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Associate Director, Student Activities and Residential Community Learning

St. Thomas University
Opa Locka, Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 8, 2024

**This is an on-site position. Remote workers will NOT be considered.**


  • Administer and coordinate a comprehensive campus life program designed to promote skill development, educational attainment and student empowerment and the development of intercultural skills necessary to work in a global environment.
  • Support and assist with the responsibilities in managing the Office of Residential Community Living.
  • Coordinate and oversee the administration and management of the housing/room selection process and assignments in cooperation with the Director.


  • Work cooperatively with departments within and outside the Division of Student Affairs to ensure active and varied programming of educational, cultural, physical, emotional, social, occupational, recreational, and community service activities for the undergraduate population.
  • Supervise the training and evaluation of the Student Government Association, the Campus Activities Board and other student leaders.
  • Advises, counsels, guides, and coordinates student organizations in planning, advertising, resource management, and faculty/staff sponsor information.
  • Develop strategies to promote/increase community opportunities; including the maintenance of campus and community services and resources.
  • Supervise and participate in division wide programming such New Student and Transfer Student Orientation, Commencement, Baccalaureate Mass, Welcome Week, and other community events.
  • Maintain a high level of visibility, and must be available to attend to informal unscheduled responsibilities as well, including nights and weekends.
  • Serve as the day-to-day operations for campus life to all student functions.
  • Administer and manage student activities budget.
  • Provide leadership and support to students within the context of Campus Life.
  • Oversee key administrative housing operations with the Director including the administration of the online room selection and assignment system, StarRez.
  • Administer the key access and control systems and coordinate the safety and security systems.
  • Process housing and meal plan charges in cooperation with Sodexo and the Business Office; work closely with the university’s food service provider, Sodexo and create housing and meal plan reports in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the selection, supervision and training of the Resident Advisors and Graduate Assistant.
  • Serve as a liaison with the Facilities Department and Public Safety and assist with the implementation of safety and security protocols (fire and safety systems assessment, safety education programs, emergency drills).
  • Coordinate the opening and closing of the residence halls and ensure access systems are secured and closing inspections are completed.
  • Serve as a member of designated university committees; represent the university at professional conferences, and local and regional meetings.
  • Serve as a liaison for the following collaborative efforts: CARE Team, New Student Orientation, Career Services, Alcohol and Drug Education, Campus Activity Board, Student Government Association, Student Activities, International Engagement and Advising, Admissions Office, and the Athletic Department.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Incumbent works with University policies and general objectives, referring to supervisor for clarification and interpretation of broad university policies and procedures or programmatic references.


  • Workstudy student employees
  • Resident Assistants
  • Graduate Assistants


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in college student personnel services, higher education administration, counseling or related field is preferred.
  • Position requires a willingness to be on-call 24 hours hours/day for special programs and student life needs.
  • Related experience with residence life, student activities, international students or student government preferred.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) and appropriate software provided by STU.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the StarRez student housing assignment and contract system.
  • Must be customer service oriented and student focused.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills as demonstrated by application materials and interview process.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information (Title IX, FERPA, HIPAA).
  • Knowledge of university and residence hall rules/regulations, and student guidance and counseling strategies.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, independence and interdependence in developing and completing projects to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 403(b)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person
  • Office
  • University

Ability to Relocate:

  • Opa Locka, FL 33054: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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