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Hall Director

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Boulder, Colorado





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University Staff



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Job Summary

Residence Life at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Hall Director! This role 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 responsibility of this position is the administrative functions and actions related to the development of a residential community or complex. This includes 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). Hall Directors supervise 6-25 paraprofessional student staff team members in multiple capacities.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Division of Student Affairs consists of 30 departments that provide student support and services dedicated to helping students become successful, curious, competent individuals during their time at CU Boulder.

The work in Student Affairs supports all factors of the student experience, no matter what department a staff member may work in. This includes where students live, eat, make friends, build professional skills and find help if they need it. Many departments provide involvement opportunities, educational resources and support services to help students find their community and build lifelong skills. Student Affairs also has shared services departments that support the work and staff of our student-facing areas, including areas like assessment, business services, financial planning, human resources, marketing communications and information technology (IT).

With over 800 staff members in the Division of Student Affairs, our diverse team is uniquely positioned to personalize the student experience and advocate for students, enhancing their success inside and outside the classroom.

Residence Life

Residence Life builds dynamic residential living and learning communities using practices that are socially just and sustainable. Staff is committed to providing students with the best experience possible while living on campus. Residential experiences support and challenge students to help them develop skills and achieve academic success. These communities foster inclusion, and all members are able to engage in self-exploration, connect with others and gain new perspectives. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Community & 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.
  • Facilitate understanding and implementation of ResX (CU’s Residential Curriculum model) with student staff and leaders in the community.
  • Advise student leaders in a community through initiatives such as Community Council (CoCo), developing their skills during programming, meetings, and 1:1 interactions.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff within academic programs (RAPs, and LLCs) to strengthen academic partnerships and connections.
  • Actively seek out opportunities for student leadership and involvement including advising Hall Council, and supporting RHA and NRHH initiatives.

Human Resource Management

  • Coach and supervise staff to become effective student leaders, through conducting performance reviews and coaching sessions as appropriate.
  • Supervise student staff to become effective student leaders, through 1:1 interactions, student staff meetings, and coaching conversations.
  • Curate student staff experience through development of relevant skills.
  • 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.
  • Develop and implement responses to recurring issues and challenges that are impacting the community.
  • Update and maintain Maxient case files for incidents and students related to crisis, conduct, and elevated needs.

Emergency Response

  • Serve in an on-call rotation for 10,000 residents and provide crisis management assistance and follow up.
  • Identify students of concern in community and facilitate connection with university resources as appropriate.
  • Oversee the safety and security of a residential environment.
  • Uphold all departmental and university crisis response policies and procedures.

Operations & Administration

  • Maintain regular interaction with facilities, environmental services, dining, university housing, and other key university partners.
  • Management of roommate agreements, mediation, and room change processes.
  • Engage in relevant departmental meetings and task forces that serve the needs and operations of Residence Life.
  • Coordinate processes such as community move-in, safety checks, damage billing, and move out.
  • Serve as fiduciary over community budgets to include the acquisition of supplies and appropriate utilization of funds to serve your residential community.
  • Support the management and operation of community centers.

External Relations

  • Serve as a representative of Residence Life on university committees and task forces as needed.
  • 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

  • The salary rate is $47,476 annually.
  • Onboarding assistance is available within Student Affairs division guidelines.


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.

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • One year of direct professional experience working with college students, or 2 years of direct graduate experience working with college students.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Master’s degree in College Student Development or Higher Education Leadership from an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated experience and dedication to diversity, inclusion and intercultural competence.
  • Experience developing and implementing academic initiatives or residential curriculums.
  • Experience with student conduct and crisis management.
  • Experience with supervision, budget management, advising and divisional collaboration.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 4, 2023 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 Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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