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Residence Hall Director

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interviewees may submit copies of transcripts for the highest related degree earned prior to the in-person interview. However, original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Residence Hall Director
Additional Information

$36, 000/12 months; full University benefits; two bedroom furnished apartment; meal plan while classes are in session and during training.

FLSA Administrative Exemption
Hrs/Week 40
Length of Assignment Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract
Position Function

Facilitate student development; coordinate student related programs; manage administrative functions in two designated residence halls. (There is typically a four-year limit of service as a Residential Hall Director at Ball State University.)

Minimum Education

Master’s degree earned by September 1, 2018.

Minimum Experience

Residence hall administration experience.

Minimum Other

Must be available to begin work on July 1, 2018.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in discipline represented within student affairs administration.

Preferred Experience
Preferred Other
Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check.
Positions Supervised

Assistant Residence Hall Director, students.

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department Johnson Halls:152240
Department Information

Interviewees may submit copies of transcripts for the highest related degree earned prior to the in-person interview.
However, original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking 1
Job Duty

Advise, counsel, and establish rapport with student to assist them in adjusting to residence hall living in particular and college life in general.

Ranking 2
Job Duty

Select, train, advise and supervise sevenResident Assistants; train, advise and supervise Assistant Residence Hall Director.

Ranking 3
Job Duty

Exercise general supervision over main hall desk operation ; coordinate student related programs for residence hall desk operations.

Ranking 4
Job Duty

Hire, train and supervise twelve to sixteen student desk employees for two halls.

Ranking 5
Job Duty

Work with supervised staff to develop and implement policies and procedures to insure healthy and safe environment; build and maintain an atmosphere to promote self-discipline and respect for others through upholding and enforcing university policies.

Ranking 6
Job Duty

Perform administrative duties to maintain an efficient functioning residence hall; includes assign rooms; control keys; maintain records; prepare necessary requisitions and reports for other university departments.

Ranking 7
Job Duty

Respond to emergency situations in an efficient and effective manner to insure the safety and well being of residents.

Ranking 8
Job Duty

Monitor the condition of facilities; recommend repairs or alterations as needed.

Ranking 9
Job Duty

Support and advise hall council and other student groups regarding planning, budgeting, and implementing student activities.

Ranking 10
Job Duty

Participate in the overall planning of the total residence hall program; work closely with other housing area personnel in carrying out programs and services; support the development of budget requests.

Ranking 11
Job Duty

Establish relationships with other departments within Student Affairs and the university; assume a leadership position within the department through committee work, activities, liaison work with other departments, and professional and staff in-service activities.

Ranking 12
Job Duty

Teach academic course for students interested in student affairs work in residence halls; work irregular hours; may be called upon to respond to hall events and emergencies as needed.

Ranking 13
Job Duty

Serve as director on duty for a designated area on a regularly scheduled basis.

Ranking 14
Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 201700213P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 07/02/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 02/14/2018
Applications Accepted Through Date 03/14/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Interviewees may submit copies of transcripts for the highest related degree earned prior to the in-person interview.

However, original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Master's Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Other