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Residence Hall Director - 415a.1415


Residence Life


Community Development:

  • Maintain personal contact with residents through daily social interaction, maintenance of office hours and attendance at hall meetings and functions.
  • Serve as a role model, resource person and support agent for students and staff.
  • Encourage the active participation of residents in hall governance.
  • Facilitate the development of hall programs and activities based on the departmental Community Living Model.
  • Maintain a secure and satisfying physical environment.
  • Communicate, clarify and enforce university, departmental and hall policies.
  • Encourage students to assume responsibility for decisions affecting their community.
  • Participate in the management of student behavior problems in the halls by responding to incidents, meeting with students and pursuing appropriate administrative and judicial action.


  • Recruit and select Community Advisors (CAs) and Senior CAs.
  • Plan and implement ongoing training for CA/Sr. CA Staff.
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings and provide ongoing staff development sessions that serve critical needs for training and promote opportunities for personal growth and development.
  • Oversee the recruitment, selection, training and supervision of desk workers, Area Secretary, Security Staff and other in-hall employees.
  • Coordinate residence hall openings and closings.
  • Meet individually on a regular basis with staff to discuss community issues and concerns as well as monitor progress of the staff member.
  • Conduct performance evaluations of staff members each semester.


  • Advise and support the Hall Council and its Executive Board.
  • Attend weekly hall government meetings and executive board meetings.
  • Support and attend events and activities planned and implemented by the Hall Council.


  • Submit administrative reports and forms within set deadlines.
  • Maintain regular communications with Residence Life Central Office (contract and assignments, payroll, purchasing, etc.), Dean of Students Office, University Police, Counseling Center, Custodial Services and the Maintenance Office.
  • Assume campus weekend duty coverage on an equal and rotating basis with other RHDs.
  • Maintain accurate occupancy reports and room change paperwork. Submit weekly reports. Maintain accurate rosters within the hall.
  • Monitor and administer the Common Area Damage (CAD).
  • Assist staff in administering the EBI Survey and MAP-Works in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Oversee Security Station operations.

Professional Development:

  • Participate in orientation, training, professional development sessions and staff meetings as required.
  • Assist in policy formulation and review for the hall and department.
  • Perform duties on one of the following special assignment teams: Training and Development, Selection, Leadership and Advising, Community Living or Student Conduct.
  • Serve as a member and/or chairperson of an Oshkosh Placement Exchange committee.

This is a live-in position; Residence Hall Directors are required to live in an on-campus apartment within their assigned residence hall. This position requires night and weekend commitments, including Labor Day weekend.


  1. Master's degree in related field.
  2. Demonstrated supervision skills.
  3. Well-developed interpersonal skills and experience managing people including comfort with diverse people and beliefs.
  4. Previous residence hall experience.
  5. Commitment to the growth and development of students.


  1. Strong writing skills.
  2. Prior problem solving and conflict resolution experience.
  3. Demonstrated ability in advising student groups.
  4. Ability to develop and nurture a positive community living environment within residence halls.
  5. Demonstrated administrative skills.
  6. Knowledge of facilities and building management.
  7. Knowledge of judicial/student conduct processes.

Starting Date

To be determined



Terms of Appointment

Continuing academic staff, 12 month appointment. This is a live-on position; Residence Hall Directors are required to live in an on-campus apartment within their assigned residence hall, nights and weekends included.

Application Deadline

Review of files will begin 08/05/2014, and continue until position is filled.

How to Apply

Submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts (official or photocopy), and contact information for five references to:

Abby Sylvia - Assistant Director of Residence Life
Department of Residence Life


The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer.

Employment will require a criminal background check. UW Oshkosh complies with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of arrest and/or conviction record.

Filed under:

Human Resources - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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