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Residence Hall Directors are university employees overseeing daily operations in campus dormitories. Their responsibilities are coordinating staff meetings, managing staff, supervising student conduct, enforcing behavior codes, handling crisis situations, and acting as a positive role model on and off residence hall. The most successful example resumes for Residence Hall Directors emphasize leadership, very good communication and interpersonal skills, organizational and supervisory abilities, and basic computer competencies. Most candidates for the job highlight in their resumes a degree in a relevant field.

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Residence Hall Director

Promoted to largest (560 person) residence hall on campus after serving as RHD in smaller halls

  • Provided 24 hour duty coverage for crises intervention and discipline
  • Created hiring materials and evaluations tools for paraprofessional staff. Supervised graduate students and paraprofessional staff members
  • Advised a Residence Life inner hall government group
  • Counseled students and provided support and encouragement
  • Presented at professional conferences on behalf of the department
  • Awarded "Hall of the Semester" for five semesters by the Residence Housing Association
  • Created in house programs to educate students on campus issues
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Communications
Higher Education Administration And Student Personnel
2

Residence Hall Director

Operated the day-to-day functions of two residence halls overseeing over 300 residents

  • Designed, implemented, and taught the training curriculum for staff
  • Responded to emergencies in weekly on-call rotation responsible for over 1,600 students
  • Adjudicated disciplinary cases by emphasizing restorative justice and reflective learning
  • Presented and organized multiple programs on topics of social justice and diversity
  • Edited and developed Resident Assistant Training Manual
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Education
MA
English
3

Residence Hall Director

Responsible for day-to-day operations of a co-educational residence hall of 275 residents

  • Supervised, trained, and evaluated 9 Resident Assistants
  • Coordinated, approved, and tracked hall programming
  • Managed staff development and programming budgets of approximately $1,200
  • Served as primary judicial officer for 1 residence hall
  • Co-advised Residence Hall Assembly
  • Assisted with Resident Assistant Selection Process
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Geosciences, Psychology, And Sociology
MA
Student Affairs
4

Residence Hall Director

Coordinated the administrative functions and managerial operations of two honors residence halls.

  • Managed two 24-hour desks, room changes, and payroll operations.
  • Produced a residential education plan emphasizing community service and civic engagement.
  • Facilitated judicial conduct hearings for alleged policy violations.
  • Oversaw a budget of $1500.00 for administrative and programmatic expenditures.
  • Advised Hall Council and worked in conjunction with the Honors College to implement programs.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Political Science
MA
Political Science
PhD
Political Science
5

Residence Hall Director

Trained, supervised and evaluated one half-time professional Assistant Hall Director

  • Selected, trained and evaluated 18 Resident Assistants and 3-5 [company name]
  • Served as judicial administrator for residence hall, including charging and adjudicating disciplinary hearings with students based on a community standards model
  • Worked cooperatively with custodial staff to ensure quality customer service to students, parents, staff, and community members
  • Performed on-call duty responsibilities on a rotating basis as professional staff contact a residential community for up to 4,000 students at a time
  • Responded to emergency and crisis situations working cooperatively with University Police, Counseling Center and Campus Living Staff
  • Managed all administrative aspects of hall opening and closing, including key control and damage billing
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
MS
Student Personnel Administration
6

Residence Hall Director

Day to day operation of a major campus residential facility

  • Streamlined recruiting process for hiring new staff members resulting in a shorter application to hire cycle
  • Organized and led group evaluation process for screening resident advisor applicants ensuring top candidates
  • Established developmental programming for 460 residents, resulting in campus-wide award and recognition
  • Supervised work responsibilities and scheduling for 12 desk assistants and 10 resident advisors
  • Planned and conducted weekly staff training and development meetings which enhanced staff competency levels
  • Created and delivered interview skills workshop for staff members which prepared them for post-college life
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration / Marketing
MA
Master of Arts
7

Fulton Residence Hall Director, University of North Dakota

Oversaw a 300-bed, traditional style hall, mostly freshman, with an Honors Learning Community

  • Completed administrative duties accurately and on time such as weekly paperwork, maintenance requests, staff meetings, key audits, program tracking, common damage reports, and incident reports
  • Trained, mentored, professional developed, and supervised 7 undergraduate Resident Assistants
  • Advised Hall Government which included balancing a budget of $3,500
  • Coordinated with the Department of Honors to create opportunities for student-faculty interaction
  • Responded to incidents consisting of alcohol, illegal drug use, suicide ideation, other medical issues, flooding, key issues, and additional facility concerns
  • Completed Title IX and Clery Act Training
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BS
Political Science
8

Residence Hall Director

Adjudicated all violations that range from quiet hours, to alcohol, to drug possession and consumption

  • Emergency on call responsibilities that included responding to concerns ranging roommate conflicts to suicide ideation
  • Academically advised and counseled students, reinforced policies, and managed a resident hall of 660+ students who that range from first year to seniors
  • Hired, trained, and supervised a Resident Assistant staff of 11 to 20, office and game room staff, and an Assistant Residence Hall Director (Graduate Assistant)
  • Advised Area Council on programming efforts within the residence hall, addressing building concerns, and conducting meetings
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MS
Development And Counseling
9

Residence Hall Director

Established a safe environment in the residence hall for one hundred high school students

  • Supervised nine residence hall counselors daily
  • Prepared schedules for the residence hall counselors
  • Monitored students in study hall daily for 2 hours
  • Planned and organized events for students
  • Established interactive relationships among residents and counselors
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
Lab
10

Residence Hall Director

Managed the operations, student discipline, and programming efforts of a group of residence halls.

  • Supervised a staff of 19 Resident Advisors and 16 student employees.
  • Recruited, interviewed, hired, trained, and evaluated Residence Hall staff members.
  • Responsible for all student life issues and facilities management of residence halls housing up to 850 students.
  • Team member of various committees working on projects benefiting the community.
  • Served as University Judicial Officer in adjudicating cases of policy violations.
  • Crisis investigation, analysis and execution of disciplinary action.
  • Performed on-call responsibilities for over 7000 resident students.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
MS
College Student Personnel Administration

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