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Residence Hall Director & Coordinator of Women's Programs

Olivet College
Job Location:
Olivet, Michigan
Residence Life and Housing

Olivet College, a liberal arts college in south central Michigan with a long-standing commitment to inclusion and diversity, seeks a Hall Director & Coordinator of Women’s Programs (including the Keyes Barber Benedict Scholars leadership community). As a member of the Student Engagement team, this position will serve as a senior staff member, supervise a residential hall environment, lead the women’s leadership student community, and foster an open and inclusive environment that addresses the needs of students and community members.

Members of historically underrepresented groups including women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Olivet College is located in south central Michigan in the town of Olivet, MI. Olivet is a close knit, rural community offering quiet streets and natural surroundings, yet is not more than 30 minutes from the larger cities of Lansing and Battle Creek.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary:

The Hall Director assists in creating an inclusive learning environment by facilitating a living and learning community throughout residential communities and theme houses. This position is a live-in position, in which campus housing and a meal plan are provided. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as a senior staff member within the Office of Student Engagement modeling of the Olivet College vision of Individual and Social Responsibility, fostering restorative practices and community standards, using the Olivet College Compact as guiding principles. Responsible for crisis response, after hours coverage, and participates in on call duty rotation.

Provides leadership for the Women’s Programs auxiliary area which includes the KBB Scholars leadership community. Candidates must bring the ability to create a positive student community experience and a commitment to mentoring undergraduates in a collaborative and diverse environment.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, with 2 years of experience in a residence hall environment, Educational, Social, and Community Building programing.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Student Affairs or a closely related field, with 2 years of experience in a residence hall environment. Experience with Title XI, Restorative Justice, Judicial Affairs, or Intramural Sports.

To Apply: Click on the "online application form" link below, select this position and then click on the “Apply” button. From there, follow the instructions for completing the profile, application and uploading your cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references. Any questions for the search committee, can be directed to Jake Schuler, Assistant Dean of Student Engagement

Compensation: This is a full-time position with a competitive salary, room/board, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid leave/holiday benefit.

Full job description on next page.

DATE PREPARED: Revised July 2021

POSITION TITLE: Hall Director & Coordinator of Women's Programs

DEPARTMENT: Student Engagement

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Student Engagement & Assistant Dean


TOTAL STUDENTS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 10 - 15 (resident advisors/peer mentors)

FUNCTION: As a senior staff member, the Hall Director fosters a seamless residential learning environment. The primary role is the facilitation of a safe and inclusive living and learning community in the residence halls and theme houses. Each Hall Director will serve and lead an assigned auxiliary position - functional areas include but are not limited to: Women’s Programs, Restorative Justice, Intramural Sports, Residential Education Program, Student Success, Greek Life, Gender Inclusive Initiatives, and others as assigned. (This position must live in campus housing).


Hall Director

Day to Day:

  1. Supervises, recruits, trains, and evaluates resident advisors and student assistants.
  2. Facilitates residential, educational, and cultural programming for their residential community with resident advisors and campus faculty/staff.
  3. Serves as campus community leader and advisor to facilitate the Olivet College Vision of Individual and Social Responsibility. 
  4. Promotes conflict resolution, problem solving skills, and restorative practice measures utilizing the community standards and the Olivet College Compact guiding philosophies.
  5. Collaborates with Campus Safety staff to ensure a safe living environment for all students and community members.
  6. Performs duties in a diverse, challenging and occasionally stressful environment.
  7. Responsible for crisis response and serving in on call duty rotation including holidays as needed.
  8. Serves on the Student Success CARE Team (retention based initiative).

Coordinator of Women's Programs

Day to Day:

  1. Directs the Women’s Leadership Institute community experience: engagement of Keyes Barber Benedict Scholars (approximately 75-80 students; first year through senior level students). 
  2. Collaborate with admissions/financial aid – recruitment of prospective students; selection process of KBB scholarship awardees. 
  3. Leads and manages the Peer Ambassador program for WLI/KBB Community – recruitment; training; supervision; evaluation. Oversees – office hours/planning/coordination of engagement activities (social events; coaching/leadership connections; speaker series; outreach activities etc). 
  4. Holds success coaching events/conversations 5-10 hrs/wk (meeting with students regarding academic; college transition; campus resources; professional/personal development; KBB requirements, etc). 
  5. Partners and collaborates with the alumni office, career readiness director, service learning, and student engagement regarding coordination of speaker series; career networking; experiential learning (job shadow, site visits, community service, etc). 
  6. Participate in outreach activities – social impact/service activities like the following agencies: Women’s Expo; Michigan Women’s Historical Center; Girl Talk chapters; etc. 
  7. Supports and fosters an open and inclusive environment that addresses the needs of all women identified students and community members (campus safety, sexual violence education/prevention, survivor support, green dot program, self-care, wellness, mental health concerns, etc.). 

*This job description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals who are differently-abled to perform the essential functions.

  1. The employee must be able to perform duties dependably and effectively in a diverse, challenging and occasionally stressful environment.
  2. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to:
    1. stay in a stationary position for long periods and operate a keyboard or type;
    2. use common business office machines such as a copier, computer and telephone;
    3. occasionally handle materials weighing up to 50 lbs;
    4. access second and third floors of residence hall buildings that do not have elevators;
    5. traverse campus;
    6. occasionally be required to traverse slippery surfaces;
    7. occasionally be subjected to temperatures below 32 degrees or up to 100 degrees;
    8. communicate verbally with diverse constituencies; and,
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild to moderate.

Working Conditions: Work performed in and out of the office environment.

Hazards: Mainly those present in a normal residence life setting; no known hazards.

This position description is subject to change at any time with notice to the employee.

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