University of St. Thomas

Brady Area Director - Residence Life

Minneapolis, MN
Jul 30, 2018
Aug 29, 2018
University of St. Thomas
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Brady Area Director - Residence Life
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/30/2018 6:14 AM)
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Open until Filled
Type of Search Staff
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number 300111
St Paul
Department/Unit Residence Life - Student Affairs
FLSA Status Exempt/Salaried
Employment Type Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year 12
Benefits Eligible Yes


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Brady Area Director within Residence Life.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

The Department of Residence Life, through intentional relationship building, provides an inclusive and supportive educational living environment where students develop the skills and knowledge to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The Department is a team of diverse and uniquely experienced professional staff, graduate student assistants, and student leaders who collaborate, support, challenge, and have fun together. This team approach extends to the larger division of Student Affairs and its partners, where collaborations are abundant with areas like Campus Life, Student Diversity & Inclusion Services, Student Center, Dean of Students, International Students & Scholars, Health & Wellness, and Center for the Common Good. Through Living Learning and Special Interest Communities, partnerships with faculty and academic affairs enhance the educational experience for residents.

This position offers a competitive salary of $47,476.


The Brady Area Director provides leadership and direction for an on-campus residential area housing approximately 400 students. This position serves as the primary administrator for Brady and Murray Residence Halls. The position also supervises a graduate hall director, and undergraduate student leaders. The Area Director creates a welcoming, inclusive and just community for residents of all identities and backgrounds. In addition, they foster a community conducive to academic achievement and personal growth. Responsibilities include supervision and training, planning and implementation of student programming, managing multiple living learning communities, overseeing hall association advising, providing individual attention to students, managing student conduct processes, providing emergency response to on campus situations, and general administration. The Area Director will participate in and chair residence life and/or divisional leadership committees and initiatives.

This position requires that the employee live on campus. This position supervises an all male residence hall; therefore, it is a bona fide requirement that all applicants identify as male.


  • Hiring, Training and Supervision of Residence Life student leaders and graduate assistants:
    • Hire graduate student assistants and undergraduate student leaders for specified residence hall area.
    • Orientate, train and supervise the Murray Residence Hall Director, student resident advisors, an operations manager, and night access employees.
    • Assign, schedule and evaluate work of staff.
  • Responding to Student Behavioral Issues:
    • Act as the initial hearing officer for student conduct matters regarding Brady Residence Hall
    • Oversee conduct issues in Murray Residence Hall ensuring proper adjudication by residence life staff.
    • Serve as a member of the Residence Life on Duty staff providing coverage for residence halls and apartment on the St. Paul campus on select weeks, including evenings and weekends.
  • Providing Direction and Leadership for Student Learning and Hall Association Advising:
    • Create a learning environment within the residence environment that supports student growth in all areas of personal and community development.
    • Responsible for advising Brady Hall Association.
    • Oversee the advising of all student groups in the assigned residence hall area.
    • Ensure that all programs planned and implemented in the residence hall area conform to university policy and guidelines.
    • Advise other recognized student organizations as needed.
  • Managing and Overseeing General Administration of a Residence Hall Area:
    • Coordinate the completion of all administrative tasks associated with the effective and efficient operation of a residence hall area (e.g., check in and checkout process, Room Condition Report management, billing for damages, internal room changes, Room Management System utilization).
    • Provide accurate and timely data for system reporting of occupancy, work orders, incident reports, and other procedural documentation.
    • Serve as a Liaison for Summer Conference groups
  • Providing meaningful individual attention to students:
    • Provide resources for guidance and support to students seeking assistance in resolving personal and or community-related conflicts.
    • Refer students to campus and community resources.
    • Respond to crisis situations involving either individual students or groups of students.
    • Build relationships with student family members as appropriate.
  • Participation and leadership in residence life and/or student affairs committees and initiatives
    • Participate on or lead one or more leadership teams.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Education, or a closely related field
  • Two years of experience in residence hall life

Preferred Qualifications

  • A master's degree in Leadership in Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field
  • Able to effectively develop healthy relationships, especially relationships across differences of culture and identity
  • Skills in behavior management, crisis intervention, and counseling and mediation

On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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