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Job Descriptions

Residence Hall Directors are master's-level professionals who are responsible for the operation of two residence halls or one complex housing approximately 400 – 600 students. Strong supervisory, administrative, and counseling skills are utilized in this position. It is important that residence hall directors be able to work autonomously, demonstrate initiative, display strong commitment to student learning, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with colleagues at the university. The residence hall director position is a 12-month assignment. Residence hall directors earn $30,000/year plus a two-bedroom furnished apartment, meal plan for fall and spring semesters when classes are in session, and full university benefits. Persons may serve for no more than four years in this position. 

Assistant Residence Hall Directors are graduate assistant positions reporting to residence hall directors. The assistant residence hall director assists the residence hall director in the operation of two residence halls or one housing complex. Ball State is committed to helping graduate students achieve a balanced education--one that is strong academically and experientially. For this reason, we utilize an assistant residence hall director curriculum that ensures each graduate student will be prepared for a full-time residence life position. The assistant residence hall director position is a two-year assistantship that earns $10,000/10-months plus a one-bedroom furnished apartment, meal plan for fall and spring semesters when classes are in session, and tuition waivers. 

Resident Managers are graduate assistant positions reporting to the assistant director of Housing and Residence Life for the University Apartments. The resident manager is responsible for working with students and families living in the university apartment communities. They provide social and community activities for residents, advise the neighborhood association, help with administrative tasks, mediate conflicts between resident neighbors, and interact with social service agencies. The resident manager position is a two-year assistantship which earns $11,200/10-months plus a furnished apartment (including utilities) and tuition waivers.

Housing and Residence Life
LaFollette Complex (LA), room N-10
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8000
Fax: 765-285-3743
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