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Assistant Director for Residence Life

Job Search Status: Currently Accepting Resumes



The Assistant Director of Residence Life is a live-in position that reports to the Dean of Students through the Associate Director of Residence Life for Housing Operations.  The position assists the Office of Residence Life in the fulfillment of the mission of the University and the department to provide students with a living – learning environment that promotes faith, discovery, leadership and community in support of the University’s mission and Catholic values. The mission of the Office of Residence Life is to foster a Catholic community conducive to the holistic formation of residential students through experiential education which is the development of young women and men who graduate with high intellectual and moral standards. This position is a twelve-month, live-in position that requires evening and weekend hours.


  • Serve as a role model, resource, and referral agent to resident students
  • Develop positive relationships with students in the residence halls while providing overall supervision and management of assigned residential areas
  • Be an active and present leader within the campus residence halls
  • Supervise and mentor 22 Resident Assistants
  • Work with individual students to resolve various residential issues such as roommate conflicts, etc.
  • Work with individual students to assist and support them with academic, social, and transitional concerns
  • Assist with the Housing Selection process
  • Participate in the supervision of the summer housing and summer Resident Assistant program
  • Lead a Resident Assistant Committee to complete specific task(s) throughout the academic year
  • Develop positive collaborative relationships with departments, including but not limited to the Physical Plant, Public Safety, Dinning Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, Campus Ministry, Accounting & Financial Affairs
  • Serve on University committees as assigned by the Dean of Students
  • Participate in Admissions programs such as: Open Houses and Accepted Students Day
  • Participate and assist in supervision of major events held by the University and/or the Office of Campus Activities such as: New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, Family Fest and others as assigned
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Serve in the On-Call rotation as scheduled


  • Supervise Sheridan Hall (First-year students), Pangborn Hall(First Year Students), Bicentennial Hall (Upperclass Students), and the Residential Cottages (Upperclass students)
  • Oversee Learning Living/themed housing communities in supervised areas
  • Supervise Residential Community Leaders (Senior RA Staff) within area staff
  • Co-Facilitate annual Resident Assistant training and on-going in service training
  • Co-Facilitate the RA Selection Process
  • Advise Rho Alpha Sigma (RA Honor Society Chapter)
  • In conjunction with Associate Director and Assistant Director, organize and facilitate residence hall opening and closing procedures
  • Assist the Associate Director of Residence Life for Student Conduct by facilitating conduct conference for issues within the supervised residential area


The Assistant Director position requires a demonstrated commitment to the Catholic, liberal arts mission of the University.  The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field and have a proven record of success in higher education leadership.

We will be interviewing at the Mid-Atlantic Placement Exchange on March 12-13, 2015 as well as The Placement Exchange in New Orleans.

Applicants are requested to submit a résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter. Information is to be sent to:

Barbara R. Miller, PHR, MBA
Department of Human Resources
Assistant Director for Residence Life Search
Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

or email resume materials to This position is open until filled.

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Mount St. Mary's seeks administrators who are eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Mount St. Mary's University has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.


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