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

Hall Director Position Summary

The Hall Director serves as a live-in leader and general caretaker for students in the residence hall. This person is the primary person responsible for the entire hall's operation and the primary person with whom the Director of Housing communicates about events occurring in the hall. Tasks include the implementation of student development concepts through programs and discipline. Other tasks include monitoring of facilities, and support of University programs and efforts. The Hall Director is supervised by the Associate Director for Residence Life  with input from various administrators in Central Housing.

The Hall Director job responsibilities include the following:

  • Serves as the primary leader/manager of the hall and supervises the Assistant Hall Director(s) and Resident Assistants
  • Supervises full-time and part-time Desks Clerks and provides desk staff with appropriate training and feedback
  • Keeps Central Housing Administration abreast of disciplinary problems and resident emergencies and issues as they occur
  • Provides Resident Assistants with daily supervision and personal growth opportunities
  • Is familiar with and abide 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 including emergency notification of supervisors
  • Completes on-calls during the week and on weekends
  • Supports the community development of the hall through programming and student interactions
  • Ensures a fully functioning and effective hall association which operates within the hall under the guidance of the hall association advisor
  • Assisst with monitoring the inventory of student rooms, public rooms, and patio areas of the hall, keeps the exterior areas of the building in good order, and assure the hall staff helps to maintain area

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and two years 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)
  • considerable knowledge of and ability to apply counseling techniques
  • strong critical thinking skills
  • strong problem solving skills
  • 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

Candidates who have completed or are pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or a related area are preferred.

Work Schedule

9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, with periodic evening and occasional weekend work; 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, a 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.