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Residence Life – Assistant Hall Director

University Housing

Number of Vacancies:  8

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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:

  •  An Assistant Hall Director will have previous residence hall living experience, or other student affairs leadership experience.
  • The AHD should be admitted into and be making positive progress toward a graduate or professional program at the University of Tennessee and enrolled in no more than 12 credit hours.
  • Graduate students are not permitted to be placed as AHDs if they are working toward the following academic degrees: Master of Business Administration, Law, School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Master of Education in Teaching, Social Work (in-person track only; online can work for 1st year), 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 in accordance with the area coverage model.
  • Assists in the development and execution of hall procedures and goals.
  • Assists in preparing for and conducting staff meetings with RA’s. Schedules, plans, and facilitates monthly Office Assistant meeting.
  • 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.
  • Works with the Hall Director and Resident Assistants in the initiation and evaluation 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.


  • Monthly stipend $1,325/month
  • On-campus housing and a meal plan is provided. This is a live-on/live-in position, living on campus in provided housing is required.
  • Your tuition is waived and graduate student health insurance is provided as part of your Graduate Assistantship.


  • Fall 2021 to Spring 2022