Residence Hall Director – Female Residence Hall


Department: Student Life

Job Status: Full-time  

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt 

Reports To: Director of Residence Life


 Amount of Travel Required: Minimal travel required

Work Schedule: Flexible work schedule with on-call responsibilities 

Positions Supervised: Resident Assistants 


The Residence Hall Director (RD) provides leadership of a female residence hall on campus ranging from 100 to 200 female resident students in a manner that complements the mission of Benedictine College and as a team member of the Student Life Office. The RD has primary responsibility for the daily operation and atmosphere of the residence hall. This is achieved by maintaining a living environment in which the maximum education, social, personal, and faith development of the residents can be realized.


For the 2024-2025 Academic Year, Residence Hall Directors will start on August 1st and end on May 31st, 2025.


An application collection phase will occur until March 15th. Review of applications will begin on March 15th, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

During the review period, applicants will participate in a screening interview which may lead to in-depth interviews with the Director of Residence Life and the RD Hiring Committee.




  • Participate in staff orientation, in-service training, and staff meetings. Be thoroughly familiar with the Residence Life Handbook, Student Handbook and other publications as directed by the Director of Residence Life.
  • Supervise the student staff. Make performance expectations clear. Provide supervision, guidance, and evaluation for the resident assistants (RAs) and student workers the RD supervises. Build a rapport with staff so that they will turn to the RD with questions, problems, and concerns. Hold meetings on a weekly basis and promote a team concept among the RA staff. Provide advice and support to RAs dealing with potential or actual problem situations.
  • Physically reside in the Residence Hall. Be visible, available, and actively present to residents. Be friendly, open and a role model to students. Encourage students to come to the RD with questions, problems, and concerns. Treat all students with respect.
  • Mentor students and RA's to initiate, plan and carry out social, spiritual, educational and intramural activities.  
  • Help communicate the College's mission and behavioral expectations to students as expressed in the Student Handbook and other printed sources. Encourage students to behave responsibly. Guide students in their quest for character to the highest standards based upon Benedictine tradition and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Respond to unacceptable behavior whenever and wherever the RD becomes aware of it in a consistently professional manner. Provide advice and support to students who are involved in problem situations.
  • Fulfill the structured requirements of the position. Submit reports that are timely and complete. Be on duty when assigned and to fulfill all responsibilities while on duty.
  • Coordinate with the Operations, Housekeeping, and the Director of Residence Life in matters of inventory, housekeeping, and maintenance.
  • Communicate with the Director of Residence Life concerning all aspects of the position and all development in the RD’s area of responsibility. Share ideas, questions, problems, and concerns with the Director of Residence Life. Assist the Director of Residence Life in resident assistant selection and training.
  • Respond to emergencies and urgent incidents on campus that fall within the jurisdiction of the Residence Life department.
  • Act and dress as a professional member of the Student Life Office.
  • Cooperate with Campus Ministry to promote the spiritual growth of students housed in the hall.
  • Promote activity in accordance with the policies of the college as published in the Student Handbook, the RA Handbook, the Benedictine College Catalog, and other official college documents. Avoid enterprise and activity that may, in the judgment of the college, interfere with the faithful, adequate, and proper performance of your duties.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life.



Competency Statement(s)

Understanding and acceptance of Catholic and Benedictine values

Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing programs

Thorough knowledge of higher education student development, risk management and legal issues

Ability to relate effectively with students, parents, faculty and staff

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills as well as proven administrative and organizational skills

Computer skills including word processing, e-mail and database software


Bachelor’s degree in relevant field


At least one year of related experience


Physical Abilities Lift /Carry

Stand F

Walk F 

Sit F 

Handling / Fingering F 

Reach Outward F 

Reach Above Shoulder O

Climb O

Crawl N

Squat or Kneel O

Bend F

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less O

13-25 lbs O

26-40 lbs O

41-100 lbs O 

Lift /Carry

Stand F 

Walk F

Sit F

Handling / Fingering F 

Reach Outward F

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)