The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to: West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits
Here at West Texas A&M University, our Residence Hall Directors (RHD) provide essential services to our students, department and university. As an RHD, you support our department’s mission in creating a student-centered experience in our residence halls and programs. RHDs strive to ensure our students have a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment to live, learn and grow. RHDs create meaningful connections with our students and provide support as they navigate their college experience. Our department’s success is directly correlated to the contributions and successes of our live-in staff (RHDs and Area Coordinators) and the assistance they provide our residence.
The RHD position is a full-time, live-in role that has primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of one of our residence halls on campus (175-300 primarily first and second year students). Key functions of this position include: student development, maintaining high contact and visibility within the hall, community building, student staff selection and supervision, serving in a campus-wide on-call rotation, and reporting and following up on maintenance and safety concerns. Ultimately, our RHDs strive to create a sense of belonging for our students to create a positive residential experience and to support the university in student retention. The RHD reports to an Area Coordinator and serves on a team of approximately 15 Residential Living professional staff.
Operation and Administration of the building:
Responsible for the day-to-day supervision and administrative operation of a residence hall serving between 175 - 300 primarily first and second year residential students.
Report and follow-up on facility concerns to include maintenance, cleaning, safety, and security.
Maintain and oversee your hall’s programming and staff development budgets.
Learn and use technology platforms, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Roompact, StarRez, Maxient, and other departmental website applications.
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate 5-8 Resident Assistants through weekly staff meetings and regular one-on one meetings.
Recruit and advise an in-hall student leadership organization, including but not limited to: leadership development, program planning, and budget oversight.
Provide leadership and direction in developing and implementing student-development based programming to ensure alignment with departmental and university goals for student success and retention.
Foster a sense of belonging and inclusion by developing meaningful relationships with students and maintain a high degree of visibility and availability in the residence hall.
Support students through personal, academic, and social concerns and make referrals to appropriate campus resources.
Serve as a non-clinical case manager for student behavioral concerns in your hall
Act as liaison with academic and staff partners and support Residential Learning Communities (if applicable to your building).
Participate in an on-call crisis rotation throughout the calendar year to respond to incidents and emergencies, as they occur, for a residential population of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students.
Serve on departmental committees and on division wide committees (as needed).
Other duties may be assigned:
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of years and experience
1 year (including undergraduate/graduate work) in student affairs
Active Drivers License
Possess strong supervisory, counseling, organizational, administrative and effective leadership and communication skills
Ability to work as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment and relate with students, parents, and faculty/staff
Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or Related Field
1-year experience working in collegiate residence life in a live-in position (including undergraduate/graduate work)
Knowledge of StarRez, Roompact, and/or Maxient Softwares
Have an understanding of student development practices and proven track record of implementing theory into practice
About West Texas A&M University - Residential Living
WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 59 undergraduate degree programs and more than 40 graduate degrees, including two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.
The A&M System strives to maintain a competitive, high-quality benefit package to support the health and wellness needs of our diverse workforce. This includes comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, additional health and lifestyle programs, and optional retirement savings opportunities. Eligible employees will have access to paid leave programs in addition to 13-15 paid holidays each year. For more information regarding the benefit package go to:
West Texas A&M University: Human Resources Benefits (https://www.wtamu.edu/business-finance/human-resources/benefits.html)