Assistant Director, Housing and Residential Life, Operations
Housing and Residential Life
The Assistant Director supervises staff, including responsibility
for such areas as housing operations, student placement, compiling
and management of statistical reports, addressing student issues
and concerns, and other functions as delegated by the Director of
Housing and Residential Life.
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
Required Application Documents:
- Oversee the room selection process, placement of students,
student room changes, residence area occupancy and furnishing
- Responsible for break, summer, and conference housing and
- Communicate effectively via in person meeting, telephone
conversation, and e-mail with students and/or parents regarding
questions or concerns.
- Indirectly oversee Resident Directors and Resident Assistants
and provide additional support to student and professional
- Serve in an on-call rotation and give additional support for
any issue(s) the Duty Resident Director may have.
- Work and attend meetings with Information Technology regarding
IT needs and issues for Housing. Oversee and edit Housing website,
internal portal and social media platforms
- Work closely with various offices on campus regarding student
issues, needs, activities, and billing
- Assist with student emergencies, natural disasters, and
unforeseen events in a safe and responsible manner
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor on an as needed
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
Type of Position:
Months per Year:
8:30AM – 5:00PM Monday through Friday, occasional nights/weekends
may be required.
Hours per Week:
Compensation & Benefits
The Assistant Director position includes a highly competitive
salary and comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this
position include but are not limited to the following:
*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or
employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the
- 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in
the 6th year of employment.
- Unlimited paid sick time and unlimited paid personal time for
use at the supervisor’s approval.
- 14+ paid holidays per year.
- Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15%
employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending
Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
- Life Insurance
- Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and
- 403(b) defined contribution plan:
- First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a
- College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12%
after 15 years.
- Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1%
- 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary,
up to IRS maximum contribution.
- Tuition Benefits:
- Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate
credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee,
spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
- College pays 100% tuition only
- Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester
towards tuition at another accredited institution
Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY
Please note: The primary work location for this position is
Poughkeepsie, NY. On-campus operations are currently restricted due
to New York State guidelines. Initial interviews will be conducted
virtually. Finalists will be invited to campus for in-person
interviews in accordance with the College’s guest policy. Local,
on-campus work in Poughkeepsie, NY will be required as a condition
It is College policy to reimburse eligible newly hired full-time
administrative staff members for reasonable expenses incurred in
relocating to the area. To be eligible for reimbursement, new
employees must move a minimum of 50 miles from their present home;
must move within the first year of hire. Generally, the College
will reimburse eligible moving and relocating expenses up to
Number of Positions Openings:
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.
June 30, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time