Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Limited
The Residence Hall Director (RHD) serves an important leadership role in facilitating student engagement, support and community development within a residential living environment. RHDs help ensure that all students have a safe, respectful and inclusive environment to live and learn. The RHD position is a full-time, live-in role that has primary operations for managing the daily operations of one or more of our residence halls on campus. Responsibilities include: supervising and training of undergraduate staff, implementing the Residential Learning Curriculum, advising residence hall community council, and facilitating residence hall student conduct. In addition, RHDs facilitate residential students' personal, interpersonal and intellectual growth and development.
Position is limited to a five-year appointment period.
Effectively implement the Residential Learning Curriculum within the residence hall, creating a safe, respectful and inclusive environment that supports student engagement, academic success, and health and wellbeing.
Responsible for daily management of the residence hall community, assessing and identifying both individual and community needs and taking action to meet needs by providing ongoing education, making appropriate referrals and resolving conflict.
Train, lead, select and evaluate undergraduate and graduate level student staff. Clearly communicate roles and expectations for meeting identified student engagement outcomes. Assess preparedness of Community Advisors (CAs) to administer responsibilities and provide ongoing support and training as needed.
Advise community council and administer student leadership development initiatives and efforts. Build effective advising and mentoring relationships with students in the community. Be active and visible in support of student initiatives in the residence halls as well as within the Department of Residential Life and the Division of Student Life and Development.
Participate in the on-call duty schedule for the Residential Life Department, facilitating appropriate emergency response, addressing student crisis situations and serve as a student conduct hearing officer for low level policy violations/situations.
Demonstrate administrative and fiscal responsibility for allocated resources and budgets.
Additional duties as assigned by the Office of Residence Life leadership team, the Dean of Students or the Vice President of Student Affairs to meet department, division and university needs.
Two years of experience in a higher education setting, or other directly related experience
Must have experience working with diverse groups and individuals
Knowledge of and ability to apply student development theory
Ability to demonstrate discreet judgment and confidentiality
Leadership development skills and ability to practice and teach shared leadership
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to work within a team and motivate others
Effective organization skills
Computer proficiency in word processing, database management and utilization of social media platforms
Must be able to live on-campus
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field
Prior residence life live-in experience
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.
Why Work For Us:
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.