Complex Director - Residence Hall Manager

Residence Life

Residence Hall Manager – Hayes Hill/Level II

This is an internal search only. Only applicants employed with UW-Whitewater will be considered at this time.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Complex Director in the Office of Residence Life. We are looking for dynamic individuals desired to manage 1 or 2 residence halls housing 400- 600 students. Supervise an Assistant Complex Director (graduate student), 14- 18 RA’s, and work closely with students to create an inclusive and diverse environment that supports a responsible learning community that promotes student learning and personal success in an engaging community.

Complex Directors are an integral part of the Residential Education program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  Complex Directors oversee all management functions of a residence hall complex including supervision of staff (a graduate Assistant Complex Director, Resident Assistants, and clerical support), advising of student leadership groups, facilities management, and crisis response.  Complex Directors work closely with a Coordinator to create a living, learning community that embraces pluralism and promotes academic success.


-Supervise, train, and evaluate a graduate Assistant Complex Director, undergraduate Resident Assistants, and clerical assistants.

-Provide training and resource information to develop and implement programs.
-Advise Homecoming committee members.
-Participate in leadership programs sponsored by the Office of Residence Life.
-Mentor Assistant Complex Director in their work with the Leadership Involvement Team (LIT).

-Manage room changes and related occupancy functions using established procedures.  Maintain accurate occupancy records.
-Assume responsibility for the student conduct process within the hall(s).  Meet with students, assign appropriate educational sanctions, and maintain accurate records associated with this process.
-Coordinate the opening and closing procedures for the residence halls at the beginning and end of each semester and during holiday periods.
-Maintain contact with custodians and maintenance personnel and work cooperatively with facilities staff to report damages, repairs, and replacements occurring within the halls to the Residence Life Office.

-Make referral contacts, when necessary for students facing academic, personal, or other concerns.
-Instruct a training course for new RAs.
-Utilize student development and learning theories to assist with assessing student needs, setting goals, and implementing and evaluating programs.
-Assume an active role in implementing programs which will facilitate the personal and educational growth of residents.
-Participate in the overall administration of the office of Residence Life by serving on committees and task forces, attending staff meetings, representing the office as requested, cooperatively assisting colleagues, and assisting with financial management.
-Perform other during that may be assigned by the Complex Director, Coordinators, or other Central Staff members.
General supervision is received from either the Assistant Director-Community Development or Assistant Director – Staff and Academic Development.

Supervision is exercised over a graduate Assistant Complex Director, Resident Assistants, student clerical staff, and desk attendants.

Master’s degree is required (or evidence that the Master’s is near completion) in College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related area; previous residence hall experience is strongly preferred.

This is a 12-month position with a start date of mid July, 2012. Additional benefits include a beautifully furnished two-bedroom apartment including washer/dryer, meal plan, an excellent health/retirement package, and professional development funds.  Complex Directors are allowed to have a pet (cats and dogs only.)

This is a twelve month appointment with a minimum annual salary of approximately $31,100.

Review of applications to begin on February 20, 2012 and continue until position is filled. 
Candidates invited to campus for interviews will also be asked to provide a copy of their transcripts.
A complete application will include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, relationships, addresses and telephone numbers of five references.

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged. Applications are to be sent to tumbaret@uww.edu

Mailed applications should be sent to:
Terry Tumbarello
Office of Residence Life
Goodhue Hall # 200
Whitewater, WI 53190

Questions about the search should be directed to Terry Tumbarello, Associate Director of Residence Life, tumbaret@uww.edu, or 262-472-5300.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity for all persons in its educational programs, activities, and employment policies, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, political affiliation, marital or parental status, Vietnam-era veteran status, or arrest or conviction record.  Finalists must pass a criminal background investigation as a condition of hire.