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Physical Plant Management (Residence Life Sp/Residence Hall Manager) PBA, (#80603) Position Description

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The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

UH Hilo, Student Affairs, University Housing, full-time, special funds, permanent, live-in, to begin approximately January 2014, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Works to provide an environment that compliments the resident's individual educational goals and to provide growth and development opportunities for resident students. Plans, coordinates, and supervises the daily operation of the residence hall. Attends regular scheduled manager meetings. Responsible for room assignments, check-in and check-out procedures. Ensures that rule interpretation and enforcement by resident staff is within basic guidelines set by the Housing Office. Responsible for all disciplinary actions taken on residents. Proposes and initiates improvements in hall operational policies and procedures. Responsible, with the assistance of staff members, for the security of the hall complex and the handling of emergencies (fire, accidents, security, etc.) Prepare written reports as required by Housing Coordinator. Responsible for periodic review and update of Housing policies, procedures, and informational materials. Supervises a staff of more than fifteen students in the following capacities: Resident Hall Director, Resident Assistant, Desk Operator, Grounds, etc. Responsible for the recruitment and selections of student staff. Assists in planning, presenting, and participating in staff selection orientation and in service training programs. Administers regular performance evaluation and corrective action as appropriate. Schedule regular meetings with resident assistants and other staff for program planning, staff development, communication, and evaluations. Provides leadership to all staff and sets an example by adhering to the rules and regulations of Housing and the University. To develop a sense of 'community' among staff. Has administrative responsibilities for the development, facilitation and implementation of programming to meet the educational, cultural, recreational and social needs of the residents with the assistance of Resident Assistants. Works with student representatives and staff as necessary to realize the goal of resident initiated programs. Serves as advisor to Residence Hall Associations. Assists the Residence Life Programmer with marketing and other aspect of Housing wide programs. Develops positive rapport and relationships with residents both individually and in groups. Works with the residents of the hall as individuals and groups in both a leadership and counseling capacity. Mediates roommate conflicts. Coordinates and implements residence hall discipline process. Provides primary communication between hall residents and staff and the Student Housing Office. Assists with University Housing reports/projects/assignments as instructed by the Housing Coordinator. Coordinates with and participates in the activities of other university departments and offices, e.g.: Dining Services, Career Development Services, Medical Services, Student Health and Wellness, Campus Center, Admissions, and Financial Aids. Participates in and contributes to Division of Student Affairs programs and activities. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a pertinent baccalaureate educational degree and relevant professional experience, possession of the following competencies in technical knowledge, critical thinking skills, communication skills and interpersonal skills: Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the assigned specialty area(s) demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply principles, concepts, methodology and terminology. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations, systems and associated with work specialty. Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the area of expertise. Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and word processing software. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated. Bachelors' degree from an accredited college or university. Knowledge of University policies and procedures with regard to Student Housing, ability to plan, direct, and supervise the activities of subordinate personnel. Valid Driver’s License. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, subordinate personnel, faculty, and administrative staff. Knowledge of general housekeeping and maintenance practices.

Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge and ability of group training processes. Minimum of one-year experience in a residence hall or similar group work. This experience should be within the past five years. Demonstrated leadership ability in working with people. Knowledge of microcomputers. The knowledge and ability to coordinate and carry out routine emergency physical plant maintenance, e.g.: overflowing toilets and sinks, lockouts, etc. Knowledge and ability to coordinate and carry out educational programming for Housing.

Pay Range

PBA, minimum $3,179/month

Applications (How to Apply)

Submit: (1) cover letter explaining how the minimum and desirable qualifications are met; (2) APT application UH Form 64; (3) resume; (4) the names and addresses, email and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references; and (5) transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however, original official transcripts will be required prior to employment). All requested documents/information must be postmarked by the closing date and become the property of the University. All minimum qualifications must be met by the closing date. Failure to submit all requested documents/information shall deem an application to be incomplete and will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Mail Application To: c/o UH Hilo University Housing, Residence Hall Manager Selection Committee, c/o University Housing Office, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720-4091.

Inquiries (General)

Ms. Shelly Clark or Mr. Miles Nagata at (808) 932-7403 or email

Please refer to position #80603 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

November 29, 2013

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at Work At UH.

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