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Pratt Hall Director (71101) in Brooklyn, New York

The Residential Life and Housing Office is seeking a Hall Director who will live in and be responsible for the residence halls at Pratt Institute. Our mission is to efficiently and effectively administer a housing program in a learning-centered environment that challenges and supports students to enhance self-understanding, value community responsibility, and learn from their experiences. This position will report to an Associate Director for Residential Life. Pratt’s four Hall Directors are integral members of the Residential Life and Housing professional staff and responsible for the overall administration and supervision of RA staff in a residential area of 300-800 students. They ensure community development, student development, and student learning in their areas.

If you can demonstrate the ability to encourage student leadership, can plan and facilitate high-quality community development and student learning initiatives, and can support our on-going departmental goals of developing and fostering a positive, engaged community in each residence hall, then we want to hear from you!

Key Essential Duties include the following:

  • Directly Supervise Resident Advisor student staff of 8-14

  • Advise Hall Council; help to develop student input and self-governance in the hall.

  • Provide student leadership opportunities and training; and facilitate the educational, personal and social growth for a diverse resident population in an inclusive and equitable manner.

  • Implement community development and student learning initiatives and outreach creating an environment conducive to student engagement and belonging.

  • Provide support and in-hall coordination for Learning Communities and Special Interest Housing.

  • Interpret and enforce Institute and Residential Life policies and procedures, resolve conflicts and make referrals for student conduct action including but not limited to hearing student conduct cases and assigning educational sanctions.

  • Participate in the implementation of housing procedures and systems.

  • Work in close collaboration with Public Safety and Facilities Management staff in effective administration of residential areas.

In the course of the academic year you will:

  • Teach the Connections leadership course.

  • Assist in student staff recruitment, selection, and training.

  • Coordinate, in conjunction with and under the direction of the Assistant Director, residential life staff orientation and training programs, including planning and organizing staff development programs.

  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of on-going departmental strategic planning goals, objectives and initiatives.

  • Provide onsite leadership for one of the summer programs (summer housing, conference housing or Pre-College Housing).

The Salary Range is $51,000-$52,000 + Generous Benefits including:

  • 403B Retirement Program

  • Supplemental Retirement Account

  • Various Tuition Benefit Programs for Employees and Dependents

  • Summer Hours

  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care

  • Childcare Benefit

  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage

  • Paid Time Off - vacation days, sick leave, winter break, and major holidays off

  • Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities, affordable on-campus parking