Hall Director Applications will be completed each year in February. In order to be eligible to apply, the applicant must have one semester of RA experience, with preference given to applicants with two or more semesters of experience. Applicants must also have a 2.25 GPA and be in good standing with the Office of Housing & Student Life and the University.
Questions about the application process may be directed to Camille Irvin at [email protected] or (304)336-8568.
Expectations and Requirements of the Hall Director:
- Education and enforcement of residential policies and procedures and the Student Handbook.
- Knowledge of Residential Policies and Procedures, the Student Handbook and the Student Judicial Process.
- Assumes responsibility for the residence hall and the safety of residents.
- Abides by all University policies and regulations.
- Maintains “good academic standing” which is defined as earning a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and grade point average of 2.5 or higher each semester. Maintains enrollment in the University as a full-time student, which is defined as carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours at all times each semester during employment.
- Supervises, advises and assists the student Resident Assistants in their contractual duties. Supports the academic success and personal well-being of the Resident Assistants.
- Assists in building operations as assigned (i.e., check in, check out, condition reports, emergency and evacuation training).
- Participates in campus wide duty rotation for weekday and/or weekend duty responsibilities.
- Manages emergency situations.
- Notes issues and concerns regarding the physical structure of the residence hall and reports maintenance problems for repair. Reviews maintenance logs and ensures that concerns have been addressed appropriately.
- Completes weekly report detailing major occurrences in the residence hall: staff issues, programs, student concerns, ongoing activities, etc.
- Completes specified number of hours in the Wellness Center weekly.
- Acts as Judicial Board Hearing Officer as needed for the Office of Housing & Student Life, and completes the necessary training.
- Is responsible for and takes pride in appearance of the residence hall and takes necessary steps to ensure that it is kept in good condition.
- Maintains confidentiality regarding student records, student behavior and Student Life information.
- Maintains regular communication with direct Supervisor regarding students of concern, behavioral issues and building needs.
- Assists Resident Assistants in creating and implementing programming that is designed and aimed at the needs and interests of their residents.
- Plans and implements specified number of building and/or area programs per semester as directed by the Office of Housing and Student Life.
- Completes written evaluations of Resident Assistants each semester.
- Holds no outside employment.
- Designates and holds at minimum ten (10) “Office Hours” per week in the Housing Office. These hours will be fixed and posted to ensure the availability of the Hall Director to the residents. Additional hours may be required during specified times throughout the year.
- Remain on the job until the residence halls officially close for Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break and the ending of the school year (staying until 7pm of the day of the official closing for Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks and 5pm on the day after Winter Break and End of School Year.)
- Assists in the opening of residence halls at the beginning of each semester and the closing of the residence hall at the conclusion of each semester.
- Remains on campus for Homecoming Weekend, Open House Weekends and at the request of the Office of Housing and Student Life on weekends when large, campus-wide events are occurring.
- Spends no more than two (2) weekends per month away from assigned Residence Hall and no more than one (1) night per week (Sunday-Thursday) away from Residence Hall.
- Notifies supervisor of time off-campus (nights away) at least 48 hours in advance.
- Fulfills other duties and assignments as requested by the direct Supervisor or Director of Housing & Student Life.
COVID-19 Related Responsibilities and Changes:
- Hall Directors expectations and responsibilities will be changed in several ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The list below is not all-inclusive due to the fluid nature of the pandemic, additional changes may occur.
- Hall Director responsibilities for programming, admissions requirements and other events are subject to change as the pandemic-related guidelines change.
- Hall Directors will not be required to complete health and safety inspections monthly until changes in pandemic guidelines. Inspections may be required in necessary circumstances.
- Hall Directors will be responsible for reporting known cases that are reported to them to professional staff.
- Hall Directors are expected to self-monitor for symptoms, including but not limited to fever, persistent cough, shortness of breath, etc. Hall Directors are expected to immediately report symptoms to supervisor and adhere to University guidelines regarding symptoms and the students.
- Hall Directors are expected to assist with various COVID-related tasks, including, but not limited to, meal deliveries to quarantine and isolation rooms, reporting cases, addressing violations of COVID-related policies and procedures, etc.
- Hall Directors are expected to adhere to all COVID-19 related guidelines and act as role models for other students both on and off campus.
- Attends scheduled meetings with the direct Supervisor on a bi-weekly basis.
- Attends Central Staff meetings on a weekly basis.
- Prepares and leads building staff meetings on a weekly basis.
- Meets with Resident Assistants on a bi-weekly basis.
- Attends monthly all-staff meetings.
Training, Selection and Other Processes:
- Assists the planning of RA Training and participates in the scheduled training sessions for both Resident Assistants and Central Student Life Staff.
- Returns early to campus prior to the beginning of each semester for additional Central Staff Training.
- Assists in Residents Assistant Selection for the upcoming academic year.
- Assists in the Room Selection Process for the upcoming academic year.
- Participates in Admissions/Recruitment activities by providing assistance for tours, phone calls, panels, etc. Also, participates in Spring and Fall Open House.
Support and training provided by the Student Life Staff:
- Provide training to prepare the Hall Directors to be competent in their job responsibilities.
- Provide ongoing verbal evaluations of job performance and written evaluations each semester.
- Provide regular scheduled meetings with building staffs.
- Provide as much notice as possible when scheduling training, staff development opportunities and meetings.
- Be receptive to feedback and ideas generated by Resident Assistant staff.
- Commitment to staff stability will be emphasized. RAs and Hall Directors will be reassigned to a different building than the one noted only if deemed necessary to meet the best interest of the residential population.
The total compensation for each semester includes:
- A single room waiver
- A full board plan
- $125.00 per week stipend