Resident Hall Director


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responsible for the direction of all phases of the Resident Hall and in training and education of student assistants; ensure the educational programing and safety procedures are implemented and followed.   

Provide excellent customer service to our students, donors, sponsors, alumni and all of our internal and external constituents.

Small apartment on-site provided, each building has their own Resident Hall Director, and they report to the Coordinator of Residential Life and Activities




15% - Understand and analyze the atmosphere in the residence hall

15% - Identify challenges and respond to all situations and or concerns

15% - Responsible for the day to day operations, services and activities of the Resident Hall. Supervise undergraduate staff and develop a team which will implement all of the activities, programs and services needed to create an inclusive community that reflects the mission and goals of Residence Life, the Office of Student Development, and Central Methodist University

10% - Facilitate a positive, supportive atmosphere which fosters success in academic and personal endeavors by developing individual relationships with students

10% - Implement departmental community initiatives and foster an environment that values respect for others and celebrates the differences of each person

05% - Advise and supervise hall groups

05% - Conduct building meetings, inspections, and support student leadership

05% - Serve on an on-call rotation

05% - Provide excellent customer service skills to both areas of responsibilities

10% - Support the Office of Student Development

05% - Other duties as assigned




Must be able to coordinate all the Resident Assistant’s in the building, for scheduling, direction, and conflict management.

Strong communication and organizational skills required

Must be able to gain and maintain CMU driving approval



Bachelor's Degree required.

Resident Hall experience (preferred)




First Aid, CPR, AED; ability to lift 50lbs, stand  

Set up resident rooms, move furniture up and down stairs.

Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling

Occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds

Must be able to speak in a clear and loud voice to large groups



Provide Excellent Consumer Service, Excellent Public Speaking abilities; Personnel Management Skills & Experiences; Microsoft Word

Knowledge of a college residential environment

Proficient in Microsoft 2010: Word, PowerPoint, Excel





Effectively utilize interpersonal and communication skills

Effectively utilize organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through

Maintain a high level of confidentiality of work related information and materials and student records

Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Well-developed customer service skills are a must

The ability to creatively problem solve and streamline processes that enable the campus to effectively interact with residence life

The ability to thrive in a changing, flexible, fast paced environment with evolving technology


Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources.  Applications and instructions are located on the website at 


CMU Employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole.  They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented.  Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of CMU.   Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.