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Assistant Director for Residence Life

Job Search Status:  Currently Accepting Resumes



The Assistant Director of Residence Life assists with overseeing the residence halls and assists in supervising the Resident Assistant staff. This is a twelve-month, live-in position which requires evening and weekend hours that reports to the Dean of Students or designee. 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.


  • Serve as a role model, resource person and referral agent to resident students
  • Develop positive relationships with students in the residence halls while providing overall supervision and management of assigned residential area(s)
  • Be an active and present leader within the residence hall/area for which you are responsible
  • Work with individual students to resolve various residential issues such as roommate conflicts, facility concerns, etc.
  • Work with individual students to assist and support them with academic, social and transitional concerns
  • Conduct student conduct conferences with students who have violated the Code of Student Conduct or the Community Standards of Residence Life as assigned by the Dean of Students or designee
  • Work closely with colleagues to develop and implement annual Resident Assistant hiring, training and ongoing
    in-service training
  • Supervise 15-22 Resident Assistants
  • Serve on University committees as assigned by the Dean of Students or Senior Administrators
  • 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 and others as assigned
  • Develop positive collaborative relationships with departments, including Physical Plant, Public Safety, Dinning Services, the Wellness Center, Campus Ministry, Recreation Services, Accounting & Financial Affairs
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Participate in some capacity in the supervision of the summer housing process and Resident Assistant program
  • Serve in the On-Call rotation as scheduled
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Supervise the Terrace (Upper-class) and Apartments (Upper-class)
  • Oversee residential programming model
  • Serve as liaison with Physical Plant in terms of maintenance tracking, renovations and inventory replacement


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

To Apply:  Mail with cover letter and resume to:

  Department of Human Resources 
  Director for Residence Life Search 
  16300 Old Emmitsburg Road 
  Emmitsburg MD 21727

Resumes may also be sent by email to: 

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Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, catholic, Liberal Arts University with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The University has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs 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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