Full Time Hall Director

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We are accepting applications for our Hall Director position.

Application Process & Timeline

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Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and continue until finalists are selected.

Our desired start date is July 7, 2021.

Our nine Hall Directors play an integral role in the development and experience of nearly 2,900 students.  Hall Directors learn about student successes and struggles, aspirations and relationships, goals and dreams, ideas and values.  Hall Directors recognize student growth and leadership and help "pick them up" when they make poor choices.  Hall Directors help students navigate complicated and uncomplicated University processes and are an avenue for students to share laughter and tears, a place to vent, and a place to find support. Hall Directors are actively engaged staff.

Here you will find information about our Hall Director position at Minnesota State Mankato, our Residential Life team, and other details about the department, University, and the Mankato community. Continue to visit this website to learn more information about our application process and position.

Responsibilities of the Hall Director include:

  • supervise and train student staff to deliver an effective residence hall program in an area of approximately 200-400 students;
  • implement initiatives and programs that support students' academic and personal success;
  • serve as a conduct hearing officer;
  • interact daily with students for many purposes including community development, conflict resolutions, helping skills, resource connection, student issues and crisis, etc.;
  • involvement in department and University committees and department policy/procedure formation.
  • Opportunity to supervise Student Services Coordinator graduate assistant.

Position Description

  • Master's Degree in College Student Personnel or related field (conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources prior to start of employment).
    - Note: A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 months full-time experience in Residential Life or related student affairs area may be substituted for master's degree.
  • Demonstrated supervision experience.
  • Knowledge of residence hall student issues.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and interpersonal.
  • Demonstrated initiative and experience with community development.
  • Excellent administrative skills including an ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Experience with the student conduct process (hearing officer, conduct board advisor/member) in a University setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective conflict resolution.

Our Hall Director position is classified as a Range B non-exempt position with a typical minimum salary of $39,295 based on experience. Additionally, Hall Directors receive $50 for each 24-hour duty shift.


Hall Directors are a part of the Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (ASF). Our most recent MSUAASF Bargaining Unit contract can be found below.

MSUAASF General Benefits

Currently, ASF members shall be entitled to enrollment, on a space available basis, in courses at any Minnesota State state university without payment of tuition or fees, except laboratory fees and special course fees. Such enrollment shall not exceed twenty-seven (27) semester credit hours per fiscal year. For purposes of this section, a year begins the first day of fall semester and concludes the day before the beginning of the succeeding fall semester. The ASF member's spouse or dependent children shall be eligible to share this right within the limits established above, with waiver of tuition only. Eligible dependent is defined as a child (biological, adopted, step-child, or legal ward) of up the twenty-five (25) years of age.

ASF members currently receive a professional development allocation each year. During 2020-2021 members received $841.

Human Resources

Candidate Benefits

Additional Residential Life Benefits

  • A meal plan each semester, valued at approximately $2,806.
  • A one bedroom furnished apartment, including local phone service, local digital cable service (with HBO), ethernet access, wifi, a washer and dryer located within the apartment: valued at approximately $9,080.
  • Contemporary office furnishings and a Dell computer.
  • Our pet policy allows one cat, one bird, or many fish.
  • A fiance, spouse, or legally dependent children may share the apartment.
  • Share your knowledge through training and educational presentations.
  • Represent Residential Life through involvement with a variety of campus activities/events including but not limited to Homecoming, Wecome Week, Family Weekend, Campus Environmental Committee, Search Committees, Non-Credit Leadership Experience, and Bargaining Unit Representation.
  • Join committees or present at Regional Student Affairs and Housing Conferences (including UMR, ATCCHA, MCPA).
  • Assist advising student delegations to MACURH/NACURH conferences.
  • Explore many more professional development strategies in our professional development workbook for our Hall Director team.

We are Proudly Associated with These Organizations:

  • Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I)
  • Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Housing Officers (UMR-ACUHO)
  • American College Personnel Association/College Student Educators International (ACPA)
  • Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA)
  • National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH)
  • Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Association For Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA)
  • Associated Twin Cities College Housing Administrators (ATCCHA)
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

We hope you find them comfortable and inviting, with modern furnishings, wireless internet, laundry, and adequate storage space. The apartments come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with a variety of amenities. We expect our live-in staff to adhere to University policies regarding smoking and alcohol.


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