Director of Housing and Residential Life
Marymount University
Main Campus
4d ago


The Director of Housing and Residential Life (Director) has oversight of educational and developmental functions to provide an inclusive, safe, and positive residential community life reflective of the University’s core values.

The Director leads the Residence Life program and works in concert with residential life operational units Residence Operation (Hall Access, Assignments, Desk Operations and Marketing) to create a seamless, student-focused department.

  • The Director oversees staff recruitment, hiring, training and supervision; creates and implements the community development program;
  • creates and implements the Living and Learning Communities; oversees on-call and duty response protocols; and collaborates with Student Conduct to enforce and adjudicate residence hall and University policies.

    Our desire is to find a Director who will navigate the future for Marymount’s Housing & Residence Life program with a vision that both enriches the student experience and maximizes financial effectiveness.

    The Director of Residence Life role is an onsite live-in position.


    Direct Supervisor : Dean of Students

    Status : Full-Time, Exempt

    Grade : 12

    Division / Department : Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

    No. Direct Reports : 2-5

    Target Weekly Hours : 40

    Location : 2807 N Glebe (Main Campus)

    Benefits Eligibility : Yes


    Plans, develops, implements and maintains policies and procedures for the administration of the residence hall, suites, and apartment systems.

    Ensures a high quality, safe, healthy and comfortable living environment with educational and social programs in the residence halls, suites, and campus apartments.

    Oversee the development and implementation of new programs, services, and strategies to improve customer service and satisfaction while sustaining optimal occupancy levels.

    Coordinates services with other campus departments such as student affairs, dining services, general counsel, facilities management, public safety, academic affairs, etc.

    Performs all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state and federal requirements.

    Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

    Develops and implements programs that meet the needs of the student body and create a strong sense of belonging and connection to Marymount University.

    Provides oversight of residential staff, including student workers, the Director will design and implement an inclusive residential environment conducive to learning and engagement.


    Plays a key role in coordinating emergency responses as a member of the division -level emergency response rotation.

    Serves as a first responder to crises and / or emergency situations on campus as necessary and provides counseling and referral to university and local agencies as needed for the student population.

    Provides on-call duty coverage for both main campus and off campus apartment.

    Trains, supports, and evaluates departmental (outside) advisor(s) with engagement initiatives for assigned groups.

    Requires working occasional nights and weekends for training sessions, yield events, student programming and events on campus.

    Performs other duties as assigned.


    Master’s degree in appropriate discipline from an accredited institution preferred.

    Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline from an accredited institution required.


    3 to 5 years of related experience at a higher educational institution required.

    Licenses or Certifications


    Financial Responsibility

    Processes or records financial transactions within established guidelines and safeguards.


    Training, development, and coaching employees. Assigning projects and providing weekly work direction to student staff.

    Special Knowledge

    Budgeting, assessment, management, supervision, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Org Sync, Google Suite.

    Strong written and verbal communication, initiative / self-Motivated, organized, time management.

    Experience with eRezLife, Colleague, Workday, and Maxient Conduct Management software a plus.



    Marymountprovides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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