Full Time Hall Director

Hall Directors

Our nine Hall Directors play an integral role in the development and experience of nearly 2,800 students. Hall Directors learn about student successes and struggles, aspirations and relationships, goals and dreams, ideas and values. Hall Directors recognize student growth and leadership and help "pick them up" when they make poor choices. Hall Directors help students navigate complicated and uncomplicated University processes and are an avenue for students to share laughter and tears, a place to vent, a place to find support, and a place to talk about ideas. Hall Directors are actively engaged staff.

View Hall Director responsibilities and download a copy of the position description below.

Responsibilities of the Hall Director include:

  • supervise and train student staff to deliver an effective residence hall program in an area of approximately 200-400 students;
  • create an environment and experience that contributes to the individual success of each student;
  • serve as a conduct hearing officer;
  • interact daily with students for many purposes including community development, conflict resolutions, helping skills, resource connection, student issues and crisis, etc.;
  • involvement in department and University committees and department policy/procedure formation.
  • Opportunity to supervise a graduate intern.

Position Description

View the qualifications for the Hall Director position below.

Required Qualification

  • Master's Degree in Higher Education Leadership/Administration/Student Affairs or related field (conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources prior to start of employment).
  • Prior to the date of appointment, this position requires a criminal background check conducted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated supervision experience.
  • Knowledge of residence hall student issues.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and interpersonal.
  • Demonstrated initiative and experience with community development.
  • Excellent administrative skills including an ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Experience with the student conduct process (hearing officer, conduct board advisor/member) in a University setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective conflict resolution.

View Hall Director compensation, in addition to bargaining unit information, below.

Our Hall Director position is classified as a Range B non-exempt position with a new minimum salary based on recent contract negotiations of $46,800 based on experience. Additionally, Hall Directors receive $50 for each 24-hour duty shift. 

Bargaining Unit

Hall Directors are a part of the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (ASF). The most recent ASF Bargaining Unit contract can be found below.

MSUAASF General Benefits

Employee benefit information can be found below, in addition to Residential Life benefits.

Currently, ASF members shall be entitled to enrollment, on a space available basis, in courses at any Minnesota State state university without payment of tuition or fees, except laboratory fees and special course fees. Such enrollment shall not exceed thirty (30) semester credit hours per fiscal year.

For purposes of this section, a year begins the first day of fall semester and concludes the day before the beginning of the succeeding fall semester. The ASF member's spouse or dependent children shall be eligible to share this right within the limits established above, with waiver of tuition only. Eligible dependent is defined as a child (biological, adopted, step-child, or legal ward) of up the twenty-five (25) years of age.

ASF members currently receive a professional development allocation each year. During 2023-2024 members received $950.

Human Resources

Candidate Benefits

Additional Residential Life Benefits

  • A meal plan each semester, valued at approximately $3,128.
  • A one bedroom furnished apartment, including local phone service, local digital cable service (with HBO), ethernet access, wifi, a washer and dryer located within the apartment: valued at approximately $9,080.
  • Contemporary office furnishings and a Dell computer.
  • Our pet policy allows one caged bird, one cat, one dog, or many fish (up to 20 gallons in volume).
  • A fiance, spouse, domestic partner, or legally dependent children may share the apartment.

Hall Directors are supported in growing professionally. View professional development opportunities and affiliations below.

  • Share your knowledge through training and educational presentations.
  • Represent Residential Life through involvement with a variety of campus activities/events including but not limited to Homecoming, Wecome Week, Family Weekend, Campus Environmental Committee, Search Committees, and Bargaining Unit Representation.
  • Join committees or present at Regional Student Affairs and Housing Conferences (including UMR, ATCCHA, MCPA).
  • Assist advising student delegations to MACURH/NACURH conferences.
  • Explore many more professional development strategies in our professional development workbook for our Hall Director team.

We are Proudly Associated with These Organizations:

  • Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I)
  • Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Housing Officers (UMR-ACUHO)
  • American College Personnel Association/College Student Educators International (ACPA)
  • Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA)
  • National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH)
  • Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Association For Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA)
  • Associated Twin Cities College Housing Administrators (ATCCHA)
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Hall Directors are required to live-in. View a list of amenities and photos below.

We hope you find them comfortable and inviting, with modern furnishings, wireless internet, laundry, and adequate storage space. The apartments come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with a variety of amenities. We expect our live-in staff to adhere to University policies including honoring our smoke-free campus. Our alcohol policy provides expectations for alcohol use.

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