Residence Hall Director


Residence Life


In addition to basic salary and benefits, the compensation package for this position includes on-campus living accommodations with utilities provided, meal allowance during fall and spring semester, as well as tuition remission. Benefits include health, life, accidental death and dismemberment, short-term disability, long-term disability insurance, and vacation and sick leave accrual benefits. 

Position Description

Rocky Mountain College invites applications for the position of Residence Hall Director. The Office of Residence Life at Rocky Mountain College is committed to providing a safe and secure living and learning environment that encourages the pursuit of academic success, contributes to personal growth, and fosters responsibility to community.

The Residence Hall Director position is a 12-month live-in professional who has responsibility for developing and administering a comprehensive residence life program for approximately 100-200 residential students.

The Rocky Mountain College Residence Life program provides a residential experience for approximately 500 students in four residence halls. The residence life staff is comprised of three residence hall directors, one assist residence hall director, 16-20 resident assistants, 5-10 night monitors and the Director of Residence Life. This position reports directly to the Director of Residence Life. 

Principle Functions and Duties

Overall responsibility for a residence hall of 100-200 students. Responsibilities include hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating undergraduate staff. Coordinate the administrative functions of a residence hall community, which include facility management, maintenance, record keeping, student employment, and student conduct. Ensure student safety and provide students with clean and comfortable residence hall facilities. Provide leadership in promoting an atmosphere within the residential community that supports academic achievement and fosters responsible decision-making. Coordinate community and student development through social and educational programming and hall council advising. Provide advice and counsel for individual students, student leaders, and student groups. Participate in an on-call duty system. Serve on departmental and campus-wide committees. In addition, the position is responsible for professional and effective communication with students, parents, staff, faculty, and members of the campus community.


Required qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; two or more years of progressively responsible experience in residence life or higher education required. This is a 12-month live-in position. The ideal candidate will demonstrate commitment to community and student development; possess excellent oral and written communication skills; have working knowledge of computer applications such as CampusVue, Microsoft Office, and Google; and be able to understand and operate all electronic assessments and applications used in student life.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated experience in supervision of staff and management of a community living facility. Successful administrative experience.

To Apply

To apply, submit a letter of interest, résumé, a list of three (3) references, and the Rocky Mountain College application. Submit required documents via email to jobs@rocky.edu or mail to:

Human Resources
Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, Montana 59102

Position is open until filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015.

Additional Information

Rocky Mountain College is small, private liberal arts institution focused on academic success and personal growth. Rocky Mountain College is the oldest college in Montana, founded in 1878. Its history demonstrates a commitment to excellence and openness to all points of view. The College finds strength by joining a liberal arts tradition and the heritage of practical training for specific careers. The campus of Rocky Mountain College occupies approximately 60 park-like acres in a residential section of Billings. Evergreen trees, shrubs, and perennials make the campus particularly welcoming to our approximately 1,000 enrolled students. Billings offers all of the benefits of a big-city life with small-town Montana hospitality. The College recognizes the educational value of co-curricular activities. There are a variety of student activities provided by the College such as athletics, outdoor recreation, theatre, community service, music, clubs, and campus ministry. Through participation, a student may gain an understanding of fellow students, increase his or her desire to serve the world, and acquire the skills necessary to live and work with others. 


As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage applications from individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and women.