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Residence Hall Director

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Residence Hall Director
Posting Number NFE00128P
Department SDSU-University Housing
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

South Dakota State University Housing and Residential Life is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Residence Hall Director. We are looking for a creative and motivated individual to join our team in Brookings, SD. This is a 10-month, full-time, live-in position. SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Residence Hall Director develops and administers a comprehensive hall program meeting the goals of the Department of University Housing & Residential Life, Division of Student Affairs, and South Dakota State University. The Residence Hall Director provides leadership and direction to all students and staff living in the assigned residence hall. Additionally, they are responsible for student staff supervision, training and development; hall Government advising; assisting in the follow up of academic deficiencies and early alerts; managing in-hall student conduct, outreach and counseling of residents and problem-solving within the hall. Reporting directly to an Area Coordinator, the Residence Hall Director is an essential member of the leadership team of the Department of University Housing & Residential Life. The Residence Hall Director is also involved in departmental and university committees or special projects.

University Housing and Residential Life holds a position at the forefront of the University’s progress and growth making it integral to advancing the University’s retention and graduation goals. With over 4,000 students living on campus, the opening of several new residence halls over the past three years, and the implementation of a housing master plan, SDSU is poised to fulfill its mission of providing a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities, and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world.

• Earned Bachelor’s degree by start date;
• At least one year of Residence Life or Student Affairs experience;
• Effective written and verbal communication skills;
• Valid driver’s license;
• Basic accounting skills;
• Effective interpersonal skills.

• Strong leadership skills;
• Experience in building community in a college or university residential setting;
• The ability to motivate staff members and problem-solve within a student-centered developmental model;
• Previous experience as a student staff member for a Housing & Residential Life program during undergraduate program or residence life;
• Graduate school degree in Student Personnel Administration, Guidance and Counseling, or related field;
• Crisis/Emergency Response experience;
• Budget/payroll experience;
• Programming experience;
• Student staff supervision experience;
• More than three years of related experience.

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

Posting Date 02/21/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/28/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 10 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Travel, Valid Drivers License
If other, please indicate Frequently scheduled irregular work hours (many times a month)
Department Description and Cultural Expectations

SDSU is a land grant university and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 persons on the Eastern border of the state. The city has an excellent K-12 educational system. During a campus visit, a tour of the education systems and visit with school administrators may be arranged. The city is also accessible to major medical facilities, has an active social and cultural environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within an easy commute. Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 150,000 persons, is a 40-minute drive to the south. Brookings is also located about 200 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a metropolitan area with major design and art centers such as International Market Square, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum.

The Morrill Act land-grant University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive teaching and research institution. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a high-research activity university with more than $70 million in annual research expenditures, the university enrolls 12,600 students from all states and 62 countries in six degree-granting colleges and the graduate school. Students select from 70 undergraduate majors, 12 Ph.D. programs, two professional doctoral degrees, and 29 master’s degree programs. The university also offers courses at off-campus sites, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses and programs online through the Office of Continuing and Extended Education.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Chris Kaberline at (605) 688-5148 or Chris.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Newspaper
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents