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Residence Life – Assistant Hall Director

Department of University Housing

Number of Vacancies:  7-10

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Separate application:

Department Mission Statement: Our mission is to foster positive, student-centered residential communities supporting the academic mission of the university. We provide a defining experience for students through programs and amenities that facilitate individual learning and development. University Housing’s value and services enhance the overall university student experience.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Previous residence hall living experience, or other student affairs leadership experience.
  • Admitted into and be making positive progress toward a graduate or professional program at the University of Tennessee.
  • Enrolled in no more than 12 credit hours.
  • Not permitted to be placed as Area GAs if student teaching and/or co-ops/internships require a staff member to be off-site for more than 2 days/4 half-days/or 16 hours a week during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm).
  • Not permitted to be placed as AHDs if they are working toward the following academic degrees: Master of Business Administration, Law, School Counseling, Master of Education Training, Social Work, Audiology, or Speech Pathology.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Assumes responsibility for hall in the absence of the Hall Director. The HD or AHD must stay in the building each night.
  • Assists in the development and execution of hall procedures and goals.
  • Assists in conducting staff meetings.
  • Provides direct supervision of desk assistant staff, including selection, training, evaluation, and reviewing and approving employee time in Kronos.
  • Obtain and schedule desk coverage for Office Assistant hours.
  • Assists in the recruiting, training, supervision, and evaluation of Resident Assistants.
  • Serves as an advisor and resource to the Hall Association to assist them with the planning of community, academic, and personal development programs.
  • Supports and enforces all university and departmental policies and regulations.
  • Works collaboratively with the Hall Director, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, and the University Police to carry out university judicial procedures.
  • Initiates and secures search authorizations and conducts room searches as required.
  • Attends and actively participates in departmental and committee meetings.
  • Works in cooperation with other Head Staff to provide 24-hour on-call Area Coverage and is available to work in halls that remain open during university breaks.
  • Co-instruct one session of the Resident Assistant Training class in the spring semester.


  • $1,325.00 per month stipend
  • Full tuition waiver (including out-of-state tuition)
  • On-campus housing and meal plan are provided. This is a live-on/live-in position, living on campus in provided housing is required
  • Tuition is waived and graduate student health insurance is provided as part of your Graduate Assistantship.


  • 20-30 hours a week, 9-month at-will appointment
  • Position involves night (after 5pm on weekdays) and weekend work.
  • Start date at the end of July 2019

Division of Student Life