Full Iowa State University benefits and their description can be found here. Full-time, live-in staff positions are considered Professional and Scientific (P & S) positions.

Additional Benefits – Specific to the Department of Residence

Pet Policy – Pets are welcome as part of the Hall/Apartment Director household. (A limited number of pets are allowed – please inquire with the department for details).

Professional Development – Each Hall/Apartment Director is provided with a base professional development fund of $2000.00. Additional funds are available for individuals who choose to present programs and/or serve on regional or national committees or teach specific classes on campus. The P & S Council, which all full-time Hall/Apartment Directors are a part of, offers additional funding.

Teaching Opportunities – Hall/Apartment Directors are able to elect to teach various courses on campus, including, Psychology 131, honors seminars designed by the Hall/Apartment Director, Women’s Studies 160: Gender Justice, University Studies 150: Dialogues on Diversity, and various other courses. Teaching some courses provides additional professional development funding.

Campus Involvement – The DOR is well-respected across campus. Hall/Apartment Directors have served on a wide range of committees, advised student organizations, and served as student affairs representatives to other governance organizations. Hall Directors also have the option of crafting a Collateral Assignment with another office or department on campus in order to gain additional professional experience. Numerous former DOR staff members now work in other offices on campus, which provides even more opportunities for current staff members.

Off-Campus Involvement – The DOR highly encourages professional involvement at the regional and national level. Staff members serve on numerous regional and national committees. The DOR has a strong relationship with UMR-ACUHO, ACUHO-I, ACPA, and NASPA. In addition, staff members have attended NAME, NCORE, WPC, MAP-Works, and a variety of other conferences around the country. Support, in the form of time and funding, is regularly given to those individuals who choose to be involved, present, and share their experiences.

Supervising Graduate Students – We have graduate students working within the department managing desk operations, co-advising hall councils, serving in on-call duty, adjudicating judicial cases, serving on departmental committees, among other various job responsibilities. Several of the professional staff have the opportunity to directly supervise these graduate students. While not all areas have a graduate assistant to supervise, there are additional opportunities to oversee graduate student practicums and to oversee committee work to gain this invaluable supervision experience. 

Continuing Education – ISU offers one of the most recognized Higher Education programs in the country. The opportunities and flexibility exist if you are thinking about going back to school to pursue a Masters or Doctorate, and many staff members have done and are currently doing so, with the full support of the department. Information on the ISU tuition reimbursement program for staff can be found here