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Job Openings

Hall Director

Posting Date: 4/27/2015
Closing Date: Position remains posted on the College's employment page until it is filled or closed.
Department: Community Living
Position Type/Benefits:

FT/Full Benefits Package

Hall Directors are professional staff members that report to the Assistant Director of Community Living for Residential Education and supervise resident advisors (RA). The Hall Director is responsible for staff supervision, staff training, administrative work, community development, student accountability, facility management, conflict management and supplemental work with various assigned areas.

Staff Supervision & Training

  1. Directly supervise Resident Advisors  - conduct weekly staff meetings and regular one-on-one meetings
  2. Participate in the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of RA staff
  3. Provide staff recognition
  4. Coordinate Fall, Mid-Year & Spring RA staff training for assigned area
  5. Conduct on-going crisis management training for assigned staff
  6. Train staff on master key responsibilities, usage, and expectations
  7. Attend all staff trainings including but not limited to Resident Advisor and Hall Director
  1. Coordinate Residence Hall check-in and check-out procedures for assigned area, and student room assignments throughout the year
  2. Serve as communication link between the Office of Community Living, the site managers and the residents and staff members of an assigned area
  3. Hold regular office hours
  4. Track RA job performance, conduct informal & formal evaluations
  1. Assist in the planning and execution of area programming initiatives (i.e. First Year Experience or Second Year Experience)
  2. Maintain event planning budget
  3. Represent Community Living at College events
  4. Track programming initiatives and budget lines
 Community Development
  1. Develop and implement a community development plan and activity/program model
  2. Direct staff in creating inclusive communities that are socially just, safe and welcoming
  3. Assess the needs of all residents in assigned area and develop programming goals to meet identified needs
  4. Implement community development initiatives, such as roommate agreements
  5. Serve as a resource and referral agent for students’ social, academic, and identity needs
 Student Accountability
  1. Responsible for interpreting and upholding College policy pertaining to Student Accountability
  2. Assist professional staff and RAs with confrontation of students violating policies
  3. Hold Student Accountability meetings for violations, apply appropriate sanctions, and conduct sanction follow-up
  4. Complete Student Accountability paperwork and maintain administrative records
 Facility Management
  1. Create an open and consistent working relationship with site management
  2. Maintain working relationships with housekeeping and maintenance staff to ensure assigned facilities are well maintained
  3. Develop and implement assessment procedures for identifying facility needs of residents
 Crisis Management/Conflict Resolution
  1. On call responsibilities on Hall Director level
  2. Respond to emergencies and provide guidance in crisis situations
  3. Implement emergency facility management procedures
  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  3. Must be able to attend all scheduled trainings and closings/openings
  4. Preferred previous RA/Student Life/Housing experience
  1. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and lift up to 30 pounds.
  2. Frequently required to move across campus with ease including during inclement weather.
  1. Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to the typical office environment.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
  4. Scope of the position frequently requires work in the evenings and on weekends.
  5. Must be able to attend all scheduled trainings and closings/openings.

To Apply

Unless other contact information is specified in the job posting, please follow the application instructions below to ensure proper submission of materials.  Please note the appropriate e-mail address below for electronic submission of documents.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.

Electronic documents can be sent to:

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:

To be considered, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.

 Download the Employment Application and Disclosure Form

Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 52 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the No. 5 Regional College in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a Top Baccalaureate College by Washington Monthly; and included in The Princeton Review’s 379 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential effect on society. Nestled by scenic Lake Hollingsworth, the College is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.