Residence Hall Director – University Housing

Posted in on 01/29/2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Urbana, Illinois


901 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL

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Applications are now being accepted for the Residence Hall Director position for University
Housing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
We, the staff of the Department of Residential Life, have a vision for our work, “Learning,
Growing, Mattering: for every person, on every floor, in every community.”

We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds who can help create and foster
communities that strive toward this vision. This includes supporting the academic mission of the
university by developing environments conducive to student learning and academic success,
respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, and
supporting the holistic development of all of our students. The diversity of our campus student
population currently includes 42,605 total students: 31,932 undergraduate and 10,673 graduate
and professional students, 54% men, 46% women, 5% African-American, 6% Latino/a, 11%
Asian-American, .13% Native American, 2% Multiracial and 19% International.

University Housing has 10,500 students living in our facilities. Our undergraduate residence hall
communities typically house 450-650 students each. Our 17 full-time, professional Residence
Hall Directors each supervise 8 to 12 Resident Advisors, student support staff, and collaborate
with 1-2 Multicultural Advocates to lead them in the fulfillment of our vision. They advise and
mentor student leaders to make a difference in the lives of their peers. RDs work collaboratively
both within the Department of Residential Life/University Housing and on campus with talented
Student Affairs and Academic Affairs staff to provide innovative services, programs, and
leadership to the campus community. Residence Hall Directors are at the heart of what we do
for and with students.
Minimum Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and experience in a Residential Life
or campus housing environment, student affairs involvement and/or leadership experiences or
work in a related field (higher education, student affairs, counseling, social work, etc.) or a
Master’s degree and part-time work experience in a closely related field is required (graduate
assistantships are considered part-time work).
Preferred Qualifications include a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher
Education, and Counseling or a related field and current work in residential life or student affairs
is strongly preferred along with a working knowledge of student learning and student
development, supervisory skills, successful community building strategies, conflict mediation
skills, interpersonal skills, experience with conference operations, sound decision-making and
evaluative skills, is open to constructive feedback and is able to build and maintain effective
working relationships with colleagues and students and has experience working successfully
with diverse college student populations.
Security Requirements
Additionally, this position is a security sensitive position. A background check is required for
those offered the position.

Contract and Salary for this full-time, live-in, twelve-month regular Academic Professional
appointment beginning as soon as possible as we have two confirmed vacancies and for
additional anticipated vacancies for the 2013-2014 academic year beginning July 8, 2013.
Starting salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

For full consideration create your candidate profile at and upload pdf
versions of a cover letter of application, a resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses,
and phone numbers of three professional references by March 1, 2013. We intend to make
multiple hires for this search. Please contact a Housing Human Resources Representative at with any questions you may have.

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