Assistant Director for Residence Life

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 21, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director for Residence Life

Bridgewater College is seeking an Assistant Director for Residence Life. This is a full-time (12-month) live-in position.


  • Area management responsibilities:
    • Supervise 2 full time professional Area Coordinators
    • Develop educational strategies and lesson plans within the Student Life curriculum for assigned residential areas
    • Advise hall government
    • Advise Residence Hall Association
    • Adjudicate student conduct cases
  • Residence Education responsibilities:
    • Provide primary oversight for Staff selection, training, and professional development for all levels of the Residence Life Staff.
    • Assist the Assistant Director and the Director in coordinating the Housing Selection processes for returning and new students as well as summer school
    • Update manuals and instructional material for Residence Life staff
    • Update and create print an electronic documents, advertisements, and marketing materials
    • Respond to student and parent concerns regarding aspects of housing operations via email, phone, and in person.
  • Other responsibilities:
    • Participate in campus duty rotation
    • Assist with divisional and campus wide events including, but not limited to, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Commencement, student and professional staff selection, etc.
    • Representing Residence Life on designated committees as assigned
    • Assist the Director in the development of goals, vision, policies, and procedures for Residence Life
    • Act in place of the Director of Residential and Community Life when the Director is not available 


  • Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs, Higher Education, or closely related field is
  • Experience in Student Affairs is required. Experience in Residence Life is strongly preferred.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness. Must display diplomacy and tact in all communication.
  • Ability to independently manage a variety of projects with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to make decisions independently, outstanding organizational skills, excellent judgment, and a high level of self-motivation and accountability.
  • Must exhibit flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to contribute to the successful achievement of personal, unit and department goals.  
  • Commitment to working with and supporting students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with StarRez (or similar system) and Ellucian software strongly preferred. 

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College, an independent private liberal arts college, was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College has an enrollment of more than 1750 students representing 30 states and eight countries. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The College sponsors 22 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA. Bridgewater College offers 63 majors and minors, 11 Concentrations/Specializations, Pre-professional Programs, Dual Degree Programs as well as Teacher Education and Certification. 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Mullins, Director of Residential and Community Life at

APPLICATION:   Please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references.

DEADLINE:   Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled.

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years.

The reports are available at

To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761.