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Residence Hall Director Recruitment


On behalf of myself and the entire Housing and Residence Life team, I would like to thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. We hope you find these resources valuable as you navigate significant decisions in your life. 

By joining our department, you will begin a chapter 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, various cultural traditions, strong community pride, and the creative 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!

Brian Faust


Brian G. Faust

Brian G. Faust 
Director of Housing and Residence Life

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Residence Hall Director Position Announcement

Residence Hall Director Recruitment Guide

Position at a Glance

US Dollars38KThousand
Base Salary
Resident Assistants and Desk Receptionists
Residents Per Hall

Residence Hall Director Position

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UW-Stevens Point Housing and Residence Life has eleven full-time Residence Hall Directors and two part-time Graduate Hall Directors.

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.

Expected distribution of Hall Director responsibilities:

20%  Student Leader Supervision and Development

20%  Community and Educational Development

25%  Student Well-Being and Conduct

35%  Administration and Management


This will vary by time of year, professional development goals, and the needs of the current student staff and residents.

  • 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

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  • 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


Hall Director Testimonials
“Opportunities to connect with professionals outside my department and work on projects outside of my residence hall.”
Nia ThompsonGraduate Hall DirectorPray-Sims/Smith Complex
“Supportive by challenging you to grow outside your comfort zone but letting your ideas and thoughts be heard.”
Jules ButtlesResidence Hall DirectorNeale Hall
“The students I get to work with at UWSP remind me why I continue working in this field.”
Kylie KirkeengResidence Hall DirectorMay Roach Hall
“Truly allowed me to find myself as a leader and develop skills that I will be able to utilize within my future career.”
Caden BerryGraduate Hall DirectorHyer Hall
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This department pushes you to be the best version of yourself, while also inspiring the next generation of leaders to spread their wings and grow as well. Trying to attend to all of my responsibilities as a full time graduate student, while also serving as the graduate Hyer Hall Director has not been easy, however, it has given me the opportunity to reflect on all of the places I have been, and the places I have yet to go. The professional staff members are very supportive, and encourage you to ask questions, engage in professional development opportunities, and make the most of your time here. I cannot say enough good things about this department and all it has to offer.

Hey everyone! My name is Jules Buttles (she/her) and this is currently my first year as the Neale Residence Hall Director at UWSP. I came to UWSP from another professional position in the UW System. What drew me to point was the connection, support, and the ability and opportunity to grow as a professional along with so much more. I was definitely nervous to come to a new institution where I would need to learn a new campus, new department, and where I fit in. Though I was nervous those who work in this department have made this transition easy, this team is supportive by challenging you to grow outside your comfort zone but letting your ideas and thoughts be heard. For most Hall Directors the Hall Director role is a steppingstone, whether that is to move up in higher education or learn and experience new things to help with your goal of your forever job career. Residence life here at UWSP will help you grow and get everything you wish out of this role for whatever comes next in your life. I have been given opportunities to sit on the professional selection committee, professional training committee, going to conferences and choosing areas that will help me strive in my current role and what will help me in whatever comes next. What I love about this department is the dedication and strive each and every one of us gives to our students and with that I hope to see you as a part of this great team here at UWSP!


My name is Kylie Kirkeeng and I am in my second year as a Hall Director here at UWSP. I went to undergrad here and loved the sense of community it offered me as a student. I knew I wanted to come back as a professional and am lucky to be back to help build the community in my building. The students I get to work with at UWSP have reminded me why I continue working in this field and has helped fuel my passion for the job. I wouldn’t be the professional I am today without the Hall Director group and the students here. UWSP was home for me as a student and I am happy to call it home again as a Hall Director!

GRADUATE HALL DIRECTOR — Pray-Sims/Smith Complex
Throughout my time at Stevens Point I have been connected with Housing and Residence life in multiple aspects. Starting as a Residential Assistant in this field and growing into a Graduate Assistant has given me the opportunity to grow familiar place. I was able to build strong relationships as a Residential Assistant and continue to forge and grow these relationships professionally. Through this journey, I have been welcomed with open arms and provided guidance and support. My supervisors, coworkers and truthfully anyone I have come in contact with this position has taught me valuable lessons and challenged me while giving me insight when I need it.  

In my time at Stevens Point I have grown not only professionally but personally. This campus continues to grow and flourish, and Housing and Residence Life ensures all professionals do the same. There is no shortage of on-campus activities to get not only students involved, but professional staff. I have been provided opportunities to connect with professionals outside my department and work on projects outside of my residence hall. UWSP is an institution that not only keeps you engaged but gives you the room to grow and learn as you develop your professional style.  

The UWSP Housing and Residence Life department has truly allowed me to find myself as a leader and develop skills that I will be able to utilize within my future career. This department has also allowed me to foster community within the spaces I have lived in, and connected me with incredible people who I now have the honor of calling some of my best friends. In reflection of where I am today, I understand that it is in large part due to the positions I have held for this department in the past. From the start of my college experience here as a hall delegate for the Residence Hall Association my freshman year, to then planning 16 campus wide programs as the Special Events Coordinator my second year, to now serving as the Graduate Hyer Hall Director, I could not be more thankful for the experiences that have been provided to me.

Compensation and Benefits

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.


  • UWSP employee parking pass paid for by the department.


  • Updated partially furnished two-bedroom apartment.
  • Secure in-hall storage.
  • Private apartment entrance.
  • Private laundry in your unit or in the building’s basement.
  • Review the Hall Director Apartment tab for more information.


  • $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.
  • Review the Professional Development tab for more information.


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


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

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


  • 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)

Our Community

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UW-Stevens Point

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.

City of Stevens Point

Located on the Wisconsin River in central Wisconsin, this community boasts year-round outdoor activities, cultural festivals, top-notch restaurants, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, live music, a historic farmer’s market, and a vibrant art scene. Stevens Point, known as the “Gateway to the Pineries” and the “City of Wonderful Water,” is, to us, simply Home.

Convention & Visitor Bureau

This area is a recreational playground in the heart of central Wisconsin. Whether you’re exploring the Green Circle Trail, golfing SentryWorld – one of the best public courses in the nation, or paddling the backwaters and sloughs of the Wisconsin River, adventure is calling your name.

Central Region

Fall in love with the heart of Wisconsin. Head to the top of Rib Mountain State Park for great landscape views. Visit the endangered wildlife at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. In the fall, treat yourself to a 50 mile tour of the Cranberry Highway, where the marshes accent the fall color. We know you’ll love it here as much as we do.


“Fostering an inclusive environment that provides a safe, accessible, and respectful community”
“Encouraging the holistic development of individuals in their personal and professional endeavors ”
“ Applying innovative thinking and actions to ensure continuous improvement in our halls and programs”
“Caring for our financial and environmental resources in a sustainable manner ”
“Cultivating individuals who are responsible for global citizens”
“Ever striving to provide exceptional service to our students ”
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Housing Office
1108 Fremont Street Suite 102
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
Phone: 715-346-3511
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