The Residence Hall Director (RHD) is a twelve month, live-in professional position in Housing and Residence Life who reports directly to the Assistant Director for Housing Operations and Marketing. The RHD will lead the para-professional staff and together the staff team will assist students in building an inclusive community where their personal, spiritual and academic growth is enhanced. The RHD position requires intentional efforts to interact with students, assess their needs and promote community growth and development. Responsibilities also include facilities management, overseeing all administrative processes and procedures for the hall, and managing the hall environment through crises intervention, student behavioral meetings and roommate mediation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise a student staff of 8 in Turrell Manor and Ora Manor 4 including weekly staff meetings, regular one on one meeting with supervisees and ongoing development and performance appraisal. Numbers of staff for summer conferences will vary.
Educational/ Counseling/ Programming
Leads professional and student staff in the development and implementation of programs which assist students with personal, academic spiritual and social skill development outside of the class room with emphasis on academic excellence and service. This is done in collaboration with departments across campus as well as with South Orange village resources.
Behavioral problems/ Judicial
Enforces University code of conduct by meeting with students that have violated policy and or are having difficulties adhering to policies or adjusting to college. Utilized Maxient software for judicial processes. Serves as a hearing officer.
Serve on committees as requested, manage assessment for area, completes quarterly reports, performance appraisals for supervisees, tracks budget for hall spending and ensures accuracy. Coordinates marketing of Servant Leadership program in Turrell Manor, develops service opportunities and tracks student participation hours
On-call duty rotation which includes hours during which the office is closed, weekends and holidays. Responds to various incidents such as medical transports, alcohol intoxication, suicide, drug abuse, severe behavioral issues, domestic violence, etc
Maintains and ensures accuracy in housing occupancy & billing reports throughout the year including summer conferences. Enters work orders, communicates with Seton Hall Facilities and all third party vendors to ensures prompt resolution of students needs.
Master’s degree – Field of study: Higher Education, Counseling, Student Personnel Administration or related field.
A minimum of approximately 1 year post Bachelor's residence hall live in experience.
Employee must have license and access to vehicle for response time when on duty
Familiarity with student development theory, residence life experience (at either student, GA, or professional level), and experience at a faith-based institution
Administrative - AD130
Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and walk up stairs
General Office Environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university. In a diverse and collaborative environment it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula.