Summer Hall Director, CEO

Michigan, United States
14 May 2019
End of advertisement period
30 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Position Description – Hall Director

The Hall Director for the CEO Program is responsible for coordinating the resident advisors, summer program associates, and residential experience to promote high quality implementation of the CEO programming. The Hall Director aims to cultivate healthy and empowering relationships with students, Residential Advisors, and program stakeholders to ensure activities and programming is carried out in alignment to weekly themes and student success objectives. The Hall Director is expected to be on-call and is the first liaison for residence hall emergencies, crisis, and conflicts. They will co-lead weekly check in meetings with residential hall staff and will support and participate in RA programming efforts. Special emphasis is placed on supervising Residential Advisors and ensuring CEO programming is appropriately staffed and resourced in the residence hall during the summer programs. Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to explain interest in role and key experiences.


  • Schedule and hold staff meeting for Program Associates each week to be aware of resident and staff concerns. Supervision of Resident Assistants.
  • Join Program Management staff and Resident staff for late evening debriefing meetings to be aware of program updates.
  • Mediate and regulate disputes, prevent violence, investigate complaints (amongst staff and students)
  • Move-in/Move Out and Scheduling
  • Assist and document in Move-In/Move-Out day procedures for the summer program
  • Develop and monitor daily duty roster for wake-calls, dormitory study hour checks, curfew checks, meals, recreation, library and computer time, tutoring, etc.
  • Responsible for daily and weekly record-keeping of student check-in and check-out, key distribution, incident reports, referrals, etc.
  • Document all injury and/or behavioral incidences
  • Create an Anonymous Box for students to provide feedback. Check the box weekly and discuss at meetings with Program Associates.
  • Develop a program of evening cultural, educational and social activities for student residents each Friday and as the schedule permits.
  • Present updates of student Resident Hall activities, student responsibilities, student progress at parent meetings
  • Be available for parent conferences
  • Establish and maintain procedure for collecting and distributing sheets, blankets, towels, and toilet tissue to residents.
  • Suite cleaning and checks including: bathrooms, sweeping, spot cleaning of kitchen/living rooms, counter tops, and trash removal.
  • Establish a procedure of reminding students and checking student cleanliness
  • Store supplies in your room/suite: trash bags, towels, sheets, bath tissue.
  • Create a procedure/check-out for supplies
  • Create an evaluation (pre-post) of the effectiveness of the resident hall experience and its impact on the participants’ experience in the program
  • Completion of student resident, staff evaluation and all program paperwork

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must have at least one year of experience as a resident hall coordinator or resident assistant.
  • Prior experience living in residence hall and familiarity with norms, rules, and protocols for residence hall and staff.
  • Strong supervision, interpersonal and communication skills, specifically with college students
  • Prior experience working with students linked to college motivation, confidence building, and postsecondary success.
  • Must exercise a strengths-based approach in being sensitive, respectful, and understanding of the need of economically and academically disadvantaged, ethnically diverse students.
  • Must possess the commitment and stamina to participate constructively in potentially stressful interactions and situations during the summer program.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to coach and grow staff and students an in a nurturing, respectful and professional manner.
  • Must be flexible and versatile and be able to interact effectively with a board cross-section of people who are diverse by reason of age, gender, ethnic heritage, religion, sexual orientation, and economic station.
  • Experience working with educationally underprepared secondary level youth,
  • Candidate must have demonstrated ability to deliver services to students in a nurturing, respectful and professional manner. Must be a self-started, creative and have the ability to work without close supervision and possess a high level or integrity.
  • Must have strong writing and general communication skills; proven ability to write reports as well as general office correspondence. Must have strong oral presentation skills, be an effective presenter, and have a broad knowledge of the workings and effects of a large metropolitan area and its school system.
  • Must have strong intellectual skills, demonstrated maturity and self-discipline; analytical and general reasoning skills. Capable of assuming demanding educational and counseling responsibilities. Must be flexible and versatile and be able to interact effectively with a broad cross-section of people who are diverse by reason of age, gender, ethnic heritage, religion, sexual orientation, and economic station.
  • Can fully commit to the time requirements of the residential advisor role during Summer 2019 (June- trainings and orientation; July – August).

Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated commitment in serving underrepresented students.
  • Awareness of student conduct and academic integrity policies.
  • Prior experience addressing student conduct and conflict mitigation situations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve swiftly and responsibly.
  • Passionate in supporting student persistence.
  • Reference Letter to highlight character and interpersonal skills
  • One year of Residential Programming experience with youth
  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, or an otherwise relevant and appropriate program of study.

Additional Information

Offers are contingent on background check clearance and academic status verification.

This is a grant funded position.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.