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Professional Employment

There are a number of professional positions in the Office of Residential Life. Available job descriptions are provided as a link for most of the positions. 

Administrative Assistant – Currently, there is one full-time administrative assistant.  This position involves a great deal of multi-tasking and oversight of the day-to-day functions in the office.

Area Hall Directors – There are three Area Hall Directors (HDs) at Beloit College.  Each HD oversees a complex of residential buildings and supervises approximately 16 Resident Assistants (RAs), one of which is a Head RA.  The HDs primary role is to support the RAs.  Additionally, HDs offer basic counseling, mediation, and disciplinary meetings for the general student body.  They often provide additional programming through their own interests and collateral assignments.

Most HDs are in the position for 2-3 years.  The department recruits new HDs at the Oshkosh Placement Exchange in the beginning of March and accepts applications through email and mail when there is an opening.  A bachelor’s degree and experience in housing or student affairs in required, although some HDs hold master’s degrees.  

Assistant/Associate Director of Residential Life – As outlined in the job description, the Assistant Director works closely with the Director of Residential Life, supervises the three Area Hall Directors, and oversees the Resident Assistant staff.  This person collaboratively works with many other Student Affairs’ offices. In so doing, he or she sits on a wide-variety of committees and engages in program development across the Division of Student Affairs.  A vital part of the judicial process and the student concerns committee, the Assistant Director often engages in disciplinary procedures and basic counseling of students.  This position requires a Master’s degree and full-time experience in housing or student affairs.

Director of Residential Life – John Winkelmann has served as the Director of Residential Life for over thirty years and also assumes the title of Associate Dean of Student Life.  Therefore, he oversees the workings of Residential Life and works, in some capacity, with nearly every department in Student Affairs.