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Assistant Director of Residence Life

Miami University (Ohio)
Oxford, Ohio (US)
Date posted
May 1, 2024

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

Job Title: Assistant Director of Residence Life Salary/Grade:

 $52,000 - $56,000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


The Assistant Director is a live-on professional who serves as a central staff member for the Office of Residence Life. In addition to providing guidance, direction, and support for the overall mission, vision, and goals of the residential program at Miami University, this person is responsible for the supervision of 8 – 12 live-in staff members. Like all members of the Office of Residence Life, the Assistant Director is charged with shaping the environment and experiences of students by providing services and programs related to the Office of Residence Life’s Pillars of Success, which include (1) to provide safe and healthy homes, (2) to assist in increasing persistence and retention, (3) to promote inclusive and diverse communities, (4) to extend the learning environment beyond the classroom, and (5) to ease students' transition to adulthood.


Duties/Physical Demands:

Job Responsibilities:
• Supervise, train and evaluate full-time bachelor and master level and part-time graduate level professional staff members
• Manage crisis and serious incidents in collaboration with supervisees, Resident Assistants, other central staff members, and university resources
• Communicate regularly with faculty members, academic departments, schools, and colleges to support respective Living Learning Communities
• Demonstrate cultural competence in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, and national origin and other areas of diversity
• Assume leadership of one or more of these initiatives: Resident Assistant Recruitment and Selection, Student Leadership Development, Staff Training and Development, or other departmental initiatives, such as Conduct Liaison
• Develop and coordinate evaluation and assessment strategies related to assigned organizational initiatives
• Assist with campus-wide hall openings and closings
• Support the initiation, planning, and evaluation of programming activities planned by students, community leadership teams, and other organizations
• Assist with University, divisional, and departmental student retention initiatives
• Collaborate with other offices and participate in activities geared towards positively affecting student success
• Teach departmental or divisional related courses (as needed)
• Refer misconduct incidents to the appropriate University offices
• Review incident reports and support in-hall staff in response and resolution
• Integrate knowledge regarding students and their development into daily interactions and activities
• Serve as a role model for all hall staff and residents in personal and professional behaviors
• Participate in departmental and divisional professional development activities
• Chair departmental committees, as assigned
• Serve as office representative/liaison to other University offices as required
• Facilitate conflict resolution for students and staff
• Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of staff members for the Office of Residence Life
• Interpret and implement Miami University, policies, rules, and procedures
• Fulfill other general duties assigned by the Office of Residence Life, Division of Student Life and/or Miami University


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree with 3 years post Master’s experience.


Desired Qualifications:

Master's degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Must be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative
• Should demonstrate a strong commitment to student learning
• Experience supervising, developing and maintaining effective cross campus partnerships
• Demonstrate a proven ability to relate to diverse populations
• Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively
• Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders within the University and those outside of the University
• Must have the ability to respond to crisis and emergency situations
• Must have a functional knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet usage


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:

Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:


Position to be filled by June 1, 2024. Screening to begin in early May. 

Benefits Eligible:


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