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Hall Director

Posted: 12/15/2022

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Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic institution located in the city of Cincinnati.  Enrollment is about 7,500 total students.  Residence Life houses just over 2,400 students in 12 facilities.  The University encompasses eleven graduate programs including a doctorate program in psychology and eighty-three undergraduate majors in three colleges.  As a mission driven university, we are seeking student-focused professionals to manage the day-to-day operations of our communities. 

A Hall Director is a full-time, live-in, 12-month professional staff member in the Office of Residence Life and is responsible for developing and administering a comprehensive residence life program in their hall housing between 200-550 students.  Included in this responsibility are the following: 

  • Coordinate the administrative, management and personnel functions of a residence hall. 
  • Developmentally supervise a Resident Assistant staff of 7-15 members.  This includes creating a unified team, providing individual supervision, training, and scheduling. 
  • Oversee all programming efforts of a residence hall.  Programming focuses on the developmental needs of residential groups and is guided by the mission of the University.  Faculty involvement and diversity education is highly encouraged. 
  • Maintain a HIGH level of student contact, visibility, and availability. 
  • Provide counseling and referral for individual students with academic, career or personal concerns. 
  • Adjudicate student conduct cases.
  • Recruit, advise, and promote the area Hall Council/RSA. 
  • Assist the Physical Plant staff in creating a safe, comfortable environment by communicating maintenance and custodial concerns and actively addressing hall damage. 
  • Provide leadership and/or assistance to system-wide projects for the Office of Residence Life including RA Staff Recruitment & Selection, RA Staff Training, and advisement of Resident Student Association.  Other tasks and committee responsibilities may include Staff Selection, Assessment and Learning Outcomes, and Staff Development. 
  • Serve on the professional staff on-call duty rotation. 
  • Communicate effectively with parents, faculty, and administrators as it relates to students' well-being.  Significant interactions will take place between the Hall Director and members of Campus Police, Dean of Students Office, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, the Learning Assistance Center, the Office of Student Success, Center for Faith and Justice, and the Health and Wellness Center. 
  • Assist with summer operations including summer school, supervision of Summer RAs, and the planning and preparation for the next academic year. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Start Date: January 3, 2023 or sooner if able 
Professional development funds, partially furnished, two-bedroom apartment includes basic furniture, air conditioning, dishwasher, washer/dryer, digital cable, data access, phone, free parking (reserved space), and Xavier Dining Dollars. Several apartments have exterior entrances. Salary starts at $39,555. HDs may have one or two small pets with deposit. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, and 1-2 years of Residence Life experience required.

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website.  
Applications will be reviewed starting January 3, 2023.  This position will remain open until filled. 

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. The Department welcomes a broad spectrum of candidates and particularly invites applications from diverse groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity/race, religion, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession).

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination upon onboarding.  Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.

Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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