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Hall Director

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Boulder, CO

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

The Hall Director is a full-time, 12-month, live-in position with educational, leadership,administrative, and advising responsibilities. The primary purpose of this position is to lead a community that prepares student to be outstanding contributors to their halls, classes, campus, and global society.

This position is responsible for the overall management of an undergraduate residence hall(s) of up to 550 students in a large housing operation. The main responsibilities of this position include the facilitation of student development through individual student interactions, building residence hall community, student leadership, and working closely with a Residential Academic Program (RAP) or Living Learning Community (LLC). Residence Hall Directors supervise 6-25 paraprofessional student staff team members in multiple capacities.

Who We Are

Residence hall communities are designed primarily for first and second year students and offer an array of residential programs and experiences to meet the needs of students beginning their academic careers.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Community and Leadership Development

  • Coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate educational and academic programming and maintain budgets and other fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Promote an inclusive student centered residential environment that supports the academic mission of the institution.
  • Intentionally pursue avenues for infusing academic connections and learning experiences in the residential environment for all students.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff within academic programs (FIGs, RAPs, and LLCs) to strengthen academic partnerships and linkages.
  • Actively seek out opportunities for student leadership and involvement including advising Hall Council, and supporting RHA and NRHH initiatives.

Human Resource Management

  • Coach, mentor, supervise and develop staff to become effective student leaders, and conduct all performance reviews and coaching sessions as appropriate.
  • Support recruitment, hiring, and training processes for student and professional staff and actively seek opportunities for inclusive practice in all facets of human resource development.
  • Facilitate Residence Life communication efforts across all community staff positions. 

Student Conduct

  • Serve as a student conduct hearing officer for departmental and university level violations and pursue opportunities for student learning within community impact.
  • Interpret and enforce residence hall and university policy and regulations and seek proactive approaches to communicating with students.
  • Maintain Maxient database for student conduct, crisis, and students of concern.

Emergency Response

  • Serve in an on-call rotation for 7,000+ residents and provide crisis management assistance and follow up.
  • Identify students of concern in community and facilitate connection with university resources as appropriate.
  • Uphold all departmental and university crisis response policies and procedures.

Operations & Administration

  • Maintain regular interaction with facilities, environmental services, dining, occupancy management, and other key university partners.
  • Management of roommate agreements, mediation, and room change processes.
  • Oversee the safety and security of a residential environment.
  • Coordinate processes such as community move-in, safety checks, damage billing, and move out.
  • Fiduciary over community budgets.
  • Support the management and operation of community centers.

External Relations 

  • Serve as a good steward and representative of Residential Programs and Services on university committees and task forces.
  • Partner proactively with student affairs and university offices to support the needs of students.
  • Assist with student retention and persistence efforts.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated starting salary is $47,476.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Collaborative. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Master Degree and one year professional experience in residence life.
  • Experience with student conduct, crisis management, and supervision.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with budget management, working with academic initiatives, advising student organizations, and divisional collaboration.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and intercultural competence.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
A current resume. 
A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by February 26, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer