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 male residence hall on campus ranging from 150 to 200 male 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. By maintaining a living environment in which the maximum education, social, personal, and faith development of the residents can be realized.



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.
Be visible and available 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.
Encourage students and RA’s to initiate, plan and carry out social, spiritual, educational and intramural activities.
Help students become aware of the College’s mission and expectations of them 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 BC’s Benedictine tradition and the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Respond to unacceptable behavior whenever and wherever the RD becomes aware of it in a consistent professional manner. Provide counseling 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.
Be aware of the services available for the various guest groups that use the residence hall.
Supervise the services provided for the various guest groups that use the residence hall.
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

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

10 lbs or less C

11-20 lbs O

21-50 lbs O

51-100 lbs O

Over 100 lbs N


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)



About Benedictine College

Benedictine College, which has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1900 students, is a mission-centered academic community.  Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education through academic programs based on core studies in the arts and sciences.