Office of Housing & Residential Life, Student Affairs
The Office of Housing and Residential Life at Marist College
invites applications for the position of Resident Director. This
position is responsible for the daily administration and operation
of an undergraduate residence hall housing approximately 500
students. This is an 11-month, full-time, live-in position that
requires participation in an after-hours on-call duty rotation.
Bachelor's Degree required. 1-3 years of experience in college
housing or an allied support area on a residential campus
preferred. Valid driver’s license with no serious convictions
- Provide direct support for resident needs and serve as the
primary administrator for all aspects of residential life.
- Understand resident and parent questions and concerns. Meet
with resident and parents as appropriate through in-person meetings
& phone calls to address these items, provide follow-up
information, develop solutions, and resolve. Refer resident to
appropriate campus resources, as needed.
- Mediate resident and roommate conflicts.
- Communicate RADAR & duty updates to supervisors.
- Prepare for & execute student conduct meetings,
administration, & investigations. This includes management and
documentation of violations to college policy & other
incidents. Works with Student Conduct Office.
- Oversee & assist the Residence Hall Council.
- Conduct wellness checks on residents.
- Conduct non-maintenance walkthroughs of area, including
monitoring and maintaining “Broom Clean Standards” of area.
- Conduct Student Life Team Meetings.
- Manage the core business of the department through effective
budgeting, reporting, and operational execution.
- Direct, assist, & execute all aspects of area
- Analyze & report area information such as occupancy data
and provide quarterly update & statistics.
- Conduct room inspections/health & safety inspections.
- Coordinate & authorize build-up breakdowns/room
- Attend & participate in RD Training, RD Mentor/Mentee
meetings, AD/RD 1-on-1 meetings, and professional staff
- Develop & execute RD plan of action & assessment
- Review & respond to all email
- Assist with resident lock-outs
- Assist with central office operations as needed
- Administer & reconcile area & project budgets, and
authorize & prepare petty cash disbursement/cash
- Train and supervise a Resident Assistant (student) staff to
meet the needs of residents and the department.
- Administer & participate in RA Training across all areas
and in specific area, and continue to develop & motivate RA’s
through ongoing training & coaching
- Conduct & participate in RD/RA 1-on-1 meetings, RA staff
meetings & area meetings
- Evaluate RA job performances & develop Plans of Action
- Authorize, plan, prepare, & support the area’s programming
efforts and assist in RA community development planning
- Monitor and approve the RA duty schedule & in-service
- Serve as the primary representative for the College in all
matters during non-business hours through an on-call duty
- Assess & respond to campus wide emergencies, violations of
college policy, wellness checks, physical and mental health
incidents, resident concerns, parent phone calls, lock outs,
housekeeping, and maintenance issues.
- Manage the transition of information and resources from
preexisting concerns to the next RD on duty
- Supervise & direct the RA’s on duty in each area of
- Act as a representative for Marist College during non-business
- Provide a timely response by remaining on campus at all times
while on duty
- Plan and execute Special Projects/Summer Projects/Micro
Projects as directed by departmental needs.
- Conduct maintenance and housekeeping walkthroughs, submit
requests, & collect follow-up information
- Compile furniture requests & manage inventory
- Authorize & supervise building requests, reservations,
- Prepare and assist with campus events and provide support for
the needs of other departments.
- Participate & assist in campus events (i.e. Family Weekend,
Community Service Day, Fox Fest/River Fest, Room Selection, RA
Selection, Welcome Week, Freshman Orientation, Open House, Senior
Year Experience/ Senior Week, Residence Hall Trick or Treat,
Sheahan Thanksgiving, Hunger Month, Giving Tree, Mid-Hudson RA
Conference, NRHH Inductions, and more)
- Advise & support student led groups
- Chaperone college sponsored trips
- Administer EBI survey & assess results and administer U.S.
Census surveys for Institutional Research
- Assist departments with various items: Student Financial
Services/Health Services compliance, student concerns from Special
Services, Office of Safety & Security’s Lock It or Lose It
program, and Office of Safety & Security
- Conduct NY State mandated fire safety inspections
- Participate and assist with other duties as needed.
- Assess & respond to Resident/Student emergencies
- Assist with College’s response to internal/external threats and
- Assist with area’s fire alarms/planned drills
- Assess & respond to unforeseen events
Cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references
Residential life is an integral part of the total educational
experience. The residential life program at Marist is based upon
the philosophy of providing students with a safe, healthy, and
attractive living environment that supports and supplements the
educational mission of the College. Marist provides housing for
over 3,300 undergraduate students in corridor, suite, apartment,
and townhouse-style residences.
Students are housed using a "rites of passage'" philosophy,
which recognizes that a student's developmental stage should be
supported by his/her living environment. Therefore, freshman
students are housed in residence halls designed to promote social
interaction and staffed with individuals trained to work with
freshmen and their specific adjustments.
As students move from freshman to senior year, they are housed
in more independent living environments (suite-style, townhouses,
and apartments) which helps to prepare them for their eventual move
out into the world following graduation. Along the way, they
acquire certain freedoms and responsibilities that will help them
develop into mature and responsible citizens.
Located on the banks of the historic and at its Florence, Italy
campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution
grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students
develop the intellect, character, and skills required for
enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community
of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for
excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures
and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best
Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North),
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others.
The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the
U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist
educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and
1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and
numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS,
and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician
Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on
our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment
opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the
College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of
minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other
protected groups found to be under represented.
Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion
of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability,
religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual
orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide
occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these
protected groups. The College will review its employment policies
and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily
exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College
will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice
is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.
Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only
employment practices but also extends to all services and programs
provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of
College policy for any member of the community to discriminate
against any individual or group with respect to employment or
attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color,
disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin,
sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition
established by law.