined by the Illinois Residential Experience curriculum.
We educate and serve approximately 9,100 diverse, domestic and international students, and conference guests living in our facilities throughout the year. The Residence Hall Director works collaboratively within University Housing and with colleagues on campus to support University Housing’s mission and vision by creating intentional learning environments in our residence halls. We work from a defined set of Learning Goals and Outcomes to build safe and inclusive communities, through implementation of the Illinois Residential Experience curriculum.
This position is a full-time, live-in, twelve-month regular Academic Professional appointment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Community Development and Leadership:
Staff Supervision, Recruitment, Training, and Development:
Crisis Response & Management:
Living - Learning Community (LLC) Responsibilities (applicable in halls with LLCs):
Position Requirements and Qualifications
Required: Master's degree and part-time work experience in residential life, conference services, any campus housing environment, student affairs or related field (higher education, counseling, diversity education, social work, etc.). Graduate assistantships are considered part-time work.
Preferred: Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling or related field. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress at the time of application may be considered. A successful candidate will have completed the Master’s degree at the time of beginning employment. Preference will be given to those with a working knowledge of student learning and student development, social justice education, and/or Residential Curriculum.
Current full-time work in residential life, university housing or conferences service, supervisory skills, successful community building strategies, conflict mediation skills, interpersonal skills, sound decision-making and evaluative skills. Preference is also given to those who demonstrate openness to constructive feedback and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and students while working successfully with diverse college student populations.
Contract and salary for this regular Academic Professional appointment begins July 5, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
For full consideration create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu 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 our for full consideration date, February 11, 2017. Interviews and hires may occur before the full consideration date; however, all applications received by the full consideration date will receive full consideration.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The search will remain open and applications will continue to be reviewed for 2017-2018 anticipated vacancies through July 5, 2017. We intend to make multiple hires for this search. Please contact a Housing Human Resources Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
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 equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).