Leadership & Employment

Hall Director (HD)

Hall Director Employment

Dear Prospective Hall Director,
Thank you for your interest in working with us at the University of Wisconsin –River Falls. The Department of residence Life prides itself in providing irreplaceable experiences for the 2600 students that live with us each year. The Hall Director plays a vital role in the education and growth of our students by working closely with students and campus partners. We believe that intentional high-quality interactions are fundamental in developing relationships needed for the betterment of our communities and advancement of our students. As you review information about the City of River Falls, UW-River Falls, the Department of Residence Life, and the Hall Director position please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions. 

With Falcon Pride,

Kenney White
Assistant Director of Residence Life, Residence Education

Department Mission: The mission of the Department of Residence Life is to create residential communities where students can live civilly, learn effectively, and discover success.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: The Department of Residence Life embraces the University’s core value of commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and we believe this is essential to accomplishing our mission.  We recognize the unique experience of living, learning, and working in a residence hall community.  The residence halls are places where people of all backgrounds, experiences, skills, and perspectives must interact and cooperate.  We affirm the essence of all individuals and the qualities that make each person whom they are.

We are committed to creating communities of respect, care, and support where all members are celebrated and welcomed regardless of ability, age, color, cultural identity, educational level, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity or expression, nationality, physical appearance, race, religious or spiritual affiliation, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or veteran status.  We will build and nurture inclusive spaces that promote belonging, learning, and enjoyment, where each person is validated and appreciated for their uniqueness and contributions.  We especially stand in solidarity with those who identify with historically marginalized communities.

Within our communities and places of work, civil dialogue will be supported and intended to deepen our understanding of one another.  However, we will not accept acts of harassment, hatred, bias, and prejudice; and will investigate and respond to reported or observed incidents.  Global citizenship, social activism, advocacy for others, and active contributions to community and society will be fostered.  Our communities will be places where each person can learn about themselves and develop their own unique identity.

This statement of commitment will guide our actions and provide the foundation of how we, the Department of Residence Life, will serve students, staff, and the UWRF community.  We recognize our society is ever changing, and we pledge to continuously educate ourselves on important issues related to human difference.  Our commitment to diversity and inclusion will be evident in our organizational structure, policies, staff, goals, and vision.

Learn more about our Department organizational chart and Residence Life staff.


For a detailed description of the Hall Director position, please review the Hall Director Position Description for the current academic year.

Click here to learn more about the HD position

Online applications are REQUIRED at:

You will be asked to submit:

  • Resume 
  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
  • Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your ability, experience and professional preparation (references).
    • Official transcripts will be required if hired.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Kenney White, Search and Screen Committee Chair at or 715-425-4555.

Compensation: Hall Directors are compensated with an annual salary of $35,000 for a 12-month appointment along with a comprehensive fringe benefit package including full coverage for family health insurance and retirement plan. They also receive a meal plan, one parking pass and partially furnished on-campus apartment.

Benefits: Please review a quick summary of the benefits offer here. For more specifics about UWRF Benefits, Leave and Retirement please review the information found on the UWRF Human Resources Benefits web page here.

Domestic Partner/Spouse Policy: A spouse or domestic partner and/or children (18 years old or younger) may reside in the apartment with the Hall Director. Parking space and meal plan are provided only for the Hall Director, although Hall Directors may use their meal plan to bring family members into the dining hall. Additional parking passes may also be purchased for a fee. 

Insurance coverage and leave benefits are available to individuals in a domestic partnership. 

Pet Policy: Hall Directors are allowed to have a pet (including most breeds of cats, dogs, or fish) in their apartment. A Hall Director must agree to the expectations set by the Department including paying at $150 cleaning fee. Animals must have all shots, vaccinations, and licenses.  

River Falls provides opportunities for large city experiences with the sense of small-town living. Located just 30 miles from the St. Paul/Minneapolis metopolitan area, year-round arts, cultural, athletic, and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. 


Learn more about the city of River Falls and local attraction:
City of River Falls
River Falls Chamber of Commerce

If you have any questions about the position or our processes, please do not hesitate to contact Kenney White (Assistant Director of Residence Life, Residence Education) at or 715-425-4555.

Contact Us

Department of Residence Life
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall