Our Leadership Team
In our residence halls and apartments our professional Leadership Teams are comprised of Hall Directors and Community Center Managers.
Hall Directors (HDs) work and live in the residence halls and focus on several main job responsibilities, including supervision of our Residence Hall Student Staff, adjudicating cases in our Housing Conflict Resolution process, advising Hall Council, managing student crises, and participating in an on-duty rotation for an area of approximately 3,000 students.
Community Center Managers
Community Center Managers (CCMs) work in the residence halls and focus on several main job responsibilities, including supervision of our Residence Hall Student Staff and managing Community Center operations.
Diverse Community Experiences
We have ten Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) in different halls across campus where the HDs and CCMs co-supervise RAs in the MLC programs. MLCs have full-time directors who create partnerships with LS&A Faculty and Residence Education staff and manage the programs within the buildings. Some residence halls have Theme Communities where the HDs and CCMs work with their supervisor and a part-time student Theme Advisor to develop and supervise Theme programs and initiatives such as the First Year Experience, Second Year Experience, the Cheever Program, and International Impact. And, in our Northwood Apartments, you'll find a population that brings together a First Year Experience, upper-level undergraduates, and even graduate and family residents.
As you can imagine, to hold all these different communities it takes a very large campus. Each of the three main neighborhoods—Central, Hill, and North Campus—offer something different to the student experience. You can view maps of the campus neighborhoods here.
Professional Development Opportunities
The HD and CCM positions include an extensive summer training program with leadership team colleagues focusing on creating relationships and exploring the guiding values and philosophies of Residence Education, University Housing, and the Division of Student Affairs. Leadership team members, Hall Directors, and Community Center Managers also participate in our "Second Fridays" Professional Development seminars and are encouraged to facilitate the residence staff pre-employment class, which focuses on social identities and creating inclusive, multicultural communities. For staff who are presenting at conferences, there are opportunities to be funded by the department.
10-Month or 12-Month Contracts
Both Hall Directors and Community Center Managers have the option of working ten months with a two-month summer seasonal leave. Those who wish to work twelve months will have the opportunity to gain experiences and skills in other housing departments such as facilities, summer camps and conferences, housing assignments, information technology, and other housing departments.