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Hall Director/Apartment Community Manager

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Required years of related experience are defined as full-time. However, part-time experience, whether paid or unpaid, will be credited equivalently.

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Residence Hall Coordinator - 8250
Pay Grade 32
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 70569P
Working Title Hall Director/Apartment Community Manager
Advertised Employing Department Residence
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term 06/30/2019
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Residence at Iowa State University is accepting applications for the position of Hall Director/Apartment Community Manager. The Hall Directors/Apartment Community Managers are live-in staff members who are responsible for creating a living/learning community which contributes to the personal and academic success of residents through collaboration with students, staff, and faculty. The size of each residence community ranges from 300 to 2700 residents. The major functions of these positions are to supervise a Community Adviser Staff, provide direction and supervision in specific assignments (hall desk, student government, etc.), and respond to a wide variety of academic and personal development situations. Approximately ½ of the Hall Directors/Apartment Community Managers supervise a graduate assistant.

The successful candidate will possess a basic understanding of college student development and the relationship between academics and residence, an understanding of the factors affecting academic success, the ability to counsel/mediate with individuals and groups, written and verbal communication skills, creativity, sensitivity to diversity, organizational skills, problem solving skills, and time management skills.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Related experience must be in a leadership position in a college environment.

Preferred Education and Experience

Master’s in student personnel or related area.

Experience as a Resident or Graduate Assistant.

Experience working with academic initiatives; undergraduate students; staff supervision, selection and training; and judicial process.

Experience working with under-represented student populations and student organization advising.

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

Compensation includes salary plus apartment, board, Ethernet, laundry. Board provided when residential dining service is open.

Hall Directors/Apartment Community Managers must have access to transportation and must be able to respond immediately, in person, to any situation, at any University operated residence hall or apartment community, while on-call.

Department Contact Name Sarah Holmes
Department Contact Phone 515 294-5520
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for five references

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Required years of related experience are defined as full-time. However, part-time experience, whether paid or unpaid, will be credited equivalently.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 02/25/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
    • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
    • ISU Employee
    • Website
    • Placement Office
    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
    • HERC Website
    • LinkedIN
    • Facebook
    • CareerBuilder
  2. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Applicants who advance past our application review will be asked to schedule a thirty minute preliminary interview with our selection team via telephone, the Oshkosh Placement Exchange (OPE), or The Placement Exchange (TPE). Please indicate your anticipated availability below for a preliminary interview.
    • Telephone
    • OPE
    • TPE
    • Unsure at this time

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents