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Residence Hall Director (#4195)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Benefits and Position Details: The Residence Hall Director is a 12-month live-in position with a furnished apartment and meal plan available when dining services is in operation. Compensation package includes competitive annual salary and benefit package, reserved parking at a reduced rate, and professional development funds. Review of applications will begin immediately, and preference will be given to application received by 9/17/2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Position # 00004195
Position Title Director
Working Position Title Residence Hall Director (#4195)
Posting Type SPS
FTE 1.00
Representation Non-Union
Primary Function

The Residence Hall Director provides primary leadership and overall management of a residence hall housing approximately 500 students. The Residence Hall Director is directly supervised by a Complex Coordinator. This is a live-in position which involves a level of accessibility and accountability to all students and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

The Residence Hall Director is responsible for fostering a responsible, inclusive community; providing intentional, development-based supervision; utilizing sound fiscal management and business practices; as well as ensuring a safe, comfortable living environment for students. The Residence Hall Director also works closely with Faculty Advisors and House Coordinators who provide leadership and support for the Living Learning Communities in the building. All residential communities support and contribute to the academic mission of the institution. Specific responsibilities include:

Leadership and Community Development
• Supervise one – two Graduate Assistant(s) and 10-18 Community Advisors
• Promotes the development and implementation of the Residential Curriculum.
• Actively participate as a member of the area team, along with additional Residence Hall Directors, Graduate Residence Hall Directors, Complex Coordinators, Chief Clerk, Community Police Officers, Faculty Coordinators, Dining Staff, and Facilities Staff
• Coordinate the selection, training, development, and evaluation of student staff
• Promote and develop an inclusive and academically supportive community
• Collaborate directly with Faculty Advisors and Academic House Coordinators, who provide leadership for the Living Learning Communities housed in the residence halls
• Create intentional efforts to interact with students and provide opportunities for student growth and development • Counsel, advise, and refer residents on personal and academic matters
• Respond to crisis and emergency situations and communicate necessary information appropriately
• Advise hall council
• Seek opportunities to work collaboratively with departmental, divisional, and campus partners through committees, liaison relationships, and other interactions
• Actively participate in residential academic offerings. Such responsibilities could include an opportunity to teach a section of University 101, coordinating tutorial or group study programs, or overseeing a peer academic advisor program
• Support the mission, policies, and procedures of the Department and University • Actively participate in staff meetings and professional development opportunities • Act as a University representative at campus events

Administration
• Adjudicate University and Housing & Dining policies
• Advise and coordinate the Student Judicial Board for assigned complex
• Support the Complex Coordinator in the overall administrative, developmental, and facilities management of the residential area
• Manage hall facilities and budget
• Work collaboratively with the Chief Clerk to manage building occupancy
• Participate in on-call duty rotation including weeknights, weekends, and break periods
• Establish and maintain regularly scheduled office hours • Collaborate with other staff within the complex and across Housing & Dining to ensure consistency and sharing of best practices
• Assist with Departmental initiatives as needed • Assist with summer conference operations or other summer projects as assigned
• Serve as a Campus Security Authority and assist with the process of reporting crimes in order to maintain accurate and timely crime statistics and increase the overall safety of the campus.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

1. Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or related field.
2. 1-2 years experience with supervision, selection, training, and development of residence hall staff.

Education and Experience Preferred

1. Ability to effectively respond to crisis, manage fiscal resources, and adjudicate University policy violations.
2. Understanding of and commitment to developing inclusive communities.
3. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
4. Desire to work as part of a team and offer innovative approaches to problem solving.

Working Hours 37.5
Hiring rate/range Commensurate with experience and education
Posting Date 09/01/2017
Closing Date
Priority Review Date 09/17/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Benefits and Position Details: The Residence Hall Director is a 12-month live-in position with a furnished apartment and meal plan available when dining services is in operation. Compensation package includes competitive annual salary and benefit package, reserved parking at a reduced rate, and professional development funds.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and preference will be given to application received by 9/17/2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Link to Department Homepage http://www.niu.edu/housing/
Physical Demands
EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Is Background Check Required Yes
Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accomodation

To request a reasonable accommodation please contact Human Resource Services at 815.753.6000. For more information about requesting an ADA accommodation view Employment and Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act policy.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
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    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
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    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Mailing
    • Listserv
    • Phone Contact
    • Word of Mouth
    • Other
  2. If other, please indicate where you learned about this vacancy

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents