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Assistant Director, Housing and Residential Life

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Department/ School:

Housing and Residential Life

Job Summary:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate five Resident Directors. Provide additional support to student and professional staff.
  • Prepare, present and attend RA and RD training and In-services
  • 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 student needs. 
  • 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.

To Apply:

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

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.

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