Housing and Residential Life
Reporting to the Director of Housing and Residential Life, the
Assistant Director develops area wide goals, staff training,
assessment practices, policies and procedures. Direct supervision
of professional staff in areas of facility management, student
staff supervision, student development, parent communication,
conduct issues, problem solving and programming.
Master’s Degree in an appropriate area required with a minimum
of three years progressive experience in student housing,
residential life services, and supervision. Strong communication
and organizational skills, computer skills and the ability to work
in a team environment while handling a variety of administrative
tasks are essential.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate five Resident Directors. Provide
additional support to student and professional staff.
- Prepare, present and attend RA and RD training and
- Communicate effectively via in person meeting, telephone
conversation, and e-mail with students and/or parents regarding
questions or concerns.
- Liaise with Student Conduct office regarding policy violations
with in the first-year areas.
- Liaise with First Year Programs regarding areas programming and
- Develop program direction for all First Year Residence Areas in
accordance with the yearly Plans of Action for the Office of
Housing and Residential Life.
- Serve in an on-call rotation and give additional support for
any issue(s) the Duty Resident Director may have.
- Advise the RHC and NRHH campus wide.
Required Application Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.
About the Department and School:
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.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River 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.