RLE Hall Director Graduate Assistant

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Work type: Student (Graduate Assistant)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Student Affairs
Division: Student Affairs


Position Summary:

This position is designed for a graduate student who has demonstrated exceptional responsibility, leadership, interpersonal skills, and an interest in residence life. This position is part-time with live-in responsibilities. The HD will reside in a furnished, one bedroom apartment and will be assigned to a residence hall after careful consideration by the Residential Life & Explorations Professional Staff.

RLE Mission: The Office of Residential Life & Explorations aims to empower students to shape their community and practice responsible leadership. We commit to creating a safe and inclusive environment that inspires learning and nurtures relationships. We guide students as they embark on their college experience, encourage them as they explore all that Rollins has to offer, and celebrate with them as they find their anchors on campus.

RLE is committed to a strong social justice focus including educational opportunities for our staff, active programming for our students and a public commitment to anti-racist actions.

Anticipated Employment Dates: July 2022-May 2023

Primary responsibilities and expectations include:


  • Supervise and evaluate building/area student staff, providing informal monthly performance appraisals and formal semester evaluations for each staff member (Review results with your supervisor)
  • Provide a mentoring relationship that assists with the development of student staff members
  • Become acquainted with the residents in your area
  • Create and host a weekly program for your building between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight, conducted in a common area of your building and must occur on either a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night
  • Meet weekly with building/area staff
  • Conduct weekly rounds of the hall in order to meet students and be visible
  • Coordinate the building/area duty schedule, and submit completed schedules to RLE by the designated deadline
  • Prepare weekly written reports for supervisor
  • Be available and in your hall nightly. As live-in staff members, HDs are expected to sleep in their apartments nightly. All nights that Hall Directors spend off-campus per semester must be approved in advance by their supervisors.
  • Be alert to the health and safety issues concerning students, and where necessary, assist students with academic, personal, social and health issues
  • Make appropriate referrals to various campus offices and personnel as well as off-campus support services
  • Follow-up on concerns from RLE and convey related information as requested
  • Assist with student staff selection and training
  • The College has adopted the following policy which formally prohibits amorous relationships between supervisors and their subordinates:

Amorous Relationships between Supervisors and Subordinates
As an educational institution, Rollins College strives to maintain for its employees an environment of safety, trust, and mutual respect. As part of its ongoing efforts to maintain a safe working environment, Rollins prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment or any mistreatment of employees. While Rollins recognizes that "consensual" amorous or romantic relationships between employees do not constitute sexual harassment, it also recognizes that such relationships may end unhappily or become conflicted and result in charges of sexual harassment, or even physical or psychological abuse. Accordingly, all supervisors are expressly prohibited from engaging in amorous relationships with employees under their supervision. Supervisors who violate this policy will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of the institution including possible termination.


  • Maintain up-to-date building rosters for assigned building/area
  • Coordinate hall openings and closing procedures at the beginning and end of semester breaks.
  • Return early for Fall Training and semester openings; stay until the official closing date/time for Winter Break, and through the end of the employment agreement
  • Assist with the room selection process and maintain accurate rosters
  • Refer maintenance needs to the appropriate personnel and follow up as needed
  • Maintain pertinent records for the administration of the residence halls, such as programming, budgeting, opening, & closing
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the various elements of the RLE and provide input for the formation of policies, procedures, and programs
  • Perform a weekly inspection of your hall paying special attention to facility and safety concerns. Complete appropriate administrative forms.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant/Associate Director and/or Director of RLE.

Risk Management

  • Participate in a rotating weekday evening and weekend on-call schedule with other Hall Directors, including Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Intercession, and Spring Breaks; Hall Director staff will determine and provide an on-call schedule as directed by the Professional Staff.
  • Perform rounds through each residence hall every night of the week as instructed by RLE procedures and protocols, training, and/or a professional staff member
    Respond to incidents as instructed by RLE procedures and protocols, training, and/or a professional staff member
  • Confront and document inappropriate behavior

Inter/Intra-office Communication

  • Serve as a representative of Residential Life & Explorations
  • Maintain current communication with your Assistant/Associate Director and Residential Life & Explorations staff members regarding problems and other relevant information concerning the residence halls
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with Facilities Management, Campus Security, and DOSA offices

Community Development

  • Set hall expectations for residential living within the halls
  • Assist and support student staff in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of diverse programs within the 9 dimensions of wellness
  • Oversee and track programming and financial paperwork for student staff
  • Attend hall functions and programs as appropriate

Student Governance

  • Recruit students for Hall Council
  • Advise Hall Council
  • Assist with Hall Council training, including the use of financial resources and appropriate financial paperwork
  • Attend Hall Council executive board and general assembly meetings and events

Additional Expectations

  • Meet with RLE Staff on a bi-weekly basis
  • Meet weekly with supervisor
  • Maintain a minimum of 20 weekly office hours that are advertised in your residence hall. Office hours must be conducted over a minimum of five days per week during business hours, unless academic commitments conflict.
  • Conduct educational conferences concerning student conduct cases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the RLE Professional Staff

To learn more about the office of Residential Life and Explorations, please visit:

Preferred Qualifications and Skill Sets:

  • Full-time graduate student in an approved graduate program
  • Abide by and enforce all College regulations as outlined in the Code of Community Standards and the Guide to Residential Hall Living
  • Act as a role model and maintain a schedule which permits the staff member to be available to the students in the hall
  • Refrain from engaging in non-professional or amorous relationships with residents in his or her building
  • Any additional employment must be approved by his or her supervisor before an employment offer is accepted

Education Requirement:

The incumbent must be actively enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program in order to qualify for this position and must remain actively enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program for the duration of their employment in this position. This assistantship is intended for currently enrolled graduate students or individuals whose enrollment into a graduate degree program is imminent (E.g. student has been accepted into a graduate degree program and is awaiting the start classes in the immediate future). Incumbent should be seeking an experiential opportunity in their degree field which may or may not be a requirement for graduation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Anticipated Employment Dates: July 2022-May 2023

Benefits include:

  • $14,500 annual stipend (paid bi-weekly over the academic year)
  • Furnished Rollins College one bedroom, on-campus apartment, including utilities and internet
  • $4,500 annual meal plan (divided by 2 semesters)
  • No-cost access to residential laundry services
  • No-cost on campus staff parking privileges

Our Values:


Rollins College Mission: Rollins College educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. We are committed to the liberal arts ethos and guided by its values and ideals. Our guiding principles are excellence, innovation, and community.

At Rollins, we value academic excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Accordingly, the selected candidate must be able to embrace and model this service philosophy in his/her day to day work and provide competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others. More information about our service philosophy and standards can be found at the following web link:

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