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WORK WHERE YOU LIVE, LOVE WHERE YOU WORK

Become a Pointer with a Purpose with the convenience of an on-campus job.
Students can apply for leadership positions within the halls as well as paid positions as student employees.
The best part? Most positions are located within the residence halls, so the commute to work is just a couple of steps away!

Student staff trained to provide activities and events as well as help residents create a community on their floor.

Our dedicated team of resident assistants is here to enhance your living experience on campus. These student leaders are extensively trained to organize engaging activities and events, fostering a sense of community and connection among residents on your floor. They are passionate about creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where you can build lasting friendships and make the most of your time at UW-Stevens Point.

Student staff who are the first point of contact to greet residents and guests, check out equipment, and serve as a resource within the halls.

 

Apply on SPIN: https://spin.uwsp.edu/submitter/form/start/597420

Student staff who work closely with the Housing and Residence Life Building Superintendent  on projects with repairs, sewing, woodworking, upholstery, etc.

Student staff who help with designing and laying out print and digital materials needed for Housing and Residence Life operations and special projects.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

The Residence Hall Director oversees the community building and administrative management of a residence hall housing up to 200-300 students. The main responsibilities of the position include student leader supervision and development, community and education development, student well-being and conduct, and administration management.

Learn More about becoming a Residence Hall Director.

Much like the Residence Hall Director, Hyer Hall allows graduate students to gain work experience while continuing their education.

Learn more about becoming a Graduate Hall Director.

This is a graduate-level live-in summer position.

 

General Qualifications

• Enrollment at an accredited college or university.

• Previous employment experience in Housing and Residence Life or applicable transferable experiences.

• Past residence hall staff experience or leadership experience with the potential to succeed as a team lead

• Excellent organizational skills and strong customer service skills.

• Ability to speak before large groups.

• Proven reliability and ability to work independently.

• Ability to get along and work well with other people.

 

Learn more about our summer internship.

 

Interested candidates may also submit a resume directly to MJ Miller-Bostic at mbostic@uwsp.edu.

 

The Summer Conference Coordinator will be provided with a full apartment in our Suites@201 building. The Suites@201 is a sustainable apartment-style residence hall with LEED-Gold certification. The Suites@201 is located near the Allen Fitness Center and is within walking distance of Schmeeckle Reserve and student parking lot Q. Each suite has four private bedrooms, a full kitchen, a living room, and a three-part bathroom (shower room, toilet room, vanity area).

We occasionally have openings for other full-time staff members in our department.

Learn more about employment opportunities on UWSP’s Human Resources page.

“Working with Residential Living has given me stories to tell my friends and a sense of community.  We all work together for the common good of the student body that lives on campus.  Without them, there would be no us.  I’ve made many great friends because of this job and I’m so thankful for it.  ”
Ethan KowalczykHyer Hall RA
CONTACT US
Housing Office
1108 Fremont Street Suite 102
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
Phone: 715-346-3511
Direct comments to housing@uwsp.edu

Residence Hall Director Recruitment

Brian Faust

On behalf of myself and the entire Housing and Residence Life staff, I would like to express our gratitude for your interest in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. As you explore these resources, we hope you find the information valuable as you navigate significant decisions in your life. Our goal is for this site to provide you with insights into why Stevens Point could become your new home.

By joining our team, you will open the door to a world of new experiences and career opportunities. We take pride in granting our residence hall directors considerable autonomy in programming and professional development. Additionally, we actively foster meaningful connections with other campus departments to encourage engagement, learning, and personal growth. 

UW-Stevens Point offers a unique university experience unlike any other you will encounter in your life. The campus and the town have a rich history in natural resources, cultural traditions, community pride, and the arts. If you choose UWSP, you will become part of a community that motivates, supports, challenges, and inspires each other and our students.

If UW-Stevens Point feels like the right fit for you, we encourage you to reach out for more information and to learn about what it means to be a Pointer!

Sincerely,

Brian G. Faust he/him

Director of Housing and Residence Life
View current Housing and Residence Life Staff

HALL DIRECTOR POSITION AT A GLANCE

US Dollars38KThousand
Base Salary
4-8
Resident Assistants Per Hall
200-350
Residents Per Hall

About the Hall Director Position

The Residence Hall Director is a full-time, live-in professional who oversees community building and administrative tasks for a residence hall with 200-350 students. Responsibilities include supervising student leaders, developing communities, managing student well-being and conduct, and handling administration.

Additionally, our office encourages professional development through a personalized plan based on the director’s interests and skills. The director also provides educational opportunities to promote cultural awareness and build an inclusive community, preparing students for a diverse world.

Workload Percentages

Student Leader Supervision and Development   20%

Community and Educational Development   20%

Student Well-Being and Conduct   25%

Administration and Management   35%

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of significant student leadership experience in residence halls on a college campus
  • Demonstrated direct supervision experience
  • Demonstrated administrative skills including an ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated proficiency of communication skills, including verbal, written, and interpersonal

Preferred

  • Master’s degree in area of student affairs, education, counseling, or related areas
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and coach student groups
  • Demonstrated initiative and experience in academic support
  • Previous residence hall or related experience
  • Experience working with diverse groups of students
  • Experience with the student conduct / judicial processes
  • Knowledge of assessment principles within higher education
  • Demonstrated experience working with crisis response
  • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to develop and nurture a positive community living environment in the residence hall

Base Salary – $38,000

Benefits include salary, a partially furnished apartment, meal stipend, comprehensive State of Wisconsin benefits package, departmental professional development travel funds, digital cable, internet, private in-hall storage, reserved parking, laptop computer, and a personal washer and dryer.
Please note that all totals are estimates and are not exact figures.

Fringe Benefits (Social Security, Health Insurance, Retirement)

  • 22 days of sick leave per year.
  • 24 days of vacation per year.
  • 4.5 days of personal leave per year.
  • For up-to-date information regarding Wisconsin State Benefits, including medical benefit options, please visit UWSP’s Human Resources website.

Apartment

  • Updated partially furnished two-bedroom apartment.
  • Secure in-hall storage.
  • Private apartment entrance.
  • Private laundry in your unit or in the building’s basement.

Parking

  • UWSP employee parking pass paid for by the department.

Meals

  • $2,000/year allowance usable at any UWSP Dining location.
  • Meals provided during training sessions.

Professional Development

  • Professional development funds available.
  • Hall Directors work with their supervisor to budget for conferences and other activities that meet their professional development goals.

Apartment Details

General

  • Internet Access Points and WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Personal Phone Landline
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Secure Storage
  • Private Entrance
  • Private Laundry
  • Furnishings

Dining Room

  • Dining Room Table
  • Chairs (4)

Living Room

  • Sofa
  • Lounge Chair with Ottoman
  • End Tables (2)
  • Coffee Table
  • Lamps (2)

Primary Bedroom

  • Queen Size Bed with Frame and Mattress
  • Dresser with Mirror
  • Nightstand
  • Lamp

2nd Bedroom

  • Twin XL Bed with Frame and Mattress
  • Dresser (in most halls)
  • Lamp

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher (in most halls)
  • Stove
  • Washer and Dryer (in most halls, or in basement)

Bathroom

  • ADA Accessibility (available upon request)

​We are committed to providing ongoing, comprehensive development for our professional staff. Some of the many opportunities include collaborative opportunities with other student affairs and academic affairs areas including the Campus Activities and Student Engagement (CASE) office, Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC), Dean of Students (DOS) office, and many more.

UWSP committee involvement includes:
  • Assessment Committee
  • Community Development Model Committee
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee
  • National Residence Hall Honorary Advisor
  • Professional Selection Committee
  • Professional Training Committee
  • Residence Hall Association Advisor
  • Student Selection Committee
  • Student Training Committee

Involvement in professional associations include:

  • WCPA (Wisconsin College Personnel Association)
  • UMR-ACUHO (Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Housing Officers)
  • ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers-International)
  • ACPA (College Student Educators International)
  • NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)
“OPPORTUNITY TO GROW

Hey y’all! My name is Cheyenne Brocker (she/her/hers) and I am currently in my second year as the Watson Residence Hall Director here at UWSP. When interviewing with our team, I was looking for a group of people that I could spend time with in and out of work since my loved ones aren’t super close to campus. I was able to find that here! Between summer nights on the square, watching the Bachelorette together, or even just grabbing lunch, it’s been great to have a team of folks who I can connect with outside of being a Hall Director. The best part of my experience so far (aside from my students, of course), has been the opportunity for professional development. I have had the opportunity to serve on committees within our department, be a committee chair, serve on a hiring committee for different positions across campus, and most recently joined an ad-hoc committee for the advancement of First-Gen students. If there’s something you’re passionate about, our Central Staff will work with you to make it happen! I am thrilled to be a Pointer I hope that you see can UWSP as your future home. Go Dawgs!​

Cheyenne Brocker she/her, Watson Residence Hall Director

“PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTHMy name is Emily Johnson (she/her), I am in my fourth year here at UWSP and am the Complex Director for Pray-Sims and Smith Halls. In reflecting on my time at Point, there are three main reasons why I continue to come back and work in housing at UWSP. The first being the students! We hear it all the time in our field, the students are the reasons we show up to work every day, and at Point we strive to keep the students at the center of our why. I get reminded every day how amazing our students are and the things they can and will achieve. The second reason I love working at Point is the other Hall Directors I get to work with! We are all supportive of each other and want to see each other grow and learn in our roles. I remember leaving my on-campus interview four years ago and thinking to myself “I can see myself here and working on this team!” It was one of the best feelings I could have had from an on campus. Finally, the opportunities I have gained in this role. I have been able to work with campus partners, serve on various committees, and create a complex community between two buildings, which allows me to continue to gain professional development each year. In my time in Housing and Residence Life at UWSP, I have seen the changes we are making to better our department, the ways we keep our students at the core of our work, and the growth I have had personally and professionally from being in this department.​

Emily Johnson she/her, Pray-Sims/Smith Complex Director

 
“YOUR VOICE IS HEARD

I have been a part of the team as of January 2021 when I first started as a Graduate Student Hall Director. This past June, I transitioned from a Graduate role to a full-time Hall Director, and they made it so easy and comfortable for me to do so. Even as a graduate student, you feel no less just because of your experience and role. You are treated with respect, your ideas and opinions matter, you have a voice that is heard, and there are so many different opportunities to grow in this position and field. When it comes to your student staff, it feels amazing and you feel accomplished when you watch them all grow into the best versions of themselves and accomplish so much whether that is professionally, personally, or in school, in just a short period of time – on hard days, you remember the ‘WHY’ you chose this field, and it is all worth it.​

Summer Thompson she/her, Thomson Residence Hall Director

​​

“COMMUNITY AND CONNECTION

Howdy! My name is Rylee Fabry (he/him/his), as a new Hall Director coming from another professional position, I was nervous to be joining a much larger team than just a department of myself at my previous institution. During my transition to UWSP, I have been challenged and supported by not only my supervisor but also by my colleagues around campus. I have been given unique opportunities such as serving on scholarship committees, co-chairing the professional staff selection committee and even being able to become involved within the UMR-ACUHO region, the professional organization for Housing and Residence Life staff members. When looking at my next position, I wanted to be semi-close to my immediate family members as I wanted to continue to be able to see my niece on a regular basis and still be able to be far enough away that my family would have to call me before randomly showing up. Outside of work, I have been able to find a community of PokémonGo enthusiasts just like me and be able to have connections outside of UWSP and have a sense of belonging to the Stevens Point Community. I am excited to continue to become actively involved in the Stevens Point Community as I continue my journey here at UWSP, it truly has started to feel like home.​

Rylee Fabry he/him, Knutzen Residence Hall Director 

About the Community

Why Stevens Point?

The city of Stevens Point is known as many things including the “Gateway to the Pineries” and the “City of Wonderful Water,”  but what we love to call it is Home.

Situated along the beautiful Wisconsin River in the heart of central Wisconsin, this community offers year-round outdoor recreation, cultural festivals, highly rated restaurants, local microbreweries, distilleries, and wineries, live music, a historic farmer’s market, and thriving art scene.

A sense of belonging awaits you in Stevens Point, where countless exciting adventures are ready to be discovered!

Learn more about the Stevens Point community

UW-Stevens Point offers three distinctive campuses in the heart of Wisconsin where you will find supportive faculty and staff dedicated to helping students grow and find their purpose.

UW-Stevens Point is on a mission to reimagine the world. One student at a time. We are scientists, doctors, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, artists, and more, here to empower you to become what only you can be. At a price that is surprisingly affordable.

About UW-Stevens Point.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point occupies lands of the Ho-Chunk and Menominee people. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor the ancestral Ho-Chunk and Menominee land and the sacred land of all indigenous peoples.