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Assistant Director of Residence Life

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Position Details

Position Title Assistant Director of Residence Life
Position Status Full-Time

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Assistant Director of Residence Life works closely with the Director of Residence Life to develop, implement and review services and programs for resident students. In accordance with the Mission and Strategic Plan of the University, the Assistant Director of Residence Life responds to the developmental needs of resident students in an effort to develop positive living and learning communities in the residence halls.

The Assistant Director of Residence Life is responsible for the quality of University residence life especially as related to community development, programming, staff training and development, safety and security and emergency response. This is a live-on position.

The President appoints the Assistant Director of Residence Life upon the recommendation of the Vice President for Student Services, Dean of Student Services and Director of Residence Life.


Responsible for modeling the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence, respectful association and active support of Catholic and Lasallian higher education

-Lead collaborative efforts to create a positive learning environment
-Design, develop, review and implement programs and services
-Provide an enriched educational experience with sensitivity to diverse student needs as reflected in the University’s Lasallian Mission
-Work in close partnership with various University departments in developing social and educational programs
-Coordinate faculty and other University staff involvement in residence hall programming
-Develop and implement a programming calendar
-Provide on-going, long-range planning contributing to the overall character, content and quality of residence life
-Direct the recruitment and hiring process of and undergraduate staff
-Develop external resource contacts as guides for program development
-Serve as an advocate for resident students’ needs and concerns that effect the quality of student life in the residence halls
-Provide evening and weekend presence in the residence hall during programs
-Develop quality programs and means of assessment that create a sense of community to positively impact retention
-Serve as an on-call contact and respond to after-hours emergencies
-Serve on or chair University committees as assigned
-Provide supervision, feedback and mentoring to graduate and undergraduate staff
-Hold regular office hours in the Office of Residence Life
-Represent Residence Life within various internal/external individuals/groups
-Moderate the activities of the Residence Hall Association & the Dining Services Committee
-Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life

Summer conferences responsibilities:
-Primary contact for the summer staff to the Office of Meetings, Events & Conferences
-Provide quality service to conference clients, both external and internal
-Acts as liaison between the Office of Meetings, Events & Conferences and the office of Residence Life
-Actively participate in room and key prep process according to Pre-Event Checklist and information derived at Pre-Conference Meetings
-Actively participate in check-in and check-out activities
-Respond to violations of University policies and procedures
-Serve as a resource of information on facilities, schedules, and attractions for conference attendees

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. Additional requirements include at least three years of successful administrative experience in residence life/housing, at the college or university level.

Previous experience in working with students from a variety of backgrounds, and advising students is necessary. Must be able to communicate well both orally and in writing. Must represent the University in an articulate, professional and effective manner. A record of personal integrity and a commitment to Catholic higher education are essential.

The Assistant Director of Residence Life is required to live on campus.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred

Essential Duties
Work hours

Full time

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00306
Posting Date 03/13/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least three years of successful administrative experience in residence life/housing, at the college or university level?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents