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Graduate Assistant- Residence Life Hall Director (Fall 2023/Spring 2024)

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Work type: Student
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Student, Housing

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law. 

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Position Title (Classification Title):  Graduate Assistant- Residence Life Hall Director (Fall 2023/Spring 2024), Graduate Assistant
Working Title:  Residence Life Hall Director (Fall 2023/Spring 2024)
Job Summary: The Hall Director reports to a Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) and collaborates with their supervisor to shape the environment and experiences of residential students by providing services and programs.

All positions within the Housing & Residence Life department begin with mandatory training in mid-July each year. This is a full-time training which runs through early August. All assistantships require some scheduled night and weekend obligations per semester. These obligations can be associated with major department events, including, but not limited to: move-in weekends and hall closing days. As with any live-in position, staff members are also responsible for handling crises as they occur. These assistantships will average 30 hours per week over the course of the academic year.
Department Housing Residence Life
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be a graduate student at the University of West Florida and pursuing work related to the student’s graduate studies program.

Position Qualifications: -This position requires a Bachelor's degree in any field
-Must be enrolled in a UWF graduate program and maintain good academic standing.
-Enrollment in any graduate program at the University of West Florida for the period of the assistantship (required enrollment: 9 graduate credit hours per semester)

Preferred Qualifications -Previous experience previous experience working on a college campus as a para- or professional staff member
-Ability to effectively work with university students, demonstrate a sense of job responsibility, and maturity, and show evidence of leadership skills
-Ability to organize tasks, prioritize duties, and effectively complete the many components of the job
-Ability to collaborate with a variety of campus partners, including Student Affairs departments, University Faculty members, and fellow Housing & Residence Life staff members
-A solid understanding of ethical situations and the ability to think critically
-Ability to lead small-group training sessions/discussions, engage in public speaking, and design and conduct experiential learning programs
-A working knowledge of residential living-learning philosophy
-Ability to interact with and support a diverse student population
-A comprehensive understanding or ability to learn various email, database, and electronic systems used for communication and community management
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 30% - Community Development: -Cultivate a positive and engaging living environment that enables students to build relationships and to foster a sense of belonging -Maintain high visibility and availability, including attending community events, and regularly touring the community and interacting with residents -Know the residents in order to provide personal, social, academic, and occupational support and referral -Utilize institutional data to assess and respond to student needs -Collaborate with student and professional staff to implement residential learning opportunities -Serve as the financial, programmatic, and leadership adviser to each area’s Community Council involving regular individual & group meeting with student members - (Essential)
  • 20% - Supervision: -Train, supervise, and evaluate a team of student staff members, including Resident Assistants (RAs) and Student Desk Assistants (SDAs) -Host weekly staff meetings to communicate upcoming events, discuss community concerns, and facilitate professional development experiences related to the goals of the Housing & Residence Life department -Conduct regular one-on-one (1:1) meetings with RAs -Ensure RAs are appropriately confronting and documenting behavioral issues and concerns -Provide regular formal and informal feedback regarding job performance to student staff, including managing parts of the accountability process for student staff members -Ensure that RA duty procedures are followed as outlined in departmental guidelines -Oversee the implementation and tracking of programs and strategies that enable student learning & community development - (Essential)
  • 20% - Student Conduct and Crisis Management: -Review all incident reports that take place in the community -Conduct Housing Interventions for violations of Residence Life policies and/or Student Code of Conduct -Respond to residents in need and document follow up with situational concerns, referring to other professionals, when appropriate -Provide leadership during times of crisis in and adjacent to the community -Assist in emergency situations as needed -Implement UWF and HRL objectives, policies, rules, and procedures -Participate in an on-call duty rotation for on-campus residents, including holidays and University breaks - (Essential)
  • 20% - Professional Development & Administration: -Report, track, and follow up on maintenance issues with appropriate staff -Help to facilitate student check-in, check-out, and room changes; assist with room condition and damage billing processes -Attend and participate in all scheduled Housing and Residence Life trainings and meetings which include, but not limited to: Summer and Spring staff trainings, Hall Staff Meetings, On-Going Trainings, Graduate Staff Meetings, Large Scale Programs, etc. -Participate in departmental and divisional professional development activities -Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of staff members for Housing and Residence Life -Serve on department and university committees as needed - (Essential)
  • 10% - Overarching Staff Expectations: -Maintain the everyday running of a designated residence hall/apartment complex -Serve as an appropriate role model by following policies and procedures, accepting and completing assigned responsibilities, and encouraging participation in Housing and Residence Life activities -Practice ethical stewardship of university resources, including managing each area’s designated budget and any associated administrative tasks, such as purchasing program supplies. -Demonstrate a commitment to diversity by promoting and attending campus & community multicultural events, facilitating professional development with student staff, presenting on diversity, or implementing strategies. -Demonstrate a consistent willingness to work with individuals from a diverse variety of backgrounds and social identities. -Create and maintain positive professional relationships within the department and across the university -Perform all expected duties of the position and additional duties as assigned or related to community development by the RLC, AD and/or other departmental staff - (Essential)
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen

Number of Vacancies Multiple
Work Hours 8am - 5pm
Contract Period Fall 2023/Spring 2024
FTE Part-time
Salary Range $11,395 stipend paid bi-weekly over the Fall and Spring semesters
Pay Basis Annually
Closing Date: 01/30/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. *References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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