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Residence Hall Director

College of Charleston

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Residence Hall Director

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please complete the application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.
All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.

Posting Details

POSTING INFORMATION
Internal Title Residence Hall Director
Position Type Classified
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration Non-Faculty
Pay Band 4
Level 1
Department Res Life - Administration
Job Purpose
Residence Hall Director provides oversight, facilitates student development and growth, provides education, counsel, and training as-needed, and oversees administrative tasks for assigned hall.
Minimum Requirements
A bachelor’s degree and previous work experience in a college or university setting are required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The Residence Hall Director position requires a strong desire to work with students and the ability to foster a positive living/learning environment. A high energy level, self-discipline and control, commitment to students, strong work ethic, knowledge of self, ability to work under pressure, time and stress management, flexibility, effective communication and leadership skill, good judgment and a sense of humor are critical.
Additional Comments Regarding Position
This position requires the staff member to live in a college-provided apartment on campus. Amenities include a furnished apartment with utilities and internet. Approved pets are permitted. Designated parking is available for a discounted fee.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
*Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.
All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.
Salary *$31,561-38,000
Posting Date 02/09/2024
Closing Date 02/26/2024
Benefits
  • Insurance: Health/Dental/Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Leave: Sick/Annual/Parental
  • Retirement
  • Long Term Disability
  • Paid Holidays
  • Free CARTA Bus Service
  • Employee Tuition Assistance Program (ETAP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Full Benefits Package – Click Here
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number 2024019
EEO Statement
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.
Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/14995

Job Duties

Job Duties
Activity
SUPERVISION
• Supervises, trains, evaluates and provides guidance for student staff
• Supervises the Residence Hall Council
• Oversees implementation of building-wide programming initiatives and community development
• Coordinates departmental initiatives including Residence Hall Association, departmental programming initiatives
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 25
Activity
ADMINISTRATION
• Oversees administrative tasks including building opening and closing, budget management, and report submission
• Participates in an on-call rotation
• Attends regular meetings within the Department and campus community
• Conducts weekly/monthly meetings with student staff
• Attends staff developments, workshops, and conferences as directed
• Coordinates timesheets and payroll materials for student staff
• Coordinates staffing of 24-hour information desk
Other duties as assigned
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 20
Activity
EDUCATION
• Assists with developing/implementing student staff training and development
• Addresses minor policy violations
• Supports and enforces college policies
• Assists residents in their adjustment to college and group living by serving as a resource/referral in the academic, social, and personal counseling of students
• Serves on special projects, events, and planning committees
• Monitors, instructs and enhances the quality of Student Staff programs
• Attends campus-wide programs
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10
Activity
COMMUNICATION
• Positively interacts with all members of the campus community
• Communicates effectively in oral and written form
• Monitors phone and email, appropriately responding to or forwarding concerns in a timely fashion
• Maintains an up- to-date schedule and calendar on Microsoft Outlook
• Distributes information to staff and residents
• Contacts the appropriate staff member when student/building related emergencies or issues arise
• Maintains strict confidentiality of all student information in accordance with laws and institutional/departmental protocol
• Directly interacts with residents, staff and the Department of Residence Life on a daily basis
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 15
Activity
COUNSELING
• Attends training workshops regarding possible student concerns
• Assists residents in their adjustment to college and group living by serving as a resource/referral in the academic, social, and personal counseling of students when possible within the scope of the Department of Residence Life
• Refers students to the Department of Counseling and Substance Abuse Services as necessary
• Maintains familiarity with institutional and departmental protocols regarding students of concern
• Assists with conflict management between residents
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 5
Activity
FACILITIES
• Works with maintenance/custodial staff within the area of supervision
• Conducts Health and Safety Inspections once per semester
• Attends weekly meetings with facilities staff
• Conducts daily building walk-through(s)
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 5
Activity
CRISIS MANAGEMENT
• Attends training on institutional and departmental protocols regarding crisis situations
• Directly responds to and assesses crisis situations
• Maintains appropriate demeanor during crisis situations
• Serves as a point of contact and essential personnel during weather events
• Conducts follow-up meetings with residents and/or staff when appropriate
Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 20

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • CofC - Alumni Career Services
    • College of Charleston Website
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Handshake
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed.com
    • Internal Job Posting
    • jbcjobs (Joint Base Charleston Military & Family Readiness)
    • Job Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Monster.com
    • Personal Referral
    • Post and Courier
    • Public Job Posting
    • SC Government Website (Neogov)
    • SC Works (SC Department of Employment and Workforce)
    • Twitter
    • Word of mouth
    • Other
    • United Latino Job Bank
    • LGBT.net

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3
  4. Reference List