Assistant Director of Residence Life

Georgian Court University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
  • Guided by the Mercy Core Values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice and service, the Assistant Director of Residence Life is a 12-month, live-in position responsible for working with a diverse population of students with a wide array of needs. The AD of Residence Life oversees the daily operational functions of the residence halls, coordinates and manages room inventory, supervises Graduate Hall Directors and works with the Director on special projects as needed.


  • Manage operations for all residence halls by performing administrative tasks and procedures in support of residence halls and departmental functioning.
  • Directly supervise Graduate Hall Directors and, indirectly, Resident Assistants.
  • Serve as the primary contact for departmental programming initiatives.
  • Participate in University and Residence Life functions, such as orientation, move-in and move-out, housing lottery, RA selection and training, etc.
  • Allocate and inventory programming budget, manage petty cash requests, submit purchasing receipts, etc.
  • Monitor and coordinate resident occupancy and general department procedures and systems.
  • Coordinate the thorough, timely, and accurate completion of all reports and other administrative functions in accordance with departmental standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain accurate housing rosters, the key bank for all halls, coordinate and supervise student check-in and check-out process during breaks.
  • Manage room assignments and room change processes, including guest suites for visitors/special cirumstances.
  • Serve as an advocate for quality management of residence hall facilities by reporting maintenance issues to Facilities.
  • Review and evaluate maintenance and housekeeping needs via regular building tours, room inspections, etc.
  • Assist with Residence Life student recruitment efforts and tracking of housing contracts with the Admissions Office.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of residence hall and departmental assessment initiatives.
  • Assess the interests and needs of the resident community and respond appropriately.
  • Be available to students and address their concerns, questions, or issues appropriately and within reason while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Assist in problem solving, crisis prevention/intervention and make referrals to appropriate university resources.
  • Assist with University conduct process through adjudication of minor to moderate violations of code of conduct.
  • Ensure the rights of the individual and community are upheld through appropriate use and interpretation of the Residence Life policies.
  • Must be prepared to support on-call Graduate Hall Directors on nights and weekends.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with campus departments to improve communications and disseminate relevant information. Act as a resource in the area of Residence Life.
  • Coordinate with Conference and Special Events regarding summer activities and services in the residence halls.
  • Travel for professional development as needed.
  • Integrate the core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice, and service in all aspects of interaction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor, including, but not limited to administrative projects and team assignments.
  • Serve on Division-wide committees in consultation with approved by supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • At least 2 years’ experience or related work experience in residence life.
  • Ability and willingness to live in University provided housing.
  • Familiarity with current educational trends, student development theory, restorative justice, politics of thought, protocols, and residence life.
  • Proficiency in modern office equipment and computer software (Microsoft Office, Email, Internet), and database management.
  • Excellent organizational, listening and communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while prioritizing according to time constraints and needs.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a team while maintaining confidentiality where appropriate.
  • Flexible evening and weekend hours are required.
Physical Demands

Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional lifting of light objects. Work is performed in an office and on campus grounds.

**Effective October 1, 2021, proof of vaccination or submission of weekly COVID-19 tests are required for all Georgian Court employees. A copy of your CDC vaccination card should be shared with the Office of Human Resources before your first day of employment. All information will be kept confidential**

**Must be US work authorized**

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