Associate/Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. In the Fall of 2020, Bellarmine's 22 athletic teams joined the NCAA Division I  ASUN Conference. 

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Job Description:

The Associate/Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life is a vital part of the central office leadership team.  This staff member will share their innovative and energetic personality to advance our program through the supervision, training and development of three full-time professional residence life coordinators and 35 resident assistants. Additionally, the associate/assistant director will help promote a vibrant and involved community within the residence halls by coordinating connection-driven educational programming for our residential communities.  Finally, the associate/assistant director partners with the director of housing and residence life to manage daily operations of the department.  As an additional benefit to this position and to ensure proximity for as-needed campus response, this staff person would also live contiguous to campus in a house provided by the University.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to operations of the overall residence life program including office, facilities, and occupancy management
  • Develop programs, initiatives, and interventions which enhance the educational experience for students and contributes to their retention and persistence alongside student success center colleagues
  • Coordinate selection, training, supervision and evaluation of residence life coordinators and resident assistants
  • Provide emergency response coverage one week per month, responding to emergent situations
  • Manage department training and programming budgets, and purchasing of supplies for events and programs
  • Establish personal contact with residents by attending RA and hall-wide programs periodically
  • Adjudicate student conduct hearings, serving as a conduct hearing officer and advocate
  • Develop collaborative relationships with community partners including faculty, staff, and student leaders
  • Participate in divisional and university committees and professional development opportunities including serving on the student success task force and divisional programming collaborative committee
  • Assist with departmental marketing materials including but not limited to parent newsletters, annual report, and residence life publications
  • Assist with hall closing and opening procedures in conjunction with professional staff
  • Act in the capacity of the director of housing and residence life in the absence of the director
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree in College Student Personnel or related field required.
  • Minimum three-years of full-time professional experience in a university residential setting preferred. 
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines is essential.

Additional Information:

Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references as well as complete the online application by clicking on the appropriate link in this posting. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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