Note: this is a live-in position; apartment is provided

Assistant Hall Director Position Summary

The Assistant Hall Director assists the Head Hall Director and serves as a live-in leader and general caretaker to students in the residence hall. Tasks include assisting with the implementation of student development concepts through programs and discipline, assisting with the monitoring of facilities, and supporting University programs and efforts. This position is supervised by the Head Hall Director with input from various administrators in Central Housing and assists with the supervision of Desk Clerks and Resident Assistants.

The Assistant Hall Director job responsibilities include the following:

  • Through advising and referral, helps individual students develop ways to meet with own needs and cope with life
  • Assists with maintaining a fair and reasonable discipline procedure and utilizes an educational approach to discipline appointments with students
  • Assists with providing Resident Assistants with daily supervision and personal growth opportunities
  • Is familiar with and abides by objectives, policies, and fiscal procedures of the residence halls and total Housing system
  • Reports all unusual hall incidents on proper forms as they occur
  • Is available to residents and staff through set office hours and flex hours if necessary
  • Is familiar with emergency procedures of the halls and is prepared to take charge in case of an emergency
  • Completes on-calls during the week and on weekends as required by Central Housing
  • Ensures a fully functioning and effective hall association which operates within the hall under the guidance of the hall association advisor
  • Assists with monitoring the inventory of student rooms, public rooms, and patio areas of the hall, keep the exterior areas of the building in good order, and assures the hall staff helps to maintain area

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and one year of residence life, student services, advising, or related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate)
  • general knowledge of and ability to apply counseling techniques
  • ability to analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions within a framework of general policies and procedures
  • ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing
  • ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • ability to work independently
  • physical and emotional ability to work long and irregular hours, occasionally involving emotional stress and interrupted sleep
  • knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed

Work Schedule

9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, with periodic evening and occasional weekend work; Assistant Hall Directors also serve in the Hall Director On-Call rotation and go on-call for approximately 8 weeknights and 6 weekend days per semester.

Application Process

When an opening becomes available, an Assistant Hall Director position will be posted on UNT’s Employment website at jobs.unt.edu. Applicants must complete the online application and provide a cover letter and resume.